American, Delta and United join Southwest’s no change fee club

The big three US air carriers, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines, have consecutively announced the elimination of infamous ticket change fees. Meanwhile, their low cost competitor Southwest Airlines never had such costs in the first place.  ...


United to furlough 2,850 pilots after government aid expires

The US aviation workspace situation grew even grimmer after United Airlines announced the largest pilot furloughs in its history. The airline’s union says that 2,850 pilots would lose their jobs if the U.S. government decides against another airline bailout....


Delta plans to furlough 2,000 pilots after bailout expires

Following United Airlines, another major U.S. carrier plans additional furloughs. Delta Airlines (DAL)’ reportedly plans for 2,000 pilots to leave jobs in October 2020, after the $32 billion payroll aid to the industry by the U.S. government expires. The extensive changes to the employee structure are reportedly due to the slow aviation industry recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. Previously, 1,806 Delta’s pilots already took early re...


China and U.S. agree to double flights’ frequencies

Airlines will be allowed to double the amount of flights between China and the United States following the easing of travel restrictions, the U.S. Department of Transportation confirmed.   ...


Paradigm shift in the US COVID fight: United leads the way?

Initiative and dedicated execution are required to steer a damaged boat through the rough waters, and as United and Delta Airlines continue to improve their policies, other airlines seem to have taken an easier road by looking at their competitors for a course of action....


Downhill journey: United Airlines report record losses of $1.6B

On July 21, 2020, United Airlines announced the most difficult financial quarter in the company’s 94-year history with a Q2 net loss of $1.6 billion.  ...


US carriers to tighten COVID-19 spread prevention

The sudden increase in COVID incidents has pushed the US airlines to tighten their belts and take preventative action.  ...


Delta to accelerate MD-88, MD-90 and Boeing 767 retirements

Facing a significant travel demand drop and other COVID-19 pandemic-caused challenges, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline would accelerate retirements of its remaining McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 fleets, as well as some older Boeing 767s. ...


United, Southwest and American announce 2019 financial results

The trio of United States-based carriers announced their Q4 2019 and Full Year results, joining Delta Air Lines, which announced its yearly results on January 14, 2020. All in all, the four biggest carriers in North America and some of the biggest airlines in the world had a healthy year: with the exception of Delta, despite being negatively affected by the 737 MAX groundings, all airlines demonstrated healthy profitability....


Delta plane evacuated, passengers claim engine fire

Updated. On January 1, 2020, Delta Airlines flight DL8817 from Mexico City (Mexico) reached the destination in New York (the United States) with over nine hours of delay. Unconfirmed reports on social media indicate that the incident was caused by a fire in the Boeing 757 left engine....