Skyapi – is the API Server for Delta SkyMiles mobile app for redeeming points.
How it works
There are two kind of users for the Delta SkyMiles iPad app:
- Delta employees and staff
- Delta SkyMiles members who have SkyMiles points
Delta SkyMiles iPad App Workflow
- Staff login to the SkyMiles iPad app with a scancode or a pin.
- Staff can be added or updated in ADM as follows:
- Click the Admin tab.
- Select Staff from the drop-down menu.
- The Staff Member enters the amount to deduct.
- The Staff Member gives the iPad to the member(consumer) to enter their member id:
- from a scancode
- from an airline ticket
- by swiping the Delta SkyMiles card
- Points get deducted from the member’s account if the balance is sufficient to do so. The iPad is given back to the Staff Member.
- The Org needs to be configured to use the SkyMiles (Currently there is no UI in ADM.)
- Usually an Org is created for each airport.
- The Location is created based on the location of the lounge in that airport.
- The iPad is configured to point to a location.
- Staff Members belong to the configured location (under the Org) and can login with a scancode.
Backend API Request or Response
- The iPad talks to skyapi backend service to authenticate the pin for the staff member.
- The iPad talks to skyapi to get the balance and deduct points using the Member ID.
- The iPad or skyapi does not know about points.com.
- Skyapi talks to payapi backend service which handles the member’s balance query and points deduction.
- Payapi is configured to use specific points.com URL credentials.
- Name – Delta plus the three letter Airport Code, e.g., DeltaDET.
- Special Type – Sodexo (automatically sets fields in the Location SFE).
- Sub Type – Delta SkyMiles App (automatically sets fields in the Location SFE).
- Reports –
- Tip Details
- Tip Summary
- SkyMile Details
- Customer Detail (SkyMile)
- Fill out basic and required fields.
- The Special Type and Sub Type fields are brought over from Org SFE. This allows the location name to display in the app.
- No Devices are monitored in ADM. (If you see one with SMXX – these pseudo devices were created for features no longer in use.)
- No devices are monitored in ADM.
- The iPad is provisioned in California with the iOS Server.
- The Warranty is for one year.
Delta Employee’s need a staff login using Cashier or Manager Employee Type along with a scancode.