ATLANTA, March 19, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today placed even greater convenience in the hands of its customers by partnering with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to launch paperless check-in for domestic travel on nonstop Delta, Northwest and Delta Connection flights departing from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Customers will have the option of using their mobile device to check-in and receive an electronic boarding pass via their Web-enabled devices.
“Delta is taking another step to eliminate lines from airports by putting more time-saving technology in the hands of our customers,” said Josh Weiss, Delta’s managing director – delta.com and Self Service. “With the introduction of paperless check-in at our largest hub, Atlanta-departing customers can now quickly check in and receive a boarding pass 24 hours in advance of their flight literally from anywhere with no paper required.”
How it works:
- Customers traveling in the United States and checking in for a nonstop flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport may simply download their boarding pass to their mobile devices via delta.com or nwa.com and proceed directly to the airport security screening area.
- Customers checking bags should drop their bags at the baggage drop counter location prior to proceeding to the security checkpoint.
- At the security checkpoint, TSA will scan the electronic boarding pass, check the customer’s ID and process the customer through security.
- Customers can then proceed to their departure gate, present their electronic boarding pass to the gate agent at boarding time and board with their designated zone.
Other airports currently offering mobile check-in to Delta and Northwest customers include: Las Vegas, Memphis and Minneapolis-St. Paul; Detroit and Indianapolis (Northwest only); and New York-LaGuardia (Delta only).
Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 379 destinations in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta‘s more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.