From the Ticket Counter application, Delta customers starting today can now check SkyMiles and preview what amenities are available for various flights, too. Delta launched its its app back in August, at which time it was the first airline to allow users to book flights through the social network.
Delta also has mobile apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry that let users check in for flights, or get the status of a flight or gate number. However, the integration with Facebook means that it’s one less place some users will need to visit.
Using the app, which was developed by 8thBridge, boarding passes can be printed from the Facebook, just like on the website. Delta also lets users share details about their travel plans or itineraries with users over Facebook. For people who check Facebook more often than e-mail, this is a great way to share flight or trip details.
We really like the fact that you can log in to your SkyMiles account, buy tickets and print boarding passes from Facebook. But we would love to see true integration between a SkyMiles account and Facebook — in other words, an option to connect the two systems. I almost never remember my SkyMiles number, but if the two were linked, I could log in with my PIN and last name and be on my way.
Do you like the idea of checking into a flight using Facebook? Would you check in to a flight on Facebook?
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