How can I get in touch with someone on a plane?
If someone is flying in an airplane and you want to contact that person, following ways can be used for contact:
Text messages: Few airlines provide free wifi to the elite members onboard as a privilege. You can send a text message through WhatsApp and other social media platforms working on the wifi inside the aircraft while flying.
Call: Applications like WhatsApp work on an internet connection; if you try, a call can also be made to the person on WhatsApp to contact.
The following Airlines provide wifi connection to passengers:
- JetBlue provides free wifi to all passengers
- Emirates gives free wifi to skyward members giving access to messenger, WhatsApp, etc.
- Qantas gives free wifi on domestic flights
Among many other airlines that give wifi connection to passengers for convenience.
Can you contact someone on a plane?
Yes, it is possible to contact a person on a plane through the available internet connection through different wifi-based applications. However, you may face certain issues with a call:
- For the lack of a proper network, calls may not be clear or get disconnected frequently.
- Other cell phone networks may interfere, and you can get into a cross-connection.
- For security reasons, the call may be taped and intruded.
- The internet connection may turn weak or remain unavailable if the plane is at a very high altitude.
How do you contact someone on airplane mode?
Usually, when you are inside an aircraft nearing takeoff, you must put the phone on airplane mode to avoid any technical snag. Under such conditions, to contact someone, you can send a message or call on the application that is based on an internet connection. For instance, even when the phone is in airplane mode, a person can receive messages and calls on WhatsApp or Snapchat. To contact on airplane mode, do the following:
For messages: open WhatsApp on the phone
Go to the contact number profile
Type your message
Click on send.
For call: On the WhatsApp page, you will find a call sign on the top right; click on the sign to make the call.
Can you WhatsApp someone on a plane?
Yes, a WhatsApp message can be sent on a plane if the person inside the plane is using the internet connection provided by the airline.
- For business class passengers: Premium airlines provide free wifi to business/first class passengers free of cost as a privilege.
- For other class travelers: An wifi connection can be availed on payment of a separate fee. It depends on which airline you are flying and what the terms and conditions are made by the airline for giving internet connection to the passenger.
Can you text someone who is on airplane mode?
Yes, a text can be sent even when the phone is on airplane mode, but it depends on the mode through which the text is sent.
- If the text has been sent through SMS, it will not be received until the phone returns to the network.
- The messages will be delivered and received immediately if the text is sent through the apps that work with internet services.