Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SkyTeam Celebrates 10 years

13 different airlines make up the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Ten years ago four airlines started this alliance-AeroMexico, Air France, Delta and Korean Airlines. However, today SkyTeam carriers has more than 13,000 daily flights to almost 900 destinations in 169 countries. Wow, that is a lot to choose from. As always miles can be earned and redeem on any one of the 13 airlines that are part of SkyTeam alliance.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Vietnam Airlines joins SkyTeam Alliance

Delta Air Lines welcomes Vietnam Airlines as the newest member of the SkyTeam Alliance. Now you can earn SkyMiles on Vietnam Airlines while traveling to such cities as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. You can read more by visiting the SkyTeam website.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Delta Wi-Fi update:

Direct from the Delta BLOG:

This is actually quite an amazing accomplishment. Simply avoid DC-9’s and you’ll have Wi-Fi (and lets be honest – DC-9’s SUCK for other reasons as well).

Wi-Fi: The 500

It’s been a while since the last Wi-Fi update but this one’s a big ‘ol juicy one…let’s call it WI-FI: THE 500. That’s right…this week marks the 500th Wi-Fi installation, a really impressive feat on the part of Delta TechOps, Aircell/Gogo and the installation teams. Since our first installation in December 2008, we’ve been averaging one install about every 1.5 days.

In addition to the 500 installed aircraft, we also have 32 installations that have been partially completed but they’ll require some additional engineering work to find alternate locations for the antennas. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) amendments are in work and these planes will be routed back for the second phase of installation upon STC issuance. Our Engineering teams are targeting a date later in the summer for the start of the completion line due to FAA approval time and cable lead times.

Questions? Send ‘em my way. I have answers!

Hope you’re enjoying the Wi-Fi!


A319: 49 of 49 (100%)

A320: 64 of 69 (94%)

DC9-50: 9 of 34 (25%)

MD88: 117 of 117 (100%)

MD90: 17 of 17 (100%)

B737-700: 10 of 10 (100%)

B737-800: 71 of 71 (100%)

B757-200: 120 of 123 (98%)

B757-200 ETOPS: 17 of 17 (100%)

B757-300: 16 of 16 (100%)

B767-300: 10 of 10 (100%)

SCOPE ADDITIONS (increasing the total to more than 550 Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft):

MD90: +12 (new deliveries)

B737-800: +2 (new deliveries)

B757-200: +7 (returning from storage)

B767-300: +4 (adding the domestic ETOPS birds)

Chris B.
Sr. Product Manager, In-flight Entertainment

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New BA Student Fares on AFCNET.

AFCNET is in the process of updating our database - shortly you'll see very competitive student fares on British Airways on www.afcnet.com

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Delta SkyMiles Award Tickets

Redeeming your airline miles just got cheaper. Delta Air Lines announced this morning that they are eliminating SkyMiles Award ticket redemption fees. This could be a savings of up to $150.00. If you're a Platinum Medallion member, life got better too as Delta is waiving all redeposit and reissue fees for your SkyMiles.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Detroit to Seoul and Hong Kong Nonstop service begins today

Delta Air Lines began new service today from its Metro Airport in Detroit to Seoul, South Korea, and Hong Kong. Both of these flights are nonstop and will operate five days a week. In a recent interview, Delta CEO Richard Anderson said, "When you think about where Detroit is located geography-wise, it is the perfect gateway for Asia, for the eastern half of the United States."

Delta also has plans to begin nonstop service between Detroit and Sao Paulo, Brazil, beginning in October 2010. This will mark Metro's first nonstop flight to South America.