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Delta Is About to Allow Some Commercial Passengers to Upgrade to a Private Jet

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The upgrades could also help Delta quell one of the thorniest—and costliest—problems in private aviation, known as “empty legs,” or the need to reposition a jet without having a customer headed to that particular location. These inefficient flights account for roughly a third of all private jet flights, despite years of effort by the industry to minimize them. The advent of greater tracking data and new software analytics tools is likely to help private jet operators reduce their empty legs even further, said Erik Snell, president of Delta Private Jets.

Clever, but it's hard to imagine a United or American top flier switching to Delta just for this.

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