Articles tagged “delta air lines”

Pilots See Rising Airline Profits as Chance to Reclaim Retirement Benefits

Pilots See Rising Airline Profits as Chance to Reclaim Retirement Benefits

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

If pilots are ready to play hardball, the airlines will have to figure out how to deliver these lost benefits amid rising fuel costs.

3 days ago

Bombardier Returns to a Focus on Business Jets

Bombardier Returns to a Focus on Business Jets

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

By most accounts, Bombardier created a fantastic airplane with the C Series. But the project nearly ruined the company. Now Bombardier is going back to what it knows works — a focus on business jets and rail projects — while Airbus helps out with sales and marketing of the C Series.

1 week ago

Delta Makes Conciliatory Gesture Toward Boeing After Trade Dispute

Delta Makes Conciliatory Gesture Toward Boeing After Trade Dispute

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Yes, Delta Air Lines got caught in a nasty trade dispute recently with Boeing. But it can't stay mad forever. Boeing is likely going to develop a new medium-haul jet, and it's no surprise Delta wants to be a part of the sales process. It needs to replace a lot of 767s and 757s.

1 week ago

The Race to Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi Means Improvements for Passengers

The Race to Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi Means Improvements for Passengers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Finally, in-flight Wi-Fi is becoming faster and more available across the board. Go ahead and add the "best Wi-Fi" option to your budget of extra fees on top of the plane ticket.

3 weeks ago

Surprise Ruling Means Delta Will Fly Bombardier’s Passenger-Friendly Jets Sooner Than Expected

Surprise Ruling Means Delta Will Fly Bombardier’s Passenger-Friendly Jets Sooner Than Expected

Frederic Tomesco, Randall Woods and Sarah McGregor, Bloomberg

The International Trade Commission made the right call. How could Boeing be harmed by Bombardier's C Series? Boeing doesn't make a plane that competes directly with it. The entire trade dispute made little sense.

4 weeks ago

American and Delta Will Collaborate Again in Rebooking Passengers During Flight Disruptions

American and Delta Will Collaborate Again in Rebooking Passengers During Flight Disruptions

Brian Sumers, Skift

American and Delta once again will take care of each other's customers when flights are delayed or canceled. For travelers, that's good news. The two giant airlines stopped cooperating in 2015, and passengers have been hurt.

1 month ago

Southwest, Delta and Singapore Air Are Among Most-Admired Companies

Southwest, Delta and Singapore Air Are Among Most-Admired Companies

Brian Sumers, Skift

Few travelers would say they admire airlines. But among business executives and analysts, the sentiment is different. They see a few airlines as being well-run businesses worthy of admiration.

1 month ago

Delta Air Lines Seeks to Crack Down on Fake Service Animals

Delta Air Lines Seeks to Crack Down on Fake Service Animals

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Airlines know too many passengers travel with fake service animals to avoid paying fees. But some are wary about cracking down, in part because they're nervous about mistakenly denying legitimate service animals. If an airline makes just one error, the story almost certainly will go viral.

1 month ago

Delta Apologizes to China for Taiwan Blunder

Delta Apologizes to China for Taiwan Blunder

Bloomberg

Expect other foreign travel business operators to check their websites and mobile apps to ensure that they comply with the Chinese view that Taiwan and Tibet are not independent countries.

1 month ago

Delta Finds Passengers Paying for Upgrades With Their Own Money Is Big Business

Delta Finds Passengers Paying for Upgrades With Their Own Money Is Big Business

Brian Sumers, Skift

You don't expect corporate travelers to dip into their own pockets on business trips. But certain travelers love to fly in premium cabins, and that's good news for Delta's revenues, which were already strong.

1 month ago

Canada Warns of Disruption if Boeing Wins Trade Spat with Bombardier

Canada Warns of Disruption if Boeing Wins Trade Spat with Bombardier

John McCormick and Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg

It's a shame this issue has become so political. We've heard the Bombardier C Series is an impressive machine, and we know travelers like it. It has a more spacious cabin and bigger windows than most passenger jets.

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago