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Delta to Deploy Apple iPhone 12s to 19,000 Flight Attendants

Delta to Deploy Apple iPhone 12s to 19,000 Flight Attendants

Delta Air Lines said Wednesday that it plans to equip its flight attendants with the new Apple iPhone 12.
The action, the carrier said, is “a step towards the future of a more connected and human onboard experience.”
The new iPhones will be connected to the AT&T mobile network, which offers nationwide 5G service.
In a statement, AT&T said that, with this move, “Delta will help lead the commercial airline industry into the …

Delta to Upgrade In-Flight Wi-Fi with Eye Towards ‘Fast and Free’ Internet’ in the Future

Delta to Upgrade In-Flight Wi-Fi with Eye Towards ‘Fast and Free’ Internet’ in the Future

Delta Air Lines announced plans to upgrade its Wi-Fi offering to provide “reliable and fast connectivity” service while in flight, the company said Tuesday.
“By equipping our fleet with enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities, we are taking steps to ensure we can adapt to the different ways our customers will use technology during their journey both today and in the future,” said Byron Merritt, the airline’s vice president of brand experience.
The new in-flight Internet service will be …

Delta Orders 25 Additional Airbus A321neo Jetliners

Delta Orders 25 Additional Airbus A321neo Jetliners

Delta Air Lines said Thursday it would order 25 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The new order is in addition to the airline’s 2017 order for 100 of the same plane.
The order calls for the A321s to be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW100G-JM engines.  It also includes an option for 25 additional ones.
The Atlanta-based airline said it would use the to accelerate the retirement of older aircraft and reduce its carbon …

Delta to Resume Traditional In-Flight Beverage Service on Domestic Flights, Hot Meals on Transcons

Delta to Resume Traditional In-Flight Beverage Service on Domestic Flights, Hot Meals on Transcons

Delta Air Lines announced the return of its traditional in-flight beverage service after a year during which passengers were limited to bottled water amidst cutbacks in service due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The refreshed beverage service will begin to be offered on April 14.
The Atlanta-based airline will once again offer a plethora of beverage choices including Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Ginger Ale in the soda category; orange juice and …

American, Delta, United Websites Return to Normal after Google Software Outage Affects Flight Searches and Bookings

American, Delta, United Websites Return to Normal after Google Software Outage Affects Flight Searches and Bookings

The websites of multiple major U.S. airlines were effectively down for several hours Monday after the Google-owned company that provides price and flight information suffered an outage.
Websites for three carriers, namely American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines were unable to allow customers to display potential flights and book a trip for multiple hours, instead displaying error meesages.
The message “We didn’t find a match. Please choose different search options” …

Empty Middle Seats Fly Off Into the Sunset as Delta to Sell Entire Row

Empty Middle Seats Fly Off Into the Sunset as Delta to Sell Entire Row

Delta Air Lines, the last U.S. airline to block most middle seats during the pandemic, said it would end that policy on May 1.
“As vaccinations become more widespread, consumer demand and behaviors show us that confidence in travel is on the rise and customers are ready to reclaim their lives,” said Delta’s statement Wednesday.
The policy arose last April amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in flying crippled the travel industry.
JetBlue Airways …

Major U.S. Airlines Commit to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Major U.S. Airlines Commit to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

The largest U.S. airlines said Wednesday they would work with the government to achieve net-zero carbon emission by the year 2050.
Airlines for America, an industry trade group representing major U.S. carriers, said that its members, which include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines, would pledge to work towards the rapid expansion of the production and deployment of commercially viable sustainable aviation fuel in order to make …