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Delta Announces Plans for Final Boeing 747 Flights

Delta Announces Plans for Final Boeing 747 Flights

Delta Air Lines announced on Tuesday plans for the final flights of its last Boeing 747 aircraft.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s final scheduled 747 flight from the United States will take place on December 15, departing Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport at 12:31 p.m for Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The aircraft will depart Seoul on December 17 at 11:15 a.m. and arrive in Detroit the same day at 10:14 a.m.
Following these two …

Delta Sees Traffic Increase for October

Delta Sees Traffic Increase for October

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for October 2017.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the months was 18.3 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 4.1% from 17.57 billion in October 2016.  Domestic traffic also rose 4.9%, up to 11.61 billion RPMs from 11.07 billion last year, while international traffic increased to 6.69 billion RPMs, a 2.5% rise from 6.5 billion RPMs the previous October.
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Delta to Hire Over 1,000 New Flight Attendants

Delta to Hire Over 1,000 New Flight Attendants

Delta Air Lines announced that it is looking to employ more than 1,000 additional flight attendants starting next year.
Last year, the carrier hired approximately 1,200 flight attendants out of 150,000 applicants. With an acceptance rate of less than 1%, candidates would have an easier time getting into Harvard University, which had a 5.1% acceptance rate last year.
Delta said that candidates must have a high school diploma or GED certificate, and …

LaGuardia Airport Plans Massive Relocation of Six Airlines on December 9

LaGuardia Airport Plans Massive Relocation of Six Airlines on December 9

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates LaGuardia Airport, announced that six airlines, namely American, Delta, JetBlue, Alaska, Frontier, and Spirit, will move some or all of their operations in early December to other terminals.
The move will go into effect December 9.
Delta Air Lines, which currently operates from three terminals at the airport, the Marine Air Terminal as well as Terminals C and D, will consolidate …

Delta to Offer Option to Pre-Order Meals in Delta One and First, Upgrade Meals in Coach on International Flights

Delta to Offer Option to Pre-Order Meals in Delta One and First, Upgrade Meals in Coach on International Flights

Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday it will soon allow passengers flying in its premium cabins to pre-order meals and also said it was enhancing in-flight dining on international flights.
The Atlanta-based airline will roll out the pre=ordering feature in the Delta One cabin on flights departing New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport early next year. Shortly thereafter, it will offer the option on all international …

Boeing 747: Now On Final Approach

When the Boeing 747 was first placed into service in 1970 with launch customer Pan American World Airways, I didn’t have long to wait to fly in one. My parents were far from aviation enthusiasts but frequently flew on Pan Am. I cut my teeth as a child on the Boeing 707 so it was just a matter of time before I ended up on a Pan Am 747-100 exploring …

Delta Air Lines Eliminates Check-In Process in Newest Version of iPhone App

Delta Air Lines Eliminates Check-In Process in Newest Version of iPhone App

Checking in for a flight has been a ritual since the dawn of commercial aviation but Delta Air Lines is eliminating the process for some passengers.
Starting with version 4.6 of Delta’s iPhone app, the check-in process has been removed and it won’t be necessary for passengers who use this app.
“We’ve eliminated the check-in process,” Delta said in a statement about the app. “Your boarding pass will automatically appear 24 hours …