Articles tagged “delta air lines”

Delta Air Lines Is Bringing Back Free Food in Coach on 12 Routes

Delta Air Lines Is Bringing Back Free Food in Coach on 12 Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Back in the day, airline passengers used to love complaining about bad domestic airline food. But Delta customers should be happy about this development. They'll be getting fresh, relatively healthy food on long flights.

5 days ago

Warren Buffett Can’t Get Enough of U.S. Airline Stocks

Warren Buffett Can’t Get Enough of U.S. Airline Stocks

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

There's no doubt airlines are in better fiscal shape than during previous cycles. But is all this investor enthusiasm warranted? Many U.S. airlines are facing increased competition from low-cost airlines at home and abroad.

5 days ago

Airline IT Failures Expose Systems That Are a Mix of Really Old and New Technologies

Airline IT Failures Expose Systems That Are a Mix of Really Old and New Technologies

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

The likes of Twitter and Facebook have made it so much easier for passengers to voice their displeasure when things go wrong. Failures happen for a variety of reasons. The best thing that airlines can do in these situations is just be honest. Dedicating investments into new or upgraded systems is called for as well.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope New Secretary of State Will Meet About Gulf Carriers

U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope New Secretary of State Will Meet About Gulf Carriers

David Koenig, Associated Press

With the Trump Administration's "America First" policy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will definitely take a meeting with the CEOs of United, Delta and American, who seek to curb inroads by the Gulf carriers. But he should also meet with the U.S. Travel Association, JetBlue and Fedex to hear how shutting out Gulf carriers would adversely impact job creation.

3 weeks ago

American Airlines CEO Says Trump Travel Ban Created ‘Turmoil’ at Airports

American Airlines CEO Says Trump Travel Ban Created ‘Turmoil’ at Airports

Michael Sasso and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

President Trump's temporary travel ban for seven Muslim-majority countries was put together in such haste that it was bound to disrupt airport operations around the world. Kudos to American Airlines Group CEO Doug Parker for publicizing the contents of his employee letter blasting the executive order in the form of a news release.

3 weeks ago

United CEO: There’s No Quick Fix for Airline IT Systems

United CEO: There’s No Quick Fix for Airline IT Systems

Brian Sumers, Skift

Let's give some credit to United CEO Oscar Munoz for his honesty about problems with airline IT systems. Yes, he was speaking with employees, and not the public, but many CEOs aren't this candid when they meet with workers. Former United CEO Jeff Smisek certainly wasn't.

3 weeks ago

Trump Blames ‘Big’ Airport Problems on Delta and Protesters

Trump Blames ‘Big’ Airport Problems on Delta and Protesters

Associated Press

We're sure that Delta officials can't be pleased that the issue of the airline's latest tech outage -- bad enough in itself -- has seeped into political discourse. The outage indeed contributed to flight delays yesterday, as did the protests. But Senator Schumer's tears? Nah.

3 weeks ago

Delta’s Latest Computer Glitch Grounded Flights in the U.S. for Over Two Hours

Delta’s Latest Computer Glitch Grounded Flights in the U.S. for Over Two Hours

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

After years of duct taping circuit boards and praying to a variety of gods, U.S. carriers need to take time out to invest in updating their systems. It will likely be a big hit to quarterly results, but it will pay off in the long term. Which airline is brave enough to make the first move?

3 weeks ago

Southwest Won’t Copy Rivals With a Basic Economy Fare

Southwest Won’t Copy Rivals With a Basic Economy Fare

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yet again, Southwest is choosing not to copy United, American and Delta. Its independent strategy has worked well for the last five decades, so why change what works?

4 weeks ago

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

Brian Sumers, Skift

It seems unfair that Emirates, based in Dubai, would have rights to fly from Athens to Newark. But that right is codified in the Open Skies agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. The Trump administration could revisit that agreement, but other U.S. businesses, especially logistics companies like FedEx, could suffer.

4 weeks ago

Comparing Basic Economy Fares Among American, Delta and United

Comparing Basic Economy Fares Among American, Delta and United

Grant Martin, Skift

With basic economy soon available on American, Delta, and United, it's worth comparing the pros and cons of each fare. American's may be good for elite travelers while Delta's is best for those with baggage.

4 weeks ago

Emirates Will Fly Nonstop From Athens to Newark, Setting Up Possible Fight With U.S. Airlines

Emirates Will Fly Nonstop From Athens to Newark, Setting Up Possible Fight With U.S. Airlines

Deena Kamel Yousef , Bloomberg

No U.S. airlines fly year-round to Athens. But United, Delta, and American all fly there from the East Coast in the summer, and they likely will not be pleased with this development. Under current law, Emirates is permitted to fly these routes, but the U.S. three would prefer Emirates stick to flying nonstops from Dubai, only. They do not want to compete with Emirates on U.S.-Europe nonstops.

4 weeks ago