Coming off a redeye this morning from San Francisco I though my eyes were playing tricks on me. I looked up and said to the gate agent, “Oh they have updated the GIDS” or Gate Information Display Screens.
He then looked up and did a double-take and was surprised to see the new graphics as well. We have seen lots of updates over the past year to Delta.com HERE and HERE.
I really like this new one to match the MAC-ish look Delta is going for (especially the part where I am on the cleared list for upgrade). It seems much crisper and simpler to read. What do you think of the new look? – René
UPDATE: I just got this from my Delta REP today:
- 1,270 GIDS are located at airports throughout the Delta system.
- 34 airport locations are equipped with GIDS in gate hold areas.
- 90 – Average number of seconds that it takes for one complete cycle of information during boarding, with 1 standby list screen, 1 upgrade list screen and 2 pages of cleared list displays.
Just a quick update that we will be, when flying internationally (and not doing any more stopovers), spending more time on A350 & A330 jets according to these two sources: Leeham News & Yahoo News Reports are that this news was supposed to be held until the investors day announcement that will include other news including many more ancillary revenue sources Delta is just giddy about. Translation for you and me is more fees and … Continue reading
NO Rookie Wednesday this week – this week Rookie Wednesday is this post, it is TOO important to wait. WE MUST ACT AND ACT NOW! A CALL TO ACTION! E-Mail Delta TODAY! The more I think about this the more upset I get. Everyone, I mean EVERYONE, just seems to be taking every devaluation and destruction of the program step by step. This latest one is, to me, the WORST that has happened in 20 … Continue reading
Oh how good it is to use an Android phone. Not only can I save a ton on a day pass by using this nice trick to use my phone as my GoGo “hot spot” but I can also play with the GoGo text beta app and it works perfect and is really fast. After setting up my phone to be used with the GoGo Text Beta APP I did something that seems a little … Continue reading
After I was one of the first to post about the upgrades to Delta.com to find awards (but kinda buggy) Delta today has announced the following “enhancements” to the Skymiles2015 program: Stopovers For Award Travel booked prior to January 1, 2015, one stopover is allowed per roundtrip Award Ticket under certain circumstances. A stopover is defined as a stay of more than 4 hours between domestic flights and more than 24 hours between domestic and … Continue reading
It is somewhat fitting that today I am starting a 5 day mileage run. After all, so much has changed and is continuing to change going forward. And yet some things are staying the same as I have just the other day booked my first two mileage runs under Skymiles2015! I mean when I was a “young lad” flying NWA and thrilled to get a free ride now and then I had no idea what … Continue reading
I will end this year with about 800,000 MQMs with Delta. Not Skymiles (those are the ones we spend) but miles with Delta. Some are from AMEX card bonus deals but the rest are earned the hard way, that is, BIS or my “butt in seat” miles flying Delta and Skyteam jets. It takes a long time for most, often decades, to rack up 1 million miles. We have Michael’s reflections on crossing that point, … Continue reading
Today is going to be a simple and quick SWAG Saturday and I hope a fun one for a shot to win $50 CASH, Tumi Kit, KLM Delft house, Delta Points Polo & more! The rules, real quick, are HERE and by commenting you are agreeing you have reviewed them. The only other add-on rule this week, since the KLM Delft house has Gin inside it, is that you must prove you are over 21 … Continue reading
If you have not logged on to Delta.com this weekend you are in for some more graphics changes (on top of what we have already seen). We are starting to see more info about how we are credited for flights or if not why we were not. Useful and one more step toward the promised charts of how much (or how little I should say) we will earn if we fly on partners and credit … Continue reading
I love data. I also love to educate flyers. A vast majority of readers did know the value of Avios points, especially for short and direct AA flights here in the USA. However, it was just as lopsided the other way as most did NOT know that Chase has changed the rules so that you can get a new card bonus AGAIN if it has been more than 24 months since you got the card … Continue reading
“It looked so real”! Or how about, “But I just did (whatever) from my bank and then I got the e-mail“. I also hear about, ” I just did not think about it before it was too late“! Having worked in “IT” for the better part of 20 years I have heard / seen / been told it all. Years ago it shocked me when a customer could literally “destroy” a computer from the time … Continue reading
I thought I would share some updates to my mornings post about my EU flight delay claim and my leaving it up to you readers as to if I should further pursue my claim with Delta about my delayed flights from Sweden. As you can see, as of 3PM ET today, 72% of you have voted you want me to press on. One of the best comments from a reader FirstInFlight said: “Push the issue. … Continue reading
There is much we can say about Europe vs the USA. One thing they take VERY seriously is delays that are caused by the airline that affect travelers. Now we are NOT talking weather here, we are talking things that are the airline’s fault. I had just such an issue on my last trip home from Sweden. You see, my flight was delayed by 3 hours departing from Gothenburg Sweden who, while they have kept … Continue reading
Welcome to a weekly feature on the Delta Points blog. Each week this series covers in a “rookie” way either a Delta or travel related theme and attempts to break down to a basic level each topic. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this week’s feature. There are so many times I get emails from folks, not just at the first of the year, but all year long … Continue reading
I love this time of the year. The air is becoming crisp outside. The leaves have fallen and the first touch of snow is in the air and most importantly it has been long enough (more than 3-4 months) since I applied for any travel cards! The first one was a simple choice that is the British Airways Visa Signature® Card (link). As I talked about this weekend all the perks of this card make … Continue reading