One of the awesome things about having Starwood Platinum status is the that when you check in you can be upgraded to a standard suite if there is availability. When checking in this week, I was pleasantly surprised with such an upgrade!
Wow – so many changes this week… busy busy! Alaska Airlines released their plan for Virgin America on their blog, and while a lot of changes are promising, Virgin’s amazing First Class hard product will be missed. There was confirmation that you can use your Alaska Airlines companion certificate on Virgin America routes, which is … Continue reading “Huge Changes All Around!”
For some travel I have coming up, I noticed that my usual plane from JFK to San Diego was replaced with an internationally configured Boeing 757-200. Though this means there are substantially fewer seats in First Class (down to 16 from 20 to 26 depending on configuration), there is an opportunity to fly Delta One … Continue reading “Domestic #DeltaOne on a Boeing 757-200”
There has been a lot of talk recently about Delta bringing back free meals to the economy cabin for transcontinental (JFK-LAX & JFK-SFO, for now) flights, and it has raised questions about customer loyalty, profitability, and if other airlines (United and American) will take note of this and do the same. I can’t speak to … Continue reading “The Return of Free Meals! #KeepClimbing, @Delta”
As I got off my flight to JFK this week, I was surprised by Delta with something that I have never had the chance to experience… the Porsche! I was taken off the jetbridge and dropped off at the SkyClub at my next terminal – talk about service! 😀 Thank you, Delta, for the experience … Continue reading “Pleasant surprise from @Delta at #JFK!”
I have no idea how I missed this news, but Delta is going to be connecting Austin and Raleigh with a year-round, daily flight starting March 9th of this year. It’ll be on a CRJ-900, which will be a tight fit for the 1,162 miles between the two airports, but it’s hard to beat that … Continue reading “RDU-AUS (and v.v.) flight on @Delta coming March 9th! #KeepClimbing”
As René over at BoardingArea mentioned, there are some huge changes coming with the 2018 Medallion year (I haven’t qualified yet, but I am on track to maintain my Diamond!). Through the 2017 Medallion year, Delta has been the only one of the “Big Three” (American, United, and Delta) to offer club access to their … Continue reading “Excited About @Delta Choice Benefits for 2017 and 2018! #KeepClimbing”