Articles tagged “delta”

Airlines May Have a Tougher Road to Reducing Plastics Than Hotels

Airlines May Have a Tougher Road to Reducing Plastics Than Hotels

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

It's easy to say that travel companies should ditch plastics to help save the environment, but this will be much harder for airlines than some other sectors.

1 week ago

Plastics in Airline Catering Raise Questions About Carbon Emissions

Plastics in Airline Catering Raise Questions About Carbon Emissions

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Airlines have a love-hate relationship with plastics, especially when it comes to food and beverage. Plastics pose a serious environmental threat, but at the same time they're lightweight and thereby help reduce carbon emissions. Can carriers tackle both of these problems at once?

3 weeks ago

Delta Faces Accusations From Machinists Joined by Candidates Sanders and Warren

Delta Faces Accusations From Machinists Joined by Candidates Sanders and Warren

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

The last thing Delta needs is for its labor issues to be fodder in the 2020 presidential campaign. But Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren may just keep Delta in their crosshairs.

1 month ago

Travel Advisors Will Lobby Sometimes-Clueless Politicians

Travel Advisors Will Lobby Sometimes-Clueless Politicians

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Contributions to the American Society of Travel Advisors’ political action committee are up this year, indicating growing awareness of the value of political advocacy. Making politicians aware of the particular needs of travel agencies — something many have little understanding of — is crucial.

2 months ago

Delta and EasyJet Ponder $452 Million Investment in Alitalia

Delta and EasyJet Ponder $452 Million Investment in Alitalia

Tommaso Ebhardt, Sonia Sirletti and Ruth David , Bloomberg

The rescue plan for troubled Alitalia is becoming clearer as Delta and Easyjet mull over how much they would invest in the airline. The burn rate on cash is considerable so decisions need to be made sooner rather than later to keep the Italian airline alive.

4 months ago

Delta CEO Learned About Airline’s NRA Discount From the Parkland Students

Delta CEO Learned About Airline’s NRA Discount From the Parkland Students

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Forget board meetings and protocols, brands like Delta know they have to respond to a social media crisis almost immediately. Hesitation kills.

4 months ago

Delta Wants an EasyJet Partnership in Bid for Alitalia

Delta Wants an EasyJet Partnership in Bid for Alitalia

John Follain, Bloomberg

The details on Delta's quest for a partnership with rival bidder easyJet for bankrupt Alitalia are so sparse they are difficult to assess. But a decision on the fate of the bankrupt Italian carrier could be coming this week.

4 months ago

This Is Why Airline Fare Increases Are Coming

This Is Why Airline Fare Increases Are Coming

Shobhana Chandra and Chibuike Oguh, Bloomberg

The airfare environment is not a one-size-fits-all thing for the gamut of airlines, but many are confident about the way fares are trending — up.

5 months ago

Delta and Alitalia Execs to Meet in Atlanta About Merger

Delta and Alitalia Execs to Meet in Atlanta About Merger

Maria Ermakova, Bloomberg

Italian authorities are trying to figure out how to carve up Alitalia, and Delta is emerging as a leading candidate.

6 months ago

Delta Bans Support Animals on Long Flights Amid Larger Crackdown

Delta Bans Support Animals on Long Flights Amid Larger Crackdown

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

After an increase in incidents, it's no surprise Delta is prohibiting support animals from long trips as well as young puppies and kittens. This follows rule changes earlier this year that limited the types of support animals that could be brought on flights.

6 months ago

Delta and EasyJet Show Interest in Alitalia Bid

Delta and EasyJet Show Interest in Alitalia Bid

Chiara Albanese and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

EasyJet's bid makes sense but Delta is a bit more of a curve ball. Could Alitalia enjoy success with multiple shareholders?

8 months 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.

9 months ago