It’s a trio of airline-produced content this week…
This week’s featured link:
Delta introduces auto check-in for Fly Delta app users – Delta News Hub
Checking in for a flight is a relic of the past. It used to be that you had to check in so you could get your paper boarding pass after the agents confirmed your paper ticket was valid. Now it’s just an annoying way for airlines to deny you boarding if you don’t get checked in on time. Continental started auto-check in long ago for return flights. Low cost carriers let you check in well in advance, often at the time of booking. And now Delta is going to start automatically checking people in if they have the app. Good. Some day, checking in will die altogether.
Two for the road:
A fond farewell to the Boeing 747 – United Hub
It’s a two-fer on tributes this week. First, I can’t help but continue to publish any 747 tribute I see. This one comes from United which will be retiring its last 747 within the next month. There’s a great 6 minute video in there will all kinds of good airplane porn.
The end of an era: Alaska retires unique cargo-passenger ‘combi’ planes – Alaska Airlines Blog
…and this one is for the 737-400 Combi which Alaska retired this week.