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Is Delta About To Get A Lot Sexier?

John Nicholson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

Even if Delta retains its corporatist image and mediocre product quality, though, the prospect of being able to accrue, redeem and enjoy benefits on Virgin Atlantic makes Delta's frequent flyer program, SkyMiles, and its alliance network, SkyTeam, much more attractive for transatlantic fliers.

1st Class Flyers Offer Seats To Crying Disabled Vet, Delta Won't Accommodate

Posted 12.14.2012 | Impact

Marine Lance Cpl. Christian Brown, a disabled veteran, was wheeled down to the last row of the airplane and bumped up against aisle seats after he had...

Delta Bought a Stake in Virgin Atlantic for the 'Cool' Factor

Skift | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

Beyond $120 million in annual synergies, an expanded presence at Heathrow and a bulked-up network, a relatively stodgy Delta Air Lines views its new 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic as an investment in British and Richard-Branson-cool.

The Real Reason Delta Paid $360 Million For A Stake In Virgin

Skift | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel

Virgin Atlantic doesn't belong to any of the big three airline alliances and the airline commands a coveted 304 slots at Heathrow.

Delta Buys 49% Stake In Virgin Atlantic

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business

Delta Air Lines is grabbing a bigger share of the world's most important travel route: New York to London. The airline is paying $360 million for alm...

Delta Has Found A New Way To Annoy Customers

AP | By DON THOMPSON | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued Delta Airlines Inc. on Thursday, alleging the Atlanta-based company is breaking state law by not warning u...

Ask Airfarewatchdog: Your Air Travel Questions Answered

George Hobica | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Trying to solve that age-old question: Why Don't Airlines Enforce Their Boarding Procedures?

Too Fat To Fly?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Should the sizeable be forced to spend more if they can't wiggle into a standard-size coach seat?

Melvin & Jean: Revisiting a 40-Year-Old American Hijacking

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Melvin & Jean is another masterful work by award winning documentarian Maia Wechsler. It traces the lives of the Melvin and Jean McNai, a couple in their twenties who hijacked a flight out of Detroit in the sixties.

Airlines To Offer Direct Seasonal Flights To Key West

AP | Posted 10.19.2012 | Travel

KEY WEST, Fla. -- Two major commercial air carriers are planning to begin nonstop seasonal service between Key West and both New York City and Washing...

An Open Letter To United's Jeff Smisek

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 11.07.2012 | Travel
Jonathan Ezer

Last month, I passed the 25,000 mile mark and became a Premier Silver member on United Airlines. I expected the typical feelings of pride and self-importance that "status" usually confers, but my feelings were tempered by the many bad experiences on United in recent months.

The Best Way To Help Hurricane Victims That No One Knows About

Danny Rubin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Danny Rubin

As expected, Hurricane Isaac is now wreaking havoc in Louisiana -- and New Orleans in particular -- as the storm surge floods out coastal communities ...

The Latest Airline Ripoff

George Hobica | Posted 10.29.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Remember when frequent flyer tickets used to be free? Hah.

America Needs A Five-Star Airline

John Nicholson | Posted 10.24.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

Why harp on one tiny aspect of airlines' customer experience? Because it's illustrative of the overall trend of poor product and service outputs by all major U.S. airlines.

MASSIVE Swarm Of Bees Delay Flight

AP | Posted 08.05.2012 | Travel

IMPERIAL, Pa. (Associated Press) — A beekeeper says he had to be called in to gather up a swarm of thousands of bees that delayed a Delta Air Lines ...

Delta Shutting Down Regional Carrier

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel

CINCINNATI — Delta Air Lines is shutting down its shrunken, 35-year-old regional carrier Comair at the end of September as it switches to bigger...

Needle In Sandwich As Likely As 'Aliens Landing In Nebraska' | Posted 07.19.2012 | Travel

(CNN) -- What rules must a turkey sandwich follow in order to board an airplane? With the six needles found in sandwiches on four international Del...

Passenger Thought Needle Was A Toothpick

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 07.18.2012 | Travel

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jim Tonjes was high above North America when he bit into a hot turkey sandwich aboard a Delta Air Lines flight and felt a sudden jab in...

Dutch Police Investigate Needles In Delta Sandwiches

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel

MINNEAPOLIS — Jim Tonjes was high above North America when he bit into a hot turkey sandwich aboard a Delta Air Lines flight and felt a sudden j...

Needles Found In Sandwiches On Delta Flights

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 09.15.2012 | Travel

MINNEAPOLIS — Delta Air Lines Inc. and the FBI are trying to figure out how needles got into turkey sandwiches served aboard four flights from A...

A Job Creation Saga

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Industry can survive in the USA. Unions can thrive in the USA. Government can work. And private equity can do good things.

Woman Becomes Unresponsive On Flight, Later Dies

AP | Posted 06.21.2012 | Travel

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Phoenix unexpectedly landed in Colorado Springs, Colo., after a woman on board bec...

CEO Gets Huge Pay Boost As His Company's Stock Plunges

AP | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business

ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines Inc.'s chief executive, Richard Anderson, received a 10 percent raise in his pay package in 2011, a year when the company's...

High School Students Endure Delta Emergency Landing

AP | Posted 06.23.2012 | Travel

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of students from Minneapolis Southwest High School were on board a Delta flight from New York when one of the pilots decla...

Delta Pulls Flight Attendant From Flight For Acting 'Erratically'

AP | Posted 04.04.2012 | Travel

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Delta Airlines says it has pulled a flight attendant from a Buffalo, N.Y.-to-Atlanta flight because a security screener thought he wa...