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Travel Agent Arraigned for Fraudulent Use of $1.75 Million Worth of Delta SkyBonus Points

Travel Agent Arraigned for Fraudulent Use of $1.75 Million Worth of Delta SkyBonus Points

A 43-year-old travel agent was arraigned on charges of wire fraud after being indicted by a grand jury for illegally accruing and redeeming over 42 million Delta SkyBonus points in a 13-month period.
Gennady Podolsky is the owner of Chicago-based Vega International Travel Services.  He pled not guilty to the charges and will be allowed to remain in Chicago at his residence while waiting trial.
Authorities said that Podolsky set up a …

Delta Records Increase in Traffic and Capacity for August

Delta Records Increase in Traffic and Capacity for August

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for August 2019.
The airline carried 19.2 million passengers in the month, a record for the month of August.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 23.53 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 5% increase from 22.40 billion RPMs in August 2018. Domestic traffic rose 5.9%, and international traffic was up by 3.6%.
Total system-wide capacity for the month rose to 26.40 billion …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2019

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.
In Charlemagne’s calendar, September was called the “harvest month,” and it is called Herbstmonat in Switzerland to this day.
After January and February were …

Union Suspends Tuesday’s Strike at London’s Heathrow Airport

Union Suspends Tuesday’s Strike at London’s Heathrow Airport

The planned strike scheduled to take place Tuesday has been cancelled, the union representing over 4,000 workers including security officers, firefighters, and engineers at London’s Heathrow Airport announced.
“Tuesday’s #HeathrowStrike suspended as workers vote on improved pay offer,” the union said in a tweet.
The workers had planed to walk out on both Monday and Tuesday in a dispute over wages, but the union said that it has reached an improved salary …

DOT Gives Tentative Approval to New Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM Joint Venture

DOT Gives Tentative Approval to New Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM Joint Venture

A new joint venture between Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM, and Virgin Atlantic Airways got the tentative go-ahead from U.S. Department of Transportation late Friday.
The move will grant global antitrust immunity between Delta Air Lines, Société Air France, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, and Virgin Atlantic Airways and replaces two separate transatlantic joint venture agreements Delta is in: one with Virgin Atlantic and the other with Air France and KLM.
Once it …

Delta Records Increase in Traffic and Capacity for July

Delta Records Increase in Traffic and Capacity for July

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for July 2019.
The airline carried 19.4 million passengers in the month, a record not only for the month of July but for any month in its history.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 23.77 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 5.2% increase from 22.61 billion RPMs in July 2018. Domestic traffic rose 7.1%, and international traffic was up by 2.1%.
Total …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2019

August is the month of the year in both the Juliana and Gregorian calendars, and is named after Augustus, a Roman statesman who was the first emperor of the Roman Empire. It was originally named Sextilis because it was the sixth month of the ten-month Roman calendar. The month was chosen by Augustus because several of his greatest triumphs including the conquest of Egypt took place in this month.
August is …