Delta

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 …

Airline Industry and Trump Administration Come to Terms of $25 Billion Bailout

Airline Industry and Trump Administration Come to Terms of $25 Billion Bailout

Ten U.S. airlines and the Trump administration have reached an agreement in principle over the terms of a $25 billion industry bailout.
The ten – Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, and Southwest Airlines – will receive funding from the new payroll support program that was part of the $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by Congress in …

Delta Airlines Introduces Social Distance-Friendly Boarding

Delta Airlines Introduces Social Distance-Friendly Boarding

Delta Air Lines announced new boarding process that is compatible with the need for social distancing.
As of Friday, Delta is boarding aircraft starting with the very last row. Gate agents are asking people to stay seated in the gate area until their row is called.
The Atlanta-based airline introduced a new, color-coded boarding process in late 2018, that was in order of the fare class purchased, starting with Delta One and …

Delta to Debut Social Distancing-Friendly Seating on Flights

Delta to Debut Social Distancing-Friendly Seating on Flights

Delta Air Lines announced Wednesday it will make aircraft seating more social-distancing friendly on flights by blocking middle seats in coach
The airline will reduce the overall number of passengers on each flight in order to accommodate the block.
“Delta is taking steps to help customers and employees practice social distancing on the ground and in the air in keeping with current health-expert recommendations,” it said in a statement.
The policy goes into …