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Articles tagged “delta”

JetBlue Braces for Battle With Delta on Atlanta-Boston Route

JetBlue is returning to Atlanta after exiting the Delta hub in 2003 and likewise Delta doesn't want to play nice with JetBlue in its focus-city, Boston. Let the games begin -- or continue.

3 weeks ago

In the Battle for Seattle Flyers, Delta Is Practically Giving Away Elite Status

Delta is once more doubling down in its campaign to woo Seattle customers.

4 weeks ago

Kinder, Gentler Airlines Bring Back Free Snacks and Entertainment

When it comes to onboard perks, little things mean a lot. Free snacks -- and perish the thought, free meals -- plus in-flight entertainment without charge will go a long way toward engendering loyalty from passengers at the back of the plane. Smart moves by the airlines involved.

1 month ago

United Flight Attendants’ Contract Could Help the Airline Advance — Skift Business Traveler

The new flight attendants' contract at United, coupled with other steps CEO Oscar Munoz is taking, could finally enable United to make up some serious ground against its competitors.

1 month ago

Southwest Outage Price Tag Estimated at $54 Million

Low-cost carrier Southwest will see its cost per seat mile rise about 2 percent in the third quarter because of a bum router that blew. Ironic that a router led to so much havoc with the carrier's route map and schedules. Delta, which experienced an unrelated meltdown this week, will take a little longer to estimate the financial impact.

2 months ago

Delta CEO Says Outage Occurred Despite Big Technology Investments

Delta replaced its chief information officer in February because the board wasn't satisfied with the airline's technology performance. Undoubtedly, after this week's global grounding, there is a helluva lot of additional soul-searching to be done.

2 months ago

Airlines See Pajama Styles as Competitive Advantage for Premium Passengers

Airline competition is evolving from lounges to loungewear in the front of the plane. Hey, if they have lie-flat seats on long-haul flights, then frequent flyers might as well walk the aisles and sleep in style.

2 months ago

Delta Grounds Planes Worldwide Because of a Computer Malfunction

Delta's apparent IT problems came on the heels of a major grounding of Southwest's flights last month. This could screw up schedules for the airline for days.

2 months ago

Southwest Unions Call For The CEO’s Head — Skift Business Traveler

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly is dismissing union calls for his ouster but if profits slip, or there is another major tech outage, then the CEO's future will get more interesting.

2 months ago

Delta’s Big Role in LaGuardia Airport Revamp May Lead to Flight Rule Changes

Delta clearly wants to change the "perimeter rule" so it can get access to Los Angeles from LaGuardia. The airline's huge investment in the LaGuardia revamp could go a long way to getting those changes.

2 months ago

NTSB Probes Delta Flight That Landed at Wrong Airport

Pilots landing flights at the wrong airport happens more often that you'd think -- or be comfortable with.

3 months ago

Delta Passenger Revenue and Fares Weaken, Leads Airline Stock Drop

3 months ago