Items tagged with Delta

Most times, dealing with airlines means dealing with lackluster technology. In fact, it's rare that you see a "legacy" airline do anything innovative at all outside of inventing new fees to charge. But Delta's new iPhone + iPad app is surging ahead, and is making a strong case for being the best airline app in the App Store. The company just launched the Fly Delta app for iPad, and in addition to hosting up a wealth of information surrounding your upcoming flights, there's a magic tweak that's thrown in as part of a $140 million investment in tech across the company. The Fly Delta app for iPad features a "Glass Bottom Jet," through which customers will have the ability to view the ground below... Read more...
International love? Delta's got plenty of that. While some foreign airlines have announced sporadic plans to bring in-flight Wi-Fi to planes making the leap over entire oceans, Delta is amongst the first of the legacy U.S.-based carriers to follow suit. Today, Delta's fleet is better covered with Gogo than most other legacy fleets, but that service only works in the United States. Travel overseas, and you're out of luck. Now, however, the company has announced that it will begin offering in-flight Internet service on its long-haul international fleet of more than 150 aircraft, which includes Boeing 777, 767, 747, Airbus 330 and transoceanic Boeing 757 aircraft in early 2013. That's a huge thing... Read more...
In-flight Wi-Fi still feels like it's a futuristic thing, and Delta's been doing their best to expand Gogo's services to every plane they can. This week, the airline announced an expanded in-flight Wi-Fi effort as well as entertainment on-demand options, with Delta Connect offering free entertainment, shopping options and travel information. It's all part of Delta's $2 billion investment in the "flying experience," with Connect being a new in-flight portal that will be available exclusively to all customers using Wi-Fi on Delta aircraft; wireless movies and television on demand on Boeing 757-300 aircraft; and a more user-friendly design for Airbus A330 in-flight entertainment systems that include... Read more...
Remember the Twilight Zone episode, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet? If only Facebook, digital cameras, and the Internet as we know it today had been around in the 1960s, William Shatner, who played the part of a nervous salesman on his first airplane flight since having a nervous breakdown, could have posted proof that there was a gremlin on the wing trying to tear the engine apart. We're not saying that gremlins remain a problem for domestic flights (they've all but been eradicated since the 1980s), but just in case, we're stoked to learn that Gogo Inflight Internet is running a promotion with seven major airlines to offer free access to Facebook. The social networking service is available starting... Read more...
Delta Air Lines and Alvenda are teaming up to give users the ability to book flights with friends directly on Facebook. Touted as the travel industry’s first ecommerce capability on Facebook, this initial release of Delta's Ticket Window lets users book a flight and share arrival times with their Facebook friends directly from the confirmation page. “Our cus­tomers are spend­ing more time online and are look­ing for new ways to con­nect with us. We’re now bring­ing Delta to our cus­tomers rather than the other way around – on our own web­site, on Face­book, on travel web sites, on Inter­net news sites, and beyond,” said Bob Kup­bens, Delta’s Vice Pres­i­dent... Read more...
Starting tomorrow and running through the end of the year, you’ll be able to enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi on select Delta flights. The service is made possible by Delta’s rollout of Gogo Inflight Internet service, which is launching on six of the airline’s aircraft. The initial rollout of Inflight Internet includes five MD-88 aircraft flying Delta Shuttle routes between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Boston’s Logan and Washington’s Reagan airports plus one Boeing 757 flying throughout Delta’s domestic system. Although not available yet, Delta has plans to launch the service on more than 300 Delta domestic mainline aircraft. Tim Mapes, Delta’s senior vice president of Marketing, tells us more about... Read more...
  We get to test and evaluate quite a few high-end video cards here in the HotHardware labs.  Over the past few months, we've previewed numerous Radeon 9800 XTs and GeForce FX 5950 Ultras, and cards based on ATi's and NVIDIA's latest Radeon X800 and GeForce 6800 GPUs have also begun to trickle in recently.  Burning through our suite of benchmarks with these enthusiast-class products can be very interesting, and seeing these cards for the first time gets the hardware community extremely excited.  But the simple fact of the matter is that these high-end cards make up only small portion of the overall 3D graphics market.  Much more affordable entry-level and midrange products... Read more...
The S3 DeltaChrome S8 & S8 Nitro A Veteran Re-Enters The Fray... By, Marco Chiappetta March 9, 2004 Anyone with even the slightest interest in PC graphics is aware that NVIDIA and ATi have had a virtual stranglehold on all segments of the add-in card market for the last few years.  For hardcore enthusiasts, the names "3dfx" and perhaps even "Matrox" may come to mind as well, when talking about the dominant players in PC graphics of the recent past.  However, there is another company that once reigned supreme for a short period of time as an early gaming card evangelist.  That company was S3 Graphics. Many of the veterans among you will surely remember the... Read more...
  The MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR A New nForce2 with Something Extra By: Jeff Bouton July 23rd, 2003 It's funny how things can turn around in the computer industry. Take nVidia's original nForce chipset for example.  While the graphics division was riding high with the latest GeForce product line, the overall response to the fledgling chipset was lukewarm at best.  Adoption by manufacturers was sparse, many of which were understandably cautious of the newcomer.  Today, things have come full circle.  The introduction of the nForce2 chipset launched nVidia to the top of the AMD chipset heap, unseating VIA from the throne.  nVidia has been able to achieve dominance in a new... Read more...