Kelly Yamanouchi

Business reporter

Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport. She started at the AJC in 2008, joining the paper from the Denver Post. 

Latest from Kelly Yamanouchi

After mauling, Delta tightens emotional support animal restrictions
 In the wake of a horrific mauling of a Delta passenger by another traveler’s emotional support dog last year, Delta is tightening restrictions on emotional support animals in flight. To travel with an emotional support animal, starting March 1 Delta Air Lines will require a “confirmation of animal training” form signed...

Posted: 3 days ago

In the wake of a horrific mauling of a Delta passenger by another traveler’s emotional support dog last year, Delta is tightening restrictions on emotional support animals in flight. To travel with an emotional support animal, starting March 1 Delta Air Lines will require a “confirmation of animal training” form signed...
Delta tightens restrictions on emotional support animals
 Traveling with an “emotional support animal” on a Delta flight is about to get a little trickier. Emotional support animals in special vests have become a more common sight around airports and on flights in recent years.
            But in the wake of a 
            horrific mauling of a passenger by another traveler’s ...

Posted: 3 days ago

Traveling with an “emotional support animal” on a Delta flight is about to get a little trickier. Emotional support animals in special vests have become a more common sight around airports and on flights in recent years. But in the wake of a horrific mauling of a passenger by another traveler’s ...
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin gets upset with Delta agent over missed flight
 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin got upset with a Delta Air Lines agent after missing a flight at 
            Los Angeles International Airport, according to a 
            video posted Tuesday on TMZ.com. Aldrin was told he wouldn’t be able to get on the flight, which prompted his frustration. “Are you operating an airline here or...

Posted: 4 days ago

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin got upset with a Delta Air Lines agent after missing a flight at Los Angeles International Airport, according to a video posted Tuesday on TMZ.com. Aldrin was told he wouldn’t be able to get on the flight, which prompted his frustration. “Are you operating an airline here or...
More than 200 Atlanta flights canceled Thursday
 More than 200 flights at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport have been canceled Thursday as airlines cope with 
            icy conditions, according to FlightAware.com. Travelers scheduled to fly Thursday should check their flight status before leaving for the airport. Most of the flight cancellations Thursday were by Southwest Airlines...

Posted: 4 days ago

More than 200 flights at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport have been canceled Thursday as airlines cope with icy conditions, according to FlightAware.com. Travelers scheduled to fly Thursday should check their flight status before leaving for the airport. Most of the flight cancellations Thursday were by Southwest Airlines...
Snow caused long security lines, cancellations at Hartsfield-Jackson
 The world’s busiest airport took a hit from the snowstorm that chilled Atlanta this week, with icy conditions causing flight cancellations, delays and hours-long security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International on Wednesday. Security wait times were more than two hours long at the airport on Wednesday afternoon according to Delta...

Posted: 5 days ago

The world’s busiest airport took a hit from the snowstorm that chilled Atlanta this week, with icy conditions causing flight cancellations, delays and hours-long security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International on Wednesday. Security wait times were more than two hours long at the airport on Wednesday afternoon according to Delta...
Travelers face long security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson
 Security wait times were more than an hour long at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. Travelers flying Wednesday should allow extra time to get through security, to arrive at the airport two to three hours before
            their departure time. The Transportation Security Administration has the main security...

Posted: 5 days ago

Security wait times were more than an hour long at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. Travelers flying Wednesday should allow extra time to get through security, to arrive at the airport two to three hours before their departure time. The Transportation Security Administration has the main security...
Snow causes flight delays, cancellations at Hartsfield-Jackson
 Snow and ice are causing flight delays and some cancellations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Wednesday. More than 100 flights have been canceled Wednesday at the Atlanta airport by Delta, Southwest and other airlines, according
            to data on FlightAware.com. Hartsfield-Jackson 
            typically handles close...

Posted: 5 days ago

Snow and ice are causing flight delays and some cancellations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Wednesday. More than 100 flights have been canceled Wednesday at the Atlanta airport by Delta, Southwest and other airlines, according to data on FlightAware.com. Hartsfield-Jackson typically handles close...
Delta warns storm may affect flights
 Delta Air Lines is warning travelers that flights in the Southeast may be affected by winter weather Monday and Tuesday. Travelers should check their flight status on their airline website or app. Atlanta-based Delta is waiving certain change fees for passengers with flights booked Jan. 16 or 17 to, from or through Atlanta
            and...

Posted: 6 days ago

Delta Air Lines is warning travelers that flights in the Southeast may be affected by winter weather Monday and Tuesday. Travelers should check their flight status on their airline website or app. Atlanta-based Delta is waiving certain change fees for passengers with flights booked Jan. 16 or 17 to, from or through Atlanta and...
Family of Marietta woman killed in Florida airport shooting sues Delta
 The family of a Marietta woman killed in a 2017 shooting at Fort Lauderdale’s airport is suing Delta Air Lines, the airport and its security contractors. Olga and Ralph Woltering, retirees in Marietta, had flown from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 6, 2017 for a family cruise scheduled when Ralph celebrated his 90th birthday...

Posted: 10 days ago

The family of a Marietta woman killed in a 2017 shooting at Fort Lauderdale’s airport is suing Delta Air Lines, the airport and its security contractors. Olga and Ralph Woltering, retirees in Marietta, had flown from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 6, 2017 for a family cruise scheduled when Ralph celebrated his 90th birthday...
Lawsuit accuses Delta of discrimination in restroom run bumping
 A lawsuit is moving forward in which a Delta Air Lines passenger, who was booted from a plane last year after an urgent restroom run before takeoff, accuses the airline of racial discrimination. The passenger, Kima Hamilton, gained widespread attention after a video posted online showed him being asked to exit the plane. An attorney...

Posted: 10 days ago

A lawsuit is moving forward in which a Delta Air Lines passenger, who was booted from a plane last year after an urgent restroom run before takeoff, accuses the airline of racial discrimination. The passenger, Kima Hamilton, gained widespread attention after a video posted online showed him being asked to exit the plane. An attorney...
Delta apologizes to China for listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries
 Delta Air Lines is apologizing after China’s aviation authority reportedly criticized the company for listing Taiwan and Tibet
            as countries on its website. The Civil Aviation Administration of China asked Atlanta-based Delta to investigate the listing of Taiwan and Tibet as countries
            on its website, and called...

Posted: 10 days ago

Delta Air Lines is apologizing after China’s aviation authority reportedly criticized the company for listing Taiwan and Tibet as countries on its website. The Civil Aviation Administration of China asked Atlanta-based Delta to investigate the listing of Taiwan and Tibet as countries on its website, and called...