Like a floppy hoop idol that means “save” or “cc-ing” someone on an email when we haven’t done a CO duplicate in your life, checking in for your moody is a vestige of an analog routine that’s roughly turn incomprehensible in a digital age. You don’t need to be benefaction during a airport, we just… go online and contend you’ll be there tomorrow? It’s a square of custom that hasn’t kept adult with a times.
Well, Delta during slightest seems to agree. The Verge reports that Delta passengers who use a airline’s mobile app will be automatically checked in for their flights, emailed boarding passes 24 hours before depart time. This creates Delta a initial US airline to exercise involuntary check-in.
These changes come with an refurbish to Delta’s iOS app, though hopefully Android won’t be distant behind. [Update 10/15/17, 6:45pm: According to a comments, this is operative for Android now, too.] You might still have to go online to check bags or change your chair assignments, though this is a large step in an easier—and most some-more sensible—direction.