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Delta to Begin New Boston-Charleston Service, Increase Frequency to Jacksonville, Pittsburgh

Delta to Begin New Boston-Charleston Service, Increase Frequency to Jacksonville, Pittsburgh

Delta Air Lines announced on Tuesday it will begin new daily flights from Boston to Charleston, South Carolina on June 8. In addition, the carrier said that it plans to increase the frequency of service from Boston to four cities this summer.
Flights to Charleston will depart Boston at 10:40 a.m. and arrive at 1:05 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 1:35 p.m. and arrive at 3:55 p.m.
Delta will …

Delta Traffic, Load Factor Down in December

Delta Traffic, Load Factor Down in December

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for December 2017.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 16.73 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year decrease of 0.4% from 16.8 billion in December 2016.  Domestic traffic stayed even, at 10.63 billion RPMs, while international traffic decreased to 6.1 billion RPMs, a 1.1% drop from 6.12 billion RPMs the previous December.
Total system-wide capacity for the month rose to 19.87 …

What You Read in 2017: The Most Popular Features, Reviews, and News Stories of the Year

With the year 2017 coming to a close, it’s time to look at some of the most popular news stories and features of the year. The big news was, of course, the retirement of Boeing 747s at the two remaining U.S. carriers that continued to operate them, Delta and United.
Our new Centurion List of the 10 Best Hotels in the World made the cut as did a very practical guide …

Airlines Move to Restrict ‘Smart’ Bags with Lithium-Ion Batteries from Checked Luggage

Airlines Move to Restrict ‘Smart’ Bags with Lithium-Ion Batteries from Checked Luggage

An increasing number of U.S. airlines announced plans to discontinue allowing passengers to check luggage with built-in batteries due to a potential fire hazard.
American Airlines and Delta Air Lines said earlier this month that so-called “smart” bags, luggage that comes with built-in technology that can track a bag’s location using GPS as well as remotely lock and unlock it and even weigh it via an app won’t be permitted on …

Power Outage at Atlanta’s Airport Results in Thousands of Cancelled Flights

Power Outage at Atlanta’s Airport Results in Thousands of Cancelled Flights

A power outage Sunday afternoon left thousands of passengers stranded in the dark at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest, and resulted in the cancellation of all inbound and outbound flights.
“A power outage has impacted several areas in the airport. #ATLofficials are working to remedy the situation,” the airport said in a tweet. The airport urged passengers to follow their individual airlines’ social media channels for flight information.
Some passengers …

Six Airlines at LaGuardia Airport to Relocate on Saturday

Six airlines at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, namely American, Delta, JetBlue, Alaska, Frontier, and Spirit, will move some or all of their operations on Saturday to other terminals at the airport.
Delta Air Lines, which currently operates from three terminals, the Marine Air Terminal as well as Terminals C and D, will consolidate operations to Terminals C and D.  This means that the historic Marine Air Terminal, which is …

Delta, WestJet to Begin Joint Venture

Delta, WestJet to Begin Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and WestJet announced plans for a new transborder joint venture.
The joint venture will allow the two carriers to coordinate flight schedules, as well as expanded codesharing on the carriers’ existing networks in the United States and Canada.
In addition, reciprocal benefits for top tier members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programs will also be available, something the two carriers began offering customers in December 2014.
The joint venture is …