Delta Bringing Pre-Departure Meal Selection to Domestic First Class Passengers

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Just weeks after Delta announced that it was expanding its pre-select meal program to include all outbound and inbound Delta One routes, there’s more good news for domestic passengers traveling in the forward cabin. During the airline’s Investor Day this week in New York City, it briefly made mention of its pre-select meal program expanding to domestic first …

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What Does It Take to Earn Delta 360 Status in 2018?

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

In 2009, Delta announced a new top-tier status for its most loyal flyers: Diamond Medallion. But that’s not the actual top of the heap. In addition to published top tiers, like American’s Executive Platinum, Delta Diamond and United Premier 1K, all three carriers offer an even higher level of status, reserved specifically for the biggest spenders. Delta 360 is …

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Passenger Boeing 737 Jet Damaged in Possible Collision With Drone

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 aircraft sustained significant damage after a mid-air collision shortly before landing in Tijuana on Wednesday. Airline officials are investigating whether the plane crashed into a drone while making its approach into the Mexican airport. As the cockpit crew was descending the aircraft, which was operating Aeromexico flight 773 from Guadalajara, they …

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Virgin Galactic Just Went to Space for the First Time

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Today will go down as historic for space travel, signifying a monumental way humans travel for leisure. “For the first time in history, a crewed spaceship built to carry private, paying passengers reached space,” Virgin Galactic Chairman Richard Branson tweeted. Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity rocket reached suborbital space for the first time during a manned test …

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It’s Finally Here: ANA Shows off Its Epic Flying Honu A380 Livery

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

One of the most anticipated aircraft deliveries is getting closer and closer to reality. Today, Airbus unveiled its ANA’s first A380 complete with its special Flying Honu turtle livery. After spending 21 days in Airbus’ Hamburg paint shop, the aircraft manufacturer revealed what will become ANA’s largest aircraft. The A380’s livery is quite unlike ANA’s …

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Deal Alert: US to Maldives in Business Class For 100k Delta SkyMiles

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. If you’ve been speculatively hoarding Delta SkyMiles in hopes of redeeming them for a trip of a lifetime, most of your friends have likely …

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This Aircraft Manufacturer Thinks Flexible Displays Could Revolutionize Inflight Entertainment

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Flexible displays are held in high regard across the consumer technology space. While we’ve seen them implemented in certain high-end televisions and outdoor signage installations, they’ve yet to become ubiquitous in the consumer space. If Airbus has its way, however, we may well enjoy the spoils on a commercial jet in the future. The company …

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United Details Major Expansion From San Francisco, Including New Routes and Added Frequencies

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

In a media call on Wednesday, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz and Vice President International Network Patrick Quayle detailed plans for the airline to launch several new international routes. It is the largest-ever international expansion out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and United heralded the additions as the carrier’s “premier gateway to the Pacific.” The …

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Air Canada 777 Tail Hit the Runway Upon Landing — Is That a Big Deal?

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

While landing at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) Monday afternoon, Air Canada Flight 15’s tail struck the runway. The Boeing 777-300’s tail was damaged significantly — enough that the outgoing flight to Toronto was canceled because the aircraft had to undergo repairs. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. TAIL STRIKE Air Canada #AC15 from Toronto struck …

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Enjoy Your Pre-Flight Business Meal in Renovated Air France New York-JFK Lounge

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Air France can fly from New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) in less than seven hours. Throw in half an hour of announcements, an hourlong breakfast and a 75-minute dinner service, and you’re left with little more than a cat nap — not exactly ideal for waking up refreshed and eager to take on the …

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Delta Bans Emotional Support Animals on Long-Haul Flights

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

2018 is not a great year if you’re an emotional support animal. Southwest, American, Spirit, JetBlue and even Royal Caribbean have all clamped down on emotional support animals, but it’s Delta that has thrown down the hardest. Back in March, the airline began requiring that all passengers traveling with a support or service animal provide …

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Delta Overhauls Boarding Process — Here’s What You Need to Know

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

We’ve seen Alaska, American, United and JetBlue overhaul their boarding procedures in the past two years alone, and on Tuesday, Delta announced a major revision of its own. Crucially, it’s not just introducing more zones. While the total number of boarding buckets will increase from six to eight (excluding pre-boarding), it’s the addition of hues …

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Create Your Own World’s Longest Flight on Boeing’s Private 777X

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

While Gulfstream has cemented itself as a go-to symbol for business travel, Boeing’s latest jet has the edge in one crucial department: range. Boeing Business Jets announced on Monday that it’s launching the BBJ 777X, a fresh model that can fly “more than half way around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet …

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Delta Doubles Down on Boston: Bigger Sky Club and New Routes

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

When Delta deems your local airport a “focus city,” watch out — the airline has shown time and time again that it’s willing to put in the effort to become a go-to carrier when it senses the market calling. As Delta has done in Seattle (SEA) and Raleigh-Durham (RDU), it’s planning to put yet another …

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Airbus Building Two New Facilities to Ramp up A220 Production

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

The aircraft known as the A220 didn’t get to where it is today without a little drama. We’ll spare you the details on how the Bombardier C Series eventually became the Airbus A220 and jump straight to the present: Things are finally getting serious when it comes to manufacturing and delivery. With orders placed by …

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Your Next Car May Be Built With Recycled Carbon Fiber From Boeing

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Saab may have been born from jets, but your next automobile may actually be constructed using aerospace-grade composite material from nearly a dozen Boeing airplane manufacturing sites. Boeing has teamed up with ELG Carbon Fibre to recycle excess carbon fiber used at Boeing facilities. In addition to reducing solid waste by more than one million …

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