Today, Alaska Airlines told Seattle (SEA) airport officials that they do not want their passengers paying for an international terminal expansion that will mostly benefit Delta. The terminal expansion costs recently skyrocketed from $300 million to over $600 million. Alaska’s senior VP of external relations had this to say about the meeting with the Port… Read full article

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The DOT said yesterday that they are going forward with their review of whether to strip Delta of their SEA-HND slots, despite Delta’s formal response earlier this week. The DOT was not impressed and said nothing in the response from Delta changed their previous decision. We have determined that, in light of Delta’s extensive winter-season… Read full article

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Delta has formally responded to both American and Hawaiian’s bids to take away their Seattle (SEA) – Haneda (HND) slots. In the 33 page response, Delta said that: American and Hawaiian’s efforts to strip Seattle and Washington State of their only Haneda flight and move the slots to abundantly served states in California and Hawaii… Read full article

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Last month marked 23 years since Delta pulled the plug on Pan Am. On Dec. 4, 1991, Delta revealed its decision to not honor its commitment to fund a new Miami-based Pan Am, and the historic carrier shut down. Ted Reed at Fortune takes an interesting look back at the circumstances leading to Delta’s decision and the legal battle… Read full article

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Avery, a member of the Juicy Miles team and author of Don’t Call the Airline!, has discovered quite an amazing glitch on the Delta website. Near unlimited partner availability – we are talking VS, AF, AZ, CN, CZ, KE, etc. Check out his post for full details on how to find the availability and take advantage while you… Read full article

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“We’ve asked the DOT to withdraw Delta’s Seattle-Haneda rights because of their underuse. They’ve agreed, now we’re trying to convince the DOT that our service from LAX would be the best use of those rights.” This morning American filed an application with the DOT to operate daily, year-round flights from LAX to Haneda (HND). The proposed… Read full article

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This is actually not a joke! Delta’s Level 1 (Saver) availability to Europe this summer is fantastic…and not just on their partners but on DL metal as well. Delta had promised that with all the negative SkyMiles “enhancements” in 2015, we would also receive better award availability. It seems that they told the truth, at least while… Read full article

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SkyTeam partner Air Europa has announced plans to increase frequency on both their JFK and MIA routes to Madrid (MAD). Some of the JFK flights will even be operated on B787 aircraft by LOT Polish Airlines (a HUGE improvement over the standard Air Europa A330). Air Europa availability can be viewed on ExpertFlyer and the KLM/Air France… Read full article

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Which carrier has the highest percentage of their fleet equipped with lie-flat seats, IFE, power, and Wifi among the big three – American, Delta, and United? After American’s $2 billion customer enhancement announcement earlier this month, Bloomberg compared each carrier’s offerings…note that these numbers do differ from the mod tracking threads on both flyertalk and airliners.net… Read full article

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Lots of juicy tidbits from the Delta Investor Day webcast and associated 58 slide PowerPoint presentation from earlier this month: 2014 marks the first time since DL committed to “winning in NYC” that the JFK/LGA hubs are profitable on a segment basis. The T4 extension at JFK will open in January and RJ gates at… Read full article

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“Right now we’re focused on integrating the two programs and providing the most benefit we can to our loyal customers.” “It‘s integrate first, and then we’ll innovate. This is something we wanted to do to reward our customers.” That was the quote given by Casey Norton, an American spokesman, for a CNN piece that just… Read full article

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