Delta Air Lines

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

Business
September 28, 2017
Delta Air Lines is returning to a single profit-sharing system for all employees, two years after creating a separate one for non-pilot workers.

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.
Business
December 28, 2016
A line of Boeing 787 Dreamliners waiting to be delivered were shown on a closed runway on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Paine Field near Boeing's Everett,

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.
Business
November 15, 2016
Delta will increase pay 6 percent next year for flight attendants, ground workers, reservations attendants and others. The move covers about 6,000 wor

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.
Business
August 9, 2016
A woman sits on her luggage as she waited in line Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at the Delta check in area at MSP Airport.

Delta cancels two dozen MSP flights day after system outage

The airline is trying to get all its pieces back in place.
Business
July 10, 2016
Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta, said the company has “been burned” by hedging in the past, calling the practice a “bet.” In fact, hedging should low

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."
Business
July 7, 2016
Delta was awarded routes to Havana from Atlanta, Miami, and New York, but not from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

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's 321 interior seatback entertainment device

Delta ends fees for entertainment systems aboard flights

Delta is adding more entertainment screens, and taking away the cost.
Business
March 12, 2015
Delta Air Lines is trying to cozy up with the entertainment industry by hosting an invitation-only flight from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, for the S

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

The invitation-only flight to South by Southwest costs $247 per person.
Business
February 20, 2015
FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014, file photo, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 lands at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/

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.
Business
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
FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014, file photo, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 lands at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla.

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.
Local
December 10, 2014
Kip Hedges stands next to Rep. Keith Ellison at a recent demonstration at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

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…
Business
December 10, 2014
Seating inside a Delta 757 circa 2013. Delta Air Lines announced a five-class cabin configuration this week ranging from low-service basic to flat-bed

Delta to offer five classes of seating beginning March 1

Delta Comfort will offer extra leg room, priority seating and complimentary alcohol.
Business
December 9, 2014
American Airlines 777-200 features a fully refurbished cabin with specially designed fully lie-flat seats in Business Class.

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 Air Lines will resume non-stop service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Honolulu next fall.

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.
Business
November 18, 2014

Delta expands bare-bones ticket option

The "basic economy" fare buys a seat, little else.
Delta at MSP
September 24, 2014
A Delta Air Lines flight was on approach to the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, 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.
Travel
July 29, 2014
Economy seating on the Delta 747 is much more compact.

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
Airlines.

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…
Business
June 4, 2014
Ryan Gumm, president of Endeavor Air, showed off the new company logo as the company changed its name last year.

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 Air Lines will fly to Rochester from Atlanta and Detroit, becoming a spoke to two more of Delta's major hubs besides Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Delta adding flights from Rochester to Atlanta, Detroit

The service to the two hubs begins Sept. 14, with tickets and fares available starting Saturday.
Local
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…
Business
March 5, 2014
Delta's frequent flier plan is overdue for the changes announced last week, columnist Lee Schafer says.

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…
Business
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,…
Travel
December 4, 2013
Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg

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.