Home Airlines Boston to be Delta’s Latest Official Hub CityBoston to be Delta’s Latest Official Hub City June 5, 2019 by Renes Points Delta announced Monday that Boston Logan International Airport is officially the airline’s newest hub city, writes FlightGlobal’s Edward Russell. Austin (AUS), Cincinnati (CVG), Nashville (BNA), Raleigh/Durham (RDU), and San Jose (SJC) were designated as the mothership’s latest “focus cities.” One naturally assumes BOS will provide more domestic options but also become another transatlantic option for Delta flyers. Delta metal will operate flights from Boston to Amsterdam, Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London Heathrow, and Paris. This opens the door to more Elite Mileage Runs — like the BOS to LHR run we posted last week. FWIW, Logan is already home to a pair of Sky Clubs. We’ve been told by a few readers via comments and direct email that one of the clubs is undergoing renovations. I … [Read more...] about Boston to be Delta’s Latest Official Hub City
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While you’re waiting out a long layover, nothing seems more enticing than the airport lounge. With amenities like free Wi-Fi, drinks, snacks, and glossy magazines, these airport lounges feel like the answer to most of your travel annoyances. At the very least, they can give you sanctuary from the concourse noise and hubbub. Entrance to most airport lounges usually comes free for those carrying a first- or business-class ticket (and often, for economy-class flyers carrying an active military ID). But for the rest of us stuck in the back of the plane, there are ways to gain access to these comfy inner sanctums without shelling out thousands of dollars for an upgrade. When you’re the one sinking into a cushy armchair instead of clamoring for a seat at the gate, you’ll be glad to have airport lounge access as a respite from the usual airport irritations. Following are a few ways that savvy travelers can get into airport lounges, even if their tickets read … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Score Airport Lounge Access
Stuck at the airport. Ugh. Whatever the reason — long layover, bad weather or an unexpected delay — and no matter how nice the terminal, you’re probably bored or tired. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have somewhere to escape the crowds, relax comfortably, charge your phone without battling for an outlet and grab a bite that doesn’t take a chomp out of your wallet? Such a place exists: an airport lounge. You don’t you need a membership, elite status, a first-class ticket or one of those fancy premium credit cards to gain entry. A number of lounges sell single-use day passes that are just the ticket for travelers with time to kill or in need of a quiet respite. Once spartan spaces where harried frequent fliers could get a cup of coffee, make a phone call and read the newspaper, airport lounges have changed dramatically in the past decade, and are now nicely designed, comfortable spaces offering better food and worthwhile amenities. “Airlines used to … [Read more...] about Stuck at the airport? Try a day pass to a lounge
Laura Daily, The Washington Post Published 8:55 am CST, Friday, December 21, 2018 The Club airport lounges offer a day pass for $40. The Club airport lounges offer a day pass for $40. Photo: Airport Lounge Development Photo: Airport Lounge Development Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 The Club airport lounges offer a day pass for $40. The Club airport lounges offer a day pass for $40. Photo: Airport Lounge Development Stuck at the airport? Try a day pass to an airline lounge 1 / 3 Back to Gallery Stuck at the airport. Ugh. Whatever the reason - long layover, bad weather or an unexpected delay - and no matter how nice the terminal, you're probably bored or tired. Wouldn't it … [Read more...] about Stuck at the airport? Try a day pass to an airline lounge
News Related: Delta, Delta Air Lines A Delta 757-200 bound for Orlando last Wednesday suffered an uncontained engine failure shortly after takeoff from Atlanta, (ATL). Delta Flight 1418 returned to ATL after the flight crew shut down the damaged engine, according to the Associated Press. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending What is Uncontained Engine Failure An uncontained engine failure occurs when pieces of an operating engine break apart, creating potentially lethal shrapnel that can damage other aircraft systems or passengers. Why Did It Happen? No-one was injured on this particular flight but this failure begs the question, why did it happen? The answer is probably found by looking back at recent airline history. A Southwest Airlines flight experienced an uncontained engine failure earlier this year, resulting in the death of a passenger. The cause was thought to have been metal fatigue which caused the failure in a fan blade. Should I Be Worried No. Flying remains a … [Read more...] about Should I Worry About The Engine Failure On A Delta Flight Last Week?