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Delta Reveals Next Airbus A350 Route & Adds A New Route To Europe

Delta's A350 is interesting primarily because the aircraft will be the first to offer the airline's new and impressive-looking Business Class suites up front as well as being the first to offer Delta Premium Select (the airline's grand name for its Premium Economy Cabin).
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In Brief: Fly On Delta’s 747 From Hawaii, El Al Expands Newark Service &...

A few of the stories that have caught my eye recently but that didn't warrant a post of their own. Includes a one-off opportunity to fly on a Delta 747 between Honolulu and the mainland, news of El Al's greatly increased service to Newark, Singapore Airlines launching a corporate loyalty program and Emirates adding back flights to Orlando.
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Delta A350 Latest Routes & Updates

This is the page Traveling For Miles uses to highlight the routes on which Delta is operating (or plans to operate) its new Airbus A350 and it will be updated each time we see a new route added or a schedule changed - if you're interested in trying out the Delta A350 you may wish to bookmark this page.
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BREAKING NEWS: Virgin Atlantic Changes Earnings & Award Costs On Delta

Virgin Atlantic has just announced some big and wide-reaching changes to rules governing how many miles Flying Club members will earn when flying on Delta, how many Flying Club miles members will need to book awards on Delta and how many Tier Points members will earn when flying on Delta. These changes are very significant!
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Delta’s First A350 Routes Revealed

Late last week we found out that the inaugural route for Delta's new A350 aircraft will be the airline's Detroit (DTW) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) route and that the launch date is set for 30 October this year. Now, thanks to some good work from AirlineRoute, we know what the next two routes to feature Delta's Airbus A350 will be.
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Review: Delta One Business Class 767 (Overnight JFK – MAD)

Amazingly, after more years of flying than I care to admit to, this was my first ever experience of flying with Delta and, as such, this was my first ever visit to Terminal 4 at New York's JFK airport. I was really looking forward to trying out Delta's transatlantic Business Class product (Delta One) as I wanted to see just how good a product the airline offers to make up for its atrocious rewards program (Delta SkyMiles has been nicknamed SkyPesos for a reason!).
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Delta Premium Economy Will Launch In Late 2017

Delta has announced that it will be debuting its new Premium Economy cabin, "Delta Premium" on select international flights from "late 2017". Delta will be the second of the big 3 US legacy airlines to offer a true Premium Economy cabin following American's introduction of the cabin on its 787-9 Dreamliners last month.
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Delta Sale Now On – Europe From $492 & Asia From $576 Roundtrip

I'm not exactly a big Delta flyer in so much as in all my years of flying I've never stepped foot on a Delta flight (that's soon changing) but I still pay attention when the airline offers good value fares...and there are some of those around right now.
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Delta Improves Complimentary Upgrades With Immediate Effect

Back in May of this year Delta announced that, from this fall, Medallion members traveling with one companion would clear for Complimentary Upgrades to both First Class and Delta Comfort+ based on the status of the higher-tiered member. Well, we're half-way through the second month of fall and Delta has finally made good on that announcement.
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Delta Adds Lie-Flat Service Between Los Angeles and Washington Reagan

Delta has announced that it will commence daily service between Los Angeles and Washington Reagan from 24 April 2017 and will operate the route using 757-200 aircraft fitted with full flat-bed seats in First Class.
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I’m Cheating On American And It Feels Great!

I've made no secret of my feelings towards the American Airlines hierarchy following the changes to the AAdvantage program but I've also pointed out that I'm not really sure where else to turn if I want to earn and burn miles in a loyalty program that hasn't already been decimated. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan is a go-to program for a lot of disenchanted AAdvantage members but that program doesn't work so well if you have travel patterns like mine...so I'm a little bit stuck
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Delta Adds New East Coast – Europe Routes For 2017

Delta has announced plans to expand the services it offers between the East Coast and Europe from Summer 2017. The airline is adding two new services across the Atlantic and is also bringing back a route that it offered earlier this year .
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AMAZING! Delta Business Class Fares Madrid – New York From $1,052!

I have no idea what's going on over at Delta but there are some ludicrously low Business Class fares available right now for travel between Madrid and New York. Not only are the fares absolutely fantastic but they're also available through May 2017!
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Delta & American Open Reservations For Flights To Havana

Over the weekend and in the early hours of this morning Delta and American Airlines added their respective USA - Havana flights to their schedules and opened up bookings to anyone who qualifies for travel to Cuba. As much as I'd like to go on another rant about the sheer stupidity of the rules governing who can and who cannot travel to Cuba from the US I'll restrain myself and focus on the route news.
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Round Up: Delta Closing Heathrow Arrivals Lounge, American Changes 787-9 Inaugural Flights & Cathay...

A round up of some of the airline news that I've noticed over the past few days including news that Delta is to close its arrivals lounge at Heathrow, Cathay Pacific is reintroducing fuel surcharges on flights to Hong Kong and American Airlines has changed the route for its inaugural 787-9 Dreamliner flight.
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Delta Is Adding A New Route To South Korea

Delta has announced that it will be expanding its relationship with Korean Air by launching a new route between Atlanta and Seoul, South Korea, as well as by expanding its existing joint codeshare agreement with the southeast Asian airline. The change will see Delta flyers have roundtrip connectivity to 33 destinations across Asia while Korean flyers while have access to over 140 destinations in the Americas.
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The New Delta One Suite Looks Fantastic!

You have to feel a little sorry for United and American Airlines (ok you don't really). United and American have been playing catch-up to Delta for years and things looked like they were starting to go their way. American Airlines finally has some excellent Business Class cabins on its long haul aircraft (the 777-300ER currently has the best Business Class seat across the Atlantic and the 787 seats aren't too far behind) and United must have been looking forward to a long period where it clawed back some of the customers it haemorrhaged to Delta with its own impressive-looking Polaris Business Class that is coming in December.
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Delta Adding More Services Out Of Boston

In its latest batch of schedule updates Delta has clearly decided to give Boston a little bit more love. There are two new routes starting up this winter (one is even a short-haul international flight!), an old route is being restarted in the summer and an existing route is seeing frequencies significantly increased.
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Delta Cancels New York JFK – Tokyo Narita Service

Tokyo has been the center of a number of Delta’s battles over the past 18 months. It all started when, back in 2014, American Airlines successfully challenged the airline’s right to operate its Seattle – Haneda route and that skirmish was followed by Delta’s attempt to derail American’s new service Haneda service from Los Angeles in November last year. The latest installment of the Tokyo saga began last month when Delta scored a win over American when it beat out another American bid to serve Haneda with its own proposal to offer service from Minneapolis. I thought that would be the end of things for a while but, just last week American announced that it was challenging the U.S. Department of Transportation's decision so that row rumbles on.
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Delta/Virgin Atlantic Business Class From $1,787/£1,350 (UK – New York)

Manchester appears to be the center of a mini fare war between American Airlines and Delta/Virgin Atlantic and this is great news for UK-based travelers. I'm running two back-to-back posts today which separate out the Delta/Virgin and American Airlines fare to make each a little easier to read and digest - this post details the Delta/Virgin Atlantic fare so, if you're looking for the American Airlines fare follow this link.
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Delta News Roundup: LAX Relocation, LaGuardia Renovation & London Route Changes

A round up of various pieces of Delta news that have been released over the past week including news of the latest changes to come at Los Angeles' LAX, the agreement struck with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey for the redevelopment of LaGuardia and news on route and aircraft changes to/from London Heathrow.
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Delta & Virgin Atlantic Add & Swap Routes Between The US and UK

Delta and Virgin Atlantic may not be part of the same worldwide alliance but they've been very strongly connected ever since Delta took a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic back in 2013. It wasn't long after the tie-up with Delta that Virgin Atlantic started to withdraw from a lot of its non US/Caribbean routes to focus on the leisure sector between the US and the US.
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Delta Adds Delta Comfort + Fares To Select Asia & Latin America Routes

Delta has announced that Delta Comfort + seating is being introduced as a separate fare on select routes between USA/Canada and Asia and Latin America. I seem to have gone from rarely writing about Delta to writing about Delta a lot more frequently recently as the airline keeps making announcements about its loyalty program and its onboard products....I'm going to have to start reading up on the airline a lot more!
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Delta Announces Los Angeles – Beijing Route

Most of the recent big route news out of Los Angeles has revolved around American Airlines starting up service to Auckland and service to Hong Kong and...
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Delta News: New Route From Los Angeles, More A330 Service From Los Angeles &...

It looks like the battle for Los Angeles is hotting up. American Airlines has recently been making a big push for the Los Angeles...
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Earn Qantas Miles For Keeping Fit, Faster OnBoard WiFi In The US, Delta Shoots...

A round-up of travel stories from around the net that didn't really deserve a whole blog of their own but deserved an honorable mention nonetheless. Everything from a new way to stay fit and earn miles (thanks Qantas) to new coffee onboard courtesy of United and a cool, short, video from Delta.
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Delta Aircraft Changes That May Affect You, Lufthansa Cancels Another Route & Is The...

A look at some of the airline news that could affect your future or existing plans - Delta scheduling equipment changes (check your seat selections), Lufthansa cancelling another service (do you ned to re-book?) and, for a bit of fun, is the ANA 787 decked out in Star Wars livery coming to London?
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American Airlines, Delta & United Airlines: New Routes & Schedule Changes

A roundup of the latest new route announcements and route changes from American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines including news of new wide-body flights from Delta, more Dreamliner service from American and, coincidentally, less Dreamliner service from United.
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British Airways Brings Back Gatwick-New York, Aer Lingus To Fly To LAX, Delta Adds...

A quick roundup of some of the more important airline route news from the past few days. There's good news for travelers flying across...
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News Links: Etihad Reduces A380s From Heathrow, A US Airline To Offer Free WiFi,...

A roundup of some of the airline news from the past week - new routes, old routes restarted, airlines making travel even less comfortable....it's all in here :)
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Delta Tickets Now Bookable With Apple Pay

Delta has announced that it's the first US-based airline to allow its customers to purchase tickets using Apple Pay.....and, having accidentally used it to book a ticket, I can confirm that it works pretty well!
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Delta Adding New Routes To Europe & American Adds To Washington Reagan

Both Delta and American have been jockeying for position over the past few weeks ever since they had a spat over an interline agreement (amongst...
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Roundup: Will Qantas Return To Continental Europe? Delta Re-Starts Fight Over Haneda, Low Cost...

A roundup of some of the airline news from the past few days. This post sees a stronger than normal focus on Australian carriers but Delta,...
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More Routes: American Adds New Route To Mexico, Delta Seasonal Flights Now Bookable, New...

A round up of new routes, expanded routes, seasonal routes and route changes that have been announced over the past few days. American's New Route...
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Friday Fare Alert (2): SFO to PVG From $601 or 4.1c/mile (AA/DL/UA & More)

In the first of today's fare alerts I posted fares between Seattle and Shanghai/Beijing for the last three months of 2015. The most direct fares were with Hainan and Delta but American Airlines had a fantastic milage-run-worthy fare which came out to just 4.4c/mile.
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Friday Fare Alert (1): Seattle to Shanghai/Beijing From $550 (AA/AC/CA/DL/HU)

There are some great looking fares for travel from Seattle to China over the next 3 months. On the Shanghai route it looks like Hainan and Delta are battling it out for supremacy with American getting involved too. On the Beijing route its a battle between Air China/Air Canada and Hainan.
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American Airlines Takes Aim At Delta – Resumes Washington Reagan – Atlanta Route

I love it when airlines have a falling out. Not only is it often fun to watch (ME3 vs US3) but, often, it has...
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Great AirFares From New York to Europe – Delta And Norwegian

Right now there are some great economy fares available for travel between New York's JFK airport and Europe. Delta: New York to Paris (JFK - CDG)...
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Airline News Roundup: US Airlines Face Lawsuits, New A350 First Class, Qantas Gets HBO...

A round up of some of the latest news from the airline industry that I've noticed over the past few days - some may...
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Interesting Travel Links: Manure To Fuel Planes, New JAL App for Android, EU Bans...

These are a few of the travel-related, interesting/informative links I've noticed around the Web in the past few days: JetBlue Opens Outdoor Space at JFK...
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Is There A Bigger Hypocrite Than Richard Anderson?

The row between the 3 big US airlines (American, Delta & United) and the 3 big Middle Eastern Airlines (Etihad, Emirates & Qatar) has...
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New Routes, New Routes, New Routes

I'm not sure if this is "announcement season" or if it's because the heads of the Star Alliance airlines have all been meeting up in Warsaw...
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News Roundup: New W Hotel, Hold Fares On Emirates, Delta flys to Osaka &...

A few bits of news that don't warrant a whole post of their own but that may be of interest: Starwood have announced a new...
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Delta And Virgin Atlantic Opening a Lounge Bar in London

Back in April, Amex announced that they're opening a private lounge for cardholders in London's O2 Arena and now, it seems that Delta and Virgin...

Etihad Files Response to “Open Skies” Debate

The row between the big 3 airlines in the US (American, Delta & United) and the Big 3 Middle East Carriers (Etihad, Emirates &...
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Mayor Of Fort-Worth Sides With American In Open Skies Dispute

In other news the Pope says he's a Catholic, Le Bron says he's partial to a game of Basketball and McDonalds tell us they like...
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Travel Websites Claim Delta Is Cutting Them Off

A report in today's Wall Street Journal say that a group of travel websites (including Hipmunk, TripAdvisor and CheapOAir) are claiming that Delta Airlines...
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Good Fares to Hawaii From Seattle Nov-Feb (DL/AS/HA/UA)

We're always on the look out for any decent deals to our favourite group of islands and it looks like some of the airlines...
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Fare Alert – Boston – St Thomas ($293)

With Marriott's Frenchman's Cove being one of our users' favourite Caribbean vacation rental properties we've recently been on the lookout for good deals to St Thomas. Right...

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