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DOT Tentatively Grants 12 Haneda Flights To US Airlines

In February I wrote about how US airlines would be getting 12 additional daytime landing slots at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. This came thanks to talks concluding between the US and Japan, which should be available by the summer of 2020, in time for the…

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Filed Under: American, Delta
Delta First Class – 3

Free Delta Wifi — Coming Soon?

Inflight technology has come a long way. Over the past few years we've seen inflight wifi go from the exception to the norm. Not only that, but we've seen airlines greatly improving speeds so that wifi on a plane is similar to what you'll find on the…

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Filed Under: Delta, Travel Technology
Delta First Class – 1

Delta Now Lets You Reclaim Status After Major Life Event

Delta has just announced a new "Reclaim My Status" program, where SkyMiles Medallion members can reclaim their status after a major life event that impacts their travel. We've seen some other airlines introduce similar programs lately, though it typically…

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A330 Delta One

Redeeming Virgin Atlantic Miles On Delta: An Amazing Value

Often you'll find that the best options for redeeming miles are using partner award charts. In other words, the airlines you often want to fly aren't the airlines with which you want to collect miles, and vice versa. There are tons of amazing arbitrage…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
Delta A350 Business Class – 2

9 Things Delta Air Lines Does Well

In the past week I've written posts trying to focus on what I think the major airlines are doing well. First I wrote a post about 11 things that American does well, and I followed that up with a post about 12 things that United does well. It's no secret…

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Delta One 777

Delta’s New York To Mumbai Flight Now Bookable

This past week Delta announced that they'll be launching flights to India as of December 2019. I was skeptical as to whether or not they'd actually put these flights on sale, given that Delta has largely played games when it comes to their press surrounding…

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Delta 767

How Did US Airlines Do In The First Quarter Of 2019?

We're now well into the second quarter, and almost all US airlines have revealed their first quarter results, and have had their earnings calls. Sometimes it's interesting to take a look at the state of the US airline industry, and how airlines are doing.…

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Filed Under: Allegiant Air, American
Delta First Class A320

Delta Air Lines: A Little Bit Better At Just About Everything

When it comes to the "big three" US airlines, generally Delta is regarded as being the best. It's not like they're that much better than the competition, but they generally lead when it comes to profitability, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction,…

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Filed Under: Delta, Travel
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Flying Delta A220 First Class: My Experience

Delta recently became the first US airline to take delivery of the Airbus A220. This plane was formerly known as the Bombardier CSeries, but ended up being rebranded as the A220 thanks to a joint venture between Bombardier and Airbus. The A220 represents…

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Filed Under: Delta, Travel
Delta First Class – 3

Delta Reducing Seat Recline On A320s

Delta is making an interesting change to their Airbus A320 fleet, which is either good or bad, depending on how you look at it. As reported by Skift, Delta will be significantly reducing seat recline on 62 Airbus A320 aircraft, most of which typically…

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Delta 737

Amex & Delta Renew Partnership Through 2029

Co-brand credit card agreements are big deals, both for credit card issuers and airlines. In many ways airlines have the upper hand with these deals -- credit card companies obviously want the rights to issue co-brand credit cards, and airlines can shop…

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Filed Under: American Express, Delta
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Trump Nominates Former Delta Pilot To Lead FAA

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hasn't had a permanent leader since early 2018. At that point Michael Huerta, who had been appointed by President Obama, stepped down. It's surprising that the role has been vacant for over a year, since it…

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Filed Under: Delta, Industry News
Delta Watermark

How To Use The Delta Amex Statement Credit

Through April 3, 2019, there are some great welcome bonuses on Delta’s co-branded American Express cards. The increased Delta Amex bonuses include the following:

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
Delta Business Class 767 – 1

Delta Raises Business Class Award Costs To Europe

Delta SkyMiles doesn't publish award charts. The price you see online is the price you get. Their logic is that the shopping experience for award flights should be the same as the experience of booking a revenue flight, where you also have dynamic pricing.…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
Delta Business Class Watermark

Valuing Delta Amex Bonuses

Through April 3, 2019, there are some great welcome bonuses on Delta's co-branded American Express cards. Some of the increased Delta Amex bonuses include the following:

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
Delta First Class – 3

Delta Expands Basic Economy Awards To All US & Canada Flights

Over the past few years we’ve seen basic economy fares expanded greatly at the “big three” US carriers. Airlines market these as being lower fares that enable them to compete with ultra low cost carriers, though in reality they’ve used these to try and…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta