Pilots distracted due to laptops?!?

Remember that Delta/Northwest flight from San Diego to Minneapolis that overshot the airport by, oh, about 150 miles? Well, the story just got weirder. I totally expected them to have been asleep, but check out the latest news on the topic: Instead,…

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Filed Under: Delta, Media

Well done, Delta/Northwest!

Today’s a big day. Delta and Northwest have officially become one, at least in terms of their frequent flyer programs. I am now a Delta Platinum Medallion, as opposed to Northwest Platinum. And you know something, I think Delta deserves a big pat…

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Some more thoughts on Delta Diamond status

Now that Delta has unveiled a few more details about their new top tier status, let’s summarize what you get for your 125,000 MQM’s or 140 segments per year with Delta: 125% mileage bonus (which Platinum members used to get) Free SkyClub…

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Filed Under: Delta, Northwest

Delta Diamond status details revealed!

Finally we have some real details about Delta’s fourth tier, which will be called Diamond status. According to The Salt Lake Tribune article, Diamond status will require 125,000 elite qualifying miles or 140 segments. What are the benefits? Well,…

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Filed Under: Delta, Northwest

Well at least Northwest is consistent….

At least they consistently delay flights way in advance. Yesterday afternoon at around 2PM my DTW-TPA flight was already showing a 90 minute delay. That’s usually not so bad, but it was the difference between an 11:30PM and a 1AM arrival, so I…

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Filed Under: Northwest, Travel

A few Northwest observations

I just got off a Northwest flight from Tampa to Detroit, and wanted to post some quick thoughts: I was on a DC9, which is one ancient bird. When I peaked into the cockpit I really thought I was in some aviation museum. All three flight attendants had…

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I had to turn down a bump!

This evening I was booked on a flight from Tampa to Detroit which looked rather full, but not overbooked. I made a post asking whether or not they might need volunteers, and the consensus was no. One reader that frequents the route even said I had a…

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Will I get lucky on Northwest?

So tomorrow evening I’m flying from Tampa to Detroit, and the flight looks rather full (P4Y5), but probably not full enough to get a bump, at least as of now. That’s kind of a blessing, since I have to be in Ann Arbor on Saturday morning.…

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Filed Under: Northwest

Gotta give Northwest some props….

Since I’ve been Northwest Platinum, every single upgrade has cleared at the six day upgrade window. Wait, I take that back, every upgrade has cleared by the six day upgrade window at the latest, many even seven days out. Now, in all fairness that…

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The AFA wants sexier flight attendant uniforms?!?

The first time I read through this article, I thought the AFA was complaining that size 18+ flight attendants didn’t want to have to wear the bright, red dresses that Delta rolled out a while back, but it seems that I misread the article. The same…

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Filed Under: Delta, Northwest

The flights you should take domestically

As many of you may have guessed by the title, I’m talking about aircraft with longhaul configurations that fly domestically. They can be a great way to upgrade into a premium cabin, and best of all upgrades are often easier due to the large size…

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Filed Under: Advice, American

Yes Deltawest, I’d like some whine with my cheese

Both Delta and Northwest unveiled similar promotions on Friday, offering up to 5,000 or 10,000 bonus miles per roundtrip, with a maximum of ten bonuses. Unfortunately for me (and many, many others) the promotions are targeted, and I’m not one of…

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Filed Under: Delta, Free Miles/Points

Are my eyes going bad?

At this point you’d probably think this is a blog to point out technical glitches with airline websites, no? I’m pulling an all nighter, and was about to book a Delta flight, when I saw this on the final booking page: Given that this is both…

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1,000 Delta/Northwest miles at certain SPG properties!

Through July 31, Starwood is offering 1,000 Delta/Northwest miles per stay at select properties. Registration is required. Best of all, this promotion is combinable with the Free Weekend Nights promotion. While this added bonus isn’t a reason to…

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Delta “Pile on the Miles” promotion

Delta has a pretty cool promotion from April 22 to June 22, whereby you can earn thousands of bonus miles for partner activity. The best reward is 25,000 bonus miles for 25 partner transactions, with the low end being 4,000 bonus miles for four partner…

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Filed Under: Delta, Free Miles/Points

I’m flying Delta BusinessElite to…..

…. Tel Aviv at the end of next month! This will be a long post, so let me say in advance that you’re not missing out if you stop reading here. OK, I warned you. Well, as many of you know, I matched to Northwest Platinum last year, and since…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta