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25 Years Ago: Pan Am, A Cultural Icon, Stops Flying

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Pan Am, the nation’s unofficial flag carrier and a cultural icon, ceased operations on Wednesday (December 4) after what could only be described as a tumultuous decade both for both the airline and the airline industry. It was the second major U.S. airline to cease operations in 1991.
Had Frequent Business Traveler existed 25 years ago, that text would have been the lead paragraph of the top news story of the …

Delta Sees Increase in Traffic and Load Factor for November

Delta Sees Increase in Traffic and Load Factor for November

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for November 2016.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 15.61 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 0.3% from 15.56 billion in November 2015.  Domestic traffic rose 3.8% to 10.47 billion RPMs from 10.08 billion last year, while international traffic dropped to 5.14 billion RPMs, a 6.1% decrease from 5.48 billion RPMs last November.
Total system-wide capacity for the …

Delta to Serve New York Restaurant’s Dishes in Delta One

Delta to Serve New York Restaurant’s Dishes in Delta One

Delta Air Lines announced that it will roll out its new Delta One winter menu on December 1. The menu will feature dishes created by executive chef Jason Pfeifer of Maialino, a noted New York Italian restaurant.
Menu items will include prosciutto e mozzarella, braciole di manzo and cavatelli con salsiccia di maiale. New dishes will be added to the menu on the first of every month through February.
The meals will …

Lobby Bar – November 25: Pokémon Panic, Rooftop Flamethrowers, and Fast Food Airlines

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Lobby Bar – A Serious Series of FBT News and Views
Fire away. If there’s one relevant quote from Game of Thrones right now, it’s “winter is coming.” Make sure you’re prepared with these five helpful winter driving tips, including swapping out the leaf blower strapped to the roof of your car for a commercial flamethrower. For extra heat generating capacity, the use of Li-ion batteries is highly recommended.
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Delta Air Lines Offering Black Friday Award Travel Sale, Now through Cyber Monday

Delta Air Lines Offering Black Friday Award Travel Sale, Now through Cyber Monday

Delta Air Lines is holding a Black Friday sale all week. The sale runs through Cyber Monday, November 28.
The airline is offering award travel to a variety of destinations in the United States starting at 5,000 miles each way. The price doesn’t include taxes and fees and a round-trip purchase is required.
Examples of what is available include:
5,000 miles: New York-LaGuardia to Raleigh-Durham, Los Angeles to Seattle
7,500 miles: New York-LaGuardia to …

Delta to Offer Lie-Flat Seats on Washington Reagan-LAX, N.Y.-San Diego, Boston-San Francisco Routes

Delta to Offer Lie-Flat Seats on Washington Reagan-LAX, N.Y.-San Diego, Boston-San Francisco Routes

Delta Air Lines announced plans to offer passengers lie-flat seats on three transcon routes in addition to what is currently offered on its premium transcon service linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The first route to have lie-flat seating will be Los Angeles International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, which will start on April 24, 2017. Flights will leave LAX at 8:30 a.m. local time and …

Delta to Offer Status of Checked Bags Through App

Delta to Offer Status of Checked Bags Through App

Delta Air Lines announced that it will now provide real-time updates of the location of checked baggage to passengers using its Fly Delta app.
The system uses radio frequency identification tags attached to passengers’ bags to keep them informed of the status of their bags with live updates.
Passengers will receive status updates at various points, including when their bag is successfully loaded onto an aircraft, as well as which carousel it …