Loyal Delta Air Lines passengers who haven’t had the chance to upgrade to first or business class are now able to experience some of the perks of these classes even when flying in an economy seat, making long-haul economy travel just a bit more rewarding and comfortable.
On international flights of 6.5 hours or longer, passengers in Delta’s economy seats can now enjoy a free welcome Bellini cocktail, a combination of Champagne and peach purée, an homage to the airline’s origins in Georgia. Passengers also will receive other first-class and business-class benefits like a hot towel shortly after take-off as well as just before landing; the option to choose premium appetizers or a larger entrée for their in-flight meal; and free snacks from the airline’s “anytime snack basket.” For an extra touch of class, economy passengers also will receive complimentary wine with their meal as well as upgraded cutlery and dishware and free treats just before arrival.
As one of America’s top three airlines, Delta’s initiative to extend benefits of first class to those in economy — which went into effect in November 2019 — can be attributed to its desire to remain at the top and encourage economy passengers to choose Delta for international flights over other airlines that don’t have these services.
It’s been almost three years since Category 5 Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, wreaking havoc on the island and leaving most residents without electricity and clean water. Tourism, which accounts for 6.5 percent of Puerto Rico’s gross domestic product, took a beating, with hotels closed for year-long repairs, airlines cutting service and cruise lines shifting itineraries to other Caribbean destinations. Timing for the hurricane couldn’t have been worse, coming on the heels of the government’s announcement in May 2017 that it was unable to pay more than $70 billion in public debt and thus forced to file for bankruptcy. Large protests and a change of government would follow. Then, in January 2020, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the south side of the island, forcing San Juan restaurants to close while power was restored. And as we write this story, coronavirus runs rampant across the globe with severe economic implications for all destinations, including Puerto Rico.
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