An iPhone App I have been waiting to see since December (when I was authoring KLM’s Blog) was released a few days ago … and in tandem. Sure quite a few airlines have iPhone Apps now, but this is the first time two airlines have coordinated the release of essentially the same app with two very different designs.
The Air France & KLM apps are both very straightforward and focused on giving travelers what they need at their fingertips … with one interesting added feature. While the Air France & KLM apps can be used interchangeably … some aspects of both apps also incorporate Delta Air Lines aspects, such as checking flight status and timetables.
The big feature of both of these apps, for me at least, is the ability to not only check-in for a flight, or check-in and select your seat, but also check in an entire group traveling on a single record locator. This is great for those traveling with their family, or those who travel as a group for business.
Business travelers who change travel plans while in transit will enjoy the apps ability to both manage a booking as well as change portions of an itinerary via the Air France and KLM apps. When I was commuting between Connecticut and California multiple times a week with frequent changes in my schedule, this is a feature I would have loved (you know, if airlines had Apps back then and Delta has this in their app … but the technology wasn’t there a few years ago).
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