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Delta to Retain Seattle-Haneda Route with Proviso, American Selected as Back-Up

Delta to Retain Seattle-Haneda Route with Proviso, American Selected as Back-Up

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Friday that Delta Air Lines would retain the slot pair that allows it to fly between Seattle and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, with the stipulation that the airline fly the route on a daily basis.
The agency also selected American Airlines as a back-up should Delta fail to provide the service as set forth  in its order.  American would use the route authority to provide …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that the two airlines are expanding their transatlantic partnership this summer with new and additional flights.
Virgin Atlantic will launch a second daily flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow, as well as a second daily seasonal flight between Atlanta and London Heathrow this weekend.  The airline will also introduce a second service between San Francisco and London Heathrow that will operate five …

Lobby Bar – March 13: Angels Drive Taxis, Consuming Light, and the Little Mermaid’s Favorite Hotel

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Lobby Bar – An Indiscreetly Augmented Summary of FBT News and Views
Tough luck. Paul Riegler is leaving on a jet plane (don’t know if he’ll be back again) from Austin, Texas to New York in Delta’s first class cabin. At first, Riegler was concerned that his beef was a little tough, but he soon realized that he had accidentally placed his entree on his left foot and was attempting to …

Delta Makes Updates to SkyMiles Loyalty Program

Delta Makes Updates to SkyMiles Loyalty Program

Delta Air Lines announced changes to its SkyMiles loyalty program.
Beginning March 9, members of the program will be able to purchase new one-way award tickets for as low as 10,000 miles plus taxes and fees through December 31, for travel to select destinations in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Delta also increased the number of partner airlines that SkyMiles members can redeem their miles for travel with.
In addition, members …

Delta First Class Flight 401 Austin, Texas-New York JFK – Review

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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, having opened in 1999, is one of the newest airports in the United States that I’ve been to. With two runways and three helipads, it’s the 36th busiest in the United States. The open and airy Barbara Jordan Terminal, named after the late Texas politician, is modern and well laid out and I found it particularly easy to navigate.
The majors, American, Delta, and United, all offer non-stop …

Delta Plane Skids Off the Runway at LaGuardia, Airport Remains Closed

Delta Plane Skids Off the Runway at LaGuardia, Airport Remains Closed

A Delta Air Lines plane slid off the runway and crashed through a fence New York’s LaGuardia Airport at around 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning according to Port Authority officials.
Delta Flight 1086, an MD-88 arriving from Atlanta, skidded off the runway at 11:10 a.m. amid heavy snowfall at the New York airport.  It reportedly lost one wing as a result of the incident.
Passengers reported the crash on Twitter and said there …

Great Moments in Travel History – March 2015

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The St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco opened on March 21, 1904.  Notable individuals including Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Woodrow Wilson, Charlie Chaplin, Ronald Reagan, and Queen Elizabeth II have all stayed at the California property, which is in operation today as the Westin St. Francis.
On March 10, 1910, William Boeing bought Heath’s Shipyard in Seattle, Washington.  The shipyard, located on the Duwamish River, would become Boeing’s first airplane factory.
Le Canard …