Delta Expands Porsche Service to LaGuardia, Seattle, Detroit

Nov 3, 2014

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Delta Air Lines announced today that it will expand its Porsche tarmac transfer service to three more airports: New York LaGuardia, Seattle and Detroit. Delta initially launched this service back in 2011 in Atlanta, and has since added a total of 19 cars in which high value customers can be picked up and transported from gate to gate.

Delta is expanding their Porsche car service to three more airports.
Delta is expanding its Porsche car service to three more airports.

In addition to the three new airports being added today, Delta’s Porsche service is currently offered at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Los Angeles International Airport, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

For a behind the scenes look, check out A Day in the Life of Delta’s Elite Services:

The service cannot be requested or reserved, and is instead provided to select Diamond Medallion customers based on a number of factors, including the day’s flight operations and the connecting time between flights. Customers are added to the priority list for the service by Delta’s Elite Services team, and then greeted at the aircraft boarding door and escorted with their baggage to an awaiting Porsche car, which will deliver them to their connecting gate.

According to Delta, during a typical day more than 100 high-value customers are transferred from gate to gate at Delta’s largest hub in Atlanta, so you can imagine the number of customers being transferred across all seven airports where this service is being offered. One of the Sunday Reader Questions this week was whether to go for Diamond Medallion on Delta; if you’re hoping to get whisked away from your gate in a Porsche, then the answer is yes!

American Airlines currently offers Cadillac transfers for select Concierge Key members in Los Angeles, New York (both JFK and LGA), and Dallas/Fort Worth; United offers a tarmac transportation option for select Global Services members and United Global First customers who have tight connection.

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

If you are a Delta flyer who is looking to bank some extra miles this card is a great addition for your wallet. While you'll earn 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else, you'll also have access to other perks like priority boarding, a first bag checked free and discounted Delta  Sky Club access.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in purchases within your first 3 months and a $50 Statement Credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Offer expires 10/30/2019.
  • Earn 2 miles on every eligible dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
  • Check your first bag free on Delta flights – that’s a savings of up to $240.
  • Receive Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding on your Delta flights, stow your carry-on bag and settle in sooner.
  • Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.49%-26.49% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.