Delta Sky Club Coming to Tokyo Haneda Airport!

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Delta Sky Club at the B concourse in Atlanta

Great news for Delta passengers heading to Tokyo next summer (and beyond): a new Sky Club is opening at Haneda Airport! Continue reading

How Can the Delta Reserve Credit Card Reserve Cards from American Express Be Improved?

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Delta Air Lines jets at New York Kennedy JFK Airport

Delta American Express cards offer cardholders decent-ish benefits. But points earnings and other areas leave something to be desired.

Where are some areas Delta and American Express can improve its premium Reserve cards? Continue reading

Will Delta Change Sky Clubs to Match 3 Hours Before Flight Like Centurion and “The Club” Lounges? What Else may Change Before Year end?

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A view from the balcony inside the Seattle Airport Delta Sky Club in Terminal A at SeaTac.

The Flagship Delta Sky Club in SEA

The past year has been brutal. It started with the wildly popular and successful American Express Centurion lounges gutting the value of the clubs by limiting the access to only 3 hours before flight for holders of the Amex Platinum personal (learn more and compare) or business cards (learn more and compare). They also dumped access upon arrival and limited spa access to 1x per visit from unlimited based on availability. The latter two really are the biggest impact and reduction in value for the sizable annual fees the cards charge. Amex really could have made better choices and I feel many have chosen not to renew their cards due to these harsh changes. A mistake IMO because the cards still offer huge value to those who know how to utilize them.

Last week we learned that “The Club” Lounges, that are part of the Priority Pass network, have chosen to copy the horrid Amex Centurion lounge access rules starting 1 September 2019. Continue reading

Construction Causes TSA Line Problems at MSP

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Frustrated man at airport

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If you’re based in Minneapolis-St. Paul — or travel there — prepare for TSA security line headaches at MSP. Continue reading

Let’s Face It: Delta Loves Facial Recognition and Other Biometrics

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Biometrics concept. Facial Recognition System. Iris recognition.

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Delta is rolling out facial recognition boarding to more airports. It sure sounds slick and futuristic. But are you comfortable with it?

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Increased Delta Reserve Amex Bonus: 10,000 MQM, 80,000 SkyMiles, $100 Statement Credit – Through July 31

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The personal Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express is offering an increased MQM bonus for the next week. However, the offer is available only through referrals from current Reserve cardholders. Already hold the card? You can earn a SkyMiles bonus for referring someone! Continue reading

Which Delta Sky Clubs Need the Most Help and Updates?

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The Delta Sky Club -- former Northwest WorldClub -- in the C concourse at MSP airport.

A tweet we received got us thinking, Which Delta Sky Clubs truly need a remodel or other help?

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Is Delta Cooking Up Plans with Celebrity Chefs?

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Close-up of chef and his assistant preparing salad together (Photo: ©iStock.com/SeventyFour)

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Is Delta Air Lines unleashing their inner foodie? Continue reading