Song’s New Nonstop Coast-to-Coast Service Between New York and Los Angeles Takes Flight

Delta’s Low-Fare Air Service Celebrates New Transcon Route as Exclusive Partnership With Rande Gerber Readies for Take-Off

ATLANTA, May 2 /PRNewswire/ — Song(R), Delta Air Lines’ low-fare air service, is celebrating today its new nonstop, coast-to-coast service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Song’s new transcontinental service officially started on May 1 at 7:00 a.m., with its inaugural flight from New York to Los Angeles. Song commemorates the new JFK-LAX service today, announcing an exclusive partnership with nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber to enhance its in-flight offerings, including a branded signature cocktail service, the latest addition to Song’s wide array of on-board offerings.

The newly-branded signature beverage service will feature new cocktails created for Song by Rande Gerber, in addition to Song’s current beverage offerings which include sodas, water, wine, beer, coffee and tea. It will also feature newly-branded glasses, cocktail shakers and accessories, all designed in partnership with Rande Gerber. Song and Gerber will unveil the new signature cocktail service, complete with new branding and design, on all Song flights beginning in late summer. Song will preview several of the new Gerber cocktail creations on its May 2 ceremonial inaugural flight from New York to Los Angeles.

“We are thrilled to expand our New York service and head west, bringing Song’s signature service and low fares to customers traveling between New York and Los Angeles,” said Joanne Smith, President of Song. “Our on-board offerings, including our in-flight entertainment, healthy food choices and our branded beverage service created with Rande Gerber, will make time fly for our customers traveling cross-country on Song.”

The new signature cocktails created by Gerber include:
— “Smooth Landing” – Grey Goose Vodka, Pineapple Pucker & pineapple
— “The Take Off” – Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth & a cherry
— “The Red Eye” – Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka & Mr. T’s Bloody Mary

Delta’s chief operating officer, Joe Kolshak will pilot Song’s May 2 celebratory flight from New York to L.A. Song will initially offer three daily non-stop, roundtrip flights between JFK and LAX, with seven daily roundtrips operating by June 18. Song’s new service from JFK to LAX will feature the wide array of on-board amenities that distinguish its brand from other air service. Song’s in-flight entertainment system is the most innovative of any low-fare service, offering personal seatback video monitors that provide: 24 channels of live, DISH Network television; digitally-streamed MP3 programming that allows customers to create individual play lists of 32 songs at their seat from an inventory of more than 1,600 songs; 10 movies available on-demand, allowing customers to start and stop the film at their leisure; 11 video games; and a popular interactive trivia game that allows passengers to compete against one another.

Song also offers a comprehensive onboard menu, featuring healthful, organic selections, as well as a few indulgences. Last year, Song introduced an In-Flight Fitness program, developed exclusively for the low-fare service by fitness guru David Barton. The 15-minute workout is designed to decrease stress and fatigue and improve strength and flexibility — all while burning calories.

Song’s coast-to-coast service expansion continues on July 4, when it will begin service from JFK to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and JFK to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Additionally, on June 18, Song debuts service between JFK and San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin Airport (SJU) and on July 23, Song initiates service begins once weekly service between JFK and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA).

About Song

Song, Delta’s award-winning, low-fare air service, provides non-stop service between major cities in the Northeast and Florida leisure destinations, as well as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Juan and Nassau. Song currently operates a fleet of 36 Boeing 757s, with 199 all-leather, all-coach seats, providing more than 140 daily flights daily. With the addition of 12 planes and 18 new roundtrip flights, Song will increase its service to 176 daily nonstop departures with new destinations including San Francisco, Seattle and Aruba by September 2, 2005.

All Song aircraft are equipped with personal video monitors at each seat, offering a wide array of entertainment features — accessible via touch-screen technology — including: live, DISH Network television; movies on-demand; MP3 programming from more than 1,600 songs and 11 video games. Song also offers a complete on-board food menu featuring healthful, organic food options and few indulgences, including Song’s newly branded signature cocktails. Song beverages are intended to be enjoyed responsibly by adults.

Customers can use a credit card or cash to make purchases onboard. Song serves all three New York metro area airports — JFK, Newark and LaGuardia — the only low-fare service to do so. All Song flights are operated by Delta Air Lines. Song tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling 1-800-FLY-SONG (1-800-359-7664).

About Rande Gerber

Rande Gerber has developed, owns and operates a line of high-end bars and lounges nationwide, including: Stone Rose, The Whiskey, The Living Room, Whiskey Park, Whiskey Blue, Oasis, Wetbar, Underbar, Cherry and Whiskey Sky located in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, Las Vegas, Houston and Mexico City.

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