The above is the new Delta home page that has been for the past 3-4 weeks intermittently popping up on folks screens. Depending on what platform you are using i.e. a computer (desktop or laptop) or a tablet of some flavor or even your phone you may or may not see it. Heck, depending on the browser you are using on any of the above you may or may not see it. But I think eventually, when more of the bugs are worked out, we will all see it all the time.
“OK, but I don’t like it” you may say. I can understand your feelings – at least so far. I am very under impressed. Honestly I think Delta.com as it is right now works rather well and is quick and mostly efficient (just don’t get me started on the award page).
One of my biggest gripes with the new home page is there is no “quick” one click to get to the advanced booking page where I can tinker with fare class or class of service quickly as well as access to the multi-week view page. Once the above home page is default across all screens I need another way past it. So instead of what one sub contractor ridiculously suggested i.e. every time you visit Delta typing “https://www.delta.com/flight-search/book-a-flight” I made a simple to remember bitly link that is simple for all to use:
Simple, quick, and easy, right? It takes you right to the advanced page and bypasses the new “enhanced” home page. At least Delta has not, yet, disabled this page for our booking pleasure.
Another item I am still using totally old school is the Fly Delta App. I have not updated it since last December – nor will I as long as Delta 1) has the auto check-in feature that can not be disabled permanently and 2) Delta allows me to keep using the old version (that works great fyi). If you are using an Android device and turn off automatic updates you can install the old version if you would like.
Now the one world class workaround I would love to find would be a way to know when a Delta “schedule change Saturday” event tossed me out of my chosen seats or setup a connection that will not work or so on. Gosh I wish Delta would simply let Award Wallet track my flights like other airlines that are not so Delta-ish when it comes to this sweet travel service! Ah well. – René
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