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Delta’s next global blockbuster: More trans-Atlantic flights from Los Angeles, Tampa Bay and New York City

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Delta is expanding its trans-Atlantic network for summer 2019 with new routes plus additional frequencies. The airline will launch its first nonstop flight from Tampa Bay, Fla., to Amsterdam, Netherlands. The year-round service, which launches on May 23, will be Delta’s 11th Amsterdam route from the U.S. and second from Florida, following the launch of its Orlando service earlier this year...

More screens, more choices: Delta equips 600th aircraft with seat-back entertainment

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Delta has installed its 600th aircraft with seat-back entertainment, fulfilling its end-of-year commitment early and giving more customers than ever convenient access to free in-flight entertainment on Delta Studio. “We continue to invest in seat-back screens because customers continue to tell us they’re important,” said Tim Mapes, Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “With...

Delta elevates four executives to strengthen operations leadership team

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Delta people continue to raise the bar in both operational performance and customer experience. To maintain this momentum, Delta is ensuring it has the right leadership in place, and has recently announced changes to its operations organization. As a result, the following changes will take effect Sept. 1: David Garrison is assuming the role of Senior Vice President – Delta Connection and Delta...

Boston: Delta offers five ways to work on your tan in the Caribbean

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Customers flying out of Boston Logan International Airport have now five more ways to relax during winter with seasonal routes to Caribbean destinations now available for sale. Punta Cana, Nassau, Turks and Caicos, Aruba and Montego Bay offer a respite from the cold as well as an opportunity to start the New Year with one resolution accomplished: getting the perfect tan. “It’s...

Delta offering more Europe flights from non-hub cities in U.S.

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As Delta Air Lines strengthens its joint ventures with European partners, the carrier is also adding trans-Atlantic flights to more U.S. cities with an eye toward connections in Asia and Africa, executives said Thursday. Delta announced that trans-Atlantic revenues grew 11 percent to nearly $1.8 billion in the second quarter, driven by “very strong” business-cabin and “robust” leisure demand...

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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Delta's Costs Keep It From Flying Higher

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...

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