Articles tagged “delta”

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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago

In-Flight Events Are Starting to Slowly Lift Off

In-Flight Events Are Starting to Slowly Lift Off

Isaac Carey, Skift

So far, these flying meetings are mostly exclusive, invite-only affairs, where sought-after execs network with one another while trapped on a plane.

4 weeks ago

Will Delta’s Subscription-Based Loyalty Perks Catch On?

Will Delta’s Subscription-Based Loyalty Perks Catch On?

Grant Martin, Skift

For those who are willing to pay for access, Delta's SkyMiles Select program is a good alternative to flying the requisite miles to earn elite status. But it also sets an interesting precedent for paying for overhead bin space.

2 months ago

How to Book the World’s Best Business Class Seats

How to Book the World’s Best Business Class Seats

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Airlines have revamped their business-class products as competition on international routes has heated up. These options don't come cheap, but they are a cut above the competition.

2 months ago

In-Flight Seatback Screens May Be Going Extinct

In-Flight Seatback Screens May Be Going Extinct

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

U.S. carriers are split on whether single-aisle fleets need seatback screens. Consumer tastes are changing as in-flight Wi-Fi quality improves.

2 months ago

Delta Sues Chatbot Vendor Faulted for Data Breach

Delta Sues Chatbot Vendor Faulted for Data Breach

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Many grandmothers have tighter password security than tech vendor [24]7.ai allegedly did. A hacker had an easy time accessing the vendor's code, and through it, the payment card data of up to 825,000 Delta customers. No wonder the airline is suing.

4 months ago

How Delta’s Loyalty Offering Is Improving Its Direct Booking Business

How Delta’s Loyalty Offering Is Improving Its Direct Booking Business

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another strong quarter for Delta. Investing to create more customer loyalty is paying off. What a concept: doing what it takes to keep people keep coming back.

5 months ago

Delta Invests in Korean Air Parent to Bolster Joint Venture

Delta Invests in Korean Air Parent to Bolster Joint Venture

Mary Schlangenstein and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Delta has some extra cash around to protect its joint venture with Korean Air. It's nice for Korean Air to have friends in high places.

6 months ago

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.

6 months 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?

7 months 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.

7 months ago