Delta Masks

Wow: Delta Has Already Banned 100 Anti-Maskers

While all major US airlines now have rules requiring passengers to wear face coverings, Delta is winning by a long shot when it comes to making its policy crystal clear. The airline has seemingly also been doing more enforcing than other airlines. Delta…

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Delta Masks

Sorry Anti-Maskers, Delta Air Lines Is Onto You

Delta Air Lines has just taken a major step towards making it harder for anti-maskers to fly with the airline. At this point all major US airlines require passengers to wear face masks when flying. In general face mask usage on planes is much more consistent…

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Delta One A330 900neo – 59

Delta Air Lines Reports MASSIVE Second Quarter Loss

Delta Air Lines has just become the first major US airline to report its second quarter earnings, and goodness is it rough... as you'd expect. Delta Air Lines has reported its second quarter results: The airline had a GAAP pre-tax loss of $7.0 billion…

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Delta A320 First Class – 5

Alcohol Returns To Delta Air Lines Flights

Virtually all airlines have adjusted inflight food & beverage offerings due to the current pandemic, with a special focus on minimizing contact between passengers and flight attendants. Well, if you're a Delta flyer and enjoy adult beverages, there's…

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Delta Air Lines Will Fly To Cape Town As Of October 2020

Several weeks ago we learned that Delta Air Lines would be adding Cape Town to its route map. We now know the schedule for this flight as it was recently added to the schedule, so I wanted to recap why Delta is adding Cape Town service (this seems like…

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Delta Business Class A350 – 32

Notorious Delta Flight Attendant “Leaves” Company

There has been a lot of chatter at Delta Air Lines the past few days about one particular flight attendant, who is now no longer with the company. Kevin Jennings was a senior Delta Air Lines flight attendant who on the surface you'd think the airline…

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Delta One A330 900neo – 59

Delta Shops Around, Drops Wifi Exclusivity With Gogo

Delta Air Lines plans to soon have two inflight wifi providers, as the next step in the company's strategy to offer free inflight wifi to all passengers. Delta has long been the most premium of the "big three" US airline when it comes to the investments…

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Delta A320 First Class – 5

Delta Air Lines Will Block Middle Seats All Summer

At this point a vast majority of airlines have dismissed the concept of consistently blocking seats so that nobody has a neighbor. While that wouldn't offer "true" social distancing, it would at least offer some amount of personal space. Some airlines…

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Delta A350 Business Class – 2

Delta Pays LATAM $62 Million To Undo A350 Deal

Earlier I wrote about how LATAM is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US. In LATAM's First Day Declaration, an interesting revelation was made regarding an A350 deal that Latin America's biggest airline had worked out with Delta. In the fall of…

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Delta 777

Wow: Delta Retiring Entire Boeing 777 Fleet

In light of the current pandemic a lot of airlines are planning to shrink, and that involves retiring existing aircraft. However, here's an aircraft retirement I wasn't expecting. It has today been announced that Delta will retire all Boeing 777s by…

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American Economy

Airline Crews Told Not To Enforce Face Mask Policy

Within the past week major US airlines have introduced a policy requiring all passengers to wear face masks or some sort of face coverings on flights. While the messaging seems strong, flight attendants and pilots are being told that they shouldn't actually…

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Delta A321 First Class – 3

Delta Air Lines Adds Face Mask Requirement

And now all airlines seem to be following one another. We've just seen announcements from JetBlue, Frontier, and American, regarding passengers having to wear face masks. Now Delta is joining the club as well. As of May 4, 2020, Delta Air Lines will…

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Boeing 737 Max

Delta Reportedly Considering Boeing 737 MAX Order

Delta is reportedly considering ordering 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. On the surface this might sound like the craziest idea ever, but there's potentially some merit to it. Among the "big three" US carriers, Delta has been the only one to not have any…

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Delta A350 Business Class – 2

Delta Reports First Quarterly Loss In Five Years

Most US airlines are reporting their first quarter earnings (or lack thereof) before the end of the month. On Monday we learned about United Airlines' $2.1 billion first quarter loss, and now Delta Air Lines has reported their first quarter results.…

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Delta A321 First Class – 2

Comparing American & Delta Pandemic Flight Pricing

Here's something that I find to be pretty interesting... With demand for air travel in the US having decreased by over 95%, there's no right way for airlines to go about pricing flights. Revenue management used to be an art form, while right now it's,…

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Delta One A330 900neo – 59

Delta & United Looking To Pre-Sell Miles To Banks

It looks like at least a couple of major airlines might be looking to pre-sell miles to their co-brand card issuers, which is never a good sign (but also shouldn't come as any sort of a surprise, since we all know how dire the current situation is).…

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Delta A320 First Class – 5

Delta Blocks Middle Seats, Cuts Advance Upgrades

Delta Air Lines has just announced a series of initiatives intended to help people social distance when flying. These changes apply for flights between April 13 and May 31, 2020 (though I imagine they have the potential to be extended). So, what all…

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Delta 737

Delta Air Lines Management & Pilot Union Play Hardball

While American and United have reached agreements with their pilots for paid time off, Delta and their pilots can't seem to come to an agreement. US airlines are getting government aid, and one condition of that aid is that they can't  lay off or involuntarily…

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Delta A350 Business Class – 1

Wow: Delta SkyMiles Extends Medallion Status By A Year

Delta has just become the first major US airline to extend elite status by a year! And that's only one of the positive initiatives they've announced... Delta SkyMiles will be extending current Medallion status by 12 months. That means whatever status…

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Delta Extends Voucher Expiration To Two Years

Delta has just set a new standard among US airlines when it comes to voucher validity... at least for a limited time. One major point of frustration for consumers has been the way that airlines are issuing vouchers to customers when they change or cancel…

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