Today’s an exciting day in the rumor mill. Later today we’ll finally find out about the big OneWorld announcement, and whether Qatar Airways will be joining or not, despite constant denial by their CEO. If they do, this will seriously shake things up in the alliance, between Air Berlin and American’s relationship with Etihad and Qantas’ relationship with Emirates.
But that’s not the only exciting development. Alaska and Delta’s CEO will be announcing “new service, product enhancements in Seattle” today, and it looks like it could be big. We should know more in a few hours, though I’m so excited that I couldn’t help but speculate.
The one thing I do notice is Delta’s schedule for next summer out of Seattle. Between New York and Seattle all aircraft in the market have BusinessElite seating, with four 757s and one 767 featuring flat beds. So it’s clear they’re turning Seattle into a “premium” transcontinental market.
But the big question is how Alaska fits into this?
I guess we’ll see shortly, though given that I’m moving to Seattle, this actually makes Delta a very tempting option.
So what do you guys think it is? I’ll post an update as soon as it’s announced.