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Is Japan the Only Country in the World Where You Can "Buy" a Status with All Three Major Alliances?

Is Japan the Only Country Where You Can “Buy” a Status with All Three of the Major Airline Alliances?

Regardless of the country you live in, chances are high that there is some sort of credit card that allows collecting airline miles or points that can be converted to miles. There are also plenty of credit cards that offer free access to airport lounges – whether directly or through a complimentary Priority Pass membership. Similarly, …

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Delta Air Lines Announces Plans to Launch Seattle - Osaka Route in 2019

Delta Air Lines Announces Plans to Launch Seattle – Osaka Route in 2019

Yesterday, Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to launch scheduled flights between Seattle in the United States and Osaka Kansai airport in Japan in 2019. Delta Air Lines’ Second Route to Osaka Kansai Airport While the exact start date and schedule of the new route haven’t been announced yet, the airline plans to operate …

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Delta Air Lines to Increase Frequency to Daily on Honolulu - Fukuoka and Nagoya in Summer 2018

Delta Air Lines to Increase Frequency to Daily on Honolulu – Fukuoka and Honolulu – Nagoya in Summer 2018

Yesterday, Delta Air Lines announced that it is planning to increase the frequency of its Honolulu – Fukuoka and Honolulu – Nagoya routes to daily during the 2018 summer season. DL599/598: Honolulu – Fukuoka and Back Currently, the first of the two routes – connecting the Hawaiian capital with Fukuoka on Kyushu island – operates …

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Delta Air Lines Postpones the Retirement of Its 747 from Scheduled Flights by Two Days

Delta Air Lines Postpones the Retirement of Its 747 from Scheduled Flights by Two Days

About a month ago and a half ago, I wrote about Delta Air Lines’ last 747 to Japan. And, later I wrote about its plans for phasing their final Boeing 747s out of service. As it turned out, however, things went slightly different than planned with Delta Air Lines operating an additional (charter) flight into …

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Delta Air Lines Outlines the Final Months of Its 747 Operations

Delta Air Lines Outlines the Final Months of Its 747 Operations

About a month ago, I wrote about how both United Airlines and Delta Air Lines – the last two US 747 operators – were retiring their Queens of the Skies this year. Since then, the United 747 finished passenger service with a retro flight from San Francisco to Honolulu. The flight, operated on November 7, …

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The First Commercial Flight of Delta Air Lines A350 Touches Down at Tokyo Narita

The First Commercial Flight of Delta Air Lines A350 Touches Down at Tokyo Narita

Yesterday, Delta Air Lines operated its first A350 commercial flight. The flight, DL275 left Detroit shortly after 1:40PM (EDT), and landed on Tokyo Narita airport’s runway 16R at 3:34PM (JST). The A350 later departed back to Detroit as DL276. The aircraft substituted the 747 which operated its last flight into Japan the day before. Delta …

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Delta Air Lines 747 Said "Sayonara" to Japan as It Operated Its Last Flight Out of Tokyo Yesterday

Delta Air Lines 747 Said “Sayonara” as It Operated Its Last Flight Out of Japan Yesterday

Yesterday, Delta Air Lines 747-400 got one step closer to its retirement as it operated its last flight out of Japan. The flight, DL276 to Detroit, was pushed back at 6:23PM – about half an hour behind its scheduled departure time of 5:50PM – and took off from Narita’s runway 34L at 6:53PM. A look …

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Delta Air Lines and United Airlines 747s Nearing Retirement: The End of the 747 Era in the United States

The End an Era: Delta Air Lines and United Airlines 747s Nearing Retirement

Ranging from the legendary Pan Am and TWA to United Airlines, the Queen of the Skies – Boeing 747 – has been an important workhorse in many American airlines’ fleets. However, with both of the current American operators’ 747s nearing retirement, the era of Boeing 747s in passenger service with American airlines is about to …

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Flight Report: Delta Air Lines 747-400 from Detroit to Tokyo Narita

Flight Review: Delta Air Lines 747-400 Economy Class from Detroit to Tokyo Narita

(Flown on March 7, 2017) This is the final report covering my trip to Miami back in March. This report covers the last flight of the trip, from Detroit to Tokyo with Delta Air Lines. Just like my flight from Tokyo to Detroit, it was operated by a 747-400. Small Hick-up with Seat Selection Before …

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