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New York - Delta Unveils Plans To Offer Elite Customers Option To Fly By Private Jet

Published on: July 28, 2015 10:23 AM
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FILE - Two delta Airlines jets sit at their gates at the Lambert - St. Louis International Airport, in St. Louis, Missouri, March 4, 2013.  REUTERS/Tom Gannam FILE - Two delta Airlines jets sit at their gates at the Lambert - St. Louis International Airport, in St. Louis, Missouri, March 4, 2013.  REUTERS/Tom Gannam

New York - Beginning as early as this week, Delta has announced that its “high-value customers” will now have the affordable option of upgrading to traveling on one of the airlines’ private jets.

BLOOMBERG.com (http://bloom.bg/1GV03yP) reports that, at least initially, only “Diamond Medallion” level customers—-those who spend at least $15K and travel above 125,000 miles annually—-will be offered the upgrades, which will run between $300 to $800.

Delta officials also noted that private jet travel will at first be limited to the airlines’ East Coast hubs due to its limited 66-aircraft private jet division.

Industry insiders say the program is aimed at addressing the problem of “empty legs” flights, in which jets are often forced to reposition without passengers aboard.


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 Jul 28, 2015 at 02:43 PM Rafuel Says:

Is this for real? For just $300 someone can upgrade to a private jet? And then he doesn't have to deal with other passengers, often with very divergent standards of personal hygiene and with atrociously dressed women. Wow!

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 Jul 28, 2015 at 04:30 PM ydeneydene Says:

Sounds grrrrrrreeeeeeeeeaaĆ tttttttttt!!

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