American Airlines Adding 787 Aircraft, Emirates Pilot Shortage, Delta Choice Benefits


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Martini Review of the Week: 

It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews below.

American Airlines just announced they’ll be adding 47 new Boeing 787 aircraft to their fleet. The breakdown will be 22 B787-8s and 25 B787-9s, all equipped with GE’s GEnx-1B engine. When added to their previous Dreamliner order, will bring American to a total of 89 Boeing 787 aircraft once all are delivered, as of currently they have 35 in their fleet.

News

Delta offers Platinum and Diamond Medallion members choice benefits, up qualifying for Medallion status at these two levels. Platinum Medallions receive one choice, whereas Diamonds get to choose three benefits. Find out why the most valuable options of Delta Choice Benefits for Platinum Medallions would be Four Regional Upgrade Certificates or Delta Silver Medallion Status.

Deals

Dubai-based carrier Emirates announced they are going to have a challenge this summer as the airline is short 100-150 pilots needed to operate their flights this summer. As a result, we can expect to see several cancellations and even some routes going away. The airline is blaming this shortage on “economic growth” and increased wages.

Drink of the Week:

  • Delta Margarita

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