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Delta to Take 5% Share in Airport Security Company Clear

Delta to Take 5% Share in Airport Security Company Clear

Delta Air Lines announced Friday it plans to acquire an interest in Clear, a company that provides biometric clearance to airport security checkpoints in the United States.
The Atlanta-based airline would buy a 5% stake in the company, according to Delta’s incoming CEO, Ed Bastian, who spoke with reporters on Friday.
The airline separately announced it will partner with Clear and add ClearLanes, as they are called, at additional major airports, starting …

Delta Announces Changes in Upgrade Priority, Improving Chances for SkyMiles Members with Status

Delta Announces Changes in Upgrade Priority, Improving Chances for SkyMiles Members with Status

Delta Air Lines announced what it termed an “improved” and “simplified” process for clearing complimentary upgrades.
The new method “better recognizes the loyalty of our Medallion members, SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express Card Members and Delta Corporate Travelers,” the company said in a statement and is effective Saturday.
The changes impact the upgrade window as well as where SkyMiles members with Medallion status will fall on the upgrade list.
For upgrades to …

Airbus Receives Orders from China Eastern, Philippine Airlines for A350-900s

Airbus Receives Orders from China Eastern, Philippine Airlines for A350-900s

Airbus and China Eastern Airlines announced a new order for 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft Friday, while Philippine Airlines finalized an earlier order for six of the planes.
China Eastern which operates one of the largest Airbus fleets in the world with some 300 Airbus aircraft, is becoming the third airline in China to fly the A350. The order is worth $6.1 billion at current list prices
Philippine Airlines said it had finalized …

Delta Places Order for 37 Airbus A321s

Delta Places Order for 37 Airbus A321s

Delta Air Lines announced an order for an additional 37 Airbus A321 jets Friday. The order follows Delta’s announcement on Thursday that the airline would be the U.S. launch customer for Bombardier’s C-series small narrow-body jets, as well as an order for up to 125 of the aircraft.
The A321s will have LED ambient lighting, 110v power outlets in every row, in-flight Wi-Fi, and high-capacity overhead bins.
The planes will also come …

Delta and Clear Partner to Speed Travelers Through Security at Major Airports

Delta and Clear Partner to Speed Travelers Through Security at Major Airports

Delta Air Lines said Friday it will partner with Clear, a company that provides expedited access to airport security checkpoints. The two plan to add ClearLanes, as they are called, at additional major airports, starting with major Delta hubs.
Clear promises no more than a five minute wait at a security checkpoint. The company uses biometrics including fingerprint and iris identification technology to confirm a traveler’s identity at its checkpoints.
Delta will …

VW CEO Apologizes to Obama: ‘We Have Disappointed Many People’

VW CEO Apologizes to Obama: ‘We Have Disappointed Many People’

The CEO of embattled automaker Volkswagen made a personal apology to President Obama last Sunday for the Dieselgate scandal.
Martin Müller, who was appointed to the position of chief executive last fall, following the departure of long-time CEO Martin Winterkorn, said he had a short two-minute exchange with the president during the latter’s visit to Hannover. The encounter took place at a dinner hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“I had a …

Aeromexico to Launch Guadalajara-Cancun-Havana Flights

Aeromexico to Launch Guadalajara-Cancun-Havana Flights

Aeromexico announced that it plans to launch new service to Cancun, with continuing service to Havana, Cuba from Guadalajara on June 1. Additionally, the airline said that it will begin flights between Guadalajara and Merida, the capital of Mexico’s Yucatan state.
Flights to Cancun will depart Guadalajara 10:46 a.m. every day except Tuesdays, and will arrive at 9:50 a.m. From Cancun, flights will depart at 10:46 a.m. and arrive in Havana …