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Delta gets first Airbus A330-900neo plane
 Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900 neo plane, with plans to use the aircraft on routes from Seattle to Asia. The 281-passenger wide-body planes are built for long-haul flights, and Atlanta-based Delta plans to use them to replace older Boeing 767-300ERs. The airline will initially use the planes...

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Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900 neo plane, with plans to use the aircraft on routes from Seattle to Asia. The 281-passenger wide-body planes are built for long-haul flights, and Atlanta-based Delta plans to use them to replace older Boeing 767-300ERs. The airline will initially use the planes...
Long lines snake through terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson as Memorial Day traffic peaks
 Long lines snaked through the terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Friday, the busiest day for Memorial Day weekend travel. Security lines for the main checkpoint stretched through the domestic terminal atrium and began extending into baggage claim by 7:30 a.m.  Waits were as long as 30-45 minutes at the South security...

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Long lines snaked through the terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Friday, the busiest day for Memorial Day weekend travel. Security lines for the main checkpoint stretched through the domestic terminal atrium and began extending into baggage claim by 7:30 a.m.  Waits were as long as 30-45 minutes at the South security...
Could drones be the solution to Atlanta’s traffic gridlock?
 Could passenger-carrying drones someday be the answer to metro Atlanta’s traffic delays? It seems like an outlandish, space-age fantasy — but some in the burgeoning urban air mobility industry believe short-haul flights in unpiloted electric flying vehicles will be a key answer to gridlock in major metropolitan...

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Could passenger-carrying drones someday be the answer to metro Atlanta’s traffic delays? It seems like an outlandish, space-age fantasy — but some in the burgeoning urban air mobility industry believe short-haul flights in unpiloted electric flying vehicles will be a key answer to gridlock in major metropolitan...
Delta flight attendants sue, alleging ‘Passport Plum’ uniforms cause rashes 
 Two Delta Air Lines flight attendants have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging that wearing their uniforms causes skin rashes, headaches, fatigue and other issues. The lawsuit against the uniform maker, Lands’ End, was filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York on Wednesday. Atlanta-based Delta...

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Two Delta Air Lines flight attendants have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging that wearing their uniforms causes skin rashes, headaches, fatigue and other issues. The lawsuit against the uniform maker, Lands’ End, was filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York on Wednesday. Atlanta-based Delta...
Atlanta City Council discusses proposed ban on smoking, vaping
 Owners of cigar bars and vape shops spoke out Wednesday against a proposed Atlanta smoking ban arguing it could harm their businesses and that vaping is not the same as smoking. They were among the dozens who attended a city council work session on the sweeping ordinance, which would make it illegal to light up indoors in many public places...

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Owners of cigar bars and vape shops spoke out Wednesday against a proposed Atlanta smoking ban arguing it could harm their businesses and that vaping is not the same as smoking. They were among the dozens who attended a city council work session on the sweeping ordinance, which would make it illegal to light up indoors in many public places...
Hartsfield-Jackson officials warn Memorial Day weekend travelers of traffic, crowds
 Travelers should plan ahead for heavy traffic, crowds and lines at the world’s busiest airport over Memorial Day weekend, Hartsfield-Jackson International officials warned. Nearly 2 million passengers are expected to pass through the Atlanta airport from Thursday May 23 through Tuesday May 28, according to airport officials. The busiest...

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Travelers should plan ahead for heavy traffic, crowds and lines at the world’s busiest airport over Memorial Day weekend, Hartsfield-Jackson International officials warned. Nearly 2 million passengers are expected to pass through the Atlanta airport from Thursday May 23 through Tuesday May 28, according to airport officials. The busiest...
Delta CEO admits flyer in campaign against union was ‘poorly crafted’
 Delta CEO Ed Bastian wrote a letter to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders this week acknowledging that a flyer in a campaign against a union was ‘poorly crafted’ -- but he also defended the company’s treatment of employees. Bastian wrote in the letter to Sanders that a flyer suggesting employees spend their money on a video game...

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Delta CEO Ed Bastian wrote a letter to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders this week acknowledging that a flyer in a campaign against a union was ‘poorly crafted’ -- but he also defended the company’s treatment of employees. Bastian wrote in the letter to Sanders that a flyer suggesting employees spend their money on a video game...
Millions to travel for Memorial Day weekend

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If you’re flying this summer, be prepared for crowded planes and airports and the possibility of long security lines. A record number of passengers are expected to take to the skies this summer, according to an airline industry group. Airlines for America forecasts that a record 257.4 million passengers will fly on U.S. airlines from...
Delta volunteer flies cat to Seattle cat café to find new home
 A Gwinnett County cat without a home caught an important flight with a Delta Air Lines volunteer recently. The Delta volunteer, through Delta Animal Rescue Transport, flew with the cat to a cat café in Seattle where she can be adopted, according to a Duluth animal clinic. The cat, Molly, had tested positive for feline leukemia...

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A Gwinnett County cat without a home caught an important flight with a Delta Air Lines volunteer recently. The Delta volunteer, through Delta Animal Rescue Transport, flew with the cat to a cat café in Seattle where she can be adopted, according to a Duluth animal clinic. The cat, Molly, had tested positive for feline leukemia...
Summer to bring record number of airline passengers
 If you’re flying this summer, be prepared for crowds in the airport and on the plane. A record number of passengers are expected to take to the skies this summer, according to an airline industry group. Airlines for America forecasts that a record 257.4 million passengers will fly on U.S. airlines from June through August. That&rsquo...

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If you’re flying this summer, be prepared for crowds in the airport and on the plane. A record number of passengers are expected to take to the skies this summer, according to an airline industry group. Airlines for America forecasts that a record 257.4 million passengers will fly on U.S. airlines from June through August. That&rsquo...
Meet the musicians of Hartsfield-Jackson
 If you’ve traveled through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, you may have noticed a guitarist, violinist or other musician performing in the terminal as passengers walk by or wait for flights. The Atlanta airport pays a select group of local musicians who perform throughout the concourses. >>Check out the AJC’s story...

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If you’ve traveled through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, you may have noticed a guitarist, violinist or other musician performing in the terminal as passengers walk by or wait for flights. The Atlanta airport pays a select group of local musicians who perform throughout the concourses. >>Check out the AJC’s story...
Millions to travel for Memorial Day weekend
 Nearly 1.3 million people in Georgia are expected to travel over Memorial Day weekend, the first big holiday of the busy summer travel season. Nationally, 43 million people expected to travel over the holiday weekend, the second-highest total on record behind the high in 2005, according to AAA. The number of Americans traveling for Memorial...

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Nearly 1.3 million people in Georgia are expected to travel over Memorial Day weekend, the first big holiday of the busy summer travel season. Nationally, 43 million people expected to travel over the holiday weekend, the second-highest total on record behind the high in 2005, according to AAA. The number of Americans traveling for Memorial...
Delta gets tentative approval for flights to Tokyo Haneda
 Delta Air Lines has received tentative approval to launch flights from Atlanta to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Atlanta-based Delta already flies from Hartsfield-Jackson International to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, but Haneda is closer to the city center. Delta said it would fly the Atlanta-Haneda route with its Boeing 777-200ER jets. It&rsquo...

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Delta Air Lines has received tentative approval to launch flights from Atlanta to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Atlanta-based Delta already flies from Hartsfield-Jackson International to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, but Haneda is closer to the city center. Delta said it would fly the Atlanta-Haneda route with its Boeing 777-200ER jets. It&rsquo...
As airports brace for busy summer season, some TSA staff to deploy to border
 Transportation Security Administration employees are being asked to volunteer to deploy to the southern border, causing airport and travel officials to raise concerns about a loss of staff just as the busy summer travel season begins. The development comes after concerns about U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees being sent from...

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Transportation Security Administration employees are being asked to volunteer to deploy to the southern border, causing airport and travel officials to raise concerns about a loss of staff just as the busy summer travel season begins. The development comes after concerns about U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees being sent from...
FAA to require approval to fly drones in controlled airspace around airports
 The Federal Aviation Administration says it will require people flying recreational drones to get approval before flying in controlled airspace around airports. There are large swaths of metro Atlanta that are in controlled airspace, because of air traffic control towers not just at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport but also...

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The Federal Aviation Administration says it will require people flying recreational drones to get approval before flying in controlled airspace around airports. There are large swaths of metro Atlanta that are in controlled airspace, because of air traffic control towers not just at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport but also...
Union files interference charges against Delta
 The International Association of Machinists union has filed interference charges with the National Mediation Board alleging Delta Air Lines has run an unlawful anti-union campaign. The complaint comes after the union last week tweeted an image of a Delta flyer in an employee break room that suggested workers spend their money on...

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The International Association of Machinists union has filed interference charges with the National Mediation Board alleging Delta Air Lines has run an unlawful anti-union campaign. The complaint comes after the union last week tweeted an image of a Delta flyer in an employee break room that suggested workers spend their money on...
Former Delta exec faces questioning for confirmation as FAA head
 Former Delta Air Lines executive Steve Dickson told U.S. senators on Wednesday that if confirmed to lead the Federal Aviation Administration he will investigate whether regulators could have done more to prevent two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets. Dickson, who was senior vice president of flight operations at Atlanta-based Delta...

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Former Delta Air Lines executive Steve Dickson told U.S. senators on Wednesday that if confirmed to lead the Federal Aviation Administration he will investigate whether regulators could have done more to prevent two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets. Dickson, who was senior vice president of flight operations at Atlanta-based Delta...
Atlanta-based hypersonic aircraft startup Hermeus raises funding
 An Atlanta-based startup working on the development of hypersonic aircraft announced it has raised funding. The startup, Hermeus Corp., said venture capital firm Khosla Ventures led the seed round investment, with other private investors participating, including two members of the Hermeus board of advisors. The company would not disclose...

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An Atlanta-based startup working on the development of hypersonic aircraft announced it has raised funding. The startup, Hermeus Corp., said venture capital firm Khosla Ventures led the seed round investment, with other private investors participating, including two members of the Hermeus board of advisors. The company would not disclose...
Hartsfield-Jackson will hold auditions for musicians to perform at airport
 Hartsfield-Jackson International is holding auditions for musicians who want to perform at the world’s busiest airport. The auditions will be held Thursday May 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the airport next to the SkyTrain entrance. The Atlanta airport says it is looking for more musicians to play throughout the airport...

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Hartsfield-Jackson International is holding auditions for musicians who want to perform at the world’s busiest airport. The auditions will be held Thursday May 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the airport next to the SkyTrain entrance. The Atlanta airport says it is looking for more musicians to play throughout the airport...
FAA subpoena of Hartsfield-Jackson records on hold
 City of Atlanta officials say a subpoena from the Federal Aviation Administration for airport records has been put on hold after city officials contended some records were subject to attorney-client privilege. The FAA had subpoenaed the airport records as it prepares for an audit of the airport’s finances and investigates...

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City of Atlanta officials say a subpoena from the Federal Aviation Administration for airport records has been put on hold after city officials contended some records were subject to attorney-client privilege. The FAA had subpoenaed the airport records as it prepares for an audit of the airport’s finances and investigates...
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