With your iPhone or iPad you're already able to use iMessage on in-flight WiFi in the U.S. already, but Southwest Airlines is today making it easier for its passengers by offering a new, reduced rate iMessage only plan. Until now, keeping in touch with your iMessage buddies on the plane has required the purchase of a full WiFi package, but starting today for just $2 Southwest passengers can forego this and just get their iMessage on.

For folks who need to keep in touch while they flight this is a great option without the added cost of a full WiFi package, and Southwest has also said that it will be looking at extending the service to some Android messaging services in the future. Any Southwest flyers out there attracted to this new deal?

Source: Southwest Airlines