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Boston-based Delta flyers will soon have access to additional nonstop routes, as the airline just announced plans to add flights between Logan Airport (BOS) and several new cities in the US and the Caribbean.
By the end of 2017, the carrier will have added nonstop service to the following destinations:
- Nashville (BNA): One daily flight operated by a two-class CRJ-900 (starting November 6, 2016)
- Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ): Saturday service operated by an Airbus A319 (starting December 17, 2016)
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ): Saturday service operated by an Airbus A319 (starting December 17, 2016)
- St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (STT): Saturday service operated by a Boeing 757-200 (starting February 18, 2017)
- San Francisco (SFO): Two daily flights operated by a Boeing 757-200 (starting June 8, 2017)
Delta will also add holiday service between Boston and Fort Myers from December 22-January 2 using a two-class Embraer E-175.
In addition to launching these new nonstop routes, the airline will increase the frequency of these already-operating flights between Boston and the following cities:
- Orlando (MCO): Increasing to three daily trips year-round (starting in mid-December)
- Seattle (SEA): Adding a second daily flight operated by a Boeing 737-800 (starting June 8, 2017)
- Milwaukee (MKE): Adding a second daily flight operated by a two-class CRJ-900 (starting June 8, 2017)
If Boston-Logan is your home airport and Delta is your carrier of choice, this expanded nonstop route network is definitely a good thing. The airline claims that, by the end of 2016, it will be the first US global carrier to offer first-class seating on every flight to and from BOS — though for flights on smaller aircraft like the CRJ-900 (to Nashville) or the Embraer E-175 (to Milwaukee), it doesn’t necessarily make a huge difference.
These new flights are already bookable both as awards and revenue tickets on Delta.com. If you’re looking to boost your SkyMiles bonus to reserve any of these routes, you have a few credit card options to consider. The Gold Delta SkyMiles Card from American Express (with a $95 fee that’s waived the first year) is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 30,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months, plus a $50 statement credit if you make a Delta purchase in the first three months. The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card (with a $195 annual fee) is offering 35,000 bonus miles and 5,000 MQMs when you spend $1,000 in the first three months. Finally, the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express (with a $450 annual fee) is offering 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs after your first purchase with the card.
If you’re a Boston-based traveler, are you excited about any of these upcoming Delta routes?
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|None||15.99%-24.99% Variable||$0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95||0%||Excellent Credit|