WATCH: Delta Is Making the Most Annoying Pre-Flight Ritual a Thing of the Past
Automatic check-ins have arrived.
Remember when you had to stand in line for a self-check-in kiosk at the airport? How about the days when you regularly had to—gasp—talk with an agent to get your pass printed? Nowadays, the majority of our airport check-ins are completed on our computers or smart phone devices. Sure, the process may be slightly faster than the days of yesteryear, but it’s certainly a last-minute time suck and can easily slip your mind if you miss the email reminder to check-in.
Now, we’re one step closer to that nuisance of digital check-ins being a thing of the past. Delta’s new mobile app will automatically check passengers in, as The Verge originally reported.
The update to the Fly Delta app currently is available on the iOS version. If you’re flying Delta and using the iOS app, boarding passes will automatically be sent out within 24 hours of your scheduled departure. This marks the first U.S. airline rolling out the service on a mass scale. Currently, it’s not clear how this new service will impact other aspects of check-in like selecting or changing your seat and bag check.
Between this announcement and Delta kicking off free in-flight text messaging on Sunday, October 1st, October is shaping up to be a pretty great month to fly Delta. Sounds like it's time to book that fall girlfriend getaway.