Articles tagged “delta air lines”

United Airlines CEO on Dropping NRA Discount: ‘It Was Personal’

United Airlines CEO on Dropping NRA Discount: ‘It Was Personal’

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

It's so rare that any big corporation takes a stance that might anger a slice of consumers. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz should be commended for following his conscience.

17 hours ago

U.S. Should Seek an Open Skies Agreement With China — Before It’s Too Late

U.S. Should Seek an Open Skies Agreement With China — Before It’s Too Late

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

The balance of power in the aviation world is starting to swing eastward. An open skies agreement between China and the U.S. would be great for the likes of Delta and United but it needs political will on both sides to succeed — something that seems pretty unlikely at the moment.

2 weeks ago

Delta’s Investments Pay Off in Business Traveler Loyalty

Delta’s Investments Pay Off in Business Traveler Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

On one hand, Delta's frequent flyers have a less-effective loyalty program. But on the other, they're flying a great airline.

2 weeks ago

Gogo CEO Concedes Company Lost Its Way — and Often the Wi-Fi Connectivity Too

Gogo CEO Concedes Company Lost Its Way — and Often the Wi-Fi Connectivity Too

Brian Sumers, Skift

How much of a future does Gogo have as an independent public company? We'll see. But it sounds like the new CEO is open to pursuing alternatives.

3 weeks ago

Delta Is Doing Better Than Its Rivals When It Comes to Premium Passengers

Delta Is Doing Better Than Its Rivals When It Comes to Premium Passengers

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Sure, Delta benefits from less low-cost competition than the other legacy carriers but you still have to do things right to retain the biggest spending travelers.

3 weeks ago

Delta’s Basic Economy Push Is Paying Off

Delta’s Basic Economy Push Is Paying Off

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Delta Air Lines is making bank on basic economy fares and other divisions like cargo and loyalty while costs are slowly rising. The airline remains in good position to continue growth despite some trouble in the first quarter.

1 month ago

One Fallout From Long-Haul Battle on Airfares: No Free Checked Bag

One Fallout From Long-Haul Battle on Airfares: No Free Checked Bag

Micheline Maynard, Skift

Low-fare airlines got there first. Now, big carriers are launching basic economy fares across the Atlantic. Expect some confusion as their customers figure out the rules.

2 months ago

Gogo Replaces CEO With Its Largest Shareholder

Gogo Replaces CEO With Its Largest Shareholder

Brian Sumers, Skift

Something seems off about this. Yes, Gogo CEO Michael Small probably had to go. But shouldn't the company have chosen a new CEO with a background in telecommunications?

3 months ago

Delta May End Discounts for All ‘Politically Divisive’ Groups After NRA Controversy

Delta May End Discounts for All ‘Politically Divisive’ Groups After NRA Controversy

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

How many more news cycles will this Delta Air Lines/NRA fracas take up? Surely this is enough already, no? Let's go back discussing emotional support animals.

3 months ago

Georgia Approves Bill to Strip Delta of a Tax Break as Part of NRA Feud

Georgia Approves Bill to Strip Delta of a Tax Break as Part of NRA Feud

R.J. Rico and Ben Nadler, Associated Press

It is absurd for Georgia lawmakers to punish Delta Air Lines for taking a stand against the NRA. But even if this proposal becomes law, Delta will deal with it, and everyone will forget it in a few months.

3 months ago

Delta Abandoning Atlanta Over NRA Blowback Is a Ridiculous Notion

Delta Abandoning Atlanta Over NRA Blowback Is a Ridiculous Notion

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

You know the old joke about people who live in the Southeast United States? Whether you go to heaven or hell, it goes, you'll need to change planes in Atlanta. Delta is among the world's most profitable airlines because of its Atlanta hub. It's not going anywhere.

3 months ago

Airlines Are Counting on Trump to Reduce Regulations

Airlines Are Counting on Trump to Reduce Regulations

Brian Sumers, Skift

IATA, a global airline industry trade group, would prefer politicians and regulators not meddle too much with the commercial decisions of airlines. That's a fine position, but perhaps a certain amount of regulation is OK. Consumers should be protected.

3 months ago