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Airlines, Air Force talk about pilot shortage

1/27/2017

United, Delta and other airlines are conferring with the Air Force about the looming pilot shortage. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said more pilots are needed in all sectors -- commercial, business, private and military -- and possible solutions include altering requirements and schedules and offering bonuses.

Delta wants Trump administration to intervene on competition with Gulf airlines

1/13/2017

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian says the company wants to engage the Trump administration on the issue of government support received by Gulf airlines. Delta, American Airlines and United say Qatar Airways, Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways have benefited from $40 billion in government subsides, creating an unfair playing field for US carriers.

Delta expects 2017 return to profit for refinery

1/13/2017

Delta Air Lines is forecasting its refinery in Trainer, Pa., will achieve a profit of $100 million by the end of 2017. This represents a significant turnaround for the plant, which suffered a $125 million loss in 2016, its worst year since the airline took ownership.

Couple arrested on Delta flight to L.A.

12/29/2016

A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Los Angeles from Minneapolis, Minn., on Wednesday reportedly returned to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport because a couple was fighting with the cabin crew and disrupting the flight. Airport police boarded the plane and arrested the couple.

3 generations of pilots celebrate family aviation legacy

12/21/2016

The Weber family's aviation legacy began when Wallace Weber went to work as an airline mechanic for Delta Air Lines in the 1940s, eventually working his way up to becoming a pilot. Next week, his son Steve will fly his final flight for Delta with his son Brian, who will begin flying for Delta in January, in the jump seat and Wallace on board.

Delta updates RFID luggage tags with real-time map view

10/26/2016

Delta Air Lines had updated its radio-frequency identification baggage tags to allow travelers to view their bag's location on a map in the Fly Delta mobile app. The map is updated as bags pass checkpoints, letting passengers see if their bags make tight connections.

Brands pay homage to "Star Trek"

9/9/2016

Brands such as Hulu, Facebook, Hallmark and Delta are celebrating 50 years since the launch of "Star Trek." Facebook has given its emoticons a "Star Trek" twist, and Delta tweeted a photo of one of its pilots, a captain whose first name happens to be Kirk.

Snapchat scavenger hunts become brand craze

9/9/2016

Adidas, Delta Air Lines and Bloomingdale's are capitalizing on the popularity of "Pokemon Go" by creating scavenger hunts for consumers on Snapchat. Adidas promoted NMD shoes with hunts in Los Angeles and New York City that led consumers to one of the brand's stores and gave them a chance to win concert tickets.