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Delta, United Update Smartphone Apps with New Features Including Free Wi-Fi Messaging

Delta, United Update Smartphone Apps with New Features Including Free Wi-Fi Messaging

Both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines announced updated versions of their iOS smartphone apps in recent days.
Delta unveiled version 5.16 of the app and made the Today Mode Boarding and Departure Time tile easier to read by increasing the speed of the rotation.
In addition, passengers who book a flight using an American Express Companion Certificate can now change their planned itinerary using the Modify Flight feature in My Trips.  …

Delta Posts $408 Million Loss in Final Quarter of 2021

Delta Posts $408 Million Loss in Final Quarter of 2021

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2021.
The Atlanta-based carrier posted a $408 million loss in the final quarter as the surge in coronavirus cases fueled by the omicron variant caused a high rate of absenteeism and a decline in travel, thereby delaying Delta’s recovery from the pandemic.
More than 10% of employees – some 8,000 people in total – called out sick over the end-of-year period, …

Winter Storms and Omicron Continue to Exacerbate Number of Flight Delays and Cancellations

Winter Storms and Omicron Continue to Exacerbate Number of Flight Delays and Cancellations

Southwest Airlines cancelled 611 flights on Thursday, a full 20% of its scheduled departures, and posted an additional 750 delays, representing 24% of its schedule.
Airlines operating in the United States cancelled 2,017 flights Monday as of 5:30 p.m. EST for flights within, flying into, or departing from the country, amid severe winter weather in portions of the country exacerbated the travel chaos already caused by crew members calling in sick …

Severe Weather, Omicron Conspire to Cancel Almost 3,000 Additional Flights on Sunday

Severe Weather, Omicron Conspire to Cancel Almost 3,000 Additional Flights on Sunday

Airlines in the United States, which had cancelled 2,749 flights on Saturday flying within, into, or departing the United States, have already cancelled 2,275 flights on Sunday as of 1 p.m. EST, according to FlightAware, which tracks such information.
In addition, almost 3,500 flights in the United States experienced delays.
The chaotic situation is due not only to the surge in coronavirus-related sick calls amongst airline crew members but also due to …

Blizzard of Flight Cancellations to Continue into New Year as Friday Sees 1,400 Cancellations and 1,900 Delays

Blizzard of Flight Cancellations to Continue into New Year as Friday Sees 1,400 Cancellations and 1,900 Delays

The wave of flight cancellations occasioned by the rapid spread of the omicron variant that started Christmas Eve is continuing into the New Year.
There have been close to 10,000 flight cancellations in that period for flights within, flying into, or departing from the United States as well as almost 50,000 delays.,
On Thursday, cancellations numbered 1,440 with over 8,600 delays.  On Friday, the final day of 2021, the airlines had posted …

Delta Flight to Shanghai Turns Around Midflight Due to New Covid Sanitation Rules at Some Chinese Airports

Delta Flight to Shanghai Turns Around Midflight Due to New Covid Sanitation Rules at Some Chinese Airports

A Delta Air Lines flight en route from Seattle to Shanghai last week turned around midflight after the imposition of new sanitation rules in force at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Delta said Monday.
In an e-mailed statement, Delta said that the new rules would “require significantly extended ground time and are not operationally viable for Delta.”
The cancelled flight left the plane’s passengers with out-of-date Covid test results and many with expired …

Omicron Surge Causes Travel Chaos During Peak Holiday Travel Weekend as At Least 6,000 Flights Are Cancelled

Omicron Surge Causes Travel Chaos During Peak Holiday Travel Weekend as At Least 6,000 Flights Are Cancelled

 

The wave of massive flight cancellations continued on Sunday, the day after Christmas, which is known as Boxing Day in some countries and Stefanitag in others.
An omicron surge in the midst of a the Christmas holiday weekend has resulted in an additional 1,200 flights being cancelled in the United States on Sunday, including those flying in and out of the country, according to data from FlightAware, which tracks such information.  …