Delta Just Announced 2 New Long-Haul Routes to South America

The service includes a new route and a once-suspended one.

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Angelo Cavalli/Stone/Getty Images
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Delta Air Lines is seemingly on a roll right now and, luckily, its latest announcements continue to positively affect travel enthusiasts.

After recently increasing Texas service, the airline is now broadening its reach abroad. South American travellers will be pleased to know that Delta is launching new service connecting New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport with both Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Brazil’s very own Rio de Janeiro.

The Rio de Janeiro service is actually not a novelty. Delta was once offering flights between JFK and Brazil’s most iconic city, but it suspended them in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Now, three years later, the carrier is ready to resume service in a partnership with the South American airline LATAM. The first flights will officially be taking off starting on December 16, 2023, and they will run through February 21, 2024.

The Argentinian capital is a new horizon to explore for Delta. The new service is set to begin on October 28, 2023, with flights being available through March 29, 2024.

For more information and to book your tickets, you can visit Delta’s website.

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Serena Tara is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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