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Delta BusinessElite Flight 203 Stockholm – New York JFK – Review

Delta BusinessElite Flight 203 Stockholm – New York JFK – Review

Stockholm Arlanda Airport has to be one of the easiest airports in the world to negotiate. Terminal 5, the airport’s newest, in addition to the cool Scandinavian interior (even the security checkpoint has a Scandinavian look to it), offers great shopping and many places to sit, relax, and enjoy Scandinavian food.
I arrived for my Delta flight to New York on schedule and first went to have my Value-Added Tax forms …

Delta to Shut Down Regional Airline Subsidiary Comair

Delta to Shut Down Regional Airline Subsidiary Comair

Delta has announced it will shut down Comair, its regional subsidiary, on September 29, citing an increase in operating costs for regional flying.
Comair currently accounts for 1% of Delta’s network, and the carrier has promised that passengers and routes will not be significantly impacted when Comair ceases operations.  Comair’s flying has decreased dramatically in the past two years following Delta’s sale of its Mesaba and Compass regional airlines.
Comair is based …

Getting Through Security Faster with TSA PreCheck – Review and Report

Getting Through Security Faster with TSA PreCheck – Review and Report

Recently, I arrived at LaGuardia Airport and experienced an entirely new world of airport security.  I left my shoes and belt on, my laptop remained in its case (I already had been doing a variation on this since I carry a Tumi checkpoint-friendly case), and I didn’t have to remove any liquids from my bag
I was experiencing the latest in airport security, TSA PreCheck.
Not too long ago, airports were barrier …

Remaking John F. Kennedy International Airport – Terminal City Meets the Megaterminal

Remaking John F. Kennedy International Airport – Terminal City Meets the Megaterminal

For JFK, which opened its doors as Idlewild in the 1940s, there is now light, space, and air, where darkness and tight spaces were once the rule. Today, more than half of JFK’s terminals are new, having been built since the late 1990s.
Travelers will find welcoming and airy spaces and islands of ticket counters that bear little resemblance to their bank-teller-like forbears.  Glass walls and skylights bring the outdoors in …

Delta to Add Wi-Fi to International Flights

Delta to Add Wi-Fi to International Flights

Delta has announced that it will add in-flight Wi-Fi to its international fleet of 150 aircraft beginning early next year.
Delta will partner with Gogo Inflight Internet to use Ku-band capacity satellites to compliment existing air-to-ground capabilities already used on domestic flights to provide the service. The in-flight Internet will be available on Delta’s Boeing 777s, 767s, 747s, 757s, and Airbus 330s.
Delta currently operates the largest Wi-Fi equipped fleet in the …

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: Which Airlines Soar Above the Rest?

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: Which Airlines Soar Above the Rest?

While they may appear to be similar at first glance, not all frequent flyer programs are created equal. If you are trying to decide which frequent flyer program to be loyal to and your primary goal is reward redemption for airline tickets, take note of the following: experienced flyers, i.e. those who know the ins and outs of the various programs, rated Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan the best, and are …

U.S. Airlines Hit Highest Levels of On-Time Arrivals Since 2009

U.S. Airlines Hit Highest Levels of On-Time Arrivals Since 2009

The Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report, which was released today, showed that 86.3% of all U.S. airline flights arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival times in April 2012.
This marks the best performance for U.S. airlines since November 2009, when the on-time rate was 88.6%
Among individual airlines, in April the carriers with the highest on-time arrival rates were Hawaiian Airlines (94.4%), AirTran Airways (94%), and Delta (90.9%). …