Delta Airlines: iPhone Friendly

Delta Airlines, the world’s largest airline, has been making great strides to stay relevant and continue providing helpful services to its customers. They have the largest fleet of WiFi-enabled planes, and they are now the first airline to start rolling out official charging stations in their airport terminals.

The technological traveler is always worrying about the state of their device’s battery life before they board for a long plane trip. iPhones haven’t exactly been known for their outstanding battery life.

Normally, one would have to scour the far corners of an airport gate to try to find an open outlet to get a last minute charge. Last week, Delta Airlines started installing charging stations for all kinds of devices in the gates of 19 major American airports…

According to The Unofficial Apple Weblog, each charging station has six 110 volt outlets and two USB ports. That means you’ll be able to plug your iPhone straight in for a charge with the Apple USB cable.

In addition to these public charging stations, Delta is installing charging pads for phones and other small devices in their Sky Club lounges. That means frequent flyers will have the easy luxury of a quick charge while they enjoy their drink.

These charging station installs are part of Delta’s 2 billion dollar program to update their airport facilities and gates. The best news is that these charging stations will be totally free of charge.

Delta is doing a lot of things right. I had the privilege of using their iPhone app on a recent trip, and it is by far the best airline app I’ve seen.

The official Fly Delta iPhone app makes your trip with Delta a breeze. If you are a frequent Delta flyer, you simply log-in with your account information and your itinerary can be managed and followed in detail throughout your trip. If all you have is your confirmation number, you simply have to enter it and your flight details are pulled up for you in full.

You can check in the night before (or the morning of) your trip straight from the app. That means you get to skip the check-in line at the actual airport.

All of your departure and arrival information is available for quick reference. There’s even a detailed explanation of your trip with a map of the distance you will be covering. There is also a GPS parking feature so that you don’t have to remember where you parked in the jungle that is an airport parking lot.

While using the Fly Delta app on my last trip, I honestly felt like I had the upper hand over all of my fellow travelers. I didn’t have to carry around slips of paper with me. I always knew what gate I needed to be at and what the plane’s estimated time of arrival was.

I highly recommend flying Delta on your next flight. If you do, make sure to do it with the Fly Delta iPhone app. Pick it up for free in the App Store.

What are your experiences flying Delta? Will you be flying Delta on your next flight?