As Delta starts to offer flight attendants pay during boarding, will other airlines follow?

Apr 28, 2022
Boarding passengers has become especially difficult during the pandemic.
Delta is the first domestic airline company to offer pay to flight attendants during the boarding process.
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Travel bookings tick upward as omicron recedes

Feb 21, 2022
People also appear to be booking ahead more often, seen as a sign of renewed optimism.
Passengers wait at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Virginia over Presidents Day weekend. The TSA screened more than 2 million people on Friday and Sunday.
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Report to the office. No, don't. OK, come now. Actually, wait.

Dec 3, 2021
Delta, omicron — they are messing with return-to-office plans.
Google is among the companies to announce return-to-office plans, then delay them because of the spread of coronavirus variants.
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What could the delta variant mean for Hawaii's tourism industry?

Aug 18, 2021
Even after a record-breaking sales this summer, Manu Powers, co-owner of Sea Quest Hawaii, is concerned about the future of her business.
A tourist goes through COVID-19 safety protocols at Los Angeles International Airport before flying to Hawaii.
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How Delta is avoiding Trump's import tariffs

Nov 20, 2020
In a clever workaround, the airline has reportedly sent Airbus planes overseas before bringing them to the U.S.
Air travel is expected to approach pre-pandemic levels this holiday season.
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Airlines cut flights as demand plummets

Mar 10, 2020
Deciding which flights to cancel means considering the effects on the entire, byzantine, schedule.
Flights are nearly empty due to coronavirus fears.
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Delta wants to be the first carbon neutral global airline

Feb 14, 2020
Cleaner jet fuels and electric planes are still decades away, meaning Delta is focusing on carbon offsets.
Delta Airlines plans to be carbon neutral by purchasing carbons offsets.
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Delta opens a high-tech pit stop for jet engine repair

Feb 21, 2019
Delta is opening a new jet engine test cell in Atlanta, the world's largest.
Delta jet engine test facility
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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 […]

Does a company's stance on issues change how you shop?

Do companies need to pick a stance publicly or is that taking politics too far? We want to hear from you.
Citing the recent shooting at Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida, Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age, no longer sell high capacity magazines, and would no longer sell assault-style rifles at any company owned stored.
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