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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

Federal facial recognition is coming to Sea-Tac Airport

An unregulated, controversial technology is coming to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: Facial recognition.

UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Delta tops long-running ranking of U.S. airlines

Delta tops annual study that ranks U.S. airlines by on-time arrivals, complaint rates and other statistical measurements.

Mumford & Sons announce Aug. 9 show at the Gorge Amphitheatre

Fan pre-sale begins Thursday at 10 a.m., and general admission sales begin Friday at 10 a.m. through

Delta flight from Beijing to Seattle lands on Alaskan island due to engine issue, Alaska Public Media reports

A commercial passenger flight by Delta Airlines has landed on a remote Alaskan island due to an engine issue, Alaska Public Media reported, citing a statement by the airline. The …

Delta profits soar as demand drives ticket prices higher

Delta topped third-quarter profit expectations with strong travel demand pushing ticket prices higher.

Delta joins airlines in era of $30 bag fee

Delta Air Lines raised its fee for a first checked bag to $30, following in competitors’ footsteps as U.S. carriers expand efforts to offset stubbornly higher fuel prices.

Lawmakers ask 11 major airlines to justify ‘fee gouging’

The news that JetBlue and United Airlines have raised fees for checked bags and some flight cancellations has provoked two U.S. senators and a congressman who are calling for “relief …

UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018

Strong 2Q at Delta, but spiraling fuel costs drag on outlook

Delta Air Lines executives expressed confidence Thursday that they can raise prices high enough to cover a fuel bill that is likely to be $2 billion more this year than …

Dog found dead in carrier during Delta layover near Detroit

Delta Air Lines is investigating the death of an 8-year-old pet dog during a layover at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, en route from Phoenix to Newark, New Jersey.

Delta: Data of ‘several hundred thousand’ customers exposed

Delta now says that payment-card information for about “several hundred thousand” airline customers may have been exposed by a malware breach last fall that also hit Sears and other companies.

Delta accidentally sent a puppy on a dayslong trip across the country

An 8-week-old puppy headed to his new home in Idaho was mistakenly flown thousands of miles around the country, landing in at least four other states before reaching his destination, …

Delta rethinks discounts for ‘divisive’ groups after NRA fracas

Delta Air Lines Inc. is studying whether to end discounts for “politically divisive” organizations, after a firestorm over its decision to terminate a deal with the National Rifle Association.

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

States seek to lure Delta as Georgia moves ahead on threat

Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company’s decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Delta tax cut stripped from Georgia bill after NRA feud

Republicans in the Georgia legislature took a step Wednesday toward fulfilling the GOP lieutenant governor’s vow to punish Delta Air Lines for severing business ties with the National Rifle Association. …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Georgia Republicans upset after Delta cuts ties with NRA

Delta’s decision to cut marketing ties with the National Rifle Association has prompted some Georgia Republican lawmakers to question whether the Atlanta-based airline should get a tax cut on jet …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

The National Rifle Association, and now the state of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student …

Atlanta-bound Delta jet makes emergency landing in Nigeria

An engine issue forced an Atlanta-bound plane to turn back and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria.

American, Delta revive deal to handle stranded passengers

American Airlines and Delta are reviving a deal that lets them put passengers on each other’s planes when travelers are stranded by disruptions such as winter storms and computer outages.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

Delta orders 100 Airbus jets valued at over $12.7 billion

Delta Air Lines has picked Europe’s Airbus over Boeing for a huge order of new jets.

Delta: Probe uncovers ‘criminal scheme’ to scam pet owners

A bogus pet-shipping website that tricks people into thinking they’re dealing with Delta Air Lines is also linked to a scam that preys on people hoping to buy dogs such …

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

Delta flight delayed by argument between pilot, attendant

Delta Air Lines is apologizing after an argument between a pilot and a flight attendant delayed a flight from New York to Portland, Maine.

UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017

U.S. fines American, Frontier and Delta over violation claims

Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to resolve government claims that they violated rules aimed at protecting consumers.

UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

Once the queen of the skies, the 747 will soon be just a flying truck

The wide-bodied Boeing 747 was once known as the queen of the skies, an instantly recognizable behemoth revered for its luxury and spaciousness. Now the 747’s days as a passenger …

Delta bans rude pro-Trump passenger for life, gives refunds

Delta Air Lines is banning for life a passenger who rudely professed his support for Republican President-elect Donald Trump and insulted those who didn’t on a flight to Pennsylvania, the …

Delta computer outage included ‘small fire’ at data center

As flight cancelations and delays move into their fourth day, Delta Air Lines isn’t providing details on a “small fire” Monday at its data center and whether that fire – …

Delta pays out record profit sharing

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines on Friday paid out $1.5 billion in profit sharing to employees, including $541 million to its 33,000 employees in Atlanta.

Flight makes emergency landing at GEG after toddler suffers allergic reaction

A Delta flight from Vancouver, B.C., was forced to land in Spokane when a young child on board had an allergic reaction. The girl is recovering.

Delta Air Lines flight forced to land when teenage passenger dies

A Delta flight from Seattle to Atlanta was forced to land in Spokane after a 16-year-old passenger suddenly died.

Unruly passengers divert Delta flight

Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica was diverted to Tampa, Fla., on Sunday evening after a couple from Germany became unruly.

Delta puts unaccompanied Spokane boy on wrong flight

Two children, including a Spokane boy, traveling on Delta as unaccompanied minors through the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport were put on the wrong connections and ended up far from where they …