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Delta to Launch Five New Routes From Seattle

Delta to Launch Five New Routes From Seattle

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin service from Seattle to five new destinations next summer.  The carrier plans to launch flights to Denver, Colorado; Sacramento, California; Boise, Idaho; and both Ketchikan and Sitka, Alaska.
On May 4, 2015, the airline will begin four daily flights between Seattle and both Sacramento and Boise.  All of the flights will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines, with the exception of one …

Delta Adds Private Drive-Through Check-In at London Heathrow

Delta Adds Private Drive-Through Check-In at London Heathrow

Delta Air Lines announced that it is now offering a private, drive-through check-in for business-class passengers flying out of London’s Heathrow Airport.
Passengers will be able to be dropped off at Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Wing, a private terminal that is accessed via a series of remote-controlled stanchions.  Delta is promising its passengers that they will go from car to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge in ten minutes, thanks to a …

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 …