Articles tagged “delta air lines”

Delta Will Deploy Newest Jet to Go Directly at Competitors

Delta Will Deploy Newest Jet to Go Directly at Competitors

Brian Sumers, Skift

All U.S. airlines are performing well. Demand is robust, and while fuel prices are up, they're not that high compared to historical levels. Delta is using that state-of-play to go on the offensive to win more share from its competitors.

1 week ago

Delta Air Lines Sees Premium Profit

Delta Air Lines Sees Premium Profit

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travelers hoping for more free first-class upgrades should probably root for a recession. The economy is too strong for airlines to give away their best seats for free.

1 week ago

Delta Is Betting on Tablet Technology to Solve In-Flight Entertainment Conundrum

Delta Is Betting on Tablet Technology to Solve In-Flight Entertainment Conundrum

Brian Sumers, Skift

Maybe Delta's new in-flight screens on its Airbus A220s will be better than previous generations. Or maybe they won't be. Either way, Delta deserves credit. Few of its competitors put screens on domestic airplanes anymore. Delta could have easily gone without them.

3 weeks ago

American Makes It Harder for Agents to Rebook Coach Passengers on the Competition

American Makes It Harder for Agents to Rebook Coach Passengers on the Competition

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's reasonable to ask whether airline re-accommodation agreements still make sense in 2018. In how many industries will one company happily hand you over to the competition after a slight service hiccup? But road warriors love these deals. It means they can get home, or to an important meeting, even when their favorite airline screws up.

3 weeks ago

Delta Took $30 Million Hit on Hurricane Florence From Flight Cancellations

Delta Took $30 Million Hit on Hurricane Florence From Flight Cancellations

Bloomberg, Mary Schlangenstein

Hurricanes usually aren't a big deal for airlines in the grand scheme of things. It's other factors like fuel prices that often portend trouble, and Delta has felt some sticker shock in that regard in the past year.

3 weeks ago

Delta CEO Declares Free In-Flight Wi-Fi Is Coming

Delta CEO Declares Free In-Flight Wi-Fi Is Coming

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It can't happen soon enough.

3 weeks ago

Delta Expands Its Facial Recognition Technology Test to Atlanta

Delta Expands Its Facial Recognition Technology Test to Atlanta

Natasha Rausch, Bloomberg

It's not clear using biometrics is easier for passengers or quicker for airlines. But there's a congressional mandate for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to identify people as they exit the country, and this is one way to do accomplish that.

1 month ago

U.S. Safety Board Investigates Delta Jet-Engine Failure

U.S. Safety Board Investigates Delta Jet-Engine Failure

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Thankfully, there were no injuries and the Boeing 757 landed safely. But after the deadly Southwest engine failure in April, this kind of incident is getting extra public attention.

1 month ago

Delta Will Fly Newest Jets With Fewer Middle Seats on Key Business Routes

Delta Will Fly Newest Jets With Fewer Middle Seats on Key Business Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Who says airlines don't prioritize passenger comfort? As long as carriers calculate passengers are willing to pay for a better experience, they will provide it.

2 months ago

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Boosts Its Bets on Southwest and Delta

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Boosts Its Bets on Southwest and Delta

Katherine Chiglinsky, Bloomberg

It sounds like Warren Buffet is not spooked by higher oil prices. That probably bodes well for everyone else invested in airlines.

2 months ago

Delta Continues Strong Growth Despite Higher Fuel Costs

Delta Continues Strong Growth Despite Higher Fuel Costs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As Delta goes, so goes the rest of the U.S. aviation sector. While the conversation will be centered around dealing with increased costs, all the fundamentals are still in place for Delta to continue growth across the board and expand abroad.

3 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Names New CEO as Richard Branson Gives Up Control

Virgin Atlantic Names New CEO as Richard Branson Gives Up Control

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic has not performed as well financially as many other European airlines. Much of the problem is the airline's scale. It is too small to compete effectively with Europe's behemoth airline groups. But Craig Kreeger is the CEO, and the CEO has to be accountable. It's unsurprising he is stepping down.

4 months ago