Free eBay access on Delta and Virgin America flights

Passengers with a penchant for online shopping will now be able to enjoy free access to eBay on some Delta Air Lines and Virgin America planes. In-flight connectivity provider Gogo announced on August 13 that passengers will have unlimited access to the more than 300 million listings on the online auction and shopping site on … Continued

Top airline wines found on board Qantas, ANA

Qantas has kept its reputation sky high in the annual competition to determine the best wines served aboard the world’s airlines. The Cellars in the Sky Awards, organized by Business Traveller Magazine UK, were announced at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Monday, with Qantas triumphing in no fewer than six categories. Delta, Jetstar, LAN, … Continued

SkyTeam Introduces SkyPriority For Top Customers

International airline alliance SkyTeam is to roll out a global premium service for its top-paying customers – based on a package offered by US airline Delta since 2010. The SkyPriority service will standardize the luxury travel experience for customers flying with SkyTeam members at over 1,000 airports around the world. The service includes specifically prioritized … Continued

Delta rolls out full premium economy product

US airline Delta, which introduced a middle ‘Economy Comfort’ class earlier this year on long-haul services, is to roll out a premium economy class across its entire fleet. The new class will be introduced on over 800 of its aircraft operating in the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and northern South America. The … Continued

Michael Chiarello tapped as airline chef

Michael Chiarello, chef, author and TV host, is the latest food celebrity tapped by an airline to create star-powered in-flight meals. Delta Air Lines announced Monday that passengers flying in their BusinessElite cabin will tuck into meals specially developed by the American chef. Michael Chiarello is known for his Emmy Award-winning show Easy Entertaining with … Continued

Delta tops the world’s most admired airlines

Delta Air Lines has been voted the world’s most admired airline by Fortune magazine, managing to push Singapore Airlines into second place. The award means that Delta came out top in a string of assessments including social responsibility and quality of product, as well as business-related criteria such as quality of management and global competitiveness. … Continued

The world’s best-dressed cabin crew

Qatar Airways has topped a list of “best-dressed” airlines conducted by airfare comparison site Skyscanner. The airline’s “retro-look” uniforms won the votes of 33 percent of respondents to Skyscanner poll, which was timed to coincide with London Fashion Week last week. Air France‘s uniforms, designed by Christian Lacroix, came second place with 17 percent, while … Continued

Delta Expanding First Class on Domestic Flights

US carrier Delta is to buck the airline trend of shrinking premium cabins by increasing first class capacity on its domestic flights, perhaps hinting that a recovery in luxury travel may be on the cards. The airline announced last week that from this fall it is to offer first class on all internal US flights … Continued

Delta’s New Heathrow Lounge

If you’re traveling from London’s Heathrow Airport aboard Delta Air Lines or one of its SkyTeam partners, you’ll soon be able to take advantage of this futuristic and luxurious new lounge. The lounge is open to international first and business class passengers as well as SkyTeam Elite Plus passengers. The two-level minimalist styled lounge features … Continued