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Why I Left Delta and Took My Diamonds Elsewhere

John Nicholson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
John Nicholson

In this traveler's eyes, American air carriers generally, and Delta specifically, have slipped from atop the quality and service rankings. They have gone from diamonds to diamonds in the rough. And with a good bit of polishing, we may both one day be Diamonds again.

Delta to Let Four 747s Fly Out of the Fleet

Christine Negroni | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

In a startling change of plans, Delta Air Lines today confirmed that it will retire four of its Boeing 747s beginning in September.

Free In-Flight Entertainment For All!

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.31.2014 | Travel

In an age of airlines piling on the fees, it's rare to encounter an airline announcing something that will be free. But this week Delta Air Lines ...

Are Frequent Flier Programs A Fool's Game?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

N i c o l a / Flickr Airline loyalty programs have long tempted their most frequent customers with upgrades, bonus points and other forms of spec...

Delta Air Lines Cutting Service To This Country By 85 Percent

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Delta Air Lines drastically reduced service to Venezuela on Monday in a dispute with the government over revenue trapped i...

Airlines Change the Carry-on Rules

George Hobica | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

American (as well as Delta and United) have fairly new carry-on bag limits, including a 14-inch maximum width -- and my bag is 15 inches wide, as are many carry-ons.

The 'Un'American Way?

Jim Goldman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Jim Goldman

I'm writing this from an overly crowded bus taking me from American Airlines' "remote terminal" back to the main terminal at LAX. I wish I could say I...

Catching Up With The Ticket Agent At The Delta Counter

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Even though Ron lives more than 700 miles away from me, and we had never interacted with one another before, our mutual trajectories on that snowy February afternoon crossed at an airport gate while under duress, and in that intersection of paths, our lives were changed forever.

Delta To Honor $25 Round-Trip Fares Caused By Computer Glitch

Associated Press | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on Delta Air Lines. From about 1...

Major Airline: Hell No On In-Flight Calls

AP | By JOSHUA FREED | Posted 02.17.2014 | Technology

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines won't allow passengers to make voice calls from its planes. Right now, federal rules prohibit voic...

Airline Comes Under Fire For Alleged 'H8GAYS' Confirmation Code

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A Delta Air Lines customer flying from Pensacola, Fla. to Albany, N.Y. says he was shocked earlier this month to find that the confirmation code on hi...

Airlines, Customer Service and the Failure of Technology

Stephanie Vaughn Hapke | Posted 11.15.2013 | Technology
Stephanie Vaughn Hapke

Leveraging technology to improve peoples lives is not limited to the airlines, or even to customer service in general.

Top 10 Least Respected Brands In America

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

Delta is America's least respected brand, according to a new ranking of 100 of the most well-known companies. Brand consulting firm CoreBrand surv...

Delta Air Lines Marketing VP's Advice: Innovate and Explore

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

It's a trend happening across many industries and it brings an added ROI focus -- and pressure -- to positions that once managed only brand building.

Why U.S. Airways Hates The Sequester

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business

* Carrier says sequester reduced last-minute demand * Delta also cited effects of budget cuts * US Airways shares down 0...

A More Comfy Transcontinental Flight

Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel

Flights across the U.S. are about to get a lot more comfortable for business class passengers. United Airlines announced Monday the rollout of a ne...

A Look Back At Aviation In 2012

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.04.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

There's no better way to see the ebb and flow in the world of aviation than to go back and review the events of the past year. As I look at what I saw fit to write about in 2012, I appreciate the unconventional approach some airlines have taken in response to the rapid changes in the industry.

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.

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

Skift | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Skift

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.

Delta To Buy Stake In Virgin?

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- Delta Air Lines Inc. is mulling the purchased of a 49 percent stake in British airline Virgin Atlantic Airways from Singapore Airlines Ltd...

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...

Institutions That Support U.S. Jobs Should Be Strengthened, Not Gutted

Owen Herrnstadt | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Owen Herrnstadt

The U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps finance the export of U.S. goods and services that support jobs here at home, is bumping up against its borrowing capacity, which will expire on May 31 unless renewed by Congress.

How To Find A Truthful Price For An Airline Ticket

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

The outrage is not that the airlines are doing anything illegal, but that all this deceptive advertising has been perfectly legal for years.

Utah Man In First Class Viewed Child Porn On Mass. Flight: Police

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Weird News

BOSTON -- Police say a Utah man who was viewing child pornography on a Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Boston has been arrested. Massachusetts St...

Delta Commits To Nondiscrimination In Wake Of Religious Controversy

Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion

A senior executive for Delta Air Lines has issued a written commitment that the company will not in any circumstance seek to know the religious affili...