This week’s featured link:
Delta Comfort+ now available as fare for flights to Asia and Latin America – Delta.com
Delta started selling Comfort+ as a separate cabin domestically earlier this month, but for international flying it remained simply an ancillary seat choice. That is changing… sort of… in some places. For travel beginning September 19, international travel will also be sold as a separate cabin on flights to/within Asia (excluding China/Hong Kong/Taiwan) as well as to Latin America/Caribbean (excluding Brazil/Chile/Argentina/Peru). Why are those places being excluded? I have no idea. But I can guess why it’s not being sold to Europe at all.
That has to be because Delta already sells premium economy on Air France, Alitalia, and Virgin Atlantic over to Europe. It can’t file fares for Comfort+ when it already uses that bucket for premium economy on those partners. I’m sure this will change once Delta rolls out a proper premium economy.
Two for the road:
Milk-Run In An Alaska Airlines 737-400 Combi… For Salmon –AirlineReporter
Flying the Alaska milk run with a bunch of stops between Seattle and Anchorage has been on my wish list for a long time. David over at AirlinerReporter was able to experience some of it in this write-up. I’ll get around to it someday.
Fares are cheap; airlines don’t want them to stay that way – Associated Press
Remember when everyone was complaining how oil prices had fallen but fares hadn’t? It just took awhile, but they have fallen. And now airlines are trying to get them back up.