Aug 25, 2021

Delta will charge unvaccinated employees $200 per month

Delta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan $200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Jul 14, 2021

With taxpayers’ help, Delta posts $652 million profit in 2Q

Delta Air Lines reported its first quarterly profit since the pandemic devastated the airline industry more than a year ago.

Jan 6, 2014

After 50 years, it’s retirement time for DC-9

MINNEAPOLIS — Delta Air Lines is retiring its last DC-9s, the oldest passenger plane in the fleet of the big U.S. airlines. The final passenger flight was planned for Minneapolis to Atlanta on Monday evening. McDonnell Douglas delivered the first DC-9s in 1965 and eventually built 976 of them. The plane was noteworthy at the […]

May 8, 2013

In-House Interrogatory

Should in-house counsel who are bar members in other states have to register with another state bar when they move to a new company?

Apr 11, 2013

Airlines lagging in on-time performance

NEW YORK — Airlines are struggling this year to get planes to the gate on time. The government said Thursday that 80.3 percent of flights by U.S. carriers arrived on time in January and February. That’s down from a record 84.9 percent during last year’s storm-free winter. Mother Nature hasn’t been as cooperative. The percent […]

Feb 14, 2013

American, US Airways announce $11 billion merger

DALLAS — American Airlines and US Airways agreed Thursday to merge in an $11 billion deal that would create the world’s biggest airline. The combined carrier will be called American Airlines and be based in Fort Worth. It expects to have $40 billion in annual revenue and offer more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 […]

Apr 19, 2012

American Airlines’ parent lost $1.7 billion in 1Q

FORT WORTH, Texas — The parent company of American Airlines says it lost $1.66 billion in the first quarter, mostly on costs related to its bankruptcy restructuring. AMR Corp. said Thursday that excluding bankruptcy costs and other special items, it would have lost $248 million, compared to a loss of $405 million a year ago. […]

Dec 14, 2011

Delta Air Lines predicts 2011 profit of $800M

NEW YORK — Delta Air Lines Inc. says it expects an $800 million profit this year, and it will be solidly profitable in 2012. The company says in a filing that it will earn $1.1 billion in 2011 if special items are excluded. Analysts surveyed by FactSet were expecting adjusted net income of $977 million. […]

Nov 29, 2011

American Airlines bankruptcy to have small impact

For most of the 240,000 passengers who fly American Airlines each day, the airline’s bankruptcy filing should have little noticeable impact. American continues to operate flights, honor tickets and take reservations. It says its frequent-flier program will be unaffected. Some travelers may eventually see fewer American flights at their airport. The incoming CEO said American […]

Jun 8, 2011

Delta changes policy on soldiers’ bag fees

WASHINGTON — Delta Air Lines hastily changed its baggage fees for troops Wednesday after a YouTube video showed soldiers complaining that they had to pay $200 apiece to check extra bags as they made their way home from Afghanistan. The video was posted Tuesday and was viewed almost 200,000 times before it was removed by […]

Mar 28, 2011

This time, airlines’ efforts to raise fares do not hold

The airlines’ latest effort to broadly raise U.S. fares by $10 per round trip has crumbled as discount carriers like Southwest Airlines decided not to raise their prices. After several successful price increases from December through February, two efforts to raise fares this month have died, raising questions about how much consumers are willing to […]

Mar 1, 2011

Latest airfare hike cut in half

The most recent fare hike by U.S. airlines has been cut in half by pressure from discount carriers. Last week the big network carriers including United, Continental, Delta and American raised many domestic fares by $20 a round trip. By Monday afternoon, the increase had been cut to $10. The airlines have already attempted five […]

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