UPDATE 2-Delta resumes limited U.S. domestic operations after systems outage
Delta Air Lines Inc said it had resumed limited operations after a systems outage grounded its domestic U.S. flights on Sunday evening. "Delta flights are departing and a ground stop has been lifted as IT systems begin to return to normal after a systems outage," the company announced on Twitter at about midnight EST Sunday, some four hours after the problem took hold.Delta said it had canceled about 150 flights scheduled for departure on Sunday night or in the early hours of Monday, with more expected, and advised travelers that "not all delays/cancellations are being reflected on Delta systems.
Delta led the nation's biggest network airlines in getting customers to their destinations on time last year, latest data from the Transportation Department through US Airways has also made on - time arrivals a priority, offering employees a 0 incentive if they improve in that and other areas, says
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines are running late more often than last year, but they are canceling fewer flights and complaints are down sharply, according to the latest government figures.
Delta Air Lines had the best on-time rating, followed by American Airlines. Virgin America, which is now owned by the parent of Alaska Airlines, finished last. The ratings are for February, the latest month for which Transportation Department data is available. As such, the ratings do no include Delta's numbers from an operational meltdown that snarled its flights for nearly a full week earlier this month.
Delta Airlines Is Bringing Back Free Food
Delta Air Lines has announced that it will begin serving complimentary fresh meals on select routes starting next month. Beginning March 1, Delta’s transcontinental passengers flying between New York City’s JFK airport and LAX and SFO will be the first to be given free meals. Then on April 24, the airline will begin serving meals to fliers in 10 other major domestic transcontinental markets: from Boston to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle; between Washington DCA airport and LAX; between New York JFK and Portland, Ore., San Diego, and Seattle; and on flights between Seattle and Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Raleigh-Durham.
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Hawaiian Airlines and Delta Air Lines posted the best rates for on - time arrivals , over 90 percent. Virgin America, which is now owned by Alaska Here are the government’s rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on - time performance for November. The federal government counts a flight as
The DOT said Tuesday that 82.6% of flights in February arrived within 14 minutes of schedule, the government's definition of on time. That's down from the 83.6% on-time rate a year earlier.
Airlines canceled 1.5% of U.S. flights in February, down from 1.6% in February 2016. Passengers were most likely to have a flight canceled on JetBlue.
The figures for delays and cancellations count only the 12 largest U.S. airlines and exclude Allegiant and some regional carriers.
Consumers filed 596 complaints with the government about U.S. airlines in February, down nearly half from 1,111 in the same month last year.
Southwest Airlines had the lowest complaint rate, while Virgin America and Spirit Airlines had the worst rates.
Only about one in 100,000 passengers filed a complaint with the government. Many more complain directly to the airlines, but the carriers are not required to disclose those numbers.
Which U.S. Airline Is the Biggest? Which Foreign Airline Has the Most U.S Passengers?
What is the biggest U.S. airline? Well, how do you want to measure? The Bureau of Transportation Statistics recently released full-year 2016 statistics that showed Southwest as the leading U.S. airline in terms of passengers.Airlines can also be measured with other metrics. By revenue, American is the biggest with 2016 revenue of $40.2 billion. American edged out Delta , which had revenue of $39.6 billion.In the airline industry, revenue passenger miles is also an important metric. It measures the number of miles flown by a paying passenger. By RPMs, the largest airline is Delta.
To change the time of your flight or adjust your itinerary for most tickets, you can make standard flight changes For most tickets, you can make standard flight changes including time , date and destination up to 24 Tickets originally issued by Delta — booked through reservation sales, a ticket office, on
ALSO ONLINE: Delta led airlines in on - time arrivals in 2012 FLIGHT TRACKER: Is your flight on time ? Last year, for the first time, more flights "Sometimes we wait longer (on the arriving tarmac) than the extra time we had to spare, because the aircraft occupying our gate is late closing out," said
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Delta converting miles into more than just seats .
Delta Air Lines is generating millions more from initiatives such as allowing passengers to upgrade tickets after purchase, and is expanding the reimbursement for miles to include more than just seats, officials said Thursday. The airline began in May allowing business travelers whose companies might now allow them to fly in a certain cabin to buy an upgrade after they’ve purchased their ticket, President Glen Hauenstein told analysts on an earnings call.That change is generating revenue projected to be worth $80 million a year, he said.