Delta Now Offering Basic Economy Awards

Delta has expanded basic-economy fares include award travel on select routes. If these more restrictive awards become permanent, we’re likely to see an increase in main-cabin awards prices across their route network for Skymiles members.

Delta Award Flash Sale to South America

Delta has announced its latest SkyMiles award flash sale, and this month it is to select destinations in South America. Trips start from 36,000 miles round-trip and are valid on bookings in Main Cabin and Comfort+. If you like the sound of a trip to South America, you will have to hurry since the sale is only valid through March 14, 2018.

Musical Shares Between Delta, Air France, And Virgin Atlantic

It seems that we could see some major changes coming to the transatlantic market after various ownership announcements with Delta, Air France, and partner airlines. First, Delta announced that they will be taking a 10% stake in Air France KLM for €375 million. Second, Air France-KLM announced they were buying a 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic for £220 million. And last, China Eastern is buying a 10% stake in Air France-KLM for €375 million. So where could all these changes lead?

Delta to Introduce Biometrics for Boarding and Lounge Access

Delta has announced that they will be introducing a Biometrics trial at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The new biometric boarding pass will eventually let passengers use their fingerprint to gain access to the Delta Sky Club, check a bag and board a flight. It is hoped that eventually biometrics will consign paper and mobile boarding passes to aviation history.

Delta Adds Transcon Routes but Cuts Some Benefits

Delta is adding Delta One service to new routes from LAX to DCA and SFO to BOS, but that means no more complimentary upgrades for Medallion members. You’ll need to use an upgrade certificate if you want to sit at the front of the plane for these flights.