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Delta Using UA’s JFK-LAX/SFO Slots…for LAX/SFO with a few widebodies


Yesterday, United announced that they were completely withdrawing from JFK in October and moving their p.s. transcontinental flights to Newark. As part of the move, United agreed to trade its JFK slots to Delta in exchange for Delta slots at EWR (pending regulatory approval). When the announcement was made there was no word from Delta on how…

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Korean Still Thinks Delta Could Be Joint Venture Partner…

DL Korean Air

We all know that Delta’s attitude towards fellow SkyTeam partner Korean Air hasn’t been so friendly the last few years. Delta canceled all codeshares with Korean Air and then restricted SkyMiles members from accumulating MQMs when flying on Korean operated flights. Interestingly enough, despite these actions (and the probably less than cordial management conversations that…

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Alitalia Dumping Air France-KLM Partnership

This morning, Alitalia announced that it will not be renewing its partnership with Air France-KLM which is set to expire in January 2017. CEO Silvano Cassano had this to say: These agreements are no longer beneficial, either commercially or strategically, to the new Alitalia and its ambitious turnaround plan. They were negotiated when Alitalia was in…

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DOT: Delta Can Keep SEA-HND…but it’s AA’s if the flight isn’t operated daily!

DL Asia

The DOT has completed their review of Delta’s SEA-HND slots after formal requests from both American and Hawaiian. The decision states that Delta will get to maintain their daily slot pair in the interest of “consumer competition”, however they will have new requirements placed upon them including operating the flight 7 days a week, 365 days…

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