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Delta to Limit American Express Membership Reward Points Transfer

Delta to Limit American Express Membership Reward Points Transfer

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin to limit the number of points that can be transferred into a SkyMiles frequent flyer account from partners such as American Express Membership Rewards, Diners Club Club Rewards, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, and Hilton HHonors.
American Express announced this week how the change will impact its program.  Starting on January 1, 2015, Delta will limit the total number of points that can be transferred …

American Flight Attendant Contract to Provide ‘Industry Leading’ Pay and Benefits

American Flight Attendant Contract to Provide ‘Industry Leading’ Pay and Benefits

On the same day that the executive committee of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants gave its stamp of approval to a proposed “industry leading” contract covering both American Airlines and US Airways flight attendants, Delta Air Lines announced plans to give its frontline employees a significant raise in pay in 2015.
The agreement, which came just ten months after the merger of American and US Airways, covers more than 24,000 …

Delta to Begin Los Angeles-San Antonio Service

Delta to Begin Los Angeles-San Antonio Service

Delta Air Lines announced plans Tuesday to launch a new route connecting Los Angeles, California with San Antonio, Texas.
The Atlanta-based airline will operate two daily non-stop flights between the two cities starting on April 7, 2015.  Delta recently announced plans to offer service between Los Angeles and Dallas and add an additional flight between Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.  The Dallas service begins November 3 and the third Austin flight …

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Airline flights in the United States brought more passengers to their destinations on time in July and cancelled fewer flights than in recent months.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released figures for the nation’s largest airlines on Wednesday showing that 75.6% of flights arrived on time in July, an increase compared to 73.1% in July 2013 as well as to 71.8% in June of this year.
Hawaiian Airlines continued as the airline with …

Lobby Bar – September 5: Inclined to Recline, Admiral Ackbar Visits France, A Six Ton Boxing Match, and What Would Hamlet Do?

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The Lobby Bar – A Deceptively Devious Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Can you top this?  The world’s oldest flight attendant, Robert Reardon, officially retired last week.  While it’s widely assumed that the man was using his job as an excuse for free trips, it’s more likely that Reardon was simply trying to obtain a new world record, which he did by a few months.  Months.  That’s like bidding …

Virgin Atlantic to Increase Transatlantic Offerings, Discontinue Service to Narita, Mumbai, and Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic to Increase Transatlantic Offerings, Discontinue Service to Narita, Mumbai, and Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic announced multiple changes to its schedule including the discontinuation of service to several major cities.
Virgin will add an extra daily flight between London Heathrow and both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles.  In addition, the airline will add an additional seasonal flight between Heathrow and Miami during the winter, as well as an additional flight to San Francisco and Atlanta during the summer.
Virgin will also …

Delta Prasm Up 2% in August

Delta Prasm Up 2% in August

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for August 2014.  The Atlanta-based airline reported that its passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, for the month increased by 2% as compared to August 2013.  Delta said the increase was driven mainly by growth in its domestic operations.
The carrier’s total system traffic in August was 20.034 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.1% from 19.438 billion RPMs …