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Delta Reverses Course, Will Allow Arriving Passengers to use Sky Club Lounges

Delta Reverses Course, Will Allow Arriving Passengers to use Sky Club Lounges

Delta Air Lines, which in early May announced that it would no longer grant most arriving passengers access to its Sky Club lounges, walked back that decision.
In announcing this move, the Atlanta-based airline said that it had received substantial feedback about the changes.
“Last week we announced updates to our Delta Sky Club access policy with the intention of improving your experience during the busy summer months,” Delta said in an …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 6: Cases Rise in All But 4 States in U.S., Hospitalizations in New York Triple

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 6: Cases Rise in All But 4 States in U.S., Hospitalizations in New York Triple

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 757th day of the pandemic.
As the week comes to a close, Covid cases are rising in all but four states and the District of Columbia in the United States, and practically jumping in the two corners of the country, the Northeast and Pacific Northwest.
The rate of new novel coronavirus cases …

Delta to Open Delta One Clubs at JFK and LAX, Limit Access to Sky Clubs

Delta to Open Delta One Clubs at JFK and LAX, Limit Access to Sky Clubs

Delta Air Lines announced plans to open lounges for exclusive use by its business-class passengers in two locations and also said it will limit access to its Sky Clubs.
The Atlanta-based carrier announced plans for two new Delta One Club lounges with access limited strictly for Delta One business-class passengers, at John F. Kennedy International and Los Angeles International airports.
The 36,000-square-foot (3,345-square-meter)  JFK Delta One Club will open in 2023 near …

American, United Forecast Profitability as Travel Demand Surges

American, United Forecast Profitability as Travel Demand Surges

Three of the country’s largest air carriers – American Airlines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines – announced financial results for the first quarter of 2022 on Thursday.
American, the world’s largest airline, said that March was the first month since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that its revenue surpassed 2019 levels, and told investors it plans to fly as much as 94% of its 2019 second-quarter schedule.
The Fort Worth-based carrier …

U.S. to Extend Federal Mask Mandate for Planes and Trains

U.S. to Extend Federal Mask Mandate for Planes and Trains

 
The United States will once again extend its mask mandate for all forms of public transportation including airplanes, trains, buses, light rail, subways, and streetcars as well as for airports and rail terminals, a Biden administration official said.
The order has been in place since February 2021 and has been extended multiple times.   It requires “persons to wear masks over the mouth and nose when traveling on any conveyance (e.g., airplanes, …

Delta Posts $940 Million Q1 Loss, But Says Bookings Have Surged

Delta Posts $940 Million Q1 Loss, But Says Bookings Have Surged

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.
The Atlanta-based carrier posted a $940 million loss on adjusted operating revenue of $8.2 billion.  The company said it had been hurt by rising fuel costs, but added that March had been profitable.
“With a strong rebound in demand as omicron faded, we returned to profitability in the month of March, producing a solid adjusted operating margin of almost …

2 Airline Passengers Accused of Biting and Spitting Face Record Fines, Says FAA

2 Airline Passengers Accused of Biting and Spitting Face Record Fines, Says FAA

Two travelers accused of assaulting cabin crew members on two separate flights last year face record high fines, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.
One passenger, a woman who was not publicly identified, faces an $81,950 civil fine after she threatened a flight attendant, on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Charlotte, who had offered assistance after a fall.  She then tried to open a cabin door, hit, head butted, …