I don’t know about you but I am dizzy from all the Delta goings on this month. I know, like hurricane season, this time of the year we all batten down the hatches and figuratively spray paint on the outside of our Skymiles cards – GO AWAY ENHANCEMENTS!
But enough of my musings. Let’s get on with the news. Just what has been going on?
- Skywest, a regional partner with Delta, is opening a maintenance facility at my home town airport SBN. Good news, more jobs. It seems like SBN is a great place for CRJ200s – I am going to cry!
- Since you need some trained pilots to fly the growing fleet of Delta birds, Delta is also hiring 300 new pilots!
- Hummm is Delta really one of the least respected brands in America? We know they are the hardest of ANY airline to find low level seats but is that enough to warrant this bashing?
- Considering how much I am in and out of MKE as of last I am most happy that they have said TSA pre will be up and running by month end. This plus 59 other locations are on tap soon!
- I personally will never invest in airline stocks, I am just not that brave, but a good overview of what Delta has been thinking and expanding as of late.
Phew. I will be happy when September is over, how about you. I am also really looking forward to meeting a bunch of readers soon at the Chicago Seminars in the beginning of October. It is such a good time and a wealth of knowledge each year. Hope to see you there! – René
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With a HT to reader Marc I can say I am not a happy club “hopper” as Delta Corp Guy has posted this: Update from DL on Club beverage changes – FT Delta Sky Clubs are changing the selection of both complimentary and for-purchase premium alcoholic beverages beginning tomorrow. Complimentary well-known alcohol brands will still be provided at the Club just as they have been. Altering our complimentary offerings will enable us to expand our … Continue reading
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I just don’t get people’s fear of flying! The part you should be scared out of your wits about is the driving TO the airport part. I mean take a look at the photo above and now please read THIS news piece from my local WNDU station of what happened right outside my hometown SBN airport. So what else is going on in travel news? Let’s take a look: Delta does right by a young … Continue reading
Delta thinks it is a very bad idea to fly in and out of Chicago today. I have been out in it in the South Bend area today and I can tell you it is nasty out here! So, if you are flying in and out of ORD or MDW, or even just connecting through there, you can change for free. HERE is the Delta link. – René ▲Delta▲ SkyMiles® Credit Card RESERVE/PLATINUM/GOLD from … Continue reading
Sample from Delta corp Some good news from Delta today from Delta that we will no longer have to “hope” we are selected by TSA PreCheck (I always feel like a puppy waiting for a treat when I wait for the 3 beeps)! We’ve got some good news for you if you’ve already experienced TSA PreCheck. Starting today, we will become the first airline to print an indicator on kiosk-printed boarding passes to give you … Continue reading
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