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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 …

Delta to Allow Travelers to Make Free Changes to Basic Economy Tickets

Delta to Allow Travelers to Make Free Changes to Basic Economy Tickets

Delta Air Lines said it would eliminate change fees for basic economy tickets for the remainder of 2021.
The move comes amidst extraordinarily long hold times to reach agents when calling the airlines. The hold times have spiked as more travelers call after not having traveled for over a year, and many have an “unprecedented” level of questions about travel policies and schedule changes amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the airline’s CEO, Ed …

Massive Internet Outage Takes Down Delta, BA, FedEx, Airbnb, and McDonald’s

Massive Internet Outage Takes Down Delta, BA, FedEx, Airbnb, and McDonald’s

A widespread Internet outage disrupted major travel, financial, retail, and Olympics-related websites across the globe early Thursday afternoon.
The problem, traced back to outages at Akamai and Oracle, two major providers of Internet infrastructure, took down Delta Air Lines, British Airways, FedEx, Airbnb, HSBC, and McDonald’s among others.
“We are aware of an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service,” Akamai said at the time of the outage, which lasted less than …

Delta to Acquire Used Airbus A350s and Boeing 737s

Delta to Acquire Used Airbus A350s and Boeing 737s

Delta Air Lines said Tuesday it had agreed to purchase 29 used Boeing 737-900ERs and to lease seven used Airbus A350-900s as part of a fleet replenishment program.
The airline retired approximately 200 older aircraft amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel in 2020.
“These aircraft are an investment in Delta’s future,” Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian said in a statement.
The Atlanta-based carrier expects deliveries of the planes to be complete by …

Delta Reports First Quarterly Profit Since Start of Pandemic

Delta Reports First Quarterly Profit Since Start of Pandemic

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the second quarter of 2021.
The airline reported its first quarterly profit since the start of the pandemic and the subsequent decline in travel across the globe. The airline said that domestic travel in the United States has “fully recovered” to 2019 levels and that there have been “encouraging” signs of improvement in business and international travel.
Adjusted operating revenue for the quarter was $6.3 …