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Delta to Require New Employees to Get Vaccinated

Delta to Require New Employees to Get Vaccinated

Delta Air Lines will require new employees to get a coronavirus vaccine as a condition of employment
“Any person joining Delta in the future we will mandate to get vaccinated before they can sign up with the company,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian, in an interview with CNN on Friday.
At the present time, 60% of the Atlanta-based airline’s employees have had at least one inoculation.
Bastian said he would “strong encourage current …

Senators Ask U.S. Airlines to Provide Cash Refunds for Unused Tickets

Senators Ask U.S. Airlines to Provide Cash Refunds for Unused Tickets

Two U.S. senators want airlines to end restrictions such as expiration dates on flight credits, or start to issue refunds to passengers for cancelled flights, regardless of whether it’s the airline or passenger that requests the cancellation.
Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to ten U.S. airlines on Monday that was viewed by Frequent Business Traveler in which they asked them to “commit to providing a cash refund …

Bird Strike Forces Washington-Bound Delta Flight to Turn Around

Bird Strike Forces Washington-Bound Delta Flight to Turn Around

A Delta Air Lines fight bound for Washington, D.C. from Atlanta Sunday night was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff after striking a flock of birds.
The aircraft returned to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport “after coming in contact with birds during takeoff,” the airline said.
Delta Flight 2281 had departed Atlanta for the nation’s capital at 9:49 p.m.  After encountering the bird strike, it returned to Hartsfield-Jackson at 10:36 p.m., after …

Delta to Deploy Apple iPhone 12s to 19,000 Flight Attendants

Delta to Deploy Apple iPhone 12s to 19,000 Flight Attendants

Delta Air Lines said Wednesday that it plans to equip its flight attendants with the new Apple iPhone 12.
The action, the carrier said, is “a step towards the future of a more connected and human onboard experience.”
The new iPhones will be connected to the AT&T mobile network, which offers nationwide 5G service.
In a statement, AT&T said that, with this move, “Delta will help lead the commercial airline industry into the …

Delta to Upgrade In-Flight Wi-Fi with Eye Towards ‘Fast and Free’ Internet’ in the Future

Delta to Upgrade In-Flight Wi-Fi with Eye Towards ‘Fast and Free’ Internet’ in the Future

Delta Air Lines announced plans to upgrade its Wi-Fi offering to provide “reliable and fast connectivity” service while in flight, the company said Tuesday.
“By equipping our fleet with enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities, we are taking steps to ensure we can adapt to the different ways our customers will use technology during their journey both today and in the future,” said Byron Merritt, the airline’s vice president of brand experience.
The new in-flight Internet service will be …

Delta Orders 25 Additional Airbus A321neo Jetliners

Delta Orders 25 Additional Airbus A321neo Jetliners

Delta Air Lines said Thursday it would order 25 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The new order is in addition to the airline’s 2017 order for 100 of the same plane.
The order calls for the A321s to be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW100G-JM engines.  It also includes an option for 25 additional ones.
The Atlanta-based airline said it would use the to accelerate the retirement of older aircraft and reduce its carbon …

Delta to Resume Traditional In-Flight Beverage Service on Domestic Flights, Hot Meals on Transcons

Delta to Resume Traditional In-Flight Beverage Service on Domestic Flights, Hot Meals on Transcons

Delta Air Lines announced the return of its traditional in-flight beverage service after a year during which passengers were limited to bottled water amidst cutbacks in service due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The refreshed beverage service will begin to be offered on April 14.
The Atlanta-based airline will once again offer a plethora of beverage choices including Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Ginger Ale in the soda category; orange juice and …