Delta A350 Business Class – 2
Delta SkyMiles Extends Upgrade Certificates, Makes Them Easier To Use

Delta SkyMiles Platinum & Diamond Medallion members can select Global Upgrade Certificates (GUCs) and Regional Upgrade Certificates (RUCs) as part of the Choice Benefits program. There's some fantastic news when it comes to these. Delta SkyMiles will…

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Delta 767
Delta Passenger Fined $27,500 For Assaulting Crew

A passenger is facing a $27,500 fine for assaulting a flight attendant on a Delta Air Lines flight in October 2020. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $27,500 civil penalty against an airline passenger for interfering with and assaulting…

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A330 Delta One
Guide To Redeeming Virgin Atlantic Miles On Delta

Often you'll find that the best options for redeeming miles on a particular airline are through the frequent flyer program of a partner airline. Actually, I'd argue that's the case more often than not, and it's where we see many of the best award chart…

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Delta Seat Blocking
Delta Extends Seat Blocking Policy Through April 2021

Delta has just announced an extension to its industry-leading seat blocking policy. Delta Air Lines' seat blocking policy is now valid through April 30, 2021, which is a one month extension beyond the previous date of March 30, 2021. Delta's seat blocking…

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Korean Air Business Class
The Real Reason Delta Keeps Devaluing SkyMiles

A few days ago we saw Delta SkyMiles devalue partner airline business class award pricing massively for the second time in a few months. Yes, in the middle of a pandemic, and we're talking about simply huge price increases. For example, across two devaluations…

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Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
Delta SkyMiles Devalues Partner Awards AGAIN

How often can one frequent flyer program devalue award costs? In October 2020 Delta SkyMiles devalued partner awards significantly, and now it appears that the program has done so again (thanks to my awesome colleague Jimmy for the heads up on this).…

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Delta Skyclub Seattle Watermark
Save On Delta Flights With Amex Offers (Targeted)

We occasionally see Amex Offers deals for some of American Express' co-brand credit card partners, and we've just seen such an offer introduced. A new targeted Amex Offers deal has just been rolled out, which offers a $40 statement credit when you spend…

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Delta 737
Delta Threatens Lifetime Ban For Rude Passengers

Delta Air Lines is taking its passenger discipline to the next level, and I'm all for it, I think. Delta CEO Ed Bastian is threatening to permanently ban passengers who don't show respect and civility to others, including employees and fellow passengers.…

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Delta A350 Premium Select
Delta Air Lines Bans Emotional Support Animals

In early December 2020, the US Department of Transportation issued a final ruling regarding emotional support animals (ESAs), allowing airlines to no longer accommodate emotional support animals if they don't want to. Alaska Airlines recently became…

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Delta A321 First Class – 4
Major: Delta Transitioning To Viasat Inflight Wi-Fi

Delta Air Lines has made an exciting announcement when it comes to inflight Wi-Fi today, which moves the airline one stop closer to offering free connectivity. In June 2020 it was announced that Delta would drop its exclusive contract with Gogo for inflight…

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Delta A220 – 2
Embarrassing: Delta’s Christmas Meltdown

This is downright embarrassing, at least on the surface. Delta ordinarily prides itself in being incredibly punctual, in the past even calling itself "the on-time machine." The airline had an operational meltdown over Thanksgiving, then promised to investigate…

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Delta First Class Crj 900 – 5
Family Kicked Off United Flies Again… On Delta, Without Daughter

A bit over a week ago a couple and their two year old daughter got kicked off a United Airlines flight because the daughter refused to wear a face mask. Well, the couple was back on a plane a few days later, this time without their daughter. For context,…

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Delta One A330 900neo – 59
The End Of Delta SkyMiles’ Punitive 72-Hour Rule

The pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on the airline industry (and so many other businesses, for that matter). If there's one silver lining, it's that we've finally seen airlines and loyalty programs make some long overdue positive changes. Airlines…

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Delta A350 900
Delta Air Lines Permanently Eliminates International Change Fees

Delta is following American's lead... for once. This spring we saw US airlines introduce temporary change fee waivers, in light of everything going on. Then we saw US airlines largely permanently eliminate change fees for domestic US flights. Now we're…

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Delta A220 – 1
Delta Blames Thanksgiving Cancelations On Coronavirus

Delta had an extremely rough Thanksgiving. While the airline is typically known for its operational reliability, it canceled over 600 flights over a four day period, including over 270 cancelations on Thanksgiving day alone. As a point of comparison,…

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Delta First Class Crj 900 – 20
Dangerous & Disgusting: Man Grills Steak In Lavatory On Delta Air Lines Flight

It looks like someone is about to be banned from Delta for something other than mask compliance, for once. A TikTok user posted a video that he ended up deleting, which shows him allegedly grilling a steak in an airplane lavatory. The video seems to…

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Delta 737
Delta’s Mysterious Thanksgiving Meltdown

Delta is having a very rough holiday, and has canceled well over 500 flights. However, best I can tell, the airline has done nothing to publicly acknowledge this. Delta usually prides itself in being operationally reliable, and the airline has historically…

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Delta A350 900
Delta Creatively Adds Comfort+ To Airbus A350s

Delta is finally adding Comfort+ to its Airbus A350 fleet, though unfortunately it seems to be a zero-sum game. The Airbus A350 is Delta's flagship aircraft. The airline started taking delivery of these planes a few years ago, and currently has 15 of…

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Delta Westjet
Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Called Off: What Happened?

In late 2017, Delta and WestJet announced plans to form a joint venture for transborder flights. Well, almost three years later, the two airlines have withdrawn their application, just shortly after it was tentatively approved with some restrictions.…

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Delta A330 900neo
Sneaky: How Delta Is Avoiding US Tariffs On Airbus Planes

Bloomberg has a story about how Delta has been avoiding US tariffs on new Airbus planes for the past year, and I certainly can't blame the airline... In October 2019, President Trump introduced new tariffs on many European goods, including new Airbus…

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Delta One 777
Sad: Delta Operates Final Boeing 777 Flight

Over the weekend Delta Air Lines operated its final Boeing 777 flight. Earlier this year we learned about Delta's sudden 777 retirement plans due to the pandemic, which is something that would have been unthinkable a year ago. On Saturday, October 31,…

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Korean Air First Class 787 – 2
Huge Delta SkyMiles Partner Award Devaluation

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise (unfortunately), but Delta SkyMiles has just greatly devalued partner awards, for no apparent reason… Delta SkyMiles partner award costs increase Delta SkyMiles doesn’t publish an award chart,…

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Delta 737
Video: Rude, Maskless Delta Captain Confronts Passenger

There's some video footage circulating of an interaction between a Delta captain and a passenger on a recent flight. There's not much context for what happened, so I'm doing my best to piece together the interaction. The video starts with the pilot approaching…

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