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Delta staff given Windows Phones to process m-payments at 30,000 feet

Delta staff given Windows Phones to process m-payments at 30,000 feet
Phil Tottman

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Devices / Nokia / August 23rd 2013 at 1:25PM

The Nokia Lumia 820 handset will be flying high from now on.

The Airline company announced that it has teamed up with Windows and Nokia to offer its 19,000 flight attendants a Nokia Lumia 820 to use on board flights, whilst interacting with customers. 

The in-flight Wi-Fi enabled devices will act as an Avanade MPOS making it easier to make transactions with passengers, offering an upgraded, simpler was to enjoy the on-board services Delta has to offer.

Delta always makes sure it is present when new technology is introduced, such as when Apple's Passbook was rolled out, and Google's Goggles-enabled print ads were released.

The functions of the phone will include onboard purchases, passenger manifests and frequent flyer information, connecting gate updates, flight attendant scheduling updates plus more. 

Windows 8's platform will display its recognised tile display, which will have updates ready at a glance, including weather reports and flight tracking information from the Delta Fly App.

The move to introduce better Wi-Fi onto airlines is a progressive one. With American Airlines teaming with travel technology firm Sabre on a mobile venture, supporting AmEx Global Business Travel clients through the Sabre designed TripCase app.

Delta's roll out of this new technology is all part of its aim to upgrade the in-flight technology to improve the services for its 160 million yearly customers. 

 

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