Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian says the economy class cabin is generating about 48 percent of its revenue, compared with 65 percent six years ago, while revenue from the front of the plane is surging.
United Airlines flight attendants demonstrated on Thursday against planned staffing cuts in the business-class cabin on international flights, saying fewer flight attendants poses a risk to safety and customer service.
Delta Air Lines expects higher profits and revenue in 2019. The airline is scheduled to hold investor day presentations on Thursday, starting at 8:30 a.m., when executives will outline the airline's strategy as the sector lags the broader market.
Delta Air Lines introduced on Tuesday a new boarding system with eight groups, in the name of "simplicity." Airlines are grappling with how best to board their planes after they've divided their cabins into smaller and smaller classes of service.
Delta Air Lines is banning support animals on flights longer than eight hours and animals under four months old.
United Airlines this week will start charging passengers for "preferred seats," those near the front of the coach cabin. The move follows similar changes by rivals Delta and American.
A large wintry storm that struck the Carolinas, Virginia and other parts of the Southeast prompts airlines to cancel more than 1,400 flights. Carriers waive change fees for passengers traveling to and from affected airports.
Delta's domestic basic economy tickets don't allow passengers to make changes to their tickets or select a seat ahead of time.
A Southwest Airlines flight overran the runway in at Hollywood Burbank Airport on Thursday, a slide that was broken by a collapsible runway safety feature. No injures were reported, the airline said.
Royal Air Maroc, the flag carrier of Morocco, has a fleet of 55 planes and serves 94 destinations — tiny compared with several of the Oneworld members. Its addition, however, gives the airline alliance a foothold in Africa.