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Delta’s Plan to Offset Higher Fuel Costs

Delta Air Lines released their second quarter earnings this past week. The investor community was looking forward to seeing how continually rising fuel costs in 2018 would impact the airline’s financial performance. Fuel prices were up 10 percent over the first quarter and up 50 percent compared to the prior year. This resulted in a fuel expense increase of nearly $600 million for this quarter. Delta is expecting third quarter fuel pricing to increase 40 percent over last year and…

Delta to Add Refreshed 777-200 to Sydney Market in March…

Delta Air Lines has put their newly refurbished Boeing 777-200ER back into service after the aircraft received a cabin overhaul. The aircraft flew Detroit to Beijing fitted with Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, and the widest Main Cabin seats in Delta’s international fleet, according to the airline's press release.…

Delta Looking to Asia for Revenue Growth

After Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced the resumption of its service to India, the carrier has stated that it is looking to Asia for future revenue growth. In a statement at the National Press Club luncheon, Delta CEO Ed Bastian stated that two-thirds of the carrier's revenue comes from domestic…

The Next Chapter in the “Guide” Animal Saga

Early last year, I wrote an article on the problem airlines have had responding to passengers bringing animals into the cabin under the guise that they are there for emotional support. In the article, I posed the question, "[W]ith so many fake service animals that look real and have the…

Delta’s Refurbished 777 is a Win For Passengers

Earlier this month, Delta unveiled its first refurbished Boeing 777-200 featuring the carrier’s new business and premium economy classes. The airline operates a fleet of 18 Boeing 777-200s, with ten Long Range (LR) variants and eight Extended Range (ER) variants. With an average age of 16.7 years, Delta is also…

Delta Announces Service to Osaka from Seattle in Partnership with…

Delta announced that the airline would be adding nonstop service to Osaka-Kansai (KIX), Japan, from Seattle (SEA), beginning in 2019. Delta currently offers service from Osaka to Honolulu daily. When the Seattle to Osaka route begins, the airline will offer service to Osaka from two U.S. destinations. “As Seattle’s global…

The Leisure Liner: How Airlines are Utilizing the Boeing 757-300…

Following the success of the Boeing 757-200, the Boeing 757-300 was originally launched in 1996 as a way to provide a narrowbody alternative to the Boeing 767-200 and McDonnell-Douglas MD-10. The aircraft would have the same wingspan and height as the Boeing 757-200 but a 23.4-foot longer fuselage would allow…

Delta Creates Pop-Up Lounge for Middle Seat Passengers

Oftentimes, passengers who are stuck with the middle seat on an airplane are considered the unlucky ones. From battling over armrests, missing out on the views of the ground below, and being squished between to random strangers, the benefits of a middle seat are slim to none. However, middle seat…

Alaska Airlines Announces Basic Economy Fares

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has announced the introduction of a basic economy fare for its passengers. The announcement was made during an earnings call earlier this week. The new fare class will be called “Saver Fare,” with Alaska joining American, United and Delta in offering a no-frills, basic fare. The launch…

A Flying Force for Good: Organizations and Airline Livery Combinations

When it comes to sponsorships with organizations and foundations, airlines tend to keep most of their work behind-the-scenes as they donate time and money to various caregiving organizations around their community. However, there are sometimes when a carrier wants to make their cause known or promote travelers to give by…