• Delta upgrades business class on Los Angeles-New York flights

    Virgin Australia’s Stateside partner Delta Air Lines is boosting its business class experience to become the only US carrier offering both a fully-flat bed and direct aisle access on every Los Angeles-New York flight. As of November 4 2019, Delta’s flights between the Home of Hollywo...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Delta trials free WiFi on domestic US flights

    Delta Air Lines will provide free WiFi on some US flights starting May 13, as part of assessing plans to eventually make free WiFi a standard feature across its domestic network. The pilot program will include about 55 daily flights of varying length and across economy and premium cabins, the ai...

    POSTED 10 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Is Delta planning business class suites for its Airbus A330neo fleet?

    It seems that Delta Air Lines is aiming to raise the business class bar with Delta One-style 'mini-suites' on its forthcoming A330neo jets. Airbus has filed with the US FAA for authorisation to fit 29 business class 'mini-suites' with a sliding door onto the Airbus A330-900, the largest member o...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2018 3 Comments

  • Delta's new Airbus A220 first class revealed

    Delta Air Lines will begin flying its new Airbus A220 jets from January 2019, and has now revealed the first class – or in most familiar terms, business class – seats which it promises will deliver "a modern, elevated experience for domestic travelers." The nimble jet, formerl...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2018 14 Comments

  • Delta One business class suites for Sydney-Los Angeles in April 2019

    Delta Air Lines will launch its business class Delta One suites onto the Sydney-Los Angeles route next year, raising the bar for premium travel on the popular and competitive trans-Pacific route. The enclosed business class suites with sliding privacy doors will appear on Delta's daily&nb...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2018 45 Comments

  • Using Virgin Australia Velocity points to book Delta flights

    When it comes to booking flights using your hard-earned Virgin Australia Velocity points, one option to consider for your next journey abroad is Delta. Offering flights from Sydney along with a broader international and US domestic network, Delta reward flights can be booked with minimal taxes a...

    POSTED 17 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • Flight test: Delta's complimentary inflight WiFi messaging service

    While paid inflight Internet is practically ubiquitous in the USA, Delta Air Lines has gone one better by providing its passengers with complimentary access to inflight messaging services – allowing travellers to keep in touch with loved ones on the ground, or of course, the office back hom...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • These new airport lounges are designed to overcome jetlag

    Consider them your best shot at surviving that 17-hour flight A stretching studio. Guided meditation sessions. Shower suites with light therapy. They sound like the features of a New Age spa. But all are elements of Qantas Airways’ new international transit lounge at the Perth Airport. And...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2018 1 Comment

  • Delta adds 'Pre-select' business class meals to Sydney flights

    Delta Air Lines is extending its choose-before-you-fly meal service to business class travellers between Los Angeles and Sydney. From June 1, 2018, passengers in the Virgin Australia partner's Delta One business class on the LAX-Sydney route – although not the return leg – will see D...

    POSTED 28 May, 2018 4 Comments

  • Delta offers SkyTeam frequent flyer status match against Qantas

    Delta SkyMiles Medallion status match challenge is open to Qantas frequent flyers Get Gold, Platinum and Diamond SkyMiles status through to 2020 This equates to SkyTeam Elite Plus status across all SkyTeam Alliance member airlines We've previously detailed how you can easily earn Gold-grad...

    POSTED 1 May, 2018 6 Comments

  • Virgin Australia, Delta boost points on business class flights

    Passengers travelling in business class or first class with Delta Air Lines can now earn more Velocity points for every mile they fly on a range of fares, including when booking their flight as a Virgin Australia codeshare journey on a VA flight number. On those VA-coded tickets, purchasing any ...

    POSTED 23 Feb, 2018 1 Comment

  • Air France-KLM, Delta examining ways of keeping Alitalia in SkyTeam

    Air France-KLM and its U.S. partner Delta Air Lines are studying ways of keeping Alitalia inside the Skyteam alliance - but without Air France-KLM being a buyer, Chief Executive Jean-Marc Janaillac said on Friday. "We are not a potential buyer so we did not participate in the process," Janaillac...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2018 3 Comments

  • Airlines start to stand in line for the Boeing 797

    Delta Air Lines wants to be one of the first to fly a potential new mid-sized jetliner from Boeing, said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. That’s a vote of confidence from one of the most influential aircraft buyers as Boeing decides whether to build the plane, dubbed the 797 by analysts. &ldquo...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2018 0 Comments

  • US airline business class showdown: American vs Delta vs United

    For business travelers flying in and out of the U.S., this may be the most exciting travel news all year. Gone are the outdated seats and subpar onboard amenities that have long tormented frequent fliers on all three major U.S. legacy airlines - American Airlines, Delta, and United. In their pl...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2017 13 Comments

  • Delta's US$1,000 surcharge for A350 Delta One business class

    UPDATED | Delta Air Lines will slug passengers booked into its new Airbus A350 Delta One business class suites with a surcharge as high as US$1,000 on a return ticket. The 'Delta One levy' was highlighted in a memo sent this week from Delta to travel agents in Korea, which will host the A350 fli...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2017 7 Comments

  • Delta eyes New York, LA bases for new Bombardier C Series jets

    Delta Air Lines is eyeing New York and Los Angeles as the main bases for Bombardier's new C Series jetliner next year, offering a glimpse of how carriers can add service economically with the midsize plane. Dallas is also likely to get a lot of C Series flights, Delta said in an internal memo to...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2017 3 Comments

  • Delta, Air France/KLM and Virgin Atlantic plan 'deeper alliance'

    Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines will each buy 10 percent stakes in Air France-KLM Group as part of a far-reaching plan to forge a deeper alliance. At the same time Air France will take a 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic, in which Delta is a major investor. The U.S. and Chinese stakes in A...

    POSTED 28 Jul, 2017 4 Comments

  • Delta's Italian-design upgrade in first, business class

    Delta flyers, prepare to say arrivederci to the plain Jane plates and glasses of the past as the carrier rolls out 86 new pieces from Alessi in its Delta One business class and first class cabins. Best known for such whimsical housewares as Michael Graves’s tea kettle with a bird on the ...

    POSTED 30 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Delta moves to LAX T2, T3 but Virgin Australia will stay at TBIT

    Delta Air Lines will make its move into LAX Terminals 2 and 3 in the middle of May, across what's sure to be a frantic five-day period from May 12 to May 17 – but Virgin Australia has decided to stay put at the adjacent Tom Bradley International Terminal. Delta's relocation from Termi...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2017 12 Comments

  • Delta eyes Sydney for new Airbus A350 and its business class suites

    Delta will look to add Sydney to its nascent Airbus A350 network once the advanced jets begin flying in late 2017, bringing the airline's new Delta One private business class suites onto the highly competitive trans-Pacific route. The Virgin Australia partner will take delivery of the first of 2...

    POSTED 3 Jan, 2017 25 Comments

  • Delta unveils new Airbus A350, Boeing 777 premium economy seat

    Virgin Australia partner Delta Air Lines gives the first glimpse of its brand new premium economy seat this week, simply named ‘Delta Premium’ and planned to take flight by late 2017. Being debuted on the airline’s new Airbus A350 aircraft, Delta Premium comes in a 2-4-2 layout...

    POSTED 4 Nov, 2016 17 Comments

  • Delta brings inflight WiFi to every Sydney-Los Angeles flight

    SkyTeam alliance member Delta Air Lines now offers inflight Internet access on all flights between Sydney and Los Angeles: the airline’s sole Australian route. Passengers can pre-purchase a Delta Global Day Pass via the Gogo website at a cost of US$28 (A$36.70) for unlimited browsing &ndas...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2016 1 Comment

  • Delta reveals Delta One private business class suites for Airbus A350

    Delta Air Lines will debut fully-enclosed business class suites on its international Airbus A350 fleet, in a move which significantly raises the bar for US airlines. 32 of the Delta One suites will dress the pointy end of the A350s, the first of 25 of which is due in September 2017, with the Boe...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2016 29 Comments

  • Virgin Australia and Delta are moving to LAX Terminals 2, 3

    Virgin Australia and its US partner Delta Air Lines will move to LAX Terminals 2 and 3 by the middle of 2017. The terminals will be renovated and joined together in a US$2 billion development, Delta Air Lines Vice President Ranjan Goswani told Australian Business Traveller at a media event in Lo...

    POSTED 21 Jul, 2016 20 Comments

  • Delta Air Lines to offer premium economy seats on Airbus A350

    Virgin Australia partner Delta Air Lines will offer premium economy on international flights from 2017, joining American Airlines in the shift towards 'better than economy' seating. And that's 'seriously better than economy', considering that Delta and American – like heavyweight US siblin...

    POSTED 3 May, 2016 1 Comment

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