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Delta Opens New Sky Club in Austin

Delta Opens New Sky Club in Austin

Delta Air Lines announced on Tuesday the opening of a new Sky Club at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The new lounge, that features an eclectic décor the airline said was inspired by the city of Austin, offers travelers a covered outdoor Sky Deck, a variety of seating areas, a full-service bar with beer from local breweries, and seasonal menus.
“We look forward to welcoming guests traveling through Austin,” said Claude Roussel, the Sky Club’s …

Airbus Enhances Performance, Extends Range of A220 Aircraft

Airbus Enhances Performance, Extends Range of A220 Aircraft

Airbus, which just delivered its 12,000th aircraft, in this case an A220 to Delta Air Lines, announced plans to increase the performance of its single-aisle A220 family aircraft.
The maximum takeoff weight of the A220 is being increased by 2.3 metric tons resulting in a maximum range increase of 450 nautical miles, the aircraft manufacturer said at a media event in Toulouse, France. The range of the A220-300 variant of the …

Delta to Add Non-Stop Boston-Miami Flights This Winter

Delta to Add Non-Stop Boston-Miami Flights This Winter

Delta Air Lines announced plans for twice-daily non-stop service from Boston to Miami as well as an increase in frequency to several current destinations from Beantown.
The new service from Boston Logan International Airport to Miami International Airport will start on December 21, 2019. The airline will operate the flights using Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 recliner seats in the first-class cabin, 18 seats in the Comfort Plus premium-economy lite section, …

Delta to Pilot Free Wi-Fi

Delta to Pilot Free Wi-Fi

Delta Air Lines, which has offered free mobile messaging to passengers since 2017, said it will offer free Wi-Fi on select flights as part of a trial program.
The Atlanta-based airline will offer free Wi-Fi on 55 domestic flights a day for a two-week period starting May 13. The pilot program will be available to all passengers on the flights and will encompass a mixture of short-, medium-, and long-haul flights.
“Delta …

‘Mentally Disturbed Passenger’ Tries to Open Aircraft Door on Delta Flight to New York City

‘Mentally Disturbed Passenger’ Tries to Open Aircraft Door on Delta Flight to New York City

A disturbed passenger on a Delta flight from Raleigh to LaGuardia tried to open a door during the flight, causing the captain to declare an emergency.
The incident occurred shortly before landing. The aircraft did not divert and landed safely at LaGuardia, arriving at the gate at 1:40 p.m.
“We just had a mentally disturbed passenger trying to open the forward door,” the pilot told air traffic controllers.
The Embraer ERJ-175 was originally …

Delta ‘Reclaim My Status’ Program Allows SkyMiles Members to Regain Elite Status After Significant Life Event

Delta ‘Reclaim My Status’ Program Allows SkyMiles Members to Regain Elite Status After Significant Life Event

Delta Air Lines announced a program Wednesday under which members of its SkyMiles program can reclaim their elite status with the airline if a major life event caused the member to temporarily suspend traveling.
With the Reclaim My Status program, the airline is offering what effectively is a status challenge under which the status would be restored.
The airline said that the program was created based on feedback from members who temporarily …

Delta Posts Increase in Traffic and Capacity for April

Delta Posts Increase in Traffic and Capacity for April

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for April 2019. The airline carried 16.9 million passengers in the month, a record for the month of April.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 19.34 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.9 %, up from 18.26 billion in April 2018. Domestic traffic rose 7.3%, while international traffic rose 3.5%.
Total system-wide capacity for the month increased, up …