Frequent Business Traveler 6/3/2019
Delta Air Lines announced that Boston Logan International Airport is the airline’s newest hub.
The Boston hub will service as a secondary transatlantic gateway. New York is its primary transatlantic gateway.
“We’ve been making significant investments in Boston this year,“ said Amy Martin, managing director for network planning at the airline, speaking at an industry event, adding that “this has really enabled us to graduate Boston from what we consider a focus city to our newest coastal hub.”
Delta last added a new hub, Seattle, in 2014. Other hubs include Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City. Delta de-hubbed Memphis in 2013, and Cincinnati in 2017. The latter is now considered to be a focus city, along with Austin, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, and San Jose.
American Airlines extends the cancellation of flights scheduled to be flown by the grounded Boeing 737 MAX through Labor Day, a move expected to impact hundreds of passengers each day.
On the agenda is an expansion of Star Alliance Gold Track. This perk offers Business Class passengers, First Class passengers and Star Alliance Gold travelers an expedited path for the process of getting through the airport.
Dynamic pricing is a growing trend in the airline world. Delta and United are two carriers that have already embraced dynamic pricing. Lufthansa will be the first major European carrier to use dynamic pricing in its loyalty program.