Yesterday, Delta Air Lines announced a big re-definition of it core products effective March 1, 2015. Here’s the gist straight from Delta – Delta One, formerly BusinessElite, is offered on long-haul international routes; also between New York-JFK and Los Angeles or San Francisco First Class is offered on short-haul international and domestic routes Delta Comfort+… Read full article
This isn’t the first time that I’ve suggested Alaska’s Mileage Plan™ might be the ideal home for a lot of Delta flyers. It is the first time that I’ve ever actually considered the implications of a switch for myself. First, a little background. Alaska recently announced some changes to its program. On the good side –… Read full article
First among many changes coming with SkyMiles 2015 is a revenue requirement for status. In my case, I’m Platinum Medallion, and the minimum spend requirement for the 2015 program year is $7,500. I shouldn’t have a problem hitting that by year’s end, even though I am a little behind last year on ticket spend. There was no… Read full article
If you needed further proof that Delta Air Lines sees itself as a different kind of company, look no further than this Tweet that went live last Friday. Clicking through, you’ll find the following statement. “Delta Air Lines applauds the steps announced this week to enact much-needed reforms to the nation’s immigration system,” said Joanne… Read full article
The Forward Cabin reported yesterday that Delta is updating its first class seats on its domestic aircraft. I haven’t seen the new seat coverings yet, but TFC provided a photo snapped by a Delta flight attendant. Photo credit to The Forward Cabin. I think it’s an attractive looking update. Even the stitching in the seat… Read full article
I’m a big believer in having lounge access with your primary airline. As a result, I take the steps I need to take to ensure I can access the Delta Air Lines Sky Club. You can argue about food, amenities, chairs, and red walls in the bathroom. One thing you can’t argue with is that… Read full article
I’ve shared my thoughts on the idea of “complimentary” upgrades for elite flyers on more than one occasion. A lot of what one “likes” about a frequent flyer program is based upon habit as much as functionality, so I want to fully acknowledge a few things. I”ve always preferred the way American AAdvantage does upgrades… Read full article
Delta Air Lines was one of, if not the first, US airline to pioneer premium gate to gate transfers for high value customers. Utilizing a fleet of Porsche vehicles, the airline launched a trial service in Atlanta in 2011, that expanded to Los Angeles, New York-JFK, and Minneapolis. According to Delta, they’ve transferred an incredible… Read full article
An article on Delta’s E fare changes caught my eye. This Medallion won’t be buying them.
Internet rumors that Delta is eliminating comp upgrades for elites may not be true, but it might not be a bad idea.