Archive for the 'Delta Airlines' Category


Sunday, March 13th, 2011

I’m looking at flights from London to RDU and I get this quote from Delta.. Price per passenger: £216.00 (GBP) Taxes/Fees: £264.16 (GBP) Subtotal per Passenger: £480.16 (GBP) Total for all passengers (1): £480.16 (GBP Notice that the taxes are higher than the fare! hmmm… a 100+% tax…. Moral of the Story: Don’t rely on […]

Delta completes takeover deal with Northwest

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

The US carrier Delta Airlines has completed a takeover of rival Northwest Airlines to create the world’s leading airline in terms of passenger traffic, overtaking Air France-KLM. The two companies were combined after the US justice department said it had no objections on competition grounds. The airline will be based in Delta’s home city of […]

Northwester and Delta merger?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Shares of both companies fall in early trading By RUSSELL GRANTHAM, JIM THARPE The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 04/14/08 Delta and Northwest airlines announced a $17.7 billion merger Monday night that will create the world’s largest carrier — headquartered in Atlanta with major hubs across the globe, including Asia and Europe. The mega-airline, which will […]

Delta-The last Roar of a Gasping Tiger

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

A couple of years I was surprised that Delta cut out it’s commission to it’s agents… sure, it’s nice to cut out those commissions that you pay those pesky little agents…. but when you have thousands of them across the country, that’s a powerful little sales force working for you(and you don’t even have to […]

Delta Skymiles Ripoff!!

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

I’m planning my trip to Greece in the fall and I decided to try to save some money and use my Delta Skymiles. I have 55,000 miles and need 50,000 for a round trip ticket from Raleigh/Durham to Athens. Sounds easy… So I put in the dates and then there is a little note about […]

Delta Strike?

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Not good news for Delta…. Sounds like they either have to talk to the pilots and come to an agreement or Delta will be gone…. not much room to negotiate if you can’t survive even a one day shutdown. Delta Air Lines pilots voted in resounding favor yesterday to authorize union leaders to call a […]

Is My Delta ticket protected?

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Hi, I purchased a delta ticket, via orbitz? Is that protected? It was, of course, paid by a credit card? Any other protection tips. Trip is in September. I hadn’t investigated enought before buying ticket and now I hope it it’ll be okay. THanks. Nancy Hello Nancy, I’m not sure how much you can protect […]