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Delta Orders 30 A321neo Planes from Airbus

Delta Orders 30 A321neo Planes from Airbus

Delta said Tuesday that it had ordered 30 additional A321neo jets from Airbus.
The move comes as the carrier continues to upgrade its fleet as it prepares for a continued rebound in travel.
“Adding these aircraft strengthens Delta’s commitment to replacing older fleets with more sustainable, fuel-efficient jets,” said the airline’s senior vice president in charge of its fleet, Mahendra Nair.
Delta’s orders for A321neos total 155. All are powered by Pratt & …

American, Delta, Southwest Will Encourage, But Not Mandate, Jabs for Unvaccinated Workers

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines won’t require current unvaccinated employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, a stance that stands in contrast with United Airlines’ CEO’s mandate that its workers get fully vaccinated by October 25 in order to remain employed at the airline.
On Monday, the CEO Hawaiian Airlines, the nation’s tenth largest carrier, told workers that they must get vaccinated and have received their second dose …

18 Orthodox Jewish Girls Booted Off KLM Flight for Reportedly Eating Outside Prescribed Mealtimes

18 Orthodox Jewish Girls Booted Off KLM Flight for Reportedly Eating Outside Prescribed Mealtimes

Eighteen Orthodox Jewish girls traveling from Kiev to New York in a chaperoned group of 55 ran into difficulties boarding their connecting flight in Amsterdam after an unknown number of them were told by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines cabin crew not to eat the kosher meals they brought with them outside of the official mealtime on the flight.
“You can’t eat now, it’s not meal time,” at least one girl was …

Delta Eliminates Fees for Same-Day Flight Changes

Delta Eliminates Fees for Same-Day Flight Changes

Delta Air Lines said that it is eliminating fees on same-day flight changes on domestic flights.
Passengers can opt to fly standby on an earlier flight at no additional charge. The airline will continue to hold your original reservation until a seat is assigned on the earlier flight.  This option is not available on international flights.
For those who want to travel on a later flight, the passenger can use the Delta app …

Delta Air Lines to Deploy Apple iPads to 12,000 Pilots

Delta Air Lines to Deploy Apple iPads to 12,000 Pilots

Delta Air Lines said Tuesday that it plans to equip its pilots with new iPads.
The pilots will soon start to receive new iPad Pro tablets powered by Apple’s new M1 microprocessor and come equipped with support for 5G.
The new iPads are an upgrade to the current tablet used as pilot electronic flight bags.
Delta isn’t the first airline to deploy iPhones or iPads to crew members.  In June, American announced plans …

Delta to Extend Elite Medallion Status into 2023

Delta to Extend Elite Medallion Status into 2023

Delta Air Lines announced it would extend the current elite status of SkyMiles members into early 2023, a move that echoes one it made in 2020 amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced plummet in travel.
In a letter to members of the SkyMiles program with Medallion Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond level status, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said, “Your loyalty to Delta has never been more important, and we’re committed to earning it …

Airlines Warn of Fuel Shortages at Some Airports

Airlines Warn of Fuel Shortages at Some Airports

Airlines in the United States are reporting fuel delivery delays caused by a lack of trucks, truck drivers, and a lack of supply as the demand for travel surges.
American Airlines told its pilots on Monday in a memorandum viewed by Frequent Business Traveler that jet fuel shortages around the country were possible.
“American Airlines station jet fuel delivery delays initially affected mostly western U.S. cities, but are now being reported at …