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A Delta Air Lines A319 holds short as an American Airlines A321 departs Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Reviewing the Revised American Route Map

In many industries, it is common for testing to occur before implementing something in market. Think of the very well-documented three-phase testing regime that the COVID-19 vaccines went through in 2020 or video game firms, which have a "public testing region" in which they will implement character balancing changes and expansions before allowing the masses to use them on a daily basis. For airlines, however, the ability to do a "dry run" before fully integrating a route into their schedules…

Delta Announces First Quarter Results, Positive Second Quarter Outlook

Delta Air Lines became the first U.S. carrier to announce its first-quarter earnings for 2021, starting the year off with an overall loss, but with some positives to take from it. Following Generally accepted accounting principles or GAAP, the airline posted a loss of $1.5 billion for the first three…

Shifting Tides: Delta Unblocks Middle Seats

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced it will resume selling middle seats for flights departing May 1. It is the last U.S. airline to end the policy, originally created by select airlines at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to give travelers extra space and peace of mind on their…

Delta Announces Summer Expansion

Delta Air Lines has announced an ambitious expansion to its summer flying schedule. The airline is expanding service at popular outdoor destinations to help match leisure travel demand. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has to lead most tourists to flock to destinations that allow for wide, open outdoor spaces.…

Delta, WestJet Expand Codeshare Partnership

The world's current state seems unfavorable for airlines to resume and return to efficient and effective flight operations. Stringent travel restrictions, lengthy entry requirements and extended border closures limited demand for leisure travel. Even so, major carriers worldwide adapted to the ongoing dilemma and focused on increasing connectivity and growth…

Delta, Deloitte Formulate Agreement For Carbon Emission Reductions

In the aviation industry, an industry which by its very nature seems to be detrimental to the environment, the pursuit toward minimizing air pollution and addressing component companies' carbon footprint continues as airlines worldwide continue to work to tackle the prominent issue.  Delta Airlines has become the latest player to…

Brazilian Anti-Trust Body Approves LATAM-Delta Joint Venture

As the COVID-19 pandemic razes both the Brazilian health system and national demand for air travel, one airline had at least a reason to celebrate this week. The country's national anti-trust authority, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), has approved the intended joint venture between Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and local LATAM Airlines…

Delta Awarded ‘Diamond’ APEX Rating for Cleanliness

Delta has earned a Diamond rating from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying for customer safety throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The rating is the highest of the three-tiered certification for the award determined through an independent health and safety audit. The audit consists of an online questionnaire covering…

Delta Air Lines Announces Fourth-Quarter Financial Results

Delta Air Lines announced their fourth-quarter and full-year financial results, becoming one of their first airlines in the United States to do so. The Atlanta-based carrier posted a $1.1 billion loss, according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, in the final quarter of the year. For the calendar year, the airline…

Delta To No Longer Accept Emotional Support Animals

Delta has become the latest airline to announce that emotional support animals will no longer be permitted to fly onboard its aircraft. The new policy comes as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule, dropping the requirement for airlines to recognize emotional support animals as service animals. The…