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Delta to Increase Fares or Trim Flights as Fuel Prices Rise

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Bracing for $2 billion in higher fuel costs this year, Delta Airlines expects to raise fares and trim service, executives said Thursday. The airline has already offset two-thirds of the nearly $600 million in higher fuel cost during the second quarter, CEO Ed Bastian told investment analysts during an earnings call. Average fares are up 4 percent from 2017, he said. “While this is good progress...

Delta’s Costs Keep It From Flying Higher

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In the second week of July, Delta Air Lines (DAL) will report earnings for the fiscal second quarter, although no exact date has been set. Shares of DAL have been trading in a channel since February after a drop off $60, the 2018 year-to-date high. Investors will be watching for a fundamental shift to indicate where trading might go in the second half of the year. With a target price of $72.31...

Dog owners howl over Delta’s ban on pit bulls as service or support animals

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Delta Airlines is banning “pit bull type” dogs as part of its crackdown on service and emotional support animals — prompting howls of outrage from some dog lovers. The new rules, effective July 10, also limit fliers to just one support or service animal per flight, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Pitbull owners took to Twitter to criticize Delta Airlines for what they argue is a...

Fresh flavors take flight: Delta rolls out new menu offerings at home and abroad

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Global airline expands international chef-designed meals and updates domestic Flight Fuel menu for summer Delta continues to take in-flight dining to new heights, with chef-driven meals that bring restaurant-quality selections to the skies. Beginning June 1, Delta’s partnership with Los Angeles-based chefs, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, will expand to four additional international markets...

Pick your plate: Delta expands popular pre-select program on international routes

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Delta One customers flying from the U.S. to Europe will be able to choose their meal in advance, starting June 1, 2018. The move comes following strong customer feedback about pre-select meals on test routes from Atlanta and New York-JFK to Europe, and is part of the airline’s focus on personalizing the onboard experience. Select routes departing from Atlanta, Detroit and Los Angeles bound...

Traveling to Mexico? Get your entry form online and ease the line

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Delta and Aeroméxico customers traveling to Mexico can ease their arrival and entry process into Mexico by visiting the Mexican government portal at www.inm.gob.mx/fmme to complete the Forma Migratoria Multiple Electrónica (FMME), the entry immigration form all foreign citizens must complete to enter Mexico. The document allows customers traveling individually or in families to document their...

How Delta is getting creative with its app and a startup to boost bag delivery

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Fly Delta app mobile bag service and Roadie delivery build on airline’s innovative bag investments Delayed bags are a rare occurrence for ­­­­Delta customers thanks to award-winning programs like RFID bag tags. That hasn’t stopped the global carrier from investing in innovative ways to more quickly and conveniently reunite owners with bags that don’t quite make their intended trip. “At best, any...

IATA follows Delta’s lead with RFID bag tag mandate

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Delta’s RFID bag tag real-time tracking system is being lauded by industry experts as one of the catalysts for the International Air Transport Association recently committing to developing a global plan to standardize and mandate RFID inlays in all baggage tags. At its annual meeting, IATA said the process of developing a global RFID solution is expected to take about a year, during which...

Expanded Delta-GOL codeshare connects Florida to Brasilia and Fortaleza

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Delta Air Lines and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA announced four daily non-stop codeshare flights connecting Miami and Orlando with Fortaleza and Brasilia. “This is the most significant expansion we have done with GOL since last year, when we announced international codeshare in South America, and it is the next step as we grow our alliance partnership,” said Luciano Macagno...

Delta becomes first major carrier to offer real-time Bluetooth tracking on container shipments

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With the introduction of new Bluetooth tracking technology, Delta will soon become the first U.S. passenger airline to provide, real-time tracking for unit load devices (ULDs). This move marks a new era for Delta Cargo and the more than 500 million kilograms of cargo it flies annually. The technology will replace manual tracking for all shipping containers, called ULDs, which move cargo...

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