Delta Air Lines

An Atlanta-based airline that absorbed Eagan-based Northwest Airlines in 2008.

September 28

Delta changes its employee bonus plan as a boost for nonpilots

The company two years ago created a separate profit-sharing scheme for nonpilot workers.
December 28, 2016
A line of Boeing 787 Dreamliners waiting to be delivered are shown on...

Unwinding an old deal by Northwest, Delta cancels order for Boeing 787s

A $2.1 billion order for 787s was placed by Northwest Airlines in 2006 before the airlines merged.
November 15, 2016
A passenger looks out towards a Delta Air Lines Inc. plane at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Basking in an on-time rate that beats rivals, Delta promises to pay up if it can’t get road warriors to their destinations more reliably than American and United.

Delta Air Lines will give employees a 6 percent raise in 2017

Thousands at MSP will benefit as move comes after a big raise and profit-sharing this year.
August 9, 2016

Delta cancels two dozen MSP flights day after system outage

The airline is trying to get all its pieces back in place.
July 10, 2016

Schafer: Hedging is about lowering risk, yet Delta talks as if it's a bet

When pressed on why Delta isn't eager to lock in fuel prices with a hedge now that oil prices seem cheap, CEO Ed Bastian replied, "I don't get paid to make those types of bets."
July 7, 2016

Delta gets three routes to Havana, Cuba's capital city

The government granted routes to Cuba's capital from eight U.S. cities, but not MSP.
June 3, 2016

Delta ends fees for entertainment systems aboard flights

Delta is adding more entertainment screens, and taking away the cost.
March 12, 2015

Delta seeks entertainment business with invite-only 'party plane'

The invitation-only flight to South by Southwest costs $247 per person.
February 20, 2015

Delta targets tardy-bag woes with on-time pledge, for now

Delta Air Lines is hoping to make waiting on your bags a little less annoying with a new on-time delivery guarantee. The catch: It's not permanent.
February 13, 2015

Schafer: Sharing some of its profits helps Delta thrive

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker explained to the Reuters news service in December that the airline industry should "move back to what normal industrial companies…
Bigger rewards for pricier tickets
February 13, 2015

With Delta SkyMiles' new rules, mileage points fly away

As of Jan. 1, a $1,200 economy flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul International to Amsterdam that used to earn 8,332 SkyMiles earns only 6,000.
December 10, 2014

Tevlin: Delta worker's 26-year job is gone in 30 seconds for critical remarks

For 26 years, Kip Hedges worked to build a reputation and a job history, loading and unloading planes for Northwest Airlines, then Delta. It was…
December 10, 2014
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will invest $1 billion, or about $300 mill...

Delta to offer five classes of seating beginning March 1

Delta Comfort will offer extra leg room, priority seating and complimentary alcohol.
December 9, 2014
American Airlines 777-200 features a fully refurbished cabin with spec...

American chases Delta with $2 billion in onboard amenities

It's going after rivals with amenities like new seats and movies.
Hawaii non-stop
December 3, 2014

Delta gets ready to restart nonstop flights to Hawaii in 2015

Delta dropped nonstop seasonal flights to Honolulu in 2011 but is preparing to resume them.
November 18, 2014

Delta expands bare-bones ticket option

The "basic economy" fare buys a seat, little else.
Delta at MSP
September 24, 2014

China appears on MSP's radar, and perhaps Delta's

Delta CEO Anderson tells a Twin Cities audience the airline is considering another non-stop to Asia. MSP officials hope it will be to China.
July 29, 2014

Delta adds free in-flight entertainment

In the in-flight entertainment arms race, Delta Air Lines said it will soon begin offering free movies on seat-back screens in coach class, as well…
Delta Air Lines fraud
July 1, 2014
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2010 file photo, a passenger walks past a Delt...

Apple Valley man, partner accused of stealing $22 million from Delta

A onetime supervisor at Delta Air Lines and its predecessor, Northwest Airlines, has been charged with defrauding his employer out of $22 million as part…
June 4, 2014

Delta, Endeavor Air launch pilot hiring program

The Twin Cities-based regional carrier will offer pilots a path to a Delta cockpit.
Delta in Rochester
May 13, 2014

Delta adding flights from Rochester to Atlanta, Detroit

The service to the two hubs begins Sept. 14, with tickets and fares available starting Saturday.
April 9, 2014

State says about 100 jobs at risk as Delta changes MSP cleaners

As many as 100 workers who clean the cabins of Delta Air Lines planes at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are “at risk” of losing their…
March 5, 2014

Schafer: Rewards plan at Delta never made much sense

It’s about time that Delta Air Lines established a rational frequent-flier program. It took three years of focus group discussions and planning, but Delta finally…
January 15, 2014

Delta adds spending minimum for 'elite' perks

For the first time in decades, the loyalty of Delta Air Lines’ elite frequent fliers isn’t being measured by miles or flying alone. Instead, cold,…
December 4, 2013

Court cool to Minnesota rabbi booted from WorldPerks for complaining

The U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of St. Louis Park Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg, who was stripped of his top-level Platinum Elite status in Northwest's WorldPerks program because, the airline said, he complained too much and schemed to get bumped from flights in return for compensation.