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Delta Announces Updated Schedule for June

Delta Announces Updated Schedule for June

Delta Air Lines announced updates to its June 2020 schedule on Thursday.
The Atlanta-based airline will operate ten transatlantic routes, most on a “less than daily” basis, the airline said.  The flights will include New York to Amsterdam, Paris, and Tel Aviv, and Atlanta to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and London, and Detroit to Amsterdam and London.
It will operate five transpacific routes, namely Detroit-Seoul, Detroit-Shanghai, Seattle-Seoul, Seattle-Shanghai, and Seattle-Tokyo (Haneda).
The airline will operate …

Airlines Wrestle with Face Mask Policies Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘The Current Policies are Toothless’

While U.S. airlines want customers to see the friendly skies as safe from the novel coronavirus and all have policies requiring face masks, their approaches enforcement varies widely.
American Airlines will deny boarding to a passenger not wearing a mask, as will JetBlue Airways. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Southwest Airlines has told its gate agents not to stop passengers from boarding if they arrive sans mask, and United Airlines …

Why Empty Middle Seats Probably Won’t Be the New Normal

Full flights with few empty seats are making headlines but they probably aren’t the norm today. Yet.
Meanwhile, over half of all passenger aircraft in the United States are grounded amidst the coronavirus pandemic and, as more passengers are starting to return to the skies, the days of empty airliners may soon be over.
The number of people who traversed the nation’s security checkpoints on Friday reached the highest number in six weeks, …

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, …