Well if you are using a Windows phone, and have not tried to fire up the Fly Delta App for a while I have some bad news for you – you can’t anymore! According to WindowsCentral.com when you fire up the app you will see:
“We’re sorry for the inconvenience as this app is no longer supported. You can always visit Delta.com from your mobile phone to book a flight, check in and view flight status.”
Ouch! Now I can hear the iPhone folks screaming just get an iOS product since that is the one Delta clearly loves.
But keep in mind there is a long history with Delta supporting Windows OS products (see the way back machine) and we, as Delta flyers, should know that Delta has really bragged up the fact that pilots are using Windows based tablets in the cockpit.
I am not saying that is a better choice over say an iOS or Android tablet, just that when it comes to Seattle Microsoft does matter just a little bit to Delta and I am not sure if giving up on the ability to use the very useful Fly Delta App for Windows is a smart move.
For me I am thrilled with Android and the Delta version of the Fly Delta App. With the latest updates there is a ton more functionality and many less errors and crashes than before.
So you tell me. What do you think of this move? Does it impact you as a Windows mobile user? Do you think it could have any impact with the Delta – Microsoft relationship? – René