Book plane and train tickets for 20 European cities

Delta Air Lines customers traveling to Europe will now be able to board a rail link from the airport to their final destination as part of the airline’s expanded Air+Rail program.

The program now offers more than 20 destinations in Europe, according to a press release on Tuesday, including 12 new cities in the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. To make travel seamless, one Delta reservation is sufficient for the entire trip.

“Incorporating more Air+Rail routes into our schedule provides greater choice of destinations for our customers, including a number of those cities not currently served by Delta or our European partners, such as Bern, Rotterdam and York,” said Alain Bellemare, president of Delta. – International, said in the statement.

“Expanding our footprint in Europe also makes it easier for guests to get to popular city centers, whether traveling for business or pleasure, to make the most of their stay.”

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Where is the Air+Rail program going?

The program was originally launched in August last year. connecting Amsterdam to Brussels and Antwerp. It has since expanded to include connections from Brussels, Manchester, Rome Fiumicino and Zurich airports.

Here are the connections of the Air+Rail program currently available:

  • Brussels Airport to Breda and Rotterdam in the Netherlands with the operator SCNB.
  • Manchester Airport to seven UK cities with operator TransPennine Express.
  • Rome airport to four Italian cities, including Bologna and Florence with operator Trenitalia.
  • Zurich/Geneva airport to seven cities in Switzerland, including Bern and Lausanne with the operator SBB.

Delta also said it would add train service from Geneva once its nonstop New York-JFK flights to the Swiss city begin in April 2023.

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How does the program work?

In the statement, the airline said it was “working with major rail operators in each country to ensure continued train travel through stations located at airports.” If you are booking a flight to a destination that includes a train segment, an option to book a train ride will be displayed. The platform will book a train time adapted to your flight schedule. Your seat is automatically assigned when you check in for your train journey.

Customers will need to collect their luggage at the airport before going to the train station to catch their train. They can print their tickets in advance or collect them at the station.

For “peace of mind,” Delta said that in the event of a disruption, customers will be able to board the next available train or flight. According to the Delta website, if your flight is delayed, your ticket is still valid 72 hours after your train’s scheduled departure time. A customer service representative can help you get a new ticket.

What if I travel first class?

Those traveling by Delta One also automatically receive a first class train ticket.

Will my train ride earn me Delta SkyMiles?

Unfortunately, miles are for the sky only and you won’t earn any on your train ride.

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