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Delta releases iPad app, adds Passbook ticketing to iPhone app

Delta Airlines has released an updated iPhone app and an all-new iPad app. The big news for frequent fliers comes from the iPhone app. Version 2.0 of Fly Delta adds the ability to view and access your eBoarding Pass in Passbook in iOS 6 The updated iPhone app also sees the ability to purchase in-flight extras right from the app, including Economy Comfort and other seating upgrades, priority boarding, and in-flight Wi-Fi.

On the iPad side of things, Delta has released Fly Delta for iPad. The all-new app is part travel guide, part booking service. Users can explore the different destinations Delta flies to with guides featuring shopping, dining, and other tourist information. The app also offers most of what the iPhone app offers (sans Passbook support): users can find, compare and book flights, view seat maps for their plane, and purchase trip extras.

The really cool thing about the iPad app is a feature called "Glass Bottom Jet." This allows fliers to use their iPads as virtual windows to look at what is right below their feet as they fly across the country. The tool provides an interactive map featuring photos, articles, landmark points and social integration.

Both Delta apps are free to download from the App Store.

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