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Lobby Bar – February 5: A Bloody Mess in London, On-Demand Underwear, and Why Scorpions Don’t Like Winter

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Lobby Bar – A Glittering Collection of FBT News and Views
Fight fire with fire. Despite what Punxsutawney Phil predicts, hazardous weather could carry on more months to come, so be sure to check out our ten tips for safe winter driving.  Try to avoid driving on icy roads, but carry a USB-powered flamethrower to help clear the path ahead of you just in case.
Cold-weather arachnida. The Blizzard of 2016 gave …

Delta Reports Increase in Traffic, Drop in Prasm for January

Delta Reports Increase in Traffic, Drop in Prasm for January

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for January 2016.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 15.57 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.7%, up from 15.01 billion in January 2015.  Domestic traffic rose 6.4% to 9.3 billion RPMs from 8.74 billion last year, while international traffic remained the same from last January at 6.28 billion RPMs.
Total system-wide capacity for the month increased 1.1% to …

Delta Hotels Becomes Part of Marriott Rewards

Delta Hotels Becomes Part of Marriott Rewards

Marriott International, which acquired Delta Hotels in April 2015, announced that the Canadian hotelier was joining the Marriott Rewards guest loyalty program.
Delta Hotels has properties in major Canadian cities and tourist destinations including Toronto, Ottawa, and Kelowna, the latter being the location of the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. Effective immediately, Marriott Rewards members can earn points by staying at these and 18 other properties in Canada and one property in …

Lower Fuel Costs Lift Delta to Profit

Lower Fuel Costs Lift Delta to Profit

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015.
The Atlanta-based carrier reported a profit of $980 million, compared with a loss of $712 million a year earlier, for the final quarter of 2015.
For the full year, Delta earned $4.5 billion on revenue of $40.7 billion.
The airline said it paid employees $1.5 billion in profit sharing and gave its shareholders $360 million in dividends. In addition, it spent …

Lobby Bar – January 15: Presidential Auto Show Orders, a Lion’s Worst Fear, and Being Drugged by your Phone

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Lobby Bar – A Subliminally Sexy Summary of FBT News and Views
Quit while ahead. Before the Detroit Auto Show opened, the Buick Avista Concept stole the hearts of auto enthusiasts nationwide. After reading the press release, the auto show committee decided to cancel the show entirely as nothing could possibly live up to Buick’s announcement.
Scratch that. Unfortunately for Buick, but fortunately for other automakers and the thousands of reporters and …

Delta Overtakes United to Become 2nd Largest Airline After American

Delta Overtakes United to Become 2nd Largest Airline After American

As the current wave of airline industry consolidation comes to an end, there has been a subtle but significant realignment in the industry.
United Airlines, which released operational performance figures for December 2015 late Monday, is no longer the country’s second largest airline based on passenger traffic. That slot was assumed by Delta Air Lines, which last week reported increases in traffic, capacity, and load factor.
Delta’s total system traffic for the …

Delta Sees Increase in December Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor but Prasm is Down

Delta Sees Increase in December Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor but Prasm is Down

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for December 2015.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 16.38 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 1.6%, up from 16.12 billion in December 2014.  Domestic traffic rose 4.8% to 10.2 billion RPMs from 9.73 billion last year, while international traffic fell 0.1% to 6.18 billion RPMs, down from 6.39 billion during the same period of 2014.
Total system-wide …