More Computer System Issues at Delta Air Lines?

I just received word moments ago that passengers had to manually be checked in to board an airplane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport because — according to my source — “nothing is working.”

There is no word yet as to whether or not this is an isolated issue; but as I get more information, I intend to report it.

Please stay tuned…

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Airbnb and Delta Air Lines Partnership at Triple Strength With Bonus Offers of Up to 25,000 SkyMiles

Strengthening the partnership recently announced between Delta Air Lines and Airbnb are three bonus offers of which you can take advantage.

For a limited time, you can earn three SkyMiles per dollar spent on any Airbnb; and you can earn up to 2,000 bonus SkyMiles on your first qualifying stay if you are a new guest of Airbnb.

Both offers are valid only when you book your reservations here by Sunday, April 30, 2017 and complete your stays by Monday, April 30, 2018. All dollar amounts for both offers are applicable for United States dollars or foreign equivalent; and they all exclude taxes and fees.

To qualify for this offer…

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Earn Five Bonus SkyMiles Per Dollar to Australia

Through Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:59:59 in the evening Central Daylight Time, you can earn five bonus SkyMiles per United States dollar on flights between Australia — including Sydney, Brisbane, and on new Melbourne flights which launch on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 — and Los Angeles marketed and operated by either Delta Air Lines or Virgin Australia…

…and if…

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Your Chance to Win One of Many Prizes: Buy Raffle Tickets for a Good Cause

Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017, you could win one of more than 50 prizes — all of them totaling greater than $2,500.00 — when you purchase a ticket for this raffle. Your chances of winning increase when you purchase more tickets.

Winners will be randomly selected using a software application program which is certified by a third-party company at noon on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Winners will be notified via e-mail messages.

Here is a list of some of the unique incredible products which you have a chance of winning when you purchase a ticket…

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Update: Apology and Travel Waivers Issued For Passengers Affected by Delta Air Lines Outage

Flights operated by Delta Air Lines have been departing as of 11:45 in the evening Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, January 29, 2017; and a ground stop has been lifted as the information technology systems of Delta Air Lines are in the process returning to normal after a systems outage which resulted in departure delays and cancellations.

Meanwhile, approximately 150 flights have already been cancelled last night; and more flights are expected to be canceled today. A waiver has been issued for travel scheduled on…

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Update: Ground Stop Canceled For Delta Air Lines — But…

If you have been affected by the ground stop of Delta Air Lines in the 48 continuous United States as the result of automation issues, I have some good news to report to you: the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States has issued the following advisory moments ago…

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Travel To Mexico in Economy Class: Delta Air Lines Flash Sale — January 2017 Edition

T he amount of SkyMiles you need to redeem for travel to Mexico in economy class has been discounted to as few as 22,000 SkyMiles round trip from now through Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — but you must book your award travel by Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11:59 in the evening, as this sale is only in effect through then; and you must stay over a Saturday night.

Delta Air Lines Flash Sale — January 2017 Edition

Taxes and fees are not included in the redemption of award tickets. Those are extra costs of which you will have to pay whenever you redeem your SkyMiles for a ticket, which must be purchased at the official Internet web site of Delta Air Lines.

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection and Delta Shuttle carriers — including:

  • Compass Airlines
  • Endeavor Air, Incorporated
  • ExpressJet Airlines, Incorporated
  • GoJet Airlines
  • Shuttle America
  • SkyWest
  • Shuttle America

Select Terms and Conditions

Award travel is subject to government-imposed taxes and fees and carrier-imposed charges, which are your responsibility and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Taxes, fees and charges imposed by the carrier depend upon the itinerary, and will range between $30.00 and $80.00 one-way for Main Cabin travel from the contiguous 48 United States to Caribbean and Mexico, and will range between $70.00 and $130.00 one-way for Main Cabin travel from the Caribbean and Mexico to the 48 contiguous continental United States to Europe. Taxes shown are based on nonstop flights and accurate as of February 1, 2016. Award seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

Tickets are not refundable except in accordance with the cancellation policy of Delta Air Lines. Fees may apply for downgrades or reissues and itinerary changes. Award ticket changes must be implemented at least 72 hours prior to the departure time of the flight being changed. Award tickets booked within 72 hours of departure are not refundable and cannot be redeposited or reissued unless prohibited by local law or within the risk-free cancellation period. No changes will be permitted to the originating flight of award tickets booked within 72 hours; however, changes to the return flight are permitted if the return flight is not within 72 hours and the change is implemented at least 72 hours prior to flight departure.  Fees apply for any changes; and taxes and fees will apply. Voluntary changes to award tickets after the promotion has ended may result in an increase in mileage costs.

Redemption amounts, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice.

In terms of fees for baggage, allowances are subject to size or weight limits. Refer to excess baggage for details.

Other restrictions, terms and conditions apply — including but not limited to additional fare rules, restrictions, fees, and baggage charges which may apply


This is the January 2017 iteration of the monthly flash sale being offered by Delta Air Lines, which started in August — and if you live in a location which is prone to winter weather, a trip to Mexico most likely sounds good to you right about now.

Definitively calling this a good deal is difficult to do without an actual award chart to which can be referred; but saving any amount of SkyMiles on an award ticket is better than not saving any at all.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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Crying Baby Removed From Premium Class Cabin: Justified or Not?

In the latest saga pertaining to the ongoing debate of whether or not children and babies should be permitted in the premium class cabin aboard an airplane, a member of the flight crew asked a husband and wife to move to the economy class cabin of the aircraft because their daughter was screaming and crying prior to departure for a flight operated by…

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