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Delta to Add Boeing 717 Aircraft to its Fleet

Delta to Add Boeing 717 Aircraft to its Fleet

As part of its domestic fleet restructuring plan, Delta Airlines announced it will add 88 Boeing 717 aircraft to its fleet starting in 2013.  The aircraft will be leased from Southwest Airlines and will replace 50-seat regional jets and some older DC-9 aircraft.
Once in the Delta fleet, the aircraft will be equipped with 12 first-class seats, 15 Economy Comfort seats, and 83 seats in the main cabin.
The Boeing 717 is …

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction Survey

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction Survey

Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk.com want to know how satisfied you are with the frequent flyer programs that you are a member of.
Please rate your experiences with one or more of the following Frequent Flyer Programs based on your actual usage of the program within the past 12 months below on this page.  Your rating should be based on your own personal satisfaction with award redemption within the program and …

Delta BusinessElite Flight 1940 San Francisco to New York JFK – Review

Delta BusinessElite Flight 1940 San Francisco to New York JFK – Review

Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport is decidedly less glamorous than the newly-constructed Terminal 2, but this is what Delta Air Lines calls home in the Bay Area for domestic flights.
Arriving uncharacteristically early with my boarding pass in hand I proceeded to the security checkpoint.  Delta offers its first- and business-class passengers the use of the SkyPriority line, which came in handy since there were only a handful of …

Delta Adds New Seasonal In-Flight Dining Options

Delta Adds New Seasonal In-Flight Dining Options

Delta has added seasonal food and beverages to its in-flight dining menu for summer.  New additions include Tequila Avion, Blue Moon beer, and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream
Delta will also offer mojitos on all flights between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean for the summer months. Delta recently added new meals on those flights in BusinessElite that were inspired by South American cuisine and designed by chef Michelle …

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports

If you’ve been waiting to vote, wait no longer.  Vote today for your favorite airline, hotel, airport, or credit card loyalty program.  Balloting for the 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards is almost over but you still have an opportunity to give praise where it’s due.  You will also have a chance to win a Tumi Alpha T-Pass Organizer Brief and historic airline memorabilia at the end of the balloting.
This …

No More Lines: How to Save (Significant) Time At the Airport

No More Lines: How to Save (Significant) Time At the Airport

Let’s face it.  Few people like waiting in lines and I’m more impatient about lines than most.  But one of the realities of air travel has been lines.  Lines for check-in, lines for security checkpoints, and lines for passport control. (For that matter I’m not a fan of supermarket lines either, and it drives my partner crazy when I look around for the Executive Platinum line at the local market.)
Early …

What Are Your Favorite Hotels and Airlines?

What Are Your Favorite Hotels and Airlines?

There was that elegant hotel in Italy with the concierge who got those last-minute front-row tickets.  The fantastic service and the lie-flat beds on the flight to Tokyo that allowed you to arrive fresh for that important meeting.  The wonderful meal at that chic downtown hotel in New York City that helped you seal the deal.  A fantastic room-service breakfast to start the day off right.
Everyone has favorites, and the …