Delta Airlines is expanding its program for helping top-tier frequent fliers make their connections by zipping them from gate to gate in Porsches.
The airline announced this week that it is adding the Porsche transfer service at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Seattle-Tacoma Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Airport this month.
The service cannot be requested or reserved. The airline says it is provided to SkyMiles Diamond Medallion customers based on a number of factors, including the day’s flight operations, connections times between flights for customers and a member’s status.
“Our Diamond Medallion customers expect us to have their backs when they fly with us, and we’re always pushing the limits of how to transform potential moments of anxiety into opportunities for great experience that solidify their loyalty to Delta,” Cheryl Scheck, director of customer experience, said in a news release.
“Our continuing partnership with Porsche gives us hundreds of opportunities to save the day by offering unexpected pickups in an even more unexpected vehicle, with a unique surprise and delight to connect them to their destination.”
The program began as a trial at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in 2011 and expanded to Los Angeles, New York Kennedy and Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2013. The airline said it was used to help more than 35,000 frequent fliers make their connections last year.