Delta Airlines Posts

Delta Wants to Move to Terminal 2 & 3 at LAX

After spending millions to renovate terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport, Delta is feeling cramped at LAX and has signed a letter of intent to move from terminal 5 to the dated terminal 2 and 3 at LAX. Although the airport authority (LAWA) has not agreed yet to the changed, Delta has ...

Delta Airlines Changes Award Costs 10/1

Delta has once again changed award ticket prices, this time providing customers with a nine month warning before the business class award devaluation goes into effect on October 1, 2016. The only problem is, for travel booked after October 1, 2016, the new award levels will be assessed, meaning it ...

Delta Wins Right to Continue Flying from Love Field, Sort Of


After a long period of silence in the Dallas Love Field gate dispute, a morsel of news finally trickled out of the courtroom late Friday.  US District Judge Ed Kinkaide granted Delta's request for injunctive relief, permitting the airline to continue flying out of Love Field for ...
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Remote Stands & Buses Coming to Seatac Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the fastest growing Airport in America and passenger numbers are up year over year by over 13%. With the additional passengers comes more planes and as the Battle for Seattle continues between Delta and Alaska and foreign carriers such as Emirates, Iceland ...
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Keep Your Boarding Pass Close!


I wrote an article this week for Inside Flyer showcasing the compromising personal information at your fingertips with nothing more than a discarded boarding pass. An equal-opportunity problem; American, Delta, and United all have a lot of work on their hands if they wish to better protect the ...
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Delta diversifies transatlantic network in 2016 with four new Summer routes

Delta Air Lines is leveraging its position of strength in Europe, thanks to its transatlantic joint venture partners, to launch four new routes in Summer 2016 that will benefit its mid-size, and inland hubs in the U.S., a bold game-changer in strategy as it currently concentrates the vast majority ...
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Don't Be Like Me And Screw Up A Korean Air Award Booking


Man, I really screwed the pooch on this one. I’m such an idiot and I hope that you guys can learn from my mistake. If you guys have been following along, then you know that I’m booked on the Vietnam Airlines A350 inaugural flight to Paris. Because Vietnam Airlines is a SkyTeam ...
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Giveaway: Delta Drink/Have One On Us Vouchers

I am giving away five sets of three Delta’s “Have One On Us” vouchers which are good for one free beer, cocktail, headset or wine split each on any of Delta or Delta connects flights. The vouchers are good until December 31, 2015 and can be used on any Delta flight.
To win: ...

Saudia Award Space Now Bookable on Delta.com

Saudia, formerly Saudi Arabian Airlines, is the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a member of SkyTeam. Many are quick to dismiss Saudia because it is a dry airline, but I've flown Saudia four times and give it my stamp of approval. Saudia is also a tremendous source for award ...

The Fur Flies as Dallas-Delta-DOT-Southwest Catfight Rages


As we get closer to the appointed day in court to (hopefully) settle the Dallas Love Field soap opera, the fur has really started to fly as the various parties trade barbs in court filings.  I won't rehash the background in this post, but you can read my initial post on the ...
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Korean Air Awards Suddenly Become Much More Attainable

Korean Air offers a treasure trove of first class award availability to Seoul and beyond and is not too stingy in releasing business and economy class award space either. Up until now, booking has required Chase Ultimate Rewards points or navigating the minefield known as Delta SkyMiles but two ...

Sorry, This is the Truth About Delta


Frequent Miler sets forward a reasoned defense of Delta, arguing that "the truth...is complicated" and even while loyalty on the redemption side has taken a hit, Delta is great to fly and rewarding to high-value elite fliers. I will not dispute that characterization, but I think that misses ...
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Humorous New Delta Air Lines Safety Video


Delta is out with a new safety video giving Air New Zealand a run for the money in the humor department. 

Well actually, the previous one did -- I personally like it much better:

My favorite part -- the star of the Overly Attached Girlfriend Meme makes an ...

Reader Question: Airline Loyalty - Which to Choose

Here at UPGRD.com we get emails from readers and from time to time we publish them (edited by blogger for brevity and privacy).  This one is from reader VC:
I am a graduate student who has been doing some frequent budget travel to maintain a long distance relationship and have some ...
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Goodbye to Sun Trust, Goodbye to Delta

For those of you who have been following my previous posts regarding debit cards, this is the most up-to-date post regarding the Sun Trust Delta Debit card.  If you are just researching this for the first time please check out previous articles (first post, second post, third post, fourth ...
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How Bad is Delta's Latest SkyMiles Devaluation? Time to Buy Delta Stock!

Delta announced an immediate devaluation of its Skymiles program on the redemption side this week effective for flights on or after 01 June 2016. We are now seeing just how draconian these changes are. Folks, this is a devaluation unlike any we have ever seen. But Delta just reported ...
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Delta Goes All-In on Dynamic Award Pricing in 2016


Just in from Delta Air Lines, a number of upcoming changes to the SkyMiles program, including a confirmed move to more aggressive dynamic award pricing. Let's start with the bad news--
Dynamic Award Pricing Accelerates for Travel in June 2016
HEADS UP FOR SUMMER 2016
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Special Report: Delta's Secret Skymiles Devaluation

When Delta Air Lines depublished its Skymiles award charts in February, we were told that we no longer needed charts because the online pricing system would tell us how many miles were required for any given trip. The problem was the system did not seem to be working correctly: trips were pricing ...
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The Significance of American Airlines' Starwood Transfer Bonus


As the mantra goes, miles and points are a depreciating asset and are better burned than stored for future use. American Airlines is offering a generous 20% transfer bonus on points from Starwood Preferred Guest. Essentially, that means instead of 25,000 AA miles for 20,000 Starpoints, through ...
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