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Delta to Retire Boeing 777 Fleet by End of 2020

Delta to Retire Boeing 777 Fleet by End of 2020

Delta Air Lines announced plans to retire its entire Boeing 777 fleet by the end of the year amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The move comes just weeks after the airline announced that it would retire its McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft.
In April, American Airlines said that it has “officially retired” its Boeing 767 and Embraer E190 fleets and will soon retire its remaining Airbus A330, Boeing 757, and Bombardier CRJ200 …

Airlines Want the TSA to Check for Fevers, But This May Just Serve as Window Dressing

Will temperature checks for passengers be part of the so-called “new normal” when people begin to travel once again?
An industry group representing major U.S. airlines including the four largest U.S. carriers, American, United, Delta, and Southwest, thinks so.
Airlines for America said Saturday that its members support having the Transportation Security Administration take the temperatures of travelers and customer-facing airline employees for the duration of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Health officials believe …

Delta Air Lines Suspending Service at 10 Airports

Delta Air Lines Suspending Service at 10 Airports

Delta Air Lines said Friday it plans to temporarily discontinue service at ten airports.
The plan goes into effect on May 13 and will continue until “at least” September.
The list of airports includes Akron-Canton in Ohio; Chicago Midway International; Hollywood Burbank; Long Beach; Manchester-Boston Regional; Newport News/Williamsburg International in Virginia; Oakland International; Stewart International in New Windsor, New York; T.F. Green International in Providence, Rhode Island; and Westchester County in White …

Delta and Latam Sign Trans-American Joint-Venture Deal

Delta and Latam Sign Trans-American Joint-Venture Deal

Delta Air Lines and Latam Airlines Group announced the two had signed a trans-American joint-venture deal that would cover the two airlines’ route networks between North and South America.
Most recently, in February of this year, the two airlines announced plans to offer members of their frequent-flyer programs the ability to earn and redeem miles on the other.  Scheduled to go into effect later this year, this would offer elite reciprocal benefits, …

Delta to Block More Seats on Flights to Promote Social Distancing

Delta to Block More Seats on Flights to Promote Social Distancing

Delta Air Lines said Tuesday it will increase the number of seats it blocks to promote social distancing in flight to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The carrier said it will block other seats in addition to middle seats in coach.  To do this, it will sell no more than 50% of the seats in its first- and business-class cabins and no more than 60% of the seats in …

American, Delta, Lufthansa to Require Passengers Wear Face Masks

American, Delta, Lufthansa to Require Passengers Wear Face Masks

Two major U.S. airlines and one European carrier announced they would require passengers to wear face masks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The move comes two days after JetBlue Airways announced a similar policy and a week after Air Canada’s announcement.
Earlier in the week, American Airlines said it would provide passengers with face masks and disinfectant wipes when it announced flight attendants would be required to wear masks.   Passengers …

Delta Records First Loss in Five Years Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Delta Records First Loss in Five Years Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the first quarter of 2020, reporting a loss of $534 million, down $1.3 billion from the $730 million profit in same period in 2019.
The Atlanta-based company was the first major airline to report the financial impact of the beginnings of the coronavirus outbreak, which started to have an impact on travel in late January.
Excluding special items, the loss for the quarter was $326 …