INNOVATION @ DELTA AIR LINES

Transforming Your Travel with Human-Centered Innovations


You have a reason to fly – you’re visiting, working, resting, or adventuring. No matter the reason for your flight, we aim to disrupt the status quo of travel to create an experience that you look forward to. Through testing innovative strategies that refine every step in your journey, this is how we Keep Climbing.

On your next trip, be on the lookout for these innovations piloting at select airports.

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A Hands-Free Airport Journey Awaits
With the help of facial recognition, TSA PreCheck® members flying out of ATL or DTW can breeze through a dedicated bag drop lobby, security & select boarding gates using only their digital identity.

Innovation in Action


Innovation Programs


Innovation Hangar

The Hangar, Delta's global innovation center, is the physical hub for the Delta Innovation business unit. It is where we bring our people, business & university partners, customers, and community together to solve difficult challenges through proven ideation and design methodologies. Located in Midtown Atlanta’s Tech Square, The Hangar is a collaborative space for design ideation, rapid prototyping, and innovation training.