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Delta Employees Get Huge Profit-Sharing Payout

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By Holly Wagner, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Minnesota employees at Delta Air Lines are getting bonus checks, because their company turned a huge profit.

On Monday, all Delta employees, with the exception of the executives, received bonuses from profit-sharing. Delta has 12,000 employees in Minnesota. 

This is the largest profit-sharing payout in the company’s history. The total amount being distributed among 80,000 Delta employees is $313 million.  The company made $104 billion in 2010.

Delta said its customers will see some benefits from last year’s profits — not necessarily in ticket prices — but in comfort.

The company said it’s adding more perks to its international flights for coach customers. Some of those perks include including more leg room, seats that recline further, free alcohol and in-flight entertainment systems.

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