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Delta Flight Attendants Fight, Plane Makes Unscheduled Landing

Flights have been diverted and have had to make emergency landings for a variety of reasons. I just came across an article about one of the strangest (and most unprofessional) reasons that a Delta flight had to land. Two female flight attendants got into a fist fight on a recent Delta flight, according to Yahoo News. Delta flight 2598 was flying from Los Angeles to Minneapolis when the capta...

Delta’s Pilots Say It’s Their Turn To Cash In

The union representing Delta Air Lines Inc.’s pilots wants raises of almost 40 percent compounded over three years, attempting to reverse some of the pay and benefit cuts adopted in the early 2000s. The union cites the carrier’s surging profits in saying it had requested a 22 percent raise for 2016, followed by 7 percent raises in the following two years, according to a memo from th...

Delta Is Out-Innovating All Other Airlines With Its Branded Fees

Airline marketing and ancillary revenue consultancy Ideaworks has announced its list of the top five airline marketing innovators for 2015, and listed Delta as the industry’s best at building revenue through ancillary sales, including its “branded fares” and Comfort+ product. “Delta continues to be an industry leader in product development and providing premium choices f...

Delta Promises It Will Limit Seat Capacity Next Year

Delta Air Lines Inc. expects to cap its seating-capacity increase at 2 percent next year, reaffirming a commitment to limit growth as U.S. carriers struggle to raise fares because of weak foreign currencies and competitors’ rapid expansion. Seating capacity in 2016 will be flat to up 2 percent, with any additions focused on growth markets including the U.S., the U.K., Mexico and the Carib...

Embraer 190s, More Boeing 737-900ERs Coming to Delta

Delta Air Lines will add up to 20 Embraer 190 and 20 new Boeing 737-900ER jets acquired through a new agreement with The Boeing Co. The agreement is part of the airline’s continued strategy to improve its efficiency by adding additional 737-900ERs and upgauging its mainline fleet with the nearly 100-seat, twin-engine E190 jets while reducing the use of small regional aircraft. The...

Delta and KLM announce codeshare partnership with Jet Airways via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Delta Air Lines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch a codeshare agreement with India’s Jet Airways that brings convenient new travel options for customers flying from Europe and the United States via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to India and beyond. Effective March 27, 2016 and subject to government approvals, Delta and KLM customers flying from Europe and the Unite...