Delta Expands Porsche Service To New York-LaGuardia, Seattle and Detroit

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One of the coolest features of the elite program at Delta is the Porsche transfer service they offer their top tier elite members.

Porsche Panamera DL767-400ER tail

It turns out the program is now being expanded to New York LaGuardia, Seattle and Detroit. You can read the full press release here.

ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will expand its successful customer Porsche service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Airport this month. Through its pioneering partnership between a U.S. airline and automotive manufacturer, Delta and Porsche have transferred more than 35,000 high-value customers in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and New York-JFK in the last year.

The program began as a trial at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2011 and expanded to Los Angeles, New York-JFK and Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2013. During a typical day more than 100 high-value customers are transferred from gate-to-gate at Delta’s largest hub in Atlanta. Transferring select SkyMiles Diamond Medallion customers with Porsche vehicles is just another way that Delta delivers exceptional customer service for its most valuable flyers while providing a unique travel experience.

You can watch the video below which shows first hand accounts of elite members who’ve been picked up in a Porsche and taken between airplanes or to meet family members so the other family member can catch a flight.

Bottom Line

The Delta Porsche service an amazing service offered to Delta elite members. Now more elite members in more cities will get this great experience.

Have you ever been picked up in a Porsche by Delta? How much time did it save you and how was it?

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  1. The service is novel, but by no means “amazing.” If you really want to ride in a Porsche, and don’t know an owner or can’t otherwise afford to buy one, take a test drive at a dealer or save up and rent one for the day from Hertz.

    What isn’t compelling about the service is you can’t rely on it. If you have a tight connection – and you happen to get lucky and get selected – then it is great. But, there’s no assurance they’ll be able to help you.

    Compare to TG’s F transfer service in BKK. While a golf cart might not have the panache of a Panamera, that all F pax get the service is what is really compelling.

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