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