Tacking About

Delta Airlines Drop Fee’s

Delta Air Lines will no longer charge a fee for customers who purchase their tickets over the phone through Reservation Sales or in person at airports and other ticket office locations*.

“It is much simpler for our customers to not have to worry if they will pay a fee for ticketing with Delta,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s incoming President.

Delta previously charged a fee of $25 per ticket when purchased over the phone through Reservation Sales and $35 per ticket when purchased at airports and other ticket office locations. Charges varied for some locations outside of the United States. Delta does not charge a fee for customers who purchase tickets on delta.com or through the Fly Delta app.

“This – and every decision we make – is based on engaging with our customers and employees every day,” said Charisse Evans, Delta’s Vice President – Reservation Sales and Customer Care. “By listening, caring and connecting with our customers, we have their backs every time they fly with us. I am extremely proud of our dedicated colleagues who, along with the support of nearly 80,000 Delta employees worldwide, continue to raise the bar by exceeding our customers’ expectations.”

Eliminating the Direct Ticketing Charge is the latest example of the company’s commitment to assisting customers and responding to their feedback before, during and after their travel with Delta.

 

*The fee waiver does not apply to tickets issued in select European locations.

Seeing South Africe

“FLY GIRL stops into Clarens and Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa.

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Clarens is a small town situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa and nicknamed the “Jewel of the Eastern Free State”.
Clarens is an artists’ haven with many well-known artists either living in or frequenting the village, with many art galleries scattered around the village square and the town. The tranquil village ambience combined with scenic views and a mild climate makes has made Clarens a popular getaway for city dwellers from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban, among other places. Clarens is known for its spectacular sandstone mountains and wonderful climate; it is one of the most picturesque spots in South Africa and has recently been acclaimed as the best Trout Fishing waters in South Africa.
The Golden Gate Highlands National Park with its sandstone formations and cliffs is 17 km from Clarens

“The apartheid museum – So much segregation and sadness. The majority of the population here in South Africa is black and as I sit here in the king size bed I’m struggling with the fact that this town is predominantly white. I also know the folks that are going to come clean up my room are black and it seems like all the help around this town is black it’s such a huge conflict of interest for me.” Fly Girl”

The oddest of the odd shore excursion

Swim with Pigs | Major’s Spot Cay, Bahamas

Swimming Pigs, Bahamas

You read that correctly. You can swim with pigs in the clear, warm waters of the Bahamas. The adorable oinkers live on the unpopulated island in the Exumas called Major’s Spot Cay (also known these days as Pig Beach), which is easily accessed by boat from Nassau or Paradise Island. Though it’s uncertain how they got there, one story says that the tame pigs are descended from domestic stock that was kept on the island. These days, the speckled pigs have a life of luxury: napping on the beach, swimming in the bay, and getting fed treats from human visitors. This is one excursion that borders on bizarre, but it’s that very delightful quirkiness that makes it one of our top seafaring activities.