Delta Airlines, which two years ago set itself a goal of providing free and fast WiFi across its fleet has now set the start date, February 1st, across most of its fleet.
The airline has been testing free service with different groups of passengers to gauge how well their satellite-based systems will hold up under heavy use, and are apparently satisfied. At first, the guarantee is for Delta's mainline domestic service. Regional planes and international will follow within the year.
The company says passengers will be able to use the high-speed internet for things like playings shows or movies from streaming services, scrolling social media, using apps, sending emails, searching the web and more. It also lays a claim to being the first major U.S. airline with free WiFi, although some smaller competitors, including JetBlue, have offered it for years.