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Lobby Bar – May 27: The Day the Planes Stood Still, Human-Powered Cars, and a Decline in the Wizard Population

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Lobby Bar – A Blatantly Blasphemous Interpretation of FBT News and Views
Biggest in-flight danger. Paul Riegler wants to reassure you that, even after recent terror attacks, you are still quite safe in the sky. Except from that smelly dude in 7A. You’ll never be safe from him, so be prepared to breathe through your mouth for six to eight hours.
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Delta Announces New ‘Flight Fuel’ Buy-On-Board Dining Option

Delta Announces New ‘Flight Fuel’ Buy-On-Board Dining Option

Delta Air Lines unveiled Flight Fuel, its new buy-on-board dining program Thursday.
The new offering, which will be available on flights over 900 miles (1,448 kilometers) in North America starting June 1, replaces the current Eats program. Flight Fuel will offer passengers “healthful” options and Delta said it will change the menu more frequently than it had in the past with Eats.
Flight Fuel will come in three versions, the standard Flight …

Delta Invests $5 Million to Counter TSA Bottlenecks at Airports

Delta Invests $5 Million to Counter TSA Bottlenecks at Airports

Delta Air Lines announced it is spending $5 million to help passengers get through airport security checkpoint lines faster.
The Atlanta-based airline said it is adding its own staff and contractors at TSA security checkpoints at peak hours to free up TSA personnel so they can open additional lanes and focus on clearing passengers. The additional staff will perform non-screening tasks. Delta is spending close to $4 million on this front …

Delta Improves Complimentary Companion Upgrade Policy

Delta Improves Complimentary Companion Upgrade Policy

Delta Air Lines, which recently announced an improved process for clearing complimentary upgrades, announced a change in the policy for complimentary upgrades for a SkyMiles Medallion member traveling with a companion.
Starting this fall, both travelers will clear for a complimentary upgrade based on the status of the passenger with the higher status. For example, a Platinum Medallion member traveling with a Silver will both clear at the Platinum level, based …

Delta Flight Attendant Indicted for Stealing and Selling 1,500 Mini Liquor Bottles

Delta Flight Attendant Indicted for Stealing and Selling 1,500 Mini Liquor Bottles

If you’ve wondered where all those miniature bottles of liquor go after a flight, you might want to try Craigslist.
A 28-year-old Delta Air Lines flight attendant was charged Friday with stealing some 1,500 50-ml bottles of spirits from the aircraft and selling them online.
Amy Weirich , the Shelby County district attorney, said in a statement that 28-year-old Rachel Trevor had been indicted on multiple charges including theft of property over …

Delta Shuttle Service to Link Seattle to San Francisco, Los Angeles

Delta Shuttle Service to Link Seattle to San Francisco, Los Angeles

Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to launch new Delta Shuttle service between Seattle and both San Francisco and Los Angeles on May 11. The flights will complement the carrier’s West Coast shuttle service between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Delta will offer eight daily peak-day shuttle service flights between Seattle and the two California cities, as well as an additional two daily flights to Los Angeles beginning May 23.
Delta …

Delta and Gogo to Offer Faster Wi-Fi on More Planes

Delta and Gogo to Offer Faster Wi-Fi on More Planes

Delta Air Lines passengers will soon be able to experience faster Internet connectivity while in the air. The Atlanta-based airline announced a new deal with in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo to offer travelers more than 20 times more bandwidth than the current system.
The two companies said that the airline will install Gogo’s faster Wi-Fi service, 2Ku, on an additional 350 aircraft. The original plan was for Delta to deploy 2Ku on …