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Delta To Share $1.1B Of 2014 Profits With Employees

Delta Air Lines is showing a lot of love to its employees this Valentine’s Day weekend. The airline made a big profit in 2014 and employees are getting to share in some of it. The company reported earnings of nearly $3 billion last year. As a result, it will pay out an industry record $1.1 billion to its employees.

02/13/2015

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Many metro school districts closed their doors today due to severe windchill….

01/07/2015

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Good Question: How Has Air Travel Changed?

In March, Delta Airlines will start offering five different levels of pricing, ranging from a bare-bones “basic economy” all the way to an elite first-class “Delta One” ticket. It’s a far cry from the 1960s, when airlines used to print their prices weeks in advance. So, how has airline travel changed?

12/09/2014

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How To Fit Everything Under The Seat

Avoid paying a carry-on fee by following these helpful tips.

11/05/2014

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Research: Bacteria Can Live On Airplane Surfaces For A Week+

Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.

05/20/2014

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What’s The Best Airline In The US?

Plan your next flight with this year’s Air Quality Ratings to find the United States’ best airlines.

04/17/2014

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Viewers Donate 15.8 Million Miles To Make-A-Wish

Thanks to our WCCO viewers and listeners, Tuesday’s Accomplish MN Make-a-Wish drive turned out to be a huge success. Our goal was to raise 10 million airline miles for Make-a-Wish Minnesota through your donations. Those miles would help get kids to their dream destination.

03/26/2014

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The Jet Of The Future Only Has Window Seats

The jet of the future has faster travel times and huge digital screens that feel as if every seat is a window seat.

03/06/2014

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Uncovered: The Best Time To Buy The Cheapest Plane Ticket

A recent study pinpoints the best time to buy the cheapest airline tickets. Read on for tips on booking your next vacation on a budget.

03/05/2014

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Good Question: Do Airline Mergers Hurt Or Help Us?

American Airlines plans to end its direct flights from MSP to New York’s LaGuardia and Washington’s Reagan National Airports. The changes are part of a deal with the Justice Department to push through American’s merger with U.S. Airways. American agreed to give up some of its airport slots to lower-cost airlines. So do airline mergers hurt us or help us? According to Myles Shaver, a professor business strategy at the Carlson School of Business, opinions are mixed.

01/16/2014

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Frozen Fuel Causes Delays At MSP Airport

While cars had trouble starting Monday, dozens of planes didn’t get off the ground at all. Some airlines had to cancel flights after jet fuel actually froze at airports across the Midwest. There were 50 flights cancelled and more than two dozen delays at MSP Monday. But almost none of them had to do with the local weather, according to airport spokesman Patrick Hogan.

01/06/2014

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Unruly Winter Weather Has Holiday Travelers On Edge

With more people flying this year than last year for the holiday, travelers just want to make sure they’ll be home for Christmas. The wild weather hitting across the country has holiday travelers worried, however.

12/22/2013

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Delta Air Lines Posts Profit Of $1.37 Billion

Delta Air Lines made more than a billion dollars in the third quarter as more passengers paid a little bit extra to fly. Even its new oil refinery turned a small profit. The profit of $1.37 billion worked out to $1.59 per share. Not counting gains from fuel hedges, the company would have earned $1.2 billion, or $1.41 per share.

10/22/2013

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Thanksgiving Airfare: Every Day You Wait Is An Extra $5

While Thanksgiving is still more than a month away, travel experts said you should’ve started solidifying your travel plans — yesterday. Travel websites predict the average cost for a round-trip ticket this year will be $415. That’s a jump of nearly 7 percent from last year.

10/16/2013

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Delta Will Pay Dividend, Buy Back Shares

Delta Air Lines will start paying a quarterly dividend and buy back some of its shares — investor-friendly moves common in other industries but rare for airlines.

05/08/2013

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Winter Getaway Deals Still Available

Airlines are keeping busy with people booking trips left and right for warm weather destinations.

01/07/2013

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Bad Food Photos

If you think you’ve had bad meals on an airplane before, wait until you see these photos. A blog that shames airlines over the food they serve. Check it out.

09/18/2012

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What Would You Do If You Saw This!?????

For my flying friends…..you look out the window and see this…..What would you do???

08/08/2012

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What’s Cheaper: Shipping Bags Or Checking Them?

Airline travelers tend to carry-on about baggage fees these days. Airlines like Delta and American charge $25 for the first bag, $35 for the second, for domestic flights.

03/01/2012

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The Rise Of Gas Prices And Its Effects

How about paying $4 a gallon for gas? Some experts say it will happen soon, and we won’t be paying more just at the gas station.

02/16/2012

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Airlines’ ‘Hidden Fees’ No Longer Hidden

Next time you book a flight you may experience a little sticker shock — and it’s not because the prices have gone up.

01/26/2012

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Delta 4Q Profit Soars On Higher Fares, Demand

Delta Air Lines’ fourth-quarter net income rose sharply, as higher fares offset a bigger fuel bill.

01/25/2012

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Delta Repays Old NWA State Loan

It was a decision that was fraught with controversy when state lawmakers approved it. Back in December 1991, Minnesota agreed to loan Northwest Airlines $761 million to help the struggling carrier fend off bankruptcy.

10/25/2011

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Minn. Company Buys Sun Country Airlines

Sun Country Airlines announced Wednesday that they’ve been sold to a private company owned by the Davis family of St. Peter, Minn.

07/20/2011

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Uncomfortable Seats, Fees Are Why People Aren’t Flying

The cost of plane tickets may be pretty expensive right now, but that’s not the main reason people aren’t flying.

05/11/2011

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