Delta Air Lines

ATLANTA – Travelers can soon take “small knives” in their carry-on luggage, under a rule change announced this month by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). But, the proposal has seen blowback from flight attendants and the CEO of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines. “Flight Attendants are outraged,” the Flight Attendants Union…

Delta Air Lines said it filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to add nonstop flights to Sao Paulo from both New York and Atlanta, two of its key business markets. If approved, the flights could begin as soon as this year, the airline said. “Delta has a…

The boards of US Airways and American Airlines on Thursday announced their decision to merge, a move that is expected to create the world’s largest airline. A federal bankruptcy judge in New York must still approve the merger. The new airline, to be based in Fort Worth, Texas, will continue…

As soon as next week, American Airlines and U.S. Airways could announce their intent to merge, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The two airlines have been talking about a merger for months, according to various reports, and previously “completed discussions” with two major employee unions: the…

(Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2011, 2012) ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines is purchasing a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic for $360 million. The deal is pending approval from regulators in the United States and Europe. Delta is purchasing a share currently owned by Singapore Airlines. Virgin Group…

ATLANTA – Bad news travelers: Airlines’ bag fees are on the rise again. This time, they’re targeting carry-on bags. Starting Nov. 6, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will charge customers at the boarding gate $100 per carry-on or checked bag. Spirit, which has a knack for generating publicity both positive and…

A Delta Connection plane approaches Port Columbus airport on Sept. 5, 2011. (Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2011, 2012) ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines, which is moving to replace smaller, regional aircraft, is shutting down Comair, one of its affiliates that flies under the Delta Connection banner.   Ryan…

A Congressman from New York has introduced legislation to help keep families seated together on commercial flights. U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said he introduced the so-called “Families Flying Together Act of 2012″ in response to airlines’ “ever-increasing fees and decreasing transparency.” If approved, the measure would require the Department…