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Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Called Off: What Happened?

In late 2017, Delta and WestJet announced plans to form a joint venture for transborder flights. Well, almost three years later, the two airlines have withdrawn their application, just shortly after it was tentatively approved with some restrictions.…

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Delta Extends Seat Blocking Policy To March 2021

Delta is very much countering the trend, and has announced that it will continue blocking seats through early spring of 2021. Delta Air Lines' seat blocking policy applies through March 30, 2021, and includes the following restrictions: Delta will block…

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Sneaky: How Delta Is Avoiding US Tariffs On Airbus Planes

Bloomberg has a story about how Delta has been avoiding US tariffs on new Airbus planes for the past year, and I certainly can't blame the airline... In October 2019, President Trump introduced new tariffs on many European goods, including new Airbus…

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Sad: Delta Operates Final Boeing 777 Flight

Over the weekend Delta Air Lines operated its final Boeing 777 flight. Earlier this year we learned about Delta's sudden 777 retirement plans due to the pandemic, which is something that would have been unthinkable a year ago. On Saturday, October 31,…

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Huge Delta SkyMiles Partner Award Devaluation

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise (unfortunately), but Delta SkyMiles has just greatly devalued partner awards, for no apparent reason… Delta SkyMiles partner award costs increase Delta SkyMiles doesn’t publish an award chart,…

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Video: Rude, Maskless Delta Captain Confronts Passenger

There's some video footage circulating of an interaction between a Delta captain and a passenger on a recent flight. There's not much context for what happened, so I'm doing my best to piece together the interaction. The video starts with the pilot approaching…

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Delta’s Targeted Diamond Medallion Status Match

Understandably travel brands are now fiercely competing for business in ways they didn't need to before. The latest example of that is Delta's new status match promotion, which it calls one of its "most generous offers" yet. This was launched last week…

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Delta Launching Seattle To London Flights In 2021

Delta Air Lines has put its new Seattle to London flight on sale, and I imagine something's gotta give... Delta will be launching daily nonstop flights between Seattle and London Heathrow as of April 1, 2021. The airline will operate the service with…

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Delta Q3 Results: $2.6B Loss On $2.6B Of Revenue

Delta Air Lines has just become the first major airline to report its third quarter results, and as you'd expect, they aren't pretty... Delta has reported: A GAAP pre-tax loss of $6.9 billion (or $8.47 per share) on a total of $3.1 billion in revenue…

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Politicians Exposed To Coronavirus Fly Delta, Violate Rules

It would appear that several politicians don't think that airline rules apply to them, and this goes beyond wearing masks. There are a variety of methods airlines are using to mitigate risk for passengers. In addition to enhanced cleaning, they also…

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Delta Soon Adding Airbus A220-300 To Fleet

While the aviation industry is currently shrinking due to the pandemic, that's not stopping airlines from still taking delivery of some planes (presumably for contractual reasons, rather than an actual desire or need for new planes). Well, Delta will…

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Delta Retiring CRJ-200 By 2023, 717 & 767-300 By 2025

In a Form 8-K filing, Delta Air Lines has revealed some updated timelines for aircraft retirements. Interestingly these aren't immediate, but rather retirements we can expect in the next three to five years. Delta Air Lines has revealed specific plans…

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Save Up To 40% On Delta Flights With Amex Offers (Targeted)

We occasionally see Amex Offers for some of American Express' co-brand credit card partners, and we've just seen such an offer introduced.

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SkyMiles Eliminates Domestic Award Change Fees, Extends More Perks

Delta SkyMiles has made some positive announcements today. A few weeks ago we saw five major US airlines eliminate change fees on domestic tickets (at a minimum), including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United…

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New York To Los Cabos: Look At That Capacity!

Airlines have taken a new approach to route planning across the board, and there's no market where that's more evident than New York to Los Cabos... Historically the legacy carriers have been all about going after business travelers and focusing on routing…

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Delta Opens Biggest-Ever SkyClub In SLC

It's an exciting week for Delta flyers in Salt Lake City. Delta Air Lines has this week opened its new SkyClub at Salt Lake City International Airport, which is also the largest SkyClub in the system, at more than 28,000 square feet. The lounge is located…

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Delta Leveraging SkyMiles Program To Raise Billions

Delta Air Lines is going to leverage its frequent flyer program to increase liquidity, after United Airlines did the same thing with its MileagePlus program a few months back. It has today been announced that Delta will be leveraging its frequent flyer…

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Delta A320 First Class – 1
Wow: Delta Won’t Furlough Any Flight Attendants

There's some great news for Delta flight attendants... Delta Air Lines confirmed yesterday that it won't be furloughing any flight attendants next month. As a Delta spokesperson explains: "We’re grateful for the continued rallying spirit of Delta people…

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Delta Stands Up For Passenger Wearing “Black Lives Matter” Shirt

A viral Facebook post shares what happened on a recent Delta flight, when a passenger was harassed over wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt. Demetria Poe shares what happened last week on a roundtrip journey from Minneapolis to Washington on Delta, flying…

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Delta’s New Companion Upgrade Policy Makes No Sense

Delta Air Lines has this week quietly updated its companion upgrade policy, and it's either good or bad news, depending on whether you usually travel with a companion. No matter how you feel about the policy, one thing is for sure -- the implementation…

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Delta Air Lines Eliminates Domestic Change Fees

Yesterday United Airlines announced that it's eliminating change fees on all domestic itineraries, and now Delta Air Lines is matching. Effective immediately, Delta is eliminating change fees for domestic itineraries: This is valid for travel within…

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Delta Installing Hand Sanitizer Stations On Planes

I'm a bit surprised it took this long, but Delta is becoming the first US airline to install hand sanitizer stations onboard aircraft. Delta will be installing hand sanitizer stations near the boarding door and bathrooms on every Delta aircraft. Up until…

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Kudos: Delta Just Banned Mr. “I’m Not A P*ssy”

Yesterday I posed the question of whether Delta would ban the man who killed Bin Laden back in 2011. Well, the answer is yes. Robert J. O'Neill has taken to Twitter to indicate that he "just got banned from Delta for posting a picture." For those of…

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