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Delta Expands Hertz Partnership with New Benefits

Delta Expands Hertz Partnership with New Benefits

Delta Air Lines announced enhancements to its partnership with Hertz on Tuesday.
Effective immediately, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallion members in the airline’s SkyMiles program are eligible to receive elite status in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program.
Diamond and Platinum Medallions will get President’s Circle Program status, the top tier typically earned with 20 or more rentals annually or a spend of $4,000 or more.  Benefits include dedicated lines, faster service, dedicated …

Republic and Delta Extend Partnership into Next Decade

Republic and Delta Extend Partnership into Next Decade

Republic Airways Holdings announced that its partnership with Delta Air Lines would soon be expanded.
The two airlines agreed on Thursday that Republic would operate nine additional 69-seat Embraer E170 aircraft.  The aircraft will begin to go into service in the third quarter of 2015 and the second quarter of 2016 and will operate for a period of six years per aircraft.
Republic also announced that Delta was extending its agreement for …

Delta Expands Partnership with WestJet

Delta Expands Partnership with WestJet

Delta Air Lines announced an expansion of its partnership with low-cost carrier WestJet Airlines.
The changes, which go into effect on the first of the year, will give customers of both airlines access to a larger network across the globe.
Under the expanded partnership, members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programs will receive additional benefits.  Delta SkyMiles members and WestJet Rewards members will be eligible to receive SkyMiles or WestJet dollars on …

Delta Opens New Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow

Delta Opens New Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow

Delta Air Lines announced the opening of the Delta Arrivals Lounge at Terminal 3 of London Heathrow.  The lounge is open to all BusinessElite (soon to be Delta One) and SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members arriving from the United States.
The new facility offers a variety of breakfast items such as Starbucks coffee, fruit, pastries, yogurt, and cereals.  The lounge also has a business center, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi …

Delta Announces Delta One Business Class, Additional New Naming Conventions

Delta Announces Delta One Business Class, Additional New Naming Conventions

Delta Air Lines announced new nomenclature for its premium and coach cabins and also introduced some new amenities.
The airline is giving its BusinessElite business-class cabin a new name, Delta One.  The only changes are new quilted seat covers on the fully lie-flat seats.
Delta’s premium economy lite section, Economy Comfort, will become Comfort+.  The cabin will continue to offer passengers standard coach seats with more legroom and greater recline, and the …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 6, 2014

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The first weekend in December is upon us, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should be of interest to you.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews Delta’s business-class service flying from New York to Moscow. In part thanks to a Pan Am purser (Pan Am was the first U.S. airline to fly to Russia, back …

Delta to Launch Seasonal Minneapolis-Honolulu Flights

Delta to Launch Seasonal Minneapolis-Honolulu Flights

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin new daily seasonal service between Minneapolis and Honolulu, Hawaii next October.  The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
Flights will depart Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at 11:45 a.m. and arrive at Honolulu International Airport at 3:49 p.m.  Flights from Honolulu are scheduled to depart at 5:17 p.m. and arrive in Minneapolis at 6:00 a.m. the following day.
The 767-300ERs that Delta will …