(KRQE) – Travelers flying Southwest Airlines will have to pay more to use internet access on connecting flights. The company is eliminating its day pass for Wi-Fi — meaning customers will pay $8 per flight.
Southwest says the change will affect a small number of travelers because of the company’s “robust network of nonstop flights” and the limited number of passengers who pay for internet access across connecting flights.
A-List Preferred members can access Wi-Fi for free, according to Southwest Airlines.
In-air Wi-Fi prices differ by airline and memberships, but access for basic Wi-Fi typically ranges around $8-$10. Many airlines offer free messaging and access to their websites, though any further connectivity may come with a cost.