Southwest Airlines Enables iMessage Onboard!


Pumped about wifi gate to gate?

Can’t wait to watch free TV courtesy of Dish?

Well guess what, we’re sweetening the deal.  Beginning today, Southwest is enabling iMessage for $2 a day!

Any Apple user that has iOS 5 or later with the iMessage feature pre-loaded on their device can take advantage of this option. Now you can stay powered up and connected to friends and family like you never left the ground.

Don’t worry Android users, we’ll be showing you the LUV soon.  Tell us what your favorite Android-based messaging apps are and we’ll ask Santa to make it happen early in 2014!

The holidays are great for traveling and Southwest is making your flight amazing!


  1. Wow, that sounds amazing… How exciting! Too bad on the flight I took this morning, I was refused an alcoholic beverage by the flight attendant as a “punishment” for texting at the gate prior to takeoff. Clearly not all of the staff members are on board?

    • Sorry to hear that Jessica. I have forwarded your comment to our Customer Relations Team for them to look into.