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Delta's lie-flat seats

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New seats on Delta to lie almost flat Delta Air Lines is adding business-class seats that recline almost flat on all flights from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco to compete with United Airlines and Virgin America. Those new seats recline 150 degrees, Delta said Tuesday in a statement. The Atlanta-based carrier also […]


Delta Rolls Out In-Flight Internet Service

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Delta Air Lines Inc. announced Tuesday the launching of an in-flight Internet service onboard six of its aircraft. The offering, called Gogo, will eventually be rolled out to 300 domestic aircraft. Initially the Internet service will only be offered on five MD-88 aircraft flying Delta Shuttle routes between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Boston’s Logan […]


Delta To Launch Gogo Tomorrow; Details Equipage Plan For Northwest

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Delta Air Lines has unveiled plans to launch Aircell’s Gogo in-flight Internet service tomorrow and laid out a strategy for equipping merger partner Northwest Airlines’ fleet. The US major will initially offer Gogo on five Boeing MD-88s that operate shuttle service between New York LaGuardia, Boston Logon and Washington National as well as on a […]


Delta Flies High With Wi-Fi Deal

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Delta Air Lines plans to begin rolling out its in-flight Wi-Fi service next week. Atlanta-based Delta plans to launch the service on six planes next week, and gradually add service to more aircraft. The first flights to have the Wi-Fi service will be Delta flights on MD-88 and Boeing 757 aircraft flying out of New […]


Delta Offers Voluntary Severance Programs To Staff

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Delta Air Lines Inc., the world’s biggest carrier, will offer voluntary severance payouts to a majority of the 75,000 employees at Delta and Northwest’s mainline operations as part of a plan to cut an unspecified number of jobs, executives said Friday. Chief Executive Richard Anderson and President Ed Bastian said in a memo to employees […]


Delta, American Express Extend Card Agreement

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Delta Air Lines Inc., the world’s biggest carrier, said Tuesday it is getting a $1 billion boost following a credit card agreement it has reached with American Express Co. A company executive also said Delta expects to turn a profit in 2009. The agreement between Delta and American Express is a multiyear extension of their […]


Airline Offers Macon To Atlanta Fares for 99-cents

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After Delta carrier ASA pulled service from Macon, two commuter airlines picked up the route. Lawrenceville-based Wings Air is one. It’s been carrying passengers between the cities since November 1st. So In an effort to increase traffic and get its name out, Wings Air is offering 99-cent fares. No catches. No fees. No blackouts. A […]


Second Union Sues Delta Over Seniority

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As Delta Air Lines moves swiftly to merge Northwest Airlines into its operations, a second Northwest labor union has sued Delta over accusations that the carrier is trying to run roughshod over its legal rights. The Northwest ground workers union sued Delta Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., contending that Delta is violating […]


Delta Air To Offer Incentives To Leave After Northwest Purchase

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Delta Air Lines Inc., the new owner of Northwest Airlines, will offer employees incentives to leave as it makes deeper cuts in 2009 flights. Voluntary retirement and early-out packages will go to U.S. hourly and salaried workers, Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson said in a message to employees. Atlanta-based Delta hasn’t said how many jobs […]


Fewer Business Travelers Flying Out Of Cincinnati

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High air fares at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport are increasingly driving business travelers to cheaper flights out of nearby airports, contributing to worries that the airport is losing status and clout. As recently as 2005, the Hebron, Ky., airport – Delta Air Lines’ second biggest hub – handled about 22 million passengers. Officials said they’ll […]



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