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Delta Starts Installing Flat-Bed Seats on Boeing 747-400 Aircraft

Delta Starts Installing Flat-Bed Seats on Boeing 747-400 Aircraft

Delta has begun the refurbishment of its Boeing 747-400 fleet, installing fully-flat-bed seats in a herringbone configuration in BusinessElite cabins. In the new configuration, each seat will have direct aisle access.
Approximately 80 inches long and 20.5 inches wide, BusinessElite seats onboard Delta’s 747-400 fleet will also have USB ports, universal power outlets, and 15.4-inch video monitors with more than 1,000 entertainment choices. The refurbished 747s will also offer an Economy …

Delta Shuttle First Class New York LGA Washington DCA – Review

Delta Shuttle First Class New York LGA Washington DCA – Review

The Marine Air Terminal at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport is the only air terminal in operation that dates back to the days of the flying boat, seaplanes that were the mainstay of aviation in the late Thirties and early Forties.
The terminal itself eventually fell into disrepair and was renovated twice, first in the Sixties to be used for private aviation and then in anticipation of the 1985 launch of …

This Week In Business Travel History – 12 February 2012

This Week In Business Travel History – 12 February 2012

An unusual business trip took place in 1633 as Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei traveled to Rome to face charges of heresy for asserting that the earth revolves around the sun. Galileo was also born this week in 1564.
Construction was started on the 101-mile-long Suez Canal in 1859. Ten years later, the task was completed. While construction was still going on, the first ship passed through the canal in February of …

TSA PreCheck Trusted Traveler Program Out of Beta, Expands to 28 New Airports

TSA PreCheck Trusted Traveler Program Out of Beta, Expands to 28 New Airports

The Transportation Security Administration announced that its PreCheck trusted traveler program would move out of the pilot phase and expand to 28 additional airports.  The program was first announced last summer and rolled out to frequent travelers flying on American Airlines out of Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Miami (MIA) and on Delta Air Lines out of Atlanta (ATL) and Detroit (DTW) airports.  Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and New …

What’s Doing in Washington, D.C.

What’s Doing in Washington, D.C.

As well known as Washington, D.C. is, it didn’t exist until it was created by an act of Congress in 1790.  Today, D.C. as it is known (it is also referred to as “Washington” and “the District”) is home to over 600,000 people, and, thanks to commuters from nearby Maryland and Virginia, the population during the workday expands to over one million.
Washington is a planned city and, from its start …

Delta BusinessElite Flight 1565 New York-JFK San Francisco – Review

Delta BusinessElite Flight 1565 New York-JFK San Francisco – Review

Terminal 2 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport opened in 1962 and was used by Northeast Airlines, Braniff, and Northwest Airlines until Pan American World Airways took it over following the demise of Northeast and Braniff.
Following Pan Am’s demise it was taken over by Delta Air Lines, as was the Pan Am Worldport next door.  First- and business-class passengers as well as SkyMiles Medallion and SkyTeam Elite Plus …

EU Launches Antitrust Probe of Delta/Air France-KLM Joint Venture

EU Launches Antitrust Probe of Delta/Air France-KLM Joint Venture

European antitrust regulators announced a new investigation into pricing and capacity pacts between Air France-KLM, Alitalia, and Delta Air Lines on Friday.  The European Commission, which is responsible for regulation competition in the European Union, is concerned that these deals could violate EU antitrust laws.
“The goal is to ensure that this tie-up does not harm passengers on EU-U.S. routes,” the commission said in a written statement.
The investigation will look into …