Delta Airlines is struggling for survival, negotiating in federal bankruptcy court, and fending off a hostile takeover by US Airways. But whether you go first-class or coach, flying Delta is about to get more entertaining. These bullet points are a verbatim quote from an email Delta frequent flyers received a few weeks ago:24 channels of live TV and programmed content!
A choice of 10 first-run and popular classic movies!
1,600+ songs from a variety of artists and genres!
12 video games, including interactive trivia!
OK, I added the exclamation points just to amuse myself. "This new standard in transcontinental U.S. flying is available on select Delta flights over four hours (or more than 1,750 miles), including those from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and more," says Delta. Details here. BTW, I'm a Delta frequent flyer because it allows me to roll over SkyMiles for years and years--a good thing for the not-so-frequent flyer--and when I fly Continental, Northwest, and other partnered airlines, I can convert those miles to Delta miles. I just used some for a trip to Prague, where I met starry-headed St. John Nepomuk on the Charles Bridge. Love and kisses, Delta. Hope you're still around this time next year.