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Delta Announces New Flights to China for Winter Season

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Delta Air Lines has announced plans to broaden its flight offerings to China for the upcoming winter season. The expansion will significantly increase connectivity between the US and China, serving as a boon for travelers between the two nations. 

Delta Air Lines flights to Guatemala.

Delta Adds 35K Seats to Latin America and Caribbean Flights

  • 19 min read

In an ambitious expansion drive, Delta has bolstered its Winter Schedule for Latin American and Caribbean destinations by injecting an additional 35,000 seats. This significant stride corresponds to a robust 30% surge in seat availability compared to the previous winter season. The expansion extends to nine regional destinations, notably Guatemala and… 

Also, In the Skies: 8 Hot Aviation Happenings in Week 18

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This week’s hot aviation news included fresh competition in the air.

This weekly post is my ‘round tuit’. Included are aviation stories which caught my eye and others which I couldn’t cover in-depth during the week, but thought Flight Chic readers would want to know about.


1. COMAC C919 takes off!

The successful first flight of the C919 narrowbody aircraft, built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC), is a huge aviation milestone.

Delta Finally Reveals Premium Economy Cabin

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Delta Air Lines has revealed its new Premium Economy cabin, designed to harmonise with its Economy and Economy+ Product, as well as the new Delta Business Class suites.

Delta Follows Up Huge Bombardier Order with Pretty Big Airbus Order

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Delta is on an aircraft buying spree and Airbus is the latest manufacturer to benefit from its shopping frenzy.

Following yesterday’s announcement of the largest Bombardier CS-100 series order placed by any airline, valued by the manufacturer at $5.6 Billion in list prices, Delta has just announced an order for 37 New A320.

Yes. Delta Did Just Nominate Itself for the Safety Video Oscars (#Safetys)

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So this just happened… It’s a cute tie-in to the Oscars this weekend–all in good humour. I can’t help notice that the popular nominee for best actress in a Safety Video was snubbed by the Delta Safety Academy..which is bound to stir up all kinds of controversy. And there's really only… 

Airlines: Don’t Slip Up. Show Passengers Your Soft Side

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Passengers obsess over the little things.

Inflight amenity kits are popular. (People also want the dish on inflight meals too, but we’ll leave food for another time.)

Take the flying experience comments of Julie Zeveloff of Business Insider who recently compared her long-haul business class flying experiences between Delta and Emirates.

While Zeveloff had a lot of good things to say about both airlines, one slight disappointment really seemed to tip the scales: slippers, or the absence thereof.

Airlines: Don’t Hazard Brand Survival by Betting on Sow’s Ear Cabin Divides

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There is an urgent need in the industry for airlines to reconsider their cabin strategy, beyond antiquated class divides and to offer a truly differentiated product, tailored to the needs of modern passengers, according to their traveler profile and preferred in-flight activities.

This special-insights report covers the why, how, when, and for whom of one facet of this differentiation: the true Premium Economy product.

It will take about 15 minutes of your life to read it, but I tried to make it well worth your time. 

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