The Only Airline That’s Still Blocking Middle Seats

Since the start of the pandemic, some airlines adopted policies limiting the number of passengers allowed onboard—including blocking middle seats. Unfortunately, all but one of these airlines have rolled back these policies since the beginning of December. To help you keep track, we’ve compiled all of the airlines that ever blocked middle seats and the current timelines for when this flyer-friendly policy will ending.

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.