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With New DOT Rules, Some Dogs May No Longer Fly for Free

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday it is clamping down on travelers’ emotional-support pigs and turkeys with new regulations that clearly define a service animal.
The change may bring an end to a trend that started around five years ago where travelers feigned mental-health disorders in order to bring their pets into the cabin with them for free.
Some even obtained certificates designating their pets as emotional-support animals and purchased “support …

Delta Jet Dumps Fuel Over Playground Filled with Children

Delta Jet Dumps Fuel Over Playground Filled with Children

A Delta Air Lines aircraft that was returning to Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday morning dropped jet fuel onto a school playground, officials said. The action doused multiple pupils at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy.
Delta Flight 89 – a Boeing 777-200 – had taken off from LAX at 11:32 a.m. local  time with over 140 passengers on board,  and was en route to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, when …

Delta Profit Climbs on Lower Fuel Costs and Increased Demand

Delta Profit Climbs on Lower Fuel Costs and Increased Demand

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the fourth quarter and financial year 2019.
The carrier reported a $4.8 billion profit for 2019, a 21% year-over-year increase from 2018. Revenue grew 6% to $47 billion last year.
The airline said it was “the best in Delta’s history operationally, financially.”
Domestic revenue grew by 7.7%, while Atlantic revenue grew by 0.8% and Pacific Revenue was down 0.5%.  Latin America revenue was up 6.7%.
The Atlanta-based airline …

Delta’s Plans for Free Wi-Fi and Digitizing the Travel Experience

Delta Air Lines’ CEO unveiled several new technologies the airline plans to introduce in the next few years, bringing “magic” back to air travel.
Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show Tuesday, Delta CEO Ed Bastian became the first airline CEO to deliver a keynote at the trade show.  He laid out the airline’s plans to digitize and automate the travel experience using a variety of high-tech tools including artificial intelligence and …

Delta Flight Attendants Sue Lands’ End Alleging Uniforms Made Them Ill

Delta Flight Attendants Sue Lands’ End Alleging Uniforms Made Them Ill

Hundreds of flight attendants at Delta Air Lines are suing clothing company Lands’ End, contending that the uniforms it is providing to employees of the airline are causing numerous health issues.
“Since I got the new uniform, my eyes have been tearing up so much that they burn,” a Delta flight attendant told FBT. “My symptoms are not severe, but colleagues of mine have experienced far worse symptoms.”
The latest suit was …

American Airlines Sues Delta Over Use of ‘Flagship’ Trademark

American Airlines Sues Delta Over Use of ‘Flagship’ Trademark

American Airlines filed suit against rival Delta Air Lines claiming that the Atlanta-based airline infringed its series of “Flagship” trademarks.
The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas earlier this week.
The world’s largest airline owns multiple registered marks including “Flagship,” “Flagship Lounge,” and “Flagship Suite.”  American said it has used the Flagship trademark since the 1930s.
Delta, “despite knowing that American owns the exclusive …

Delta Flight Attendants Report Their Uniforms Are Causing Health Issues

Delta Flight Attendants Report Their Uniforms Are Causing Health Issues

Flight attendants at Delta Air Lines said they have experienced the onset of a variety of health issues since receiving new uniforms from the airline 18 months ago.
Crewmembers have reported hair loss, fatigue, migraine headaches, and skin lesions among other symptoms since the introduction of uniforms designed by Zac Posen and supplied by Lands’ End.
The Association of Flight Attendants, a union that represents cabin crew at over 20 airlines and …