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Delta, Aeromexico to Launch Multiple New U.S.-Mexico Routes

Delta, Aeromexico to Launch Multiple New U.S.-Mexico Routes

Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico announced multiple new routes and increased frequencies as part of their new joint venture.
The two will launch five new routes, increase the frequency on four existing routes, and upgauge aircraft used to serve two routes.  All told, the two plan changes that they say will yield a 10% increase in transborder seat capacity by the end of the year.
The two carriers will begin new service …

Delta to Offer A Variety of Ways to Upgrade Tickets After Purchase

Delta to Offer A Variety of Ways to Upgrade Tickets After Purchase

Delta Air Lines announced new ways to upgrade tickets subsequent to the original purchase.
The new functionality allows travelers who already have an itinerary booked to purchase Delta’s premium economy seats, Delta Comfort+, or seats in the first-class cabin for all or part of the trip.
The additional purchases can be made by phone or on Delta’s website. Delta said it will soon add this functionality to its Fly Delta app as …

Lobby Bar – May 19: Sedating Passengers, Parachute Connections, and In-Flight Hammocks

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Fly to fly. Join Jonathan Spira in Delta One’s business class cabin from Los Angeles to New York. Mr. Spira’s connecting flight from Kona, Hawaii was delayed an hour, but he still made the flight to JFK thanks to the help of a Delta flight attendant, a quick parachute descent over LAX, and the strong arms of …

A Lack of Civility: The State of Air Travel Today

If you go solely by what you read in Facebook and Twitter feeds, air travel has gone to hell. From a bloodied doctor being dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago to an in-flight brawl on an ANA flight to fights over the placement of a birthday cake on JetBlue, one could come away with the conclusion that air travel today is miserable at best.
These, along very public images …

Atlanta Airport to Gain Additional Runway

Atlanta Airport to Gain Additional Runway

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will gain a sixth runway following the sale to the city and demolition of the Sheraton Atlanta Airport Hotel.
The 12-story 394-room hotel currently stands on the southwestern edge of the airport and was sold for $16.7 million.
The city plans to add a new runway between the existing fourth and fifth runways as part of its $6 billion expansion plan that will roll out in the coming …

Delta to Roll Out Self-Service Bag Drop Kiosks in Minneapolis that Use Facial Recognition Technology

Delta to Roll Out Self-Service Bag Drop Kiosks in Minneapolis that Use Facial Recognition Technology

Delta Air Lines announced that it will introduce four self-service bag drop kiosks at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer.
One of the self-service machines will be equipped with facial recognition technology that will match passengers with their passport photos. The machine will be part of a trial run the airline will conduct on the facial recognition technology.
The machines are a $600,000 investment on Delta’s part.
Delta plans to collect passenger feedback …

Airlines at LAX Execute ‘Largest Relocation in Airport History’

Airlines at LAX Execute ‘Largest Relocation in Airport History’

As part of a major reshuffling at Los Angeles International Airport, 15 airlines began to move over the weekend some or all of their operations to a different terminal at the facility.
The move, part of LAX’ “massive modernization effort” according to Sean Burton, president of the Los Angeles World Airport’s Board of Airport Commissioners, started late Friday night and will continue into the beginning of the week, albeit only during …