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Hartsfield-Jackson aims to ramp up recycling

Hartsfield-Jackson International said about 5 percent of passengers’ waste is being recycled at the airport, but it intends to increase that to 30 percent through education and the addition of recycling kiosks in food courts.› SIGN UP FOR FREE AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!The airport added 320 recycling bins throughout ...

Korean Air’s 407-passenger Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, arrived in Atlanta September 6, 2013. KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

Hartsfield-Jackson preparing for super jumbo jet on Concourse F

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport wants to be able to park super-jumbo jets on Concourse F, part of the international terminal that opened in 2012.› SIGN UP FOR FREE AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!The Atlanta airport is inviting companies to bid on construction work to modify gate F3 so it can accommodate ...

Overall, airlines have improved their score by two points to 71, the highest score since 1994, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which is based on interviews with customers.

Service survey: Southwest in 2nd, Delta 4th

Airlines’ on-time performance and baggage handling have improved over the past year, leading to better passenger satisfaction, according to a new report. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines came in fourth out of nine carriers scored in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which is based on interviews with customers. Delta’s score suggests ...

Survey: Airlines reduce delays, improve baggage handling

Airlines’ on-time performance and baggage handling have improved over the past year, leading to better passenger satisfaction, according to a new report.› SIGN UP FOR FREE AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines came in fourth out of nine carriers scored in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which is ...

Delta Air Lines is working with the FAA in Atlanta to implement new procedures, which will eventually be used across the nation.

New systems boost Hartsfield-Jackson’s flight capacity

At the world’s busiest airport, air traffic controllers are using technology and new procedures to get more flights in and out each hour. Jets now can take off in four parallel flight paths departing from Hartsfield-Jackson International, up from three in the past. They can fly closer together as they ...

Hartsfield-Jackson completes full-scale emergency drill

PHOTOS: Scenes from mock drill Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport held a full-scale emergency disaster drill Wednesday evening, replicating an airplane on fire and treatment of nearly 100 “victims” who were actually volunteers. The airport is required by the Federal Aviation Administration to hold at least one full-scale drill every three years. ...

Delta still plans to increase domestic flying by 2 percent, resulting in  flat flight capacity overall for the fourth quarter ending in December.

Delta plans to cut back international flying

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines plans to cut international flying by 3 percent this winter, saying the strong dollar is creating “currency headwinds” overseas. The cuts will include a 15 to 20 percent reduction in Japan flights, a 15 percent cut to Brazil, a 15 to 20 percent cut to Africa, ...

 

Delta plans to cut back international flying

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines plans to cut international flying by 3 percent this winter, saying the strong dollar is creating “currency headwinds” overseas. › SIGN UP FOR FREE AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER! The cuts will include a 15 to 20 percent reduction in Japan flights, a 15 percent cut ...

Packed cabins are the norm.

DOT panel hears concerns about airline legroom

The 6’6” founder of a Twitter account that advocates for airline exit row seats for tall people and the inventor of the Knee Defender, an anti-reclining device, were among those at a U.S. Department of Transportation hearing Tuesday who pushed airlines to allow more legroom for passengers. > SIGN UP ...

Atlanta giant Delta moved up one spot in this year's survey.

Delta No. 3 in ranking of airline quality

Delta Air Lines ranked third in an annual ranking of airline quality, according to a new report Monday. › SIGN UP FOR FREE AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER! The Airline Quality Rating by researchers at Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University put Virgin America in the top position for ...

The Machinists union pulled a request for a vote at Delta.

Feds to probe fraud in union drive, Delta says

After the withdrawal of the Machinists union’s petition for an election to organize flight attendants at Delta Air Lines, the National Mediation Board is referring the matter to the U.S. Justice Department for review, the airline said. › SIGN UP FOR FREE AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER! A union submits ...

The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials opens April 18. Credit: Andria Lavine Photography

Center for hard-to-recycle materials opens Saturday

If you’ve got paint, household chemicals, toilets, mattresses or other items to dispose of, there will soon be a place to recycle them in Atlanta. The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials, run by nonprofit Livethrive Atlanta, debuts April 18 and will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It is ...

Delta's mammoth hub at Hartsfield-Jackson brings a daylong sea of passengers through the airport.

Delta wields clout in new airport lease talks

Atlanta’s economy is inextricably tied to Delta Air Lines’ massive hub at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport — which puts the city in a tricky position when it comes time to negotiate the airline’s lease. That time is now, as Hartsfield-Jackson and airline executives meet to hash out a new lease for ...

NextGen enables more departures per hour

New technology enables more departures per hour at Hartsfield-Jackson

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched new technology in Atlanta to allow more flights per hour at the world’s busiest airport.› SIGN UP FOR FREE AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!Navigation technology on board planes is enabling pilots to fly “precise paths with pinpoint accuracy,” so air traffic controllers don’t have ...

The move is part of the company’s broader effort to focus on  reliability, which Delta says “shows customers that we value their  time.”

Delta guarantees 20-minute baggage delivery

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is making permanent a guarantee that its passengers’ checked bags will arrive at the carousel within 20 minutes. The guarantee only applies to Delta’s U.S. domestic flights flown by members of the SkyMiles frequent flier program. But it’s not a money-back guarantee for checked baggage fees ...

Your bag should show within 20 minutes of arrival, Delta says.

Delta guarantees 20-minute baggage delivery

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is making permanent a guarantee that its passengers’ checked bags will arrive at the carousel within 20 minutes.› SIGN UP FOR FREE AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!The guarantee only applies to Delta’s U.S. domestic flights flown by members of the SkyMiles frequent flier program. But it’s ...

Delta is the least-unionized big U.S. airline -- and is staying that way for now.

Union bails on vote request at Delta

The Machinists union has withdrawn its filing for a representation election among flight attendants at Delta Air Lines, marking the latest setback for organizers at the carrier. Once the National Mediation Board formally dismisses the union’s application, no filing for a unionization election among the airline’s flight attendants is allowed ...

Union withdraws filing to organize Delta flight attendants

The International Association of Machinists has withdrawn its filing for an election to unionize Delta Air Lines flight attendants.› SIGN UP FOR NEW AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!Once the National Mediation Board formally dismisses the union’s application, no filing for a unionization election among the airline’s flight attendants is allowed ...

A gate at Woodward Academy, one of the College Park locations featured in the birds-eye view on the city's new website, 360CollegePark.com

College Park shows birds-eye view of area near Atlanta airport

The city of College Park has launched an interactive website to give an aerial view of the city and its landmarks near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. › SIGN UP FOR NEW AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER! The website called College Park 360, developed by creative agency 100 Digital Creativity, shows College ...

Overlooking Cartagena's old town

Delta plans Atlanta flights to Medellin, Cartagena

Atlanta-based Delta said it plans to launch flights from Atlanta to Medellin and Cartagena in Colombia later this year, part of a Latin America expansion.› SIGN UP FOR NEW AJC ATLANTA AIR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER!The new routes are subject to government approval. Pending approval, Delta expects to start the daily flights ...

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