Lufthansa announced its intention to offer free messages on board to customers of short and medium-haul flights to allow all passengers to stay in touch with family, friends or colleagues above 35,000 feet.
From mid-January 2024, passengers on A320 family aircraft with wifi connectivity will be able to send and receive an unlimited number of messages, including Pictures, on their smartphone or tablet. The only prerequisite for using the new service is to log in to FlyNet with a card number Miles & More or with an email address registered with the Lufthansa Group Travel ID. Customers who do not have one will be able to register on board.
In addition, Lufthansa said that from mid-January it would reduce the cost of other internet packages on board, including streaming, “by almost 50%”without however providing precise details on the new prices.
A growing number of airlines are introducing free onboard messaging, most recently Finnair on European services operated by Airbus aircraft.