NEW YORK, July 21, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Customers traveling on Delta Air Line's (NYSE:DAL) domestic flights in First Class or unrestricted Economy Class to or from its hub at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport can enjoy complimentary* US Helicopter Airport Shuttle Service for a limited time.
This promotional offer is valid for tickets purchased through Aug. 29, 2008. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply; additional details are below. Complimentary US Helicopter service between JFK and Manhattan is available year-round to Delta BusinessElite customers.
Delta's on-the-go travelers enjoy unrivaled benefits from US Helicopter service including:
* Eight-minute(1) travel time between New York City Heliports in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan and JFK, with flights operating 27 times daily; * Federally regulated TSA security clearance at NYC Heliports before arriving at JFK for departing flights; * Convenient check-in and boarding passes to final destinations (for both domestic and international travelers departing from and arriving in Manhattan); and * Baggage check to final destination (for passengers traveling to and from Manhattan).
US Helicopter operates 27 daily flights, Monday through Friday, connecting the Downtown Manhattan Heliport near Wall Street and the Atlantic Metroport at East 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan with Delta's Terminal 3, Gate 11 at JFK. Customers can book via delta.com, through Delta Reservations at (800) 221-1212, via www.flyush.com or by calling US Helicopter Reservations at (877) 262-7676. A one-way flight on US Helicopter is complimentary when purchasing eligible domestic first class or unrestricted economy tickets. The cost is $159** one-way for customers traveling in Economy Class with restricted tickets. **Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply; details are included below.
US Helicopter (OTCBB:USHP) is the first scheduled airline helicopter service between Manhattan, JFK and Newark Airports in more than two decades. Presently, US Helicopter operates 325 weekly flights to/from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Atlantic Metroport at East 34th Street, JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, as well as service to/from Downtown Manhattan Heliport and Bridgeport Sikorsky Memorial Airport serving Fairfield and New Haven counties.
Founded in 2003, US Helicopter provides scheduled, reliable, fast and affordable helicopter transportation designed to meet the needs of time-sensitive business travelers. All flights utilize state-of-the-art Sikorsky S-76 helicopters configured for eight passengers and staffed with two pilots. US Helicopter Scheduled Airline Service is designed for business travelers... "because you're too important to wait." For more information, visit www.flyush.com.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 327 destinations in 62 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 44 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers 609 weekly flights to 62 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 16,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 499 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
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Terms and Conditions:
* Complimentary USH ticket requires payment of Federal segment fees of up to $7.00, September 11th security fee of up to $5.00, and passenger facility charges of up to $4.50.
** The USH nonrefundable fare shown includes Federal Tax of 7.5%. The following fees are not included: Federal segment fees of up to $7.00, September 11th security fee of up to $5.00, and passenger facility charges of up to $4.50.
Complimentary one-way or round-trip helicopter service is included when purchasing a qualifying round trip or one way First Class or unrestricted economy class ticket (designated by fare basis code beginning with F, A, J, D or Y) on Delta (DL) booked nonstop flights connecting via JFK. Offer valid for tickets purchased on or after July 9, 2008. This promotional offer is available for tickets issued through August 29, 2008. Origin or termination point must be JRB or TSS, via JFK. Offer is not valid for point to point fares between JRB or TSS and JFK. Seats are limited. Code share flights are eligible when booked as a Delta (DL) flight. Additional restrictions apply. Offer subject to change without notice.
Helicopter service is available only on weekdays (excluding holidays).
All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit Membership Guide & Program Rules. The U.S. State Department's new visa and passport requirements for international travel have recently changed. Review requirements for international travel at delta.com.
Markets subject to change.
(1) Average actual flight time is eight minutes or less.
CONTACT: US Helicopter Marketing Dept. 212-922-1366 Delta Air Lines Corporate Communications 404-715-2554
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