Tag: Delta Air Lines

American and United To Roll Out Their ‘Basic Economy’ Fares

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines and United Airlines have launched their ‘Basic Economy’ fares, which align it with ultra-low-cost carriers such as Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit, that are rapidly expanding across the USA. From now on both carriers will sell ‘Basic Economy’ fares, which will entitle travelers only for their seat on the aircraft, and charge extra for […]

Fort Lauderdale Shooter Was Passenger Who Legally Checked Handgun

Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (Florida) International Airport (FLL) shooter was an arriving passenger who used a handgun from his checked baggage. The suspect flew on two Delta Air Lines flights Jan. 6, originating in Anchorage (ANC) and connecting at Minneapolis (MSP) for a flight to FLL, according […]

Delta Air Lines Receives its First U.S.-Produced Airbus Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first delivery of an A321 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility to Delta Air Lines took place, in Mobile, Alabama. On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus and Delta Air Lines, a team of Delta employees from the airline’s Minneapolis-St. Paul station, and representatives of the more than 370 employees at […]

Delta Reaches Tentative Deal with Pilots

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines has reached a tentative deal with a union representing about 12,800 pilots. The agreement in principle on 30 September ends a months-long negotiating process with the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) that drew assistance from the National Mediation Board. ALPA’s Master Executive Council at Delta now has until 7 October to […]

Delta Air Lines: August Computer Outage Cost $100 Million

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines said its revenue for August was reduced by about $100 million due to a computer outage that caused the cancellation of 2,300 flights over three days. A power control module at Delta’s Atlanta computer center failed and caught fire last August 8, causing a massive system outage, grounding flights and leading to […]

American Airlines’ New Ad Campaign Wants to Humanize the Airline

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two years after American Airlines launched ads focused on its passenger-friendly improvements — like new airplanes, more Wi-Fi and more business class flatbeds — the carrier is switching course with a new, more sophisticated campaign designed to “humanize” its message. The now-retired ‘Going for Great’ Campaign, “felt like it was a lot about us,” American […]

Delta Pilots Will Picket 2016 Shareholders Meeting

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines Inc. pilots will picket at the carrier’s annual shareholders meeting in New York on June 10, the Air Line Pilots Association International reported Tuesday. The union says it wants to “raise the sense of urgency in the ongoing negotiations.” The Air Line Pilots Association International is currently in mediation with the airline […]

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Cover Falls Off

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Delta flight from Atlanta to Chicago made an emergency landing at the Nashville International Airport following an engine-related issue, an airline spokesman said. Flight 765, carrying 109 passengers and a crew, landed in Nashville after one of the Boeing 717’s two engine’s outermost covering, or cowling, fell off on the aircraft’s starboard side during […]

Delta Air Lines Orders 37 Airbus A321 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.) – based Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 37 A321ceo aircraft. This order follows previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member in 2013 and 2014. Delta took delivery of its first A321 in March 2016. Including that aircraft and today’s announcement, […]

Possible Bombardier-Delta Deal Leads To Talks of a Bigger C Series Jet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Inc. almost won a crucial order from Delta Air Lines Inc. the last time the airline bought new single-aisle planes, but a deal fell apart when the plane maker told Delta it would not make a bigger version of its C Series aircraft. Now, as the two companies again appear close to a single-aisle […]