Monthly Archives: July 2014

Delta Makes Changes to Skybonus Corporate Program

Delta announced changes to Skybonus, their points program for businesses and corporate customers. The new upgrades are expected to increase reward opportunities.  The program will now be a system-wide reward program instead of the previous 16 region wide program. The number of points needed to redeem rewards has also gone down, corporate clients can redeem rewards sooner.

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Delta Plans Free In-Flight Movie Streaming on Devices

Delta Air Lines announced that, starting Aug. 1, economy-class passengers will be able to stream free movies and TV shows on their own devices and via seat-back screens. The airline will charge for certain premium content, and the new service will not be available on its regional jets

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Detours Around Ukraine Likely to Hit Long-Haul Passengers’ Wallets

Airline executives say they will have to raise ticket prices for long-haul flights that are being diverted around Ukrainian airspace in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines crash. The changed routes force longer flights, which consume more fuel and require more maintenance and crew hours — making an already delicate balancing act even more difficult for long-haul carriers.

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United Will End Service to Kansas Capital

United Airlines will end its daily roundtrip service from Topeka to Chicago O’hare on September 2nd. The carrier is dropping the route just after nine months of starting it.

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U.S. Lifts Ban on Flights to Israel

The United States has ended its ban on flights to Israel. The FAA has reviewed security in Israel and new information has revealed that Israel is taking necessary security measures. Israel has shared more information about airport defenses.

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