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Easy points: Lyft rides now earn Delta SkyMiles

Effective today, Delta SkyMiles members can earn miles on every dollar they spend with ride-sharing app Lyft. The Delta-Lyft partnership is the first such agreement between a ride sharing company and an airline. The only similar existing partnership is between Uber and hotel partners including Hilton, IHG and Starwood Preferred Guest. Unlike the bonus agreement involving…

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Delta Integrates Seamless Helicopter Service for JFK, Complimentary Service for Delta One & Domestic First?

Wow, who remembers back in 2007-2008 when Delta was offering free helicopter service from the east side of Manhattan (TSS) to JFK for Business Elite international passengers as well as domestic first class and unrestricted economy travelers? It was incredible, especially since at the time I lived right across the street from the east 34th street…

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4X in 36 Hours – Comparing JFK-LAX on American, Delta, JetBlue, & United

Wow, from noon on a Tuesday until midnight the following day, Peter Flax of The Hollywood Reporter flew between JFK and LAX four times, sampling the first and business class offerings on the route from American, Delta, JetBlue, and United. We’ve actually reviewed all of these individually before at Point Me to the Plane, though it’s…

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What? United & American Fight For Best On-Time Arrival…Delta Still #1

An American Airlines 737-800 in Montréal. Photo by Alexandre Gouger, used with permission.

It’s no surprise that Delta was once again first among the big four domestic carriers in on-time performance in March, blowing away the competition with an 82.3% on-time arrival rate. Southwest finished 2nd at 79.6%, but the big story was the fight for 3rd between American and United. American ultimately won by hair, coming in at 78.1%…

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Delta One Suite Beats United’s Polaris for “Best Cabin Concept” Award

The Delta One Suite has beaten out United’s Polaris for “best cabin concept” in the 2017 Crystal Cabin Award. The voting panel was impressed with the privacy partitions which gave a “First Class” feeling in business. “Carefully selected materials, mood lighting and technology work together to ensure an aesthetically exclusive travel experience.” Back in August, Delta…

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Breaking: Delta to Form Joint Venture with Korean Air! MQM & MQD Earning Finally?

Wow, what a change from their toxic relationship of a few years earlier. Back in September, we reported that Delta’s CEO told reporters that the airline’s re-established partnership with Korean Air Lines could turn into a joint venture. He responded “we’re always talking”, when asked about a deeper relationship with the carrier. Well the plans are…

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