Articles tagged “delta”

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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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?

3 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.

4 months ago

Delta Is Latest Airline to Join the $30 Bag Fee Club

Delta Is Latest Airline to Join the $30 Bag Fee Club

Mary Schlangenstein , Bloomberg

It was only a matter of time before this happened, and no one will be surprised to see American Airlines follow suit.

4 months 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.

5 months ago

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

Bloomberg

U.S. airlines are choosing their pocketbooks over their principles as they bow to Chinese pressure to designate Taiwan as part of China. U.S.-based tech companies have gone along with Chinese censorship in the past so it's not a big surprise that airlines caved in. It is, however, regrettable.

6 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.

6 months ago

U.S. Airline Investors Anxious About Fuel Costs and Shrinking Margins

U.S. Airline Investors Anxious About Fuel Costs and Shrinking Margins

Esha Dey, Bloomberg

Emirates may be able to find the silver lining on high fuel costs, which encouraged a broader economic recovery in the Gulf region, but most airlines aren't so lucky.

7 months ago

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

New airport lounges are emerging with spa elements and wellness options for business- and first-class passengers. The average flyer or business traveler, though, will still have to use the same old overcrowded lounges they're used to.

8 months ago

Delta Says Rising Fuel Prices Will Drag Its Profits Down

Delta Says Rising Fuel Prices Will Drag Its Profits Down

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Expect other airlines to issue profit warnings as the rising cost of jet fuel begins to bite.

8 months ago

United’s Rapid Growth Strategy Isn’t Hurting Fares Yet

United’s Rapid Growth Strategy Isn’t Hurting Fares Yet

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

When United said in January it was adding seats and flights, investors were not happy and sent United Continental shares down 11 percent. But a new filing from the company shows those fears over growth hurting the top line may have been unwarranted. It's early days for the growth strategy, but so far the news is encouraging.

10 months ago