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Delta to Offer Helicopter Transfers from Manhattan to JFK

Delta to Offer Helicopter Transfers from Manhattan to JFK

Delta Air Lines announced it will once again offer a helicopter transfer service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Manhattan starting April 24.
The transfer service, which will take roughly five minutes, will be operated by Blade, an on-demand aviation company. Blade has three heliport lounges in Manhattan.
Delta will charge $250 on top of Blade’s standard fee, which is $195 from Manhattan to JFK on a scheduled flight.
The Atlanta-based airline …

Lobby Bar – April 14: Low-Flying Aircraft, the Thrills of an Avocado, and Where’d All the Pilots Go?

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Attempt to Distract You from Real News.
Full circle. What exactly was behind the massive Delta flight delay and cancellation fiasco this past week? Perhaps it was the airline’s refusal to be part to an interline agreement, although we have inside sources telling us that a number of pilots were busy giving presentations at the April 1 ASSCAM meeting, and haven’t been able to get …

Delta Sees Rise in Passenger Unit Revenue, First in 16 Months

Delta Sees Rise in Passenger Unit Revenue, First in 16 Months

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the first quarter of 2017 ended March 31.
The carrier reported a net income of $603 million, down from $946 million for 2015.
Revenue was down 1.1% to $9.148 billion.
Passenger unit revenue, a closely watched metric, rose by 1% to 3%.
“March marked the first month of positive passenger unit revenues since November 2015,” said Glen Hauenstein, the airline’s president. “We expect June quarter passenger unit …

Delta Still in Catch-Up Mode Sunday After This Week’s Operational Meltdown

Delta Still in Catch-Up Mode Sunday After This Week’s Operational Meltdown

Delta Air Lines’ epic travel delays following a disruption from severe storms earlier in the week continued into Sunday.
As of 10:30 p.m. EDT Sunday evening, the Atlanta-based carrier had already cancelled over 161 flights and posted some 1,455 delays, according to FlightStats.com, a website that tracks such information.
The number of delays and cancellations on Saturday was 1,407 and 388 respectively. Passengers on Saturday were being offered as much as $1,350 …

Did Delta’s Stranded Passengers Wait Longer Than Necessary for Lack of an Interline Agreement with American?

Delta Air Lines suffered over the past week what arguably was one of its worst operational meltdowns ever. Thousands of flights were cancelled, leaving literally hundreds of thousands of travelers in places they didn’t want to be.
Since the meltdown occurred at the start of spring break, the carrier had very little leeway in terms of open seats that it could rebook passengers (whose flights were either delayed or cancelled) on …

Delta Meltdown Persists into Weekend, with More Flights Cancelled

Delta Meltdown Persists into Weekend, with More Flights Cancelled

Delta Air Lines continues to struggle to regain its footing days after severe weather in Atlanta grounded hundreds of flights, setting off a domino effect that left tens of thousands of travelers someplace other than where they wanted to be.
While the airline had said it had expected to be operating normally by Friday, that wasn’t the case.
“Approximately 275 flights have been canceled Saturday morning, with some additional cancellations possible,” the …

Delta Improves Upgrades for Passengers Traveling with Medallion Members

Delta Improves Upgrades for Passengers Traveling with Medallion Members

Delta Air Lines announced significant improvements to its complimentary upgrade policy.
The changes, which went into effect April 6, 2017, will grant passengers traveling with SkyMiles Medallion Members complimentary upgrades on award tickets, Miles + Cash tickets, and Pay with Miles tickets. Previously, such upgrades were only available on paid tickets.
In addition, those traveling with Delta SkyMiles credit card holders using a SkyMiles Companion Certificate will also eligible for complimentary upgrades.
The …