Articles tagged “Ed Bastian”

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Delta Air Lines to Raise Pay by 4 Percent for Almost All Staff

Delta hasn't offered raises in two years so this decision is long overdue — and most probably necessary when the labor market is so tight. It doesn't hurt that the least unionized major airline in the U.S. can do this without protracted tussles with labor leaders.

Delta Air Lines to Raise Pay by 4 Percent for Almost All Staff

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Delta CEO Asks CDC to Cut Quarantine in Breakthrough Covid Cases

The Omicron variant is not only threatening the bottom line of major U.S. airlines, it's also exacerbating the labor shortage plaguing an industry already struggling to hire enough workers to serve large numbers of travelers. Ed Bastian steps up. Will other C-suiters follow?

Delta CEO Asks CDC to Cut Quarantine in Breakthrough Covid Cases

Airline Weekly

Delta Nearly Loses Tax Benefit in Georgia Over Elections Law Retribution

Delta Nearly Loses Tax Benefit in Georgia Over Elections Law Retribution

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Delta CEO Reverses Course By Now Calling Georgia Elections Law ‘Unacceptable’

In the latest chapter of what has become a public relations nightmare for Delta Air Lines, CEO Ed Bastian, clearly bowing to pressure, forcefully condemned Georgia's new election law. He has faced intense blowback in recent days and calls for a boycott for his initial tepid response.

Delta CEO Reverses Course By Now Calling Georgia Elections Law ‘Unacceptable’

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Delta Air Lines to Stop Blocking Middle Seats in May

Social distancing ends at 36,000 feet for most airlines now. Filling formerly empty seats will help Delta at a time when U.S. carriers are competing doggedly for travelers.

Delta Air Lines to Stop Blocking Middle Seats in May

Airlines

Here’s Where Travel Donated During the 2020 Election Cycle

The various sectors of the U.S. travel industry favor former Vice President Joe Biden and shifted support from Republican to Democratic congressional candidates since 2016.

Here’s Where Travel Donated During the 2020 Election Cycle

Airlines

Delta CEO’s Optimistic View Is Covid-19 Will Be a ‘Two-Year Journey’

Under Ed Bastian, Delta Air Lines has taken a prudent approach to managing through this pandemic. The airline is not expecting a recovery for about two years.

Delta CEO’s Optimistic View Is Covid-19 Will Be a ‘Two-Year Journey’

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Why Delta’s Biggest Innovation Isn’t Flashy Tech: It’s Consistency

The technology is fun. But Delta's biggest strength is the consistency of its product.

Why Delta’s Biggest Innovation Isn’t Flashy Tech: It’s Consistency

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Technology, Not Economics, Is Keeping Delta Air Lines From Offering Free Wi-Fi

JetBlue somehow makes free Wi-Fi work. But Delta hasn't figured it out yet. It has so many customers on so many flights, and it's worried free Wi-Fi might overwhelm Gogo's systems and degrade the system for everyone.

Technology, Not Economics, Is Keeping Delta Air Lines From Offering Free Wi-Fi

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Delta Makes Conciliatory Gesture Toward Boeing After Trade Dispute

Yes, Delta Air Lines got caught in a nasty trade dispute recently with Boeing. But it can't stay mad forever. Boeing is likely going to develop a new medium-haul jet, and it's no surprise Delta wants to be a part of the sales process. It needs to replace a lot of 767s and 757s.

Delta Makes Conciliatory Gesture Toward Boeing After Trade Dispute