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I was very hard on Delta the other day when the 2.2 update loaded. I got to test it right away as my Android saw the update and started to push it over while I was on my mileage run last week. I tweeted the above thoughts about the app. Why? The very first time I tried the new features I got:
Not just that, the bug still exits that if you have more than one or two reservations, it takes forever for the app to load. I have been told one day that will be fixed. Personally I would rather that what we have work than to add more features that also only sometimes load. To me, it is almost like a cookie I can not eat until company arrives! But those are the drawbacks.
Once I can get in, as staring at the above loading page makes me crazy, I am starting to really like it.
The home screen looks familiar until you start to dive into the tabs!
In My Delta things also look about as they did before. But,
The My Wallet page is a much different place as you can see above
It is great to be able to access the receipts of your past trips. For me, who has a bunch of receipts, I could only go so far back before I was stuck and no more receipts could be found.
Access to your Skymiles card is kinda nice. As we know, you can use it check-in at the kiosk scanners.
Now one thing I did like using and tested during my last run was my digital Skyclub “card”. It scanned fine and worked no problem (as long as I did not mind waiting for 1-2 minutes for the app to load up, that is). Not just that, but many times when I pull up the app, and try to access my Skyclub card, I got:
Why do I have to login when I am already logged in? So, I have to exit out, all the way out, login again and wait 1-2 minutes and then access the page. Ugg. The only thing still missing, as showing on the page, is access to eCredit and certs on this page of the app. I hope we get to see that soon too.
Another nice page is being able to either update or confirm you data. Under the flight tab you can make sure your loyalty, your Skybonus as well as, like I talked about the other day at Delta.com, your seat and home airport preference. Nice.
Additional upgrades, again from the home page, is the My Profile page. You can make sure so much data is right like your secure flight data, contact and passport info. Again simple to confirm and access.
So I like where Delta is going with the changes with the Android and iPhone app (no I am not going to change to an iPhone so don’t say that please). As a frequent Delta flyer, and one who always has my phone with me just about 24/7, I love what the app is becoming. If they can make it boot up in say 20 seconds or less and then not constantly give me errors when I go to use it, I will be a most happy camper! – René
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