Just a few of the most interesting nits and noids in travel news today:
- Delta announced an expansion of west coast services today, introducing its Delta Shuttle® product in the Seattle market. According to Delta, flights to Los Angeles will be operated with a mix of 737s and 717s, while flights to San Francisco will be operated by its affilliate carrier, Compass Airlines, using Embraer E-175 jets with a two-class cabin. Beginning May 11, Delta Shuttle customers departing Seattle for Los Angeles or San Francisco will enjoy Delta Shuttle amenities like dedicated check-in counters, convenient gates, complimentary meals in First Class, complimentary in-flight beer, wine, and spirits in all classes, and more. See Delta’s press release for complete details.
- Star MegaDO 7 sold out in under an hour today! It looks like an incredible time and includes some pretty snazzy benefits like Star Gold status, behind the scenes tours, and more. If you didn’t register in time, organizers are running a wait list here. Plans change, so sign up for the wait list if you’re interested in going.
- United Airlines celebrates 30 years of its Washington Dulles (IAD) hub today. “Over the last 30 years, United has employed nearly 17,000 dedicated employees at IAD who have helped connect more than 500 million people through Washington Dulles to destinations around the globe,” said Jon Roitman, senior vice president of airport operations for United. “We are committed to providing our customers at IAD and throughout the world with an elevated travel experience, and we look forward to delivering unmatched service from the national capital region for decades to come.” But will they ever do something with that awful terminal C/D? Seriously, it feels like the world’s longest double-wide trailer.