Thanks to your efforts more than 40 million SkyMiles have been donated to help relief efforts in Japan. Now, we’re working with Gogo Inflight Internet to provide complimentary access to the Red Cross Website so you can help donate money and miles next time you’re flying with us. Plus GoGo is matching your contributions up to $15,000 so this is a great time to give back.
We appreciate your continued support for Japan and those affected.
First and foremost we want to share our deepest thoughts and prayers with everyone whose lives have been impacted as a result of today’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As you can imagine, this has been a major event for us given our 1,200 employees in Japan and the thousands of customers who count on us to travel to, from and through Tokyo every day. We know there are a lot of questions and concerns about how this event may affect you and your loved ones, and we’ll work to address some of your concerns here.
Our first priority is ensuring our customers and employees in Japan are safe. As soon as the earthquake hit, our operations team immediately went to work ensuring that all our aircraft were safe. While in many cases this meant diverting, delaying or cancelling from our original schedule, we are fortunate that no employees or customers were injured at any of our facilities or on any of our flights in Japan.
Our reservations experts are also reaching out to customers to notify them of the impact this has on their travel plans. If you are in need of immediate reservations assistance you can call make changes to your travel without fees at delta.com, call us at 1-800-221-1212 or reach out to our agents in Twitter at @DeltaAssist. You will continue to find the latest updates from us about the status of flights at delta.com at http://bit.ly/DL_updates.
Many of you have also asked how you can help, and we’re proud to say The Red Cross has long been a valued partner of Delta. If you want to help by donating to the relief efforts of the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami, go to the Redcross Website. You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.
Duty Manager – Customer Focus
Delta Operations Control Center