Delta Air Lines Releases New iPad App, Adds Passbook And Other Features To iPhone App

Delta iPad

Delta Air Lines has released a completely new iPad app for its customers, and the Fly Delta iPhone app has also been updated with numerous features in the App Store. On the iPad, you can browse, book, and manage flights. There’s an in-app flight tracker and information to help you learn about where you’re going.

On the iPhone, iOS 6 users can finally take advantage of Apple’s Passbook to store boarding passes. Support for the iPhone 5’s taller display has also been added alongside additional flight management features.

The iPad app looks really cool. You can use multitouch to spin a globe and see all of the available Delta flights in a certain area. You can experiment with trip estimates and such in what looks like a pretty engaging way.

Everything about your Delta trip can be managed from the iOS apps now. You can view seat maps on the iPad, purchase extras like Priority Boarding, and interact with your itinerary. One really cool feature is what Delta calls the “Glass Bottom Jet,” an augmented reality view of sorts that shows what you’re flying above when you’re connected to in-flight WiFi.

On the iPhone, you can find, compare and book any flight. All of the trip management features are there, and there’s support for Passbook and the iPhone 5.

You can grab the Fly Delta iPad app and iPhone app for free in the App Store.

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