New Fly Delta App released for Apple iPad
(Best Syndication News) - Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) released a new Fly Delta app for the Apple iPad and the iPhone. The new app will offer entertainment glass-bottomed jet viewing while in flight and a more practical trip-planning itinerary checklist. In addition to their new app, Delta has been improving their website and kiosks.
The airline has invested around $140 million in technology improvements, including a revamping of their Delta.com website in November 2012. The company has also made improvements to their self-service kiosks last September.
The new Fly Delta app was released for the Apple iPad tablet as well as the Apple iPhone. The app has a “Glass Bottom Jet” feature that will let the user view the ground below the jet. The app also has maps, social network tie-ins, and Internet content. Delta also equipped over 800 aircraft with Wi-Fi.
The Fly Delta app features helpful travel planning tools. The user can book a flight and find things to do in an area. They can also complete a flight check-in. An interactive trip map can tell the user what is coming up next.
The new and improved Fly Delta app is expected to be released in the coming months for Android devices. Additionally, the company has incorporated a “My Delta” section on their website that will keep track of trips, account details, and personal preferences, such as payment information and travel settings for a specific location.
The new Delta.com website also has an improved “My Trips” area that will combine all of your travel planning information. This area will also let you keep track of the entire trip’s itinerary, such as flights, car rentals, and hotel reservations. Weather information and other travel alerts can also be found in My Trips.
The website includes a new “My Wallet” feature that will keep track of all the payment information and receipts for the trip.
Delta announced more website improvements scheduled throughout the first half of 2013. Improvements include better customer alerts and more relevant search results on flights. Delta is working towards more personalization based on previous travel habits.
By: Julie Marcus
Science and Technology Writer