Articles tagged “delta air lines”

Airlines Roll Out Green Schemes to Boost Environmental Credentials

Airlines Roll Out Green Schemes to Boost Environmental Credentials

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

We've been here before ... It's nice to see airlines trying to reduce the harm they do to the environment but it doesn't stop the fact that at the moment flying is very bad for the climate.

2 weeks ago

Delta Air Lines CEO Says China Revenues Are Up Despite Trade Rhetoric

Delta Air Lines CEO Says China Revenues Are Up Despite Trade Rhetoric

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian is the second U.S. airline CEO in a week to tell Skift the China market is performing fine for passenger demand. Will it last?

3 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines Add Untapped International Routes in Next Stage of Growth

U.S. Airlines Add Untapped International Routes in Next Stage of Growth

Brian Sumers, Skift

When U.S. airlines started making money again several years ago, they added flights to some of the biggest business destinations. But they have mostly filled in those gaps, so now they're taking chances on more unusual routes. Some will surely fail.

3 weeks ago

With Boeing 737 Max Still Grounded, Expect Delays at U.S. Airports This Summer

With Boeing 737 Max Still Grounded, Expect Delays at U.S. Airports This Summer

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

U.S. airlines are becoming more sophisticated with their operations, so they normally might not be worried about extra summer travelers. But three airlines still do not know when they will be able to fly their Boeing 737 Max jets, and that's a problem.

3 weeks ago

United Won’t Pay Munoz a Full Bonus: U.S. Airline CEO Pay 2018

United Won’t Pay Munoz a Full Bonus: U.S. Airline CEO Pay 2018

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airline CEOs make a lot of money. But they have tough jobs, and their businesses are making money. Maybe they deserve it.

3 weeks ago

Delta Extends Elite Status for Frequent Flyers Who Take a Break

Delta Extends Elite Status for Frequent Flyers Who Take a Break

Grant Martin, Skift

Delta is the first major U.S. carrier to adopt a broader policy for extending elite status, including not just those who take parental leave but also flyers who experience other major life events. It's a good way to engender long-term loyalty among the airline's most valuable customers.

1 month ago

Delta to Make It Easier to Keep Elite Status After a Major Life Event

Delta to Make It Easier to Keep Elite Status After a Major Life Event

Brian Sumers, Skift

Has anyone noticed that U.S. airlines are taking customer satisfaction more seriously now than a few years ago? It's a good trend.

1 month ago

Delta Frequent Flyers Are Fans of Less Seat Recline, More Laptop Room

Delta Frequent Flyers Are Fans of Less Seat Recline, More Laptop Room

Grant Martin, Skift

Despite the issue of seat recline being a perennial hot-button topic, most passengers seem to be in support of Delta limiting the amount of seat recline on some flights.

2 months ago

How Airlines Decide What You’ll Eat and Drink On Board

How Airlines Decide What You’ll Eat and Drink On Board

Brian Sumers, Skift

With their onboard food and drink programs, airlines want to keep passengers happy. But they also want to keep costs reasonable.

2 months ago

Delta Air Lines Plans to Reduce Seat Recline in Bet to Make Flyers Happy

Delta Air Lines Plans to Reduce Seat Recline in Bet to Make Flyers Happy

Brian Sumers, Skift

This could go one of two ways. Passengers could revolt, taking to social media to complain about Delta's decision to reduce recline on 62 airplanes. Or customers could be pleasantly surprised at how much space they'll have under Delta's new test configuration.

2 months ago

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

JetBlue’s business class product was a game changer on U.S. routes. Will it be able to do the same across the Atlantic?

2 months ago

Delta Expects to Make $7 Billion From Its Amex Credit Card Relationship by 2023. But How?

Delta Expects to Make $7 Billion From Its Amex Credit Card Relationship by 2023. But How?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta's new contract with American Express should generate massive revenue. It's another sign Delta is trying to stay far ahead of its peer airlines.

2 months ago