September 30, 2022
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Airlines Technology

Delta Air Lines Tests Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet

Elon Musk’s satellite internet company, Starlink, looks to deliver wireless connectivity aboard airplanes. Delta Air Lines (DL) is testing the idea.

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Airlines

Airlines Respond Quickly to Strike down of Mask Mandate

They’ll refer to it as the “Day the Dam Broke.” Most major US airlines are dropping their mask requirements after today’s mandate overturn.

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History

4/15/2003: Delta Air Lines Launches Song

Today in Aviation, Delta Air Lines’ (DL) new low-cost carrier, Song (SG), took to the skies in 2003. The inaugural flight departed from New York (JFK).

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Airlines

Thousand of Flights Delayed, Hundred Canceled amid Florida Storms

As thunderstorms in Florida hindered traffic during spring break, airlines canceled hundreds of weekend flights, with thousands more delayed.

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Airlines

Global Airline Relief Efforts during International Conflicts

How does an industry whose core business is flying people and goods across transnational borders help when crises ensue and airspaces are closed? That is the question the aviation industry faces in its efforts to help with the humanitarian crisis created by the Ukraine crisis.

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Airlines Deliveries

Delta Air Lines Takes Delivery of First A321neo

Delta Air Lines (DL) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, marking the latest milestone in its fleet renewal and expansion efforts.

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Airlines

Delta Air Lines Announces a 4% Wage Raise

Delta Air Lines (DL) CEO Ed Bastian announced via a company memo a 4% wage increase, which will take effect on May 1. The base salary rise is for eligible scale and merit employees worldwide.

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Today in Aviation

Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Lockheed L-1011-500 Tristar

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the last variant of the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, the -500 took to the skies for the first time in 1978. The long-range variant was launched in August 1976 capable of flying up to 6,100nm (11,260km). It had a 4.1m (13ft 6in) shorter fuselage than its predecessors, a larger wingspan, higher […]

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Today in Aviation

Today in Aviation: First Flight of the Convair CV-340

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the American-built, improved high-elevation performance 44-seat Convair CV-340 made its maiden flight in 1951. The aircraft was a stretch of the popular CV-240, one of the most advanced short-haul airliners of its day. The 240 was built following a requirement from American Airlines (AA) for a replacement for its fleet […]

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Airlines

Delta Returns To Gatwick, Boosts UK-US Capacity With Virgin Atlantic

MIAMI—Delta Air Lines, together with its British joint venture partner, Virgin Atlantic, will be boosting capacity in the US-UK market by 15% next summer. Both carriers will be increasing capacity on routes between New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle, and London, as well as launching an all-new route to London’s second busiest airport, Gatwick. Both […]

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