Upgrd 79: Airline Mergers 2010

In this frequent flyer podcast we discuss travel news and recap the mergers between Delta / Northwest and Continental / United. We discuss:

  • The new slimline seats on Lufthansa
  • Keep your passwords safe on airline and hotel sites
  • Boingo giveaway - make sure you leave a comment!
  • The current state of the Delta and Northwest airlines merger
  • The changes at United and Continental airlines as they merge

What changes have you seen in the merged airlines? Leave us a comment below!

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Joe December 19, 2010 at 10:37 am

Hello Hunter. Welcome back!

NWAsilvELITE January 11, 2011 at 03:45 pm

Mike: I recently flew DL1619 from DTW-LAX in a 777-200LR that was headed to SYD after it's stop at LAX. This 772LR was equipped with the angled lie flat seats and I just wanted to let you know that my wife and I thought they were great. We were in 1B and 1C (which was a weird configuration for traveling together - we should have had 1A & 1B or 1C & 1D) and the seats were very comfortable. I am 6'-5" and I could lay flat with a slight bend of the knees (I am a side sleeper). The seats have massage controls and lumbar supports built into the seat and the IFE was great. I am not sure how many of these birds they have out there but would prefer to fly in this new configuration any day vs. the old NWA Business Class on the NW/DL A330s or 744s. There are some youtube videos with this new configuration and a link to get you there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtI8DIWtem8&feature=related

Good to have you back, Hunter. Balls deep Red Dragon!