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Delta Enhances International Coach Cabin Service with Welcome Drinks and New Dining Options

Delta Enhances International Coach Cabin Service with Welcome Drinks and New Dining Options

Delta Air Lines introduced on Tuesday enhancements to its coach service on international flights that include a welcome drink, a choice of appetizers and entrees that can be mixed and matched, and a variety of snacks.
The first welcome cocktail, served after reaching cruising altitude, is a Bellini, the Italian classic that mixes sparkling wine and peach nectar, which Delta sees as a “subtle nod” to its Georgia roots.  The airline …

Delta Posts Increase in Traffic and Capacity for October

Delta Posts Increase in Traffic and Capacity for October

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for October 2019.
The airline carried 17.5 million passengers in the month, a record for the month of October.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 19.76 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 5.2% increase from 18.78 billion RPMs in October 2018. Domestic traffic rose 6.9%, and international traffic was up by 3.4%.
Total system-wide capacity for the month rose to 23.09 billion …

Delta Debuts First Concourse in New LaGuardia Terminal

Delta Debuts First Concourse in New LaGuardia Terminal

Delta Air Lines unveiled the first of four concourses in its new terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York City this fall as part of the airport’s $8 billion overhaul.
More than two years in the making, the $3.9 billion terminal, which will replace Terminals C and D at the airport, will feature 37 gates, a centralized check-in area and security checkpoint, and a new Sky Club with an outdoor Sky …

Woman Boards Delta Flight in Orlando Without I.D., Boarding Pass, in Airport Security Breach

Woman Boards Delta Flight in Orlando Without I.D., Boarding Pass, in Airport Security Breach

A woman who boarded a Delta Air Lines flight without a boarding pass after bypassing the TSA security checkpoint at Orlando International Airport was removed by Delta employees, authorities said.
Delta summoned the police on Saturday at approximately 10:30 a.m. local time with a report of a “suspicious person,” said OrlandoPolice Lieutenant Wanda Miglio in a statement.
The airport’s very own Ada Quonsett was escorted off an Airbus A321 that was bound …

Delta and American Express Announce Significant Changes to Cardholder Benefits

Delta and American Express Announce Significant Changes to Cardholder Benefits

Delta Air Lines and American Express announced significant changes to their joint credit-card offerings, which include the Delta SkyMiles Gold and Delta Reserve cards.
The Delta SkyMiles Blue American Express card will offer several new benefits including double SkyMiles for restaurants anywhere in the world, versus the current benefit that is limited to restaurants in the United States.  Foreign transaction fees are being eliminated, and cardholders will have access to Delta’s Pay …

Delta to Acquire 20% Stake in Latam, Latin America’s Largest Airline

Delta to Acquire 20% Stake in Latam, Latin America’s Largest Airline

Delta Air Lines and Latam Airlines Group announced that the two have formed a partnership.
The move, the airline said, will leverage Delta’s transborder joint venture with Aeromexico, which launched two years ago.
Latam Airlines Group is a Chilean holding company headquartered in Santiago. It has subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru.
Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Delta will invest $1.9 billion for a 20% stake in Latam, and …

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 awaiting trial.
Authorities said that Podolsky set up a …