Category: Delta

Delta and Others Try to Fix Alitalia, But They’ll Fail

After years of delays and failures, the Worst Airline Ever, Alitalia, has a shiny new reorganization plan which will thrust it into the pantheon of the world’s great airlines. I almost wrote that without laughing.

Perhaps I’m overstating things. There is no actual “plan,” or at least none that has …

The End Has Arrived: Delta Will Leave Tokyo/Narita Next Spring

It sounds cliché, but it’s true. We have reached the end of an era, one that dates back to the spoils of World War II. Assuming the government’s slot awards at Tokyo’s Haneda airport are finalized (there’s no reason to think that won’t happen), Delta will officially pull out of …

Delta May Now Walk Away From Its Old Tokyo Hub

The big expansion of flights between the US and Tokyo’s close-in Haneda airport is now set. While every airline that applied got something, some fared better than others. Delta is the big winner here, and it received enough slots that it should be able to close its old Narita hub …

Don’t Waste the Effort, Let Air Italy Fail On Its Own

The big three US airlines (American, Delta, and United) have been hammering on the big three Middle East carriers (Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar) for illegal subsidies for many years now. I’ve written about this several times, and I’ve been semi-sympathetic to at least a part of the argument. But recently, …

Delta Introduces Comfort Basic Economy+

As travelers in the US finally get used to the idea of Basic Economy, Delta has decided to make things even more complex. The airline invented Basic Economy years ago, but it only accelerated the rollout through its short-haul network in recent months. With American, Alaska, and United adopting the …

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