Delta Relocates All Flights to Heathrow T3
Beginning Sept. 14, Delta Air Lines has shifted all its operations to London Heathrow’s Terminal 3 for better alignment with joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic. This will impact five routes that currently operate out of Terminal 4 to the following US destinations: Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia.
“Our joint venture with Virgin Atlantic is all about making it easy for our customers to connect between our airlines and having our Heathrow service under one roof is crucial to delivering a synched-up, more convenient service,”said Nat Pieper, Delta’s Senior Vice President - Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Details are available at delta.com. Lufthansa German Airlines has become the first European air carrier to participate in the US Transportation Security Administration’s Pre-Check program.
Passengers enrolled in Pre-Check are eligible to be directed to an expedited screening lane, allowing them to keep on shoes, belts and light outerwear, as well as leave laptops and 3-1-1 compliant bags in carry-on baggage. Pre-Check information is embedded in the passenger’s boarding pass barcode and the TSA Pre-Check printed on it. When TSA scans the barcode at the security checkpoint, the passenger may be referred to an expedited screening lane.
Currently, US citizens, dual citizens, and lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply to the TSA Pre-Check Program, as well as members of US Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler programs such as NEXUS for Canadian Citizens, as well as Global Entry which is currently available for eight nationalities including Germany. The convenience of TSA Pre-Check is also available for members of the US Armed Forces.
For more information about Pre-Check visit tsa.gov.