Articles tagged “delta”

U.S. Tentatively Approves Delta-WestJet Joint Venture

U.S. Tentatively Approves Delta-WestJet Joint Venture

Airline Weekly

The U.S. Transportation Department gave its tentative approval to the joint venture, but is requiring Delta and WestJet to divest 16 takeoff and landing slots at New York's LaGuardia Airport. WestJet's ultra-low-cost subsidiary, Swoop, must be excluded from the deal, the government said.

1 day ago

Biosafety-First Airport Terminal and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Biosafety-First Airport Terminal and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In top travel stories this week, Skift wrote about a contactless-tech airport terminal, 2022 as the earliest coronavirus recovery, Marriott's CEO talking about hygiene theater, United pointing to its future scaled-down size, and plenty more.

1 month ago

Vacation Rentals Lose Pandemic Edge and 15 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Vacation Rentals Lose Pandemic Edge and 15 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Tom Lowry , Skift

This week in travel, Skift covered how the vacation rentals' advantage over hotels during the pandemic has all but disappeared, that climate change will be travel's challenge now and after the pandemic is history, and how Delta is leveraging its SkyMiles program.

1 month ago

Cash-Strapped Delta Faces Repaying $300 Million on Behalf of Struggling Brazilian Carrier Gol

Cash-Strapped Delta Faces Repaying $300 Million on Behalf of Struggling Brazilian Carrier Gol

Marcelo Rochabrun, Reuters

Delta Airlines is in no position to clean up the financial mess of one of its former subsidiary carriers, but that is precisely what the company is facing with Brazil's Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes.

2 months ago

Delta Pilots Face Decision: Accept Furloughs or Agree to Reduced Minimum Pay

Delta Pilots Face Decision: Accept Furloughs or Agree to Reduced Minimum Pay

David Shepardson, Reuters

These are labor negotiations for pandemic times. Fresh off a dismal earnings report this week, Delta reportedly proposed slashing pilots' pay in exchange for letting them stay on the job. The decision due Sunday from the pilots will have big implications for other carriers.

3 months ago

Latin American Airline Latam Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Latin American Airline Latam Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Rama Venkat and Jamie Freed, Reuters

The carrier now faces a hard sell in convincing other shareholders to shore it up with additional financing.

5 months ago

China Is Blocking U.S. Airlines From Resuming Service, Transportation Department Charges

China Is Blocking U.S. Airlines From Resuming Service, Transportation Department Charges

David Shepardson, Reuters

The operations of U.S. airlines in China may be falling victim to the wider U.S.-China conflict.

5 months ago

Trump Administration Gets Tough to Help U.S. Airlines Resume Flights to China

Trump Administration Gets Tough to Help U.S. Airlines Resume Flights to China

David Shepardson, Reuters

Both United and Delta are ready to start flying again to China, but the hurdle has been regulatory. The U.S. Department of Transportation late Friday made the first moves to help carriers make it happen.

5 months ago

Travel CEO Video Messages: Best Practices for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Travel CEO Video Messages: Best Practices for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Like any great speech, CEO videos about the coronavirus crisis need to be straightforward, authentic, and personal — and most important there needs to be substance to reinforce the message. Some brands have been able to deliver these crisis communications messages much better than others.

7 months ago

What You Need to Know About U.S. Airlines Now in a World Turned Upside-Down

What You Need to Know About U.S. Airlines Now in a World Turned Upside-Down

Jay Shabat, Skift

U.S. airlines were in a position of strength. And then the coronavirus crisis struck. Although no carrier has announced layoffs or has requested a government bailout, the days, weeks, and months ahead look rough.

8 months ago

U.S. Greenlights Delta to Expand Joint Venture With European Airlines

U.S. Greenlights Delta to Expand Joint Venture With European Airlines

Associated Press

This decision raises concerns about rising ticket prices due to reduced competition. The U.S. Transportation Department said it will try to ensure a competitive marketplace, but that may prove difficult to do.

11 months ago

More Companies Are Putting Their Events on Planes

More Companies Are Putting Their Events on Planes

Isaac Carey, Skift

The trend is starting to gain traction, albeit very slowly. Attendees seem to like it because it shakes things up and makes the travel itself less tedious.

12 months ago