Marketplace has a new podcast for kids, "Million Bazillion!" EPISODE OUT NOW

As air travel soars, airline contract jobs struggle to be filled

Jul 14, 2021
How much of your flying experience is actually run by a company other than the airline you’re flying?
Airline outsourcing in the United States took off during 1970s deregulation.
Michael Ciaglo via Getty Images

What drives corporations to sign — or not sign — a letter opposing voting restrictions?

Apr 14, 2021
Amazon, Netflix and Starbucks joined a public statement, but Coca-Cola, Walmart and others did not.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola expressed concern about Georgia's recent voting-rights restrictions but afterward did not join many other companies in making a public statement.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Free Wi-Fi coming to some Delta flights

May 13, 2019
The Atlanta-based carrier will trial free Wi-Fi on 55 domestic flights each day.
The Atlanta-based carrier is offering free Wi-Fi on 55 domestic flights each day.
Getty Images

Choppy times ahead for U.S. airlines

by
Jan 11, 2019
2018 turned out to be a bad year for U.S. airlines and 2019 isn’t looking better after two major carriers downgraded their outlooks since Jan. 1. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Fuel prices depress Delta earnings

Apr 12, 2018
High fuel costs and a 6 percent raise for most of its employees are likely to take a toll on Delta Air Line’s earnings. After years of low fuel prices, Delta’s revenue is not what it used to be. Yet the air line is expanding and offering new trans-Atlantic flights — including direct flights between Atlanta and Lisbon. Click […]
The Death Of Caesar
Edward Gooch/Getty Image

Passengers can track luggage to the carousel with smartphone

Nov 22, 2016
If you’re flying with Delta Air Lines, your luggage tag now has a microchip embedded inside.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the headquarters for Delta Air Lines. At its baggage claim area, banners say bags are guaranteed to be delivered within 20 minutes.
Tasnim Shamma/WABE

The future is bright … let’s make it even brighter together.

Be a Marketplace Investor with a donation in any amount today.

Delta Air Lines CEO talks power outages, TSA lines and 'being Delta'

Aug 30, 2016
Ed Bastian took over Delta's corner office earlier this year. He's already had his hands full.
Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Airlines.
Delta Airlines

Computer failures ground Delta flights worldwide

Aug 8, 2016
Tens of thousands of passengers were stranded early Monday as a result of the outage.
A Delta airlines plane is seen on the tarmac of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in July in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images