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Delta Says Size Matters in Seattle – Expands with One of the Largest Sky Clubs, Alaska to Open 3rd Lounge

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Does size matter? Delta thinks so. Alaska will still have more, but Delta will have the largest Seattle lounge in a plan revealed last week. The airline says that they intend to open a new Sky Club in Seattle at the end of 2016. The lounge will be a very large 21,000 square feet and rank…

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“Delta is Correct, Used B777s are Worth $10M, Expect Major Delta Purchases”

During an earnings call back in October, Delta CEO Richard Anderson unsurprisingly revealed that Delta was once again interested in acquiring used aircraft. However, what did surprise everyone was the price that he quoted to purchase a 10 year-old 777-200ER – a relatively cheap $10M. The list price for a new 777-200ER is $277.3M, though…

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Delta Upping Stake in Aeroméxico to as High as 49%, 54% of Sales outside of Mexico


Yesterday, Delta said that it intends to acquire an additional 32%  stake in Aeroméxico to solidify its partnership with the carrier. The airline already owns a 4.1% stake and holds options to acquire another 8.1%, while the Delta pension trust has options for another 4.6%. Delta and Aeroméxico launched their first codeshare in 1994. In 2011, Delta entered…

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Breaking: US DOJ Blocks United from Acquiring Delta’s Newark Slots


Back in June, United announced that they were completely withdrawing from JFK 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). Well, it appears that there will be no approval, the US Department…

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Delta Airlines Beats US Airways, Hands Down – Do You Agree?


Several weeks ago, we wrote about sportswriter Peter King’s awful experience flying on US Airways, just prior to its integration with American Airlines.  Peter King describes multiple negative customer service and airline experiences during his 4 segments on US Airways, ranging from flight delays to an airplane that smelled like mothballs. In this week’s version…

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The Real Reason Delta is Pulling out of Dubai


Delta announced yesterday that they plan to terminate their Atlanta to Dubai service as of February 11th due to “overcapacity on US routes to the Middle East operated by government-owned and heavily subsidized airlines“. Clearly, Delta was trying to pin all the blame on the Gulf carriers, even noting that aircraft would be “redeployed to other…

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Delta Makes It Official – Seattle to the OC 4X per Day, 10 New Destinations Nov ’15 – May ’16

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Delta today confirmed rumors of their next Seattle destination, the airline will launch 4x a day service to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport beginning May 1, 2016. Delta’s Seattle to Orange County flights will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines using Embraer 175 aircraft: Departs Arrives Seattle (SEA) at 7:45 a.m. Orange County (SNA) at…

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