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Airlines: We’re not colluding, we’re competing!
Four big mergers have condensed the industry. The Justice Department, which approved them all, now is investigating whether the remaining players are coordinating capacity to keep fares higher.

4:02 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2015

When the Justice Department announced this month that is investigating the nation’s four biggest airlines for collusion, many frequent fliers replied with an announcement of their own: “Ya think?” But collusion to some is competition to others: the similar fares, the baggage fees, the cheap food — all exist not ...
Amid DOT probe, Delta says it lowered fares after Amtrak crash

1:14 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2015

As the U.S. Department of Transportation launches a price-gouging investigation looking at air fares in the wake of the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia in May, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines said it did not increase fares after the crash and instead lowered some prices.» SIGN UP FOR ...
Airline probe spawns lawsuits in Atlanta, elsewhere
Delta says its recent profits are due to its employees' hard work, and any claim otherwise is "offensive."

5:11 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015

An Atlanta attorney has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging airlines worked together to raise air fares, joining dozens of other lawsuits around the country. The suits followed an investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Justice into possible unlawful coordination by some airlines. The Atlanta suit, filed by attorney ...
Delta: 'Up-sell' fare strategy working well
Delta says more fliers are buying first-class seats as an add-on. But upgrades may be harder to come by.

6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Delta Air Lines says its effort to up-sell customers on more expensive fares is succeeding, with more passengers booking higher-priced economy and first-class seats. The airline’s tiers of “branded fares” — presented as options to customers when they use Delta’s website — boosted revenue by $56 million in the second ...
Photos: Inside look at new Airbus plane
Airbus brought their newest plane, the A350 XWB, to Atlanta on Tuesday July 14, 2015. The arrival marked the beginning of a five-city tour of the world’s newest commercial aircraft. The A350 XWB, which features advances in efficiency and passenger comfort, will become part of Delta's fleet in 2017.   BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

Airbus brought their newest plane, the A350 XWB, to Atlanta on Tuesday July 14, 2015. The model will become part of Delta's fleet in 2017

Air fares expected to decline in the fall
Delta and Southwest dominate the local market in Atlanta.

Updated: 10:03 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015

Air fares will decline this fall, with a significant drop in prices forecast for flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, according to a consumer airfare index.» SIGN UP FOR NEW AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!Fares typically rise during the busy summer travel season, then decline in the fall, a trend reflected ...
New pilots in demand as big airline hiring soars
Cass Wood, a student at ATP Flight School, pre-flights an airplane at the Gwinnett County Airport.

12:35 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015

A shortage of qualified pilots is causing growing concern at regional airlines that form a sort of farm system for major carriers. Some small carriers such as Great Lakes Airlines have even canceled and cut flights, saying they could not find enough pilots. Memphis International Airport said a pilot staffing ...
Turkish Airlines to launch Atlanta-Istanbul flights
Turkish Airlines plans Istanbul-Atlanta flights.

9:59 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015

Turkish Airlines will launch a long-awaited daily flight from Atlanta to Istanbul starting May 2016.» SIGN UP FOR NEW AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!The flights will launch May 16, 2016 on Boeing 777-300ER jets between Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Istanbul Ataturk Airport.Atlanta will be the ninth U.S. city served by ...
Hartsfield-Jackson to get a new look
Atrium modernization rendering

6:07 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hartsfield-Jackson International is about to get a nose-to-tail makeover, with plant walls, benches and and charging stations in the atrium and calming light spilling onto the concourses.The $430 million modernization is aimed at giving the airport’s domestic terminal a “new, fresh, modern look” more akin to the newer international terminal, ...
Delta pilots to begin voting on labor deal

5:26 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Delta Air Lines pilots begin voting Wednesday on a proposed labor contract that would increase their pay by nearly 14.5 percent in 2016 compared with today’s rates.» SIGN UP FOR NEW AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!Some of Delta’s more than 12,000 pilots, however, are unhappy about other terms of the ...
Hartsfield-Jackson terminal to get new look
Atrium modernization rendering

9:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is planning a $430 million modernization of its domestic passenger terminal and concourses. ›› SIGN UP FOR FREE AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER! The modernization project is aimed at giving the airport domestic terminal a “new, fresh, modern look,” bringing more light into aging concourses with windows ...
Delta museum hosts airline memorabilia show
The Airliners International 2015 memorabilia show has 250 dealer tables beneath "The Spirit of Delta" Boeing 767 in the Delta Flight Museum. The 4-day show is open to the public for a $7 admission fee Thursday, June 18, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Friday, June 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Kelly Yamanouchi / kyamanouchi@ajc.com)

1:59 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015

For Bob Grove, it all started on a trip to Europe when he graduated from college in 1967. › SIGN UP FOR FREE AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER! He picked up maps at train stations, and found that the airsickness bags from airline seat-back pockets were perfect for corralling the ...
Airline group thinks I have a baggage problem

12:00 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2015

There was a time when the phrase “checked baggage” had no emotional effect on me. That was in the era when flying was pleasant enough, except for trying not to breathe for a couple hours cause of the guy smoking one row away. Now, though, I equate the words “checked ...
Technology reducing wait times at Customs
Passport control kiosk

4:45 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2015

A mobile passport control app launched at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is expanding to other airports around the country, with the goal of reducing wait times at Customs.» SIGN UP FOR NEW AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!Cutting down on lines is a key priority for airport officials, with expectations for a ...
Delta pilots union leaders approve proposed labor deal

Updated: 6:40 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015

» CHART: HOW MUCH WOULD THE PILOTS MAKE? The leadership of the pilots union at Delta Air Lines on Wednesday approved a tentative labor agreement and will pass it onto rank-and-file pilots for a vote. In the deal passed with an 11-8 vote by the master executive council of the ...
Delta to buy 60 new planes with approval of pilot contract
A Delta jet passes by the Delta maintenance hanger taking off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport late at night on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Atlanta.

6:34 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced it plans to buy 20 Embraer E190 planes and 40 more Boeing 737-900ER planes if pilots approve a new labor contract.» SIGN UP FOR NEW AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!The E190 would add to Delta’s variety of aircraft in its fleet. Delta plans to buy ...
Delta pilots labor pact includes 8 percent pay hike

7:33 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Delta Air Lines pilots would get immediate pay raises of 8 percent under a proposed new labor contract, followed by another 6 percent hike on Jan. 1. » SIGN UP FOR NEW AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER! That would amount to a compounded pay increase of nearly 14.5 percent as ...
Flashback Fotos: Delta marks 85 years in Atlanta
Delta Air Lines began passenger service to Atlanta on June 12, 1930, eventually making the city its corporate headquarters in 1941. Delta and Atlanta have been synonymous for 85 years now. Here's a look back through the AJC photo archives at Atlanta's hometown airline, starting with this 1945 photo of nine of Delta's stewardesses shown beside a big transport on the apron of the Atlanta Airport. From left to right: Isabel Sanders, Martha Watkins, Josephine Pate, Alberta Cason, Frances Cooper, Christine Ferguson, Hedy Swindel, Nora Walsh and Virginia Lewis.

Photos: Delta Air Lines began passenger service to Atlanta on June 12, 1930, eventually making the city its corporate headquarters in 1941. Delta and Atlanta have been synonymous for 85 years now. Here's a look back through the AJC photo archives at Atlanta's hometown airline.

Delta pilots union reaches tentative labor agreement
The current pilot contract runs through the end of this year.

4:49 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015

The pilots union at Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines said its negotiating committee has reached a tentative agreement with the company on a new labor contract, more than six months early. » SIGN UP FOR NEW AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER! The next step is for the leadership of the Air ...
Delta flight from Nigeria lands safely in Atlanta after bomb threat

11:31 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Delta Air lines flight from Lagos, Nigeria landed safely in Atlanta early Tuesday morning after a bomb threat proved to be not credible. » SIGN UP FOR NEW AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER! The Delta flight was affected amid news reports that a handful of other U.S. flights had ...
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