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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 …

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 …

Delta Gives Bombardier Order for up to 125 CS100 Jets

Delta Gives Bombardier Order for up to 125 CS100 Jets

Bombardier announced Friday that it received a major order from Delta Air Lines for its C Series narrow-body jets.
Delta is in the process of phasing out its 50-passenger regional jets although it did not specify which planes the C Series will replace. The airline placed 75 firm orders for Bombardier CS100 aircraft with options for 50 more. Delta can convert some of these orders into CS300 at a later date.
The firm …

New Airport Deal Would Keep Delta HQ in Atlanta, Expand Airport

New Airport Deal Would Keep Delta HQ in Atlanta, Expand Airport

Delta Air Lines, Atlanta’s dominant carrier, is finalizing a deal with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to stay 20 more years.
The lease, if approved by the Atlanta City Council, will include the construction of Concourse G and new parking facilities. Delta can exercise an option to extend the deal by ten years, if it wishes, but the agreement also requires Delta to maintain its headquarters in the city of Atlanta.
The deal …

American, Delta, Hawaiian, and United Apply to Operate Daytime Haneda Flights

American, Delta, Hawaiian, and United Apply to Operate Daytime Haneda Flights

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines all submitted applications Thursday to the Department of Transportation to offer daytime service from the United States to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
The move follows a new agreement between the United States and Japan that allows for more daytime flights to Haneda, an airport considered highly desirable because of its proximity to downtown Tokyo. The new agreement calls for five new daytime …