Delta Quietly Reaches Milestone of Domestic Fleetwide WiFi, Gives It Away for Free
OMG. Get excited because buried deep within a Delta press release that celeb chef Michael Chiarello will be creating menus for BusinessFirst passengers between the east and west coasts this fall, sits some awesome awesome news for techie flyers (well, all flyers) that Delta has "completed installation of Wi-Fi on its mainline domestic fleet."
Whoa. Domestic fleetwide WiFi on Delta. Let that sink in a moment. In their last update back in mid-June, Delta was at 569 aircraft running high with Gogo In-Flight WiFi. That's over 1800 flights on all their A319s, MD88s, MD90s, 737s, 757s, 767s, A320s andhold your breathregional jets are next up.
As far as we know, there's been no official celebration of this very important aviation landmark. Delta is only the third airline to reach the level of fleetwide access, following AirTran and Virgin America though Delta wins the game for having the most online airplanes total.
BONUS: During the month of August, Diet Coke is sponsoring WiFi on Delta to make it FREE. Just open your laptop/smartphone/iPad, let the Gogo page come up, sign in or sign up, choose the plane to access the WiFi and put in code DIETCOKEGOGO to turn the total due to $0.00 for 30 minutes of free WiFi. That's more than enough to gloat on Twitter and Facebook that you're using internet at 35,000 feet. Nice!