Articles tagged “delta air lines”

Delta Air Lines Is Going After Future Business Travelers — While Still in College

Delta Air Lines Is Going After Future Business Travelers — While Still in College

Brian Sumers, Skift

Other airlines say they're adapting to what younger travelers want. But not all of them actually do it. Delta seems to be ahead of many of its competitors. And that's a good thing.

3 days ago

Delta Orders 100 Airbus Jets for $12.7 Billion in Payback After Boeing Initiated Trade Dispute

Delta Orders 100 Airbus Jets for $12.7 Billion in Payback After Boeing Initiated Trade Dispute

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Rival aircraft maker Boeing lost this sale. We're sure — kind of — that Delta wasn't swayed in its decisionmaking by the fact that Boeing recently campaigned to get the U.S. government to slap duties on its order of jets from another manufacturer, Bombardier, in a trade spat.

4 days ago

NTSB Wants to Know Why a Delta Jet Nearly Landed on a Taxiway

NTSB Wants to Know Why a Delta Jet Nearly Landed on a Taxiway

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Air travel has never been safer. But in recent months, we've seen more reports than we would like about airliners almost landing in the wrong place. Let's hope we hear of fewer incidents in the future.

4 days ago

Delta CEO Didn’t Expect 2017 to Be a Good Year for Travel

Delta CEO Didn’t Expect 2017 to Be a Good Year for Travel

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Delta CEO Ed Bastian was pleasantly surprised by the resilience of travel in 2017 and he expects more of the same next year.

6 days ago

Delta and Partners Will Charge for Checked Bags on Cheapest Transatlantic Fares

Delta and Partners Will Charge for Checked Bags on Cheapest Transatlantic Fares

Brian Sumers, Skift

A $60 fee to check a bag in one direction sounds extreme. But how many passengers will buy Basic Economy fares on transatlantic flights? It's one thing to give up perks on a two-hour domestic flight. It's another to give up the right to choose a seat on an eight- or 10-hour segment.

1 week ago

Delta Puts a Better Business Class on Routes Where Travelers Will Buy It

Delta Puts a Better Business Class on Routes Where Travelers Will Buy It

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is a simple business. If you're an airline, you should send your planes to places where they make money. Delta is doing it right.

4 weeks ago

Delta Expands Probe Into Websites Posing as Affiliated Pet Services

Delta Expands Probe Into Websites Posing as Affiliated Pet Services

Jeff Martin, Associated Press

Delta had alleged one site is a fraudulent pet shipper. It now says that the site is part of "larger criminal scheme" and that there are copycats. It will be up to the courts to see if this old dog will hunt.

2 months ago

Why Do Airlines Still Make Passengers Check In for Flights?

Why Do Airlines Still Make Passengers Check In for Flights?

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

Let's remember that this is not a new concept. Continental Airlines introduced automatic check-in about a decade ago, and while some customers liked it, it did not make travel more enjoyable for most travelers.

2 months ago

Video: Delta CEO Sees Basic Economy as Way to Show Passengers They Aren’t Getting Ripped Off

Video: Delta CEO Sees Basic Economy as Way to Show Passengers They Aren’t Getting Ripped Off

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Unbundling has been one of the biggest buzzwords in the airline industry in recent years, and for good reason. Full-service carriers like Delta think it is a great way to hit a broader range of consumers, but it doesn't come without its risks.

2 months ago

Airbus Will Take Control of Bombardier’s New Passenger-Friendly Jet

Airbus Will Take Control of Bombardier’s New Passenger-Friendly Jet

Brendan Case, Bloomberg

Owned by Bombardier, the C Series seemed doomed. We've heard it's an impressive machine, with great fuel economy, but it was having trouble breaking into the market. And Boeing's trade case against Bombardier hasn't helped. Airbus should be able to revive the aircraft, one of the more comfortable in the sky.

2 months ago

Delta Air Lines Scraps Check-In for Users of Its iPhone App

Delta Air Lines Scraps Check-In for Users of Its iPhone App

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is a good development for passengers, who must wonder why they still have to check in for flights in 2017. But for many airlines, check-in still serves a valuable purpose.

2 months ago

Delta Doesn’t Actually Want Anyone to Buy Basic Economy

Delta Doesn’t Actually Want Anyone to Buy Basic Economy

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta has a message for passengers who don't like Basic Economy fares: Trade up and buy a better product.

2 months ago