Delta Air Lines to Retire Its Entire McDonnell Douglas Fleet of Aircraft in June of 2020

The fleet of McDonnell Douglas aircraft comprised of MD-88 and MD-90 airplanes — which are also colloquially known as mad dogs by frequent fliers and aviation enthusiasts — of Delta Air Lines are being retired earlier than previously planned effective as of June of 2020 because of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic…

…so if you want to travel on what is generally considered workhorses of the fleet of airplanes which are operated by Delta Air Lines across its domestic network of flights in the United States, you only have through sometime next month to do so.

The retirement of the aircraft is only part of an effort by Delta Air Lines to reduce its capacity systemwide due to a substantial drop in demand as a result of the pandemic. The overall active fleet of Delta Air Lines had already been slashed by…

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Has Shutting Down The Economy Put Children Worldwide at Greater Risk? 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

“Anything in the name of safety seems to be the slogan for society these days…

“…and now we face an enemy so small, a microscope is needed just to see it. So far, this enemy called 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — has resulted in the human race wreaking havoc among itself to the point where multiple types of disasters are being created which will not only last for years before they are corrected and resolved; but some of the changes may very well become permanent.

“If you think I am exaggerating about those impending disasters, think about people who are unable to earn a living because they were furloughed for an indefinite period of time and have no savings as a safety net. Think about all of the supplies which have been hoarded that some of the people who really need them cannot find them to purchase anywhere. Think about people who are medically in need and may have to succumb to an illness because the help they require to survive becomes unavailable.”

The paragraph you just read is…

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Delta Air Lines Extends Status and Benefits For Everyone: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

“On behalf of all of us at Delta, I want to thank our customers for your continued loyalty during these unprecedented times. While our focus is on keeping customers and employees safe and healthy today and always, you are a part of the Delta family and we know how important these benefits are to you. That’s why as coronavirus continues to dramatically impact travel across the globe, you don’t have to worry about your benefits — they’ll be extended so you can enjoy them when you are ready to travel again.”

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Delta Air Lines Extends Ability to Rebook Up to 2 Years on Travel Impacted by 2019 Novel Coronavirus

If your flight which was supposed to be operated by Delta Air Lines was impacted by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, you now have the opportunity for the flight credit of your ticket to be extended for redemption through Tuesday, May 31, 2022 if it is eligible — which is up to a full two years.

Tickets normally expire one year after purchase, but Delta Air Lines is providing waived change fees and greater flexibility to travel through Tuesday, May 31, 2022, for customers who have…

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Reciprocal Earning of Miles Now in Effect Between LATAM and Delta Air Lines

Members of both the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles and LATAM Airlines Group LATAM Pass frequent flier loyalty programs will enjoy reciprocal benefits across both airlines — including the ability to earn miles on the full networks of both airlines…

…and the tables for earning frequent flier loyalty program miles have been released by both airlines; and the reciprocal earning of miles between the SkyMiles and LATAM Pass membership programs became effective as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

On Thursday…

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Laptop Computer Screen Damaged by Reclined Seat Aboard Airplane: Who is Responsible; and How Should This Be Resolved?

Here is an interesting scenario: what happens when the screen of a laptop computer is damaged from someone who reclined his or her seat aboard an airplane during a flight? Who is ultimately responsible for the damage?

Pat Cassidy claims to be a Silver Medallion elite level member of the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program of Delta Air Lines; and he further claims that…

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