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Travel Smart this Holiday Season

High-and low-tech tips for a stress-free trip for the Latin American traveler

Dec 20, 2012

ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2012 — Holiday travel can be hectic for even the most seasoned traveler. Long lines might be unavoidable, but thoughtful packing and preparing can make the day of take-off as smooth as possible. Mobile technology can also facilitate many aspects of your trip, from booking flights to tracking bags to keeping on top of your itinerary.

Download the Fly Delta app to your iPhone, Android or Windows phone which includes popular tools like checking in for flights, accessing an eBoarding pass, changing seat assignments, tracking the upgrade list, receiving alerts for updated travel information, viewing airport and aircraft details, setting a parking reminder, and tracking and paying for bags. For a look at how Delta tracks your bags while you get ready for your holiday journey check out this video.

Because we know that customers sometimes have questions on the go and after their flights, Delta provides real-time specialized customer care on Twitter in Spanish @DeltaAssist_ES and in Portuguese @DeltaAjuda.

Here are some additional tips so you have fewer things to worry about and more time to enjoy with family and friends this holiday season.

Be efficient.

·         Don’t overstuff your carry-on – remember that bags be within the 22” x 14” x 9” limit 

·         Check in online or through your mobile device

·         Arrive early – at least 90 minutes before your domestic departure time, or three hours  for international flights

·         Consider curbside check in to reduce time standing in line

Speed through Security.

·         Have your current identification out and ready

·         Empty your pockets and take off your belt, jacket and scarf

·         Take your laptop and toiletries out of your bag

·         If you qualify, take advantage of TSA PreCheck for faster security processing – learn more here.

By following these tips, your relaxing vacation can begin before you even land. Click here for additional travel tips. 

About Delta Air Lines

Delta is working to become the best U.S. carrier in Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of that goal Delta has established a long-term exclusive alliance with GOL Línhas Aereas Inteligentes investing more than US $100 million in GOL. Likewise, Delta has invested more than US $65 million in Aeroméxico as part of a long-term exclusive commercial alliance and entered a code sharing agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas solidifying its footprint in Latin America. Executive Travel magazine recognized Delta with the Gold Leading Edge Award for the Best Flight Experience to Mexico. Delta provides service to 32 countries and 43 destinations in the region offering more than 1,000 weekly flights between Latin America and the U.S. Spanish speaking Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through its Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Brazilian customers can also access Delta´s dedicated Brazil Facebook page visiting http://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLinesBrasil.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic "Airline of the Year" by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology, won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey and was the recipient of 12 Executive Travel Magazine Leading Edge Awards for U.S. airlines. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 315 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

 

For further information: Delta Corporate Communications 404-715-2554 news archive at news.delta.com


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