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Delta Reports Increase in First Quarter Profit

Delta Reports Increase in First Quarter Profit

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the first quarter of 2014.
The Atlanta-based airline reported a profit of $281 million, an increase of $196 million from $85 million in the first quarter of 2013.
Revenue for the first quarter showed a year-over-year increase of 5%, or $416 million, to $7.677 billion. Passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, increased by 3.2% year-over-year.
The airline said that the increase in revenue occurred …

Delta Completes Installation of Lie-Flat Seats on International Widebody Fleet

Delta Completes Installation of Lie-Flat Seats on International Widebody Fleet

Delta Air Lines announced it has finished outfitting its BusinessElite cabins on all of its international widebody planes with fully lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access.
Aircraft in Delta’s fleet which offer the lie-flat seats include all of its Airbus A330-200, A330-300, Boeing 767-300ER, 767-400ER, 747, 777-200ER, and 777-200LR planes.
In addition, the airline plans to install the lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access on its Boeing 757-200 transcontinental fleet.  The carrier will launch three …

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Wing and Clubhouse, London Heathrow – Review

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Convenience may arguably be the single factor that the busy traveler prizes above all else today.  Indeed, while convenience means different things to different people, an undisputed definition would include short lines and personalized treatment.
Virgin Atlantic offers these to its Upper Class passengers departing from London’s Heathrow Airport, and the idea of convenience starts with the entrance to its private departures area, the Upper Class Wing.  To put it mildly, …

Delta Traffic Up for March

Delta Traffic Up for March

Delta Air Lines announced operating results for March 2014.  The Atlanta-based airline said that its total traffic for the month increased by 3.9% year-over-year, while its total capacity increased by 3.2%.
System traffic on the domestic side of operations increased to 10.5 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 4.1% year-over-year increase.  In international markets, system traffic was up by 3.6% to 6.5 billion RPMs from 6.3 billion in March 2013.
The …

Delta Launches Daily Nonstop Service Between Seattle and London

Delta Launches Daily Nonstop Service Between Seattle and London

As part of its expansion in Seattle, Delta Air Lines announced the beginning of new daily, nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and London Heathrow. The new route was launched as part of the carrier’s joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
In addition to the Seattle-London route, Delta plans to launch new international service from Seattle this June to both Seoul, Korea, and Hong Kong.
The carrier also plans to expand its …

Delta BusinessElite London-Minneapolis Flight 41 – Review

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The longest leg of my mileage run at the end of 2013 was a Delta flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.   This meant using Terminal 4, the second newest terminal at the airport.
Built in 1986 at a cost of £200 million, it served as British Airways’ home in London for two decades although it was ill-suited for long-haul flights.  Once BA moved to the new Terminal …

Delta to Launch Service from Los Angeles to Austin, Boise, San Salvador

Delta to Launch Service from Los Angeles to Austin, Boise, San Salvador

Delta Air Lines announced it will commence new daily, nonstop service between Los Angeles and Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho; and San Salvador, El Salvador, later this year. The new Austin-Los Angeles service will operate twice daily beginning June 16, while flights to Boise and San Salvador will operate once daily beginning June 5 and July 2, respectively.
Flights between Austin and Los Angeles will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 7:30 a.m. …