No Surprise, Delta Announces Huge Profit from Purchased Upgrades for Business Travelers

Much to the chagrin of Delta Medallions, Delta’s Q417 earnings call on Thursday revealed just how profitable those purchased upgrades are. Delta president¬†Glen Hauenstein bragged that the domestic upgrade revenue stream is “extremely strong and growing fast”. Not only that, he hypothesized that the majority of growth is coming from business travelers who are using…

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RIP Virgin America, Carrier Begins Using Alaska Call Sign. We’ll Miss These Quirks Forever

Virgin America officially stopped operating under its “Redwood” call sign today, instead transitioning to Alaska’s “Alaska” sign. In the eyes of the FAA, that makes Virgin America and Alaska one airline. You’ll still see Virgin America plans for quite a bit longer, but today marks the official end of Virgin America ūüôĀ Slowly but surely,…

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Delta Opens 3rd LaGuardia Sky Club, Taking Over Former AA Admirals Club

Here’s some Delta news that’s not related to today’s ATL blackout or the cancelation of the final 747 flight…there’s a “new” Delta Sky Club at LaGuardia, but don’t get too excited! The former American Airlines Admirals Club in Terminal C was re-opened as a Delta Sky Club late last week after Delta’s consolidation of operations…

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Disney Shares Details of New Gondola Transportation System @ Disney World Resort

Disney released additional details of their Disney Skyliner system last week. The system of gondolas (each featuring Disney characters) will connect the theme parks and hotels around Disney World in Orlando and will have stations at Epcot, Hollywood Studios,¬†Disney‚Äôs Pop Century Resort, and Disney‚Äôs Art of Animation Resort. Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will act as…

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United Launching San Francisco to Tahiti Service! Award Availability Ehh

Good news (?) for those looking to redeem points / miles to Tahiti, United will be launching non-stop service from San Francisco (SFO) to Pape’ete (PPT), the capital of Tahiti, the South Pacific’s gateway to more than 118 islands in¬†French Polynesia¬†including¬†Bora Bora, Moorea, the Marquesas and Raiatea beginning in October 2018 through March 28, 2019.…

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Ugly Xmas Sweaters Will Get You Early Boarding on Alaska, Virgin America, & Horizon

December 15th is¬†National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, and Alaska is celebrating by giving passengers early boarding privileges if they wear their “festive sweaters” to the airport. The one-day promotion will be celebrated by flyers and employees alike across Alaska’s 115-city network and includes all Alaska, Virgin America and Horizon Air flights. Festive holiday-themed boarding music…

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