Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta/Air France/KLM and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Madrid (MAD), Spain and New York (JFK), USA.
Delta Air Lines and American Express have today launched limited-time offers for new co-branded cardholders.
These offers are only available for new members that apply between June 17 – July 28, 2021.
Delta has today launched a partnership with Cape Air that allows SkyMiles members to earn miles on their flights to/from Boston Logan (BOS).
SkyMiles members earn miles if the Cape Air flights are booked on Delta’s website or any authorized sales channel and ticketed on DL’s 006 ticket stock. These flights are Medallion Qualifying and earn miles as they do on Delta based on the fare.
US DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today downgraded Mexico’s aviation safety rating from 1 to 2, preventing US airlines codesharing with Mexican airlines who cannot launch new service to the United States (existing flights can continue).
The change from category 1 to 2 mainly affects Delta’s partnership with AeroMexico that codeshare flights between the United States and Mexico. Delta needs to remove their code and rebook passengers on AeroMexico’s code and flight numbers.
Reuters reported late Friday that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to downgrade Mexico’s air safety rating from 1 to 2, lumping the country with Thailand and Malaysia.
Airlines overseen by authorities in countries with safety level 2 rating cannot expand their operations in the United States. It also affects the extend that codesharing is allowed with US airlines.
Italy Opens To U.S. Tourists Without Quarantine When Arriving On American Airlines & Delta Air Lines “Covid Free Flights”
Italy is the most recent European country where U.S. travelers can travel to without restrictions such as a quarantine as long as they arrive on the special “Covid Free” flights operated by American and Delta Air Lines.
To fly on these “COVID-tested” flights from the U.S. to Italy, all customers are required to complete mandatory testing, both before departure and on arrival, regardless of their vaccination status.
Delta Air Lines has entered another drastic phase in their employment policy as the company requires all new hires to be vaccinated against Covid-19 otherwise the job application won’t be considered.
The company hasn’t commented on a mandatory vaccination policy concerning current employees but a spokesperson complimented the team effort.
Delta has launched an award sale from select US cities to Alaska that you need to book by May 17, 2021.
SkyMiles members can save significantly on return trips that are origin and destination sepcific (not available from everywhere).
Delta has received negative publicity as of late with inadequately staffing its phone lines, leading top-tier Medallion members to wait for hours before reaching someone to deal with their reservation and other travel-related issues.
Delta relies on agents to deal with many tasks, such as simple flight changes that other airlines allow you to do online or using their apps. Delta is now hiring hundreds of new contact center employees to deal with the long wait times.
Delta Air Lines allows SkyMiles to earn award miles, Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs), Segments (MQSs), and Dollars (MQDs) on flights within Alaska.
The only small print is that only flights operated by airlines without their own frequent flyer program are eligible, and they must be issued on Delta’s ticket stock 006.
Delta Air Lines has launched a new Medallion Accelerator-program to help SkyMiles members easier requalify or earn status in 2021.
SkyMiles members earn a 50% bonus on Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualifying Segments (MQSs), and Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs) on Delta flights, including awards. Members get a 75% bonus in Premium Cabin.