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Delta Announces Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seoul with Partner Korean Air

Delta announced its intentions to begin nonstop service from its Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) hub to Seoul-Incheon (ICN) sometime next year. The new route will be served in partnership with Delta’s joint venture partner, Korean Air. Schedule details and official start date will be announced at a later date. Delta plans to fly its reconfigured Boeing 777-200ER aircraft…

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Delta-Korean Air Joint Venture Wins Approval from Korea – Set to Launch First Half of Year

Delta and Korean Air received conditional approval for their transpacific joint venture from the Korean government on Thursday.  The airlines previously received approval from the US Department of Transportation back in November. The carriers say they intend to launch their partnership during the first half of this year if the conditional approval leads to an…

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Skymiles Is a Wasteland, Yet I’m Still Stuck With Delta. Stockholm Syndrome?

Stockholm Syndrome is a condition observed among hostages who develop an affinity and loyalty to their captors, even when held at gunpoint. I started studying the symptoms in light of a few recently heartbreaking perusals through Delta Skymiles availability calendars. Delta Skymiles isn’t exactly a wasteland, but it’s getting there. Like any frequent flier program, there…

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Quick Hit: Korean Air New T2 First Class Lounge and ICN Terminal 2 Impressions

Greetings from Japan! I am fresh off my Korean Air first class itinerary from New York to Seoul to Tokyo, during which I was able to experience the newly opened Seoul Incheon Terminal 2 and Korean Air’s new first class lounge. While I’ll have a full trip report coming and despite the fact that I’m…

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Amadeus Down — Check-in Problems and Delays Worldwide

Numerous airports and carriers throughout the world are experiencing varying delays today, as the Altea software suite produced by the GDS provider Amadeus is reportedly suffering from IT problems. While reservations and inventory management systems are still functional, it appears that the “departure control system” side of things has suffered outages. As such, passengers have been…

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Delta Up To No Good Yet Again!

Back in April, Delta decided to devalue the redemptions on their partner airlines overnight without any notice.  This was the latest of a string of devaluations that Delta imposed upon its members overnight.  One of the particularly stinging devaluations was for a last minute premium award on Virgin Atlantic.  Overnight, a last minute (21 days…

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My new SkyMiles award flight crush: China Airlines

China Airlines Skymiles SkyTeam award availability

If Delta’s SkyMiles program is the Mohave Desert of award travel, China Airlines is a hidden oasis waterfall. Once considered an also-ran to competitor EVA Airways, Taiwanese flagship carrier China Airlines now operates one of the best services across the Pacific Ocean. It also has the best award availability of just about any airline in…

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