Articles tagged “delta air lines”

Delta CEO’s Optimistic View Is Covid-19 Will Be a ‘Two-Year Journey’

Delta CEO’s Optimistic View Is Covid-19 Will Be a ‘Two-Year Journey’

Brian Sumers, Skift

Under Ed Bastian, Delta Air Lines has taken a prudent approach to managing through this pandemic. The airline is not expecting a recovery for about two years.

1 week ago

How Delta Looks to Leverage Rewards From Its Own Frequent Flyer Program

How Delta Looks to Leverage Rewards From Its Own Frequent Flyer Program

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta Air Lines needs cash. Its SkyMiles program is one of its only remaining profitable assets. The airline is being smart in using it to secure new funding.

2 weeks ago

Forget Business Travelers, U.S. Airlines Now Battle Over Vacationers

Forget Business Travelers, U.S. Airlines Now Battle Over Vacationers

Brian Sumers, Skift

Not long ago, many U.S. airlines were focused on business travelers. They often neglected the leisure traveler. But Covid-19 changed everything.

3 weeks ago

Airlines Dropping Change Fees May Prompt Corporate Travel Agencies to Reevaluate Myriad Fees Too

Airlines Dropping Change Fees May Prompt Corporate Travel Agencies to Reevaluate Myriad Fees Too

Matthew Parsons, Skift

There could be a trickle-down effect from the elimination of fees to corporate travel management, but it’s unlikely business passengers were front of mind when the airlines made the call.

4 weeks ago

Not Every U.S. Airline Is Eliminating Change Fees in the Same Way

Not Every U.S. Airline Is Eliminating Change Fees in the Same Way

Brian Sumers, Skift

In the near future, airlines expect fewer business travelers will fly. That means they need to attract people going on vacation. And a lot of those consumers do not like change fees.

4 weeks ago

American and Delta Join United in Ending Domestic Change Fees

American and Delta Join United in Ending Domestic Change Fees

Brian Sumers, Skift

Because these are airlines, consumers will want to know: What's the catch. But there probably isn't one. Times are tough in the airline industry, and this is as good a time as any to end unpopular fees.

1 month ago

Demand for Buyout Packages High Among Pilots

Demand for Buyout Packages High Among Pilots

Tracy Rucinski and David Shepardson, Reuters

These airline incentives seem to be working, and early retirement is looking likely for many Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines pilots.

2 months ago

We May Never See as Many Business Travelers as Before: Delta Air Lines CEO

We May Never See as Many Business Travelers as Before: Delta Air Lines CEO

Brian Sumers, Skift

On most financials, Delta has been one of the two strongest U.S. airlines for some time. But it reported a massive second quarter loss. If it's this dire for Delta, how will the rest of the U.S. airlines fare? Here's a hint: Not well.

3 months ago

Hopes Dashed for a Quick U.S. Airline Recovery Amid Coronavirus Spikes

Hopes Dashed for a Quick U.S. Airline Recovery Amid Coronavirus Spikes

Brian Sumers, Skift

The messaging about the U.S. airline recovery includes some, shall we say, irrational exuberance. Sure, some people will always want or need to fly. But many more want to manage their risk, and that's hard to do when the United States can't control a raging pandemic.

3 months ago

Latin America’s Aeromexico Files for Bankruptcy

Latin America’s Aeromexico Files for Bankruptcy

Noe Torres, Reuters

While the airline says it's on track to increase international and domestic flights next month, it may struggle to fill those seats following a Chapter 11 announcement.

3 months ago

Do U.S. Airlines Have a Legal Right to Bar Passengers Who Don’t Wear Masks?

Do U.S. Airlines Have a Legal Right to Bar Passengers Who Don’t Wear Masks?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Just wear a mask on an airplane. It's not that hard, and it keeps everyone safer.

3 months ago

American Airlines Seeks $3.5 Billion in New Financing

American Airlines Seeks $3.5 Billion in New Financing

Sabahatjahan Contractor, Reuters

With the green shoots of recovery emerging, is this a final push from American Airlines to see it through to the other side?

3 months ago