Delta offering Porsche ground service to certain high value customers at ATL

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  1. NYBanker
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    Delta is now offering Porsche ground service to certain high value customers at ATL.

    Some info is set out in this FT post...http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta-skymiles/1275739-delta-picked-me-up-porsche.html

    Any Mp'ers have experience with this?

    While I think this is a nice program for DL to offer, the thing I find the most telling about the ft thread is that the first few replies were basically calling the op a liar.
     
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    copycats! :D
     
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    DL will never be LH.......
     
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    A similar service has been offered at TLV since prior to the lh fct setup for about $100/pp...vehicle services airside...but of course isn't paid for by the carrier in tlv. Still very handy.
     
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    Even as a DM, I'm a relatively cheap DM...no expectation of a Porsche...ever! :)
     
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    After reading this and seeing the photos. True DL will be never like LH. However, I could see this expand within the 'SkyTeam' partners.

    For example:
    Korean Airlines at ICN airport.
    Air France at CDG airport.
    KLM at AMS airport
    (And so on with the other SkyTeam airlines)

    It would 'not' be a publish benefit. Just a special treat/gift once a while.
     
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    IIRC, AF already does this for some IFC passengers at CDG as part of their IFC lounge service. I was on a flight, CDG-NCE, when the escort was bringing several people up the stairs to the jetway and as they entered the plane, the escort got confused and introduced me to the pilot too. Fortunately I was in business class so it was not too embarrassing for anyone, but it did impress a colleague on the same flight. OTOH, I confused one of the special passengers with the escort.

    The first time I noticed/experienced it was when connecting onto Olympic at ATH in business class to a Greek island. It was a Mercedes station wagon and the lounge had a canopy with a red carpet leading to the car.
     
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    I got the Porsche ride from E to B on Friday morning, I'm a DM on mostly cheap fares so not a HVC. It was fun!!
     
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    From what I've read on TOBB, DL also has a fleet of Black Helicopters, but those are only reserved for the most exclusive HVC diamonds.
     
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    This popped up on DL's facebook page today...

    https://www.facebook.com/delta?ref=ts&fref=ts

    Just saw this post on DL's fb page:

    Definitely some interesting comments on the fb post. :)

    WSJ article from September: The Tarmac Express: A Porsche to the Plane

     
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    I have never received a ride and I've been buying a lot of F seats recently (of differing fare classes).

    Then again, I try to avoid ATL at all costs!!
     
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    Would like to catch one ride while still a diamond but never expect to see that happen - I've sprinted through ATL a few times since the program began.
     

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