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Delta Employees to Undergo Diversity Training

Delta Employees to Undergo Diversity Training

Following two incidents in which passengers said they were discriminated against by members of Delta flight crews, the airline said it is planning mandatory diversity training for cabin crew.
Executives at the airline underwent diversity training last year, and Delta will begin training its 23,000 flight attendants by the second quarter of this year. The training will include real scenarios as well as discussions on unconscious bias and microaggressions.
According to the …

Flight Review: Delta One Business Class San Francisco-New York

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My first flight in a while on Delta out of San Francisco gave me the opportunity to visit the airline’s attractive new Sky Club lounge. Thanks to an absence of traffic in the Bay Area and at the TSA PreCheck security checkpoint line, I had ample time to enjoy the lounge and was captivated by the views of airport operations that the almost floor-to-ceiling windows allowed.
The old Sky Club was …

Delta to Launch Service to Seven New Cities including Milwaukee, Nashville, and Kaua’i from Seattle

Delta to Launch Service to Seven New Cities including Milwaukee, Nashville, and Kaua’i from Seattle

Delta Air Lines announced that it will add service to seven new destinations from Seattle this year. In addition, the carrier said that it plans to expand existing service to some cities from the northwestern city.
Delta will begin new daily flights to Milwaukee on March 9, followed by three daily flights to Eugene, Oregon on April 1. These routes will be followed by daily service to Nashville and Raleigh on …

Delta Expands Presence at London Heathrow with Purchase of Croatia Airlines Slots

Delta Expands Presence at London Heathrow with Purchase of Croatia Airlines Slots

Delta Air Lines will gain five takeoff and landing slots at London Heathrow Airport following a deal with Croatia Airlines.
The Atlanta-based carrier will pay Croatia Airlines $19.5 million for a late morning slot on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Delta will assume ownership of the slots on April 1.
The story was first reported in the Croatian newspaper Vecernji list
The Croatian airline said that the funds from the sale will be …

Delta Reports Drop in Profit, But Improvement in Unit Revenue

Delta Reports Drop in Profit, But Improvement in Unit Revenue

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016.
The carrier reported a net income of $622 million, down from $980 million for 2015.
Revenue was down 0.5% to $9.458 from $9.5 billion.
But while unit revenue, a closely watched metric, fell 2.7% on a 0.9% increase in capacity, the airline said it expects unit revenue for the first quarter of 2017 to be flat up to 2% on unchanged …

Delta Sees Traffic Increase in December, Smaller Drop in Key Revenue Measure

Delta Sees Traffic Increase in December, Smaller Drop in Key Revenue Measure

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for December 2016.
The Atlanta-based airline said it expected a smaller decline in Q4 passenger unit revenue, a closely watched metric, than it had previously forecast, citing strong demand for the period.
The carrier expects passenger unit revenue, which compares sales to flight capacity, to drop 2.5% to 3% for the quarter. It had previously forecast a 3% decline.
The airline’s total system traffic for the month …

Lobby Bar – December 30: The Future of Airports, Times Unchanged Roman, and How to Return an Airplane

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An Exaggerated Example of FBT News and Views
Six of one… Jonathan Spira visits Matsuhisa Munich and Bar31 for a bite. The meal was excellent to the best of Mr. Spira’s memory, but after the mandatory 31 drinks, he couldn’t quite be sure which had better texture: the sashimi or fine cloth napkins.
Tradition transition. It’s that time of year: join Miss Sophie for her annual tradition: “Dinner for One.” It’s become …