Delta Releases iPad App With ‘Glass Bottom Jet’ Feature And Updates iPhone App With Passbook Support

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Earlier in the week, Delta Airlines released a new iPad app called Fly Delta, which includes features such as Glass Bottom Jet, destination guides, ability to view and plan trips etc.

The Glass Bottom Jet feature is pretty neat, it provides passengers a view of what they’re flying over and also track the progress of their flight when they are connected to the in-flight Wi-Fi for free.

Passengers can also use the app to find out what’s playing on board their flight and download the Sky magazine.

The iPad app also offers the following features:

  • Browse destination guides featuring shopping, dining and recommendations from your social network
  • View and plan upcoming trips with the interactive trip map
  • Find, compare and book flights or rebooked canceled flights or missed connections
  • View seat maps, select or change your seat, or step up to Economy Comfort
  • Never miss a beat with the What’s Next feature
  • Purchase Trip Extras like in-flight Wi-Fi and Priority Boarding
  • Manage your profile, transactions and SkyMiles account
  • Check in for domestic and international flights up to 24 hours before departure and pay for checked bags – your eBoarding pass can be sent to your phone or email
  • Get terminal and gate info and check the latest flight status
  • Map flights en route with an interactive flight tracker

Delta has also released a redesigned iPhone app, which brings most of the features of the iPad app minus Glass Bottom Jet feature. It also brings support for iPhone 5′s taller display and allows passengers to add the eBoarding Pass to Passbook.

So give it a spin when you take the next Delta flight and let us know what you think in the comments.

Update:

As reader Jason has pointed out, it looks like you can only manage your travel with the Fly Delta app and delta.com on board Delta flights via in-flight Wi-Fi for free, but for features like Glass Bottom Jet, you need to purchase the Gogo in-flight Internet, which is quite lame. Thanks Jason!

Download links:

Fly Delta for iPad
Fly Delta for iPhone

  • Jason

    Flight tracking in flight using the basic tracker is free. I was not able to use the Glass Bottom Jet until I purchased the Gogo in-flight Internet.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      That’s lame, thanks for letting us know. We’ve updated the post.

  • Alan

    For a second, I thought we could see the live feed from the aircraft’s external cameras on the iPad like the way Emirates offers via the in-flight entertainment system.

    Now that would have been really cool.