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Delta to Launch Philly-London Service in 2015

Delta to Launch Philly-London Service in 2015

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin new daily, non-stop service between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and London, England next spring.
Flights will depart Philadelphia International Airport at 7:04 p.m. and arrive at London Heathrow at 7:30 a.m. local time. From London, flights will depart at 12:30 p.m., and arrive in Philadelphia at 4:01 p.m.
Delta will operate the flights using a Boeing 757-200.  The service will commence on April 8, 2015.
The aircraft is configured …

Delta to Cut Four Memphis Routes, Lay Off Dozens of Employees

Delta to Cut Four Memphis Routes, Lay Off Dozens of Employees

Delta Air Lines announced that it will cease operating four of its non-stop routes from Memphis International Airport next year, although it will begin serving several new cities from its former hub.
Beginning January 5, 2015, the airline will no longer offer non-stop service from Memphis to Pittsburgh International Airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.  In addition, the carrier will discontinue its Memphis-Washington Reagan route …

Delta Places Order for 50 Airbus Widebodies

Delta Places Order for 50 Airbus Widebodies

Several days after the news was leaked, Delta Air Lines and Airbus announced an order for 25 A350-900s and 25 A330-900neos.
The A350-900 is part of Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB family, which can seat up to 369 passengers in a typical two-class layout.  It has a carbon fuselage and new wings, and is powered by Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines, all of which contribute to a 25% fuel burn reduction.
As of …

No Free Lunch: The Ugly Truth About the Best Day to Purchase Airfare

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When it comes to purchasing airline tickets, it seems that nearly everyone has his own tried and true method for snagging the lowest price. We’ve heard them all at some point or another, and some are more outlandish than others: Sundays after 5:00 p.m., sixty-two days seven hours and 43.2 minutes before departure, at 3:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday after the first full moon of the year, and so …

Delta Prasm up 3% in October

Delta Prasm up 3% in October

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for October 2014.
The Atlanta-based carrier said that its consolidated passenger unit revenue, or Prasm, for the period increased by 3% compared to October 2013.
Delta, the third-largest U.S. airline by traffic, said that the growth stemmed largely from improvements in its domestic and transatlantic operations.  The increase is a 2.4% rise over what the airline reported for the third quarter.
The airline said that its monthly …

Delta Launches Porsche Transfer Program at LaGuardia, Seattle-Tacoma, Detroit

Delta Launches Porsche Transfer Program at LaGuardia, Seattle-Tacoma, Detroit

Delta Air Lines announced it will expand its Porsche passenger service to new York’s LaGuardia Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and Detroit Metropolitan Airport this month.
Delta began its program, which it says is intended to “transport select high-value customers from gate to gate,” at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2011.  Today, it does 75 customer transfers there each day and the program has since expanded to additional airports.  Last year, the …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: November 1, 2014

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Believe it or not, Halloween has come and gone. Once again, it’s time to catch up on important Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week, without any tricks or treats. Here are five stories that could be of interest to you.
1.) Robert Waldner (ciao!) reminds us that Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour, North Americans.
2.) Paul Riegler reviews …