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Delta Is Testing Free Meals in Domestic Coach Class

Delta Is Testing Free Meals in Domestic Coach Class

Brian Sumers, Skift

Even if this test goes nowhere, and Delta stays with the status quo, you should give the airline some credit for trying something new (even if it's old). This is why most insiders believe Delta is the most innovative major U.S. carrier.

2 days ago

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Betting Big on U.S. Airline Stocks

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Betting Big on U.S. Airline Stocks

Katherine Chiglinsky and Sonali Basak, Bloomberg

This is a classic contrarian move by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Investors have lost some patience recently with airline stocks, but clearly Buffett believes the nation's largest airlines still have considerable upside.

3 weeks ago

American, Not Delta, Will Receive Last Available U.S.-China Route

American, Not Delta, Will Receive Last Available U.S.-China Route

Brian Sumers , Skift

You would think one route would not be a big deal, but both American and Delta wanted this one badly. It will be interesting to see how Delta responds. If it wants, it could move its Tokyo-Shanghai frequency to Los Angeles-Beijing.

4 weeks ago

Delta Unveils Premium Economy Design and Launch Plans

Delta Unveils Premium Economy Design and Launch Plans

Grant Martin, Skift

Delta just went public with the design of its premium economy product, which isn't too dissimilar from competitors' features. Expect to see Delta's in service in late 2017 with the A350.

1 month ago

Delta and United Might Be Vying to Invest in Avianca

Delta and United Might Be Vying to Invest in Avianca

Michael Sasso and Christine Jenkins, Bloomberg

United and Delta already both own pieces of Brazilian airlines, with Delta holding 16 percent of Gol and United with 5 percent of Azul. But both apparently see more opportunity in South America, which makes sense considering Latin American carriers have lagged the rest of the world in profits in recent years. There's probably more upside in the region than elsewhere.

1 month ago

Airbnb Forms Loyalty Partnership with Delta Air Lines

Airbnb Forms Loyalty Partnership with Delta Air Lines

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb seems increasingly focused on forming loyalty links with airlines, especially as the company prepares to branch out into other sectors of travel beyond just accommodations. Could an Airbnb loyalty program be far off?

1 month ago

Here’s Why Many Airlines Feel They Need to Raise Fares

Here’s Why Many Airlines Feel They Need to Raise Fares

Brian Sumers, Skift

The era of deep airline discounts is far from over. But with U.S. carriers having some revenue problems, expect airlines to try to do what they can to raise ticket prices and earn more from ancillary fees. Investors are demanding it.

1 month ago

Here’s How to Redeem 2.5 Million Delta SkyMiles for Four Hours in a Private Jet

Here’s How to Redeem 2.5 Million Delta SkyMiles for Four Hours in a Private Jet

Bloomberg, Michael Sasso and Justin Bachman

This is a nice idea by Delta, and it's getting some big buzz. But let's be honest, passengers can probably find better uses for 2.5 million SkyMiles than redeeming them for four-ish hours on a smaller private jet.

1 month ago

American, United and Delta Finally Invest in Business Class. Which Is Best?

American, United and Delta Finally Invest in Business Class. Which Is Best?

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Airline passengers are tough critics, but even the most hardened road warrior should agree that the premium cabin experience is much improved from five years ago. Now airlines should turn their attention to coach, right?

1 month ago

Why United, American and Delta Fear Ultra Low Cost Competition, Explained

Why United, American and Delta Fear Ultra Low Cost Competition, Explained

Brian Sumers , Skift

American, United, and Delta are all introducing no-frills fares to try to thwart Frontier, Allegiant, and Spirit. It might work, or it might not. But it's worth a shot. The Big 3 do not want any of the discount airlines to grow to be as large and powerful as Ryanair.

1 month ago

American and United Aren’t Yet Ready to Compete With Spirit Air on Price

American and United Aren’t Yet Ready to Compete With Spirit Air on Price

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's a short reprieve, but this is good news for travelers. For the next couple of months, they can buy the cheapest tickets on American and United and still get all the perks that the airlines offer to customers who buy pricier tickets.

1 month ago

Here’s Why American, United and Delta’s On-Time Stats Should Dip

Here’s Why American, United and Delta’s On-Time Stats Should Dip

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

The fact that big airlines have not had to report on-time statistics for their regional brands never made sense. Under this new system, travelers will know more about the reliability of their favorite airlines.

1 month ago