Delta Air Lines will soon give domestic travelers in-flight access to watch TV shows and movies on their laptops or mobile devices, the Atlanta Business Chronicle writes. The Atlanta-based carrier says it is adding the on-demand entertainment option on more than 950 aircraft. Prices will range from 99 cents to $3.99 for each show or movie.
After long wait, storms eventually cancel Duran Duran concert
The newly inaugurated Rock 'N Roll Hall of Famers were kicking off their North America tour in Minnesota.
Boy arrested in St. Paul hit-and-run that killed 70-year-old woman
Phoua Hang is remembered as a community leader.
Former priest in Minnesota charged with sexually assaulting friend
The priest allegedly got the victim drunk.
Student loans cancelled for 1,380 Minnesota ITT Tech students
President Joe Biden moved to cancel the federal debt this week.
Twine kills 2 young ospreys in Long Lake, Minnesota
One bird was found hanging by its leg from the nest.
School district sued by teachers' union over staff 'gag order'
The district has faced heightened scrutiny for months now.
After dozens of arrests, concern over rising 'militaristic' weapons on MN streets
The U.S. Attorney provided an update on the violent crime strategy in collaboration with federal and local law enforcement agencies.
Outrage after ‘vote with bullets’ remarks from GOP Senate candidate
The candidate's comments were recently brought to light in a video recording.
2 killed after driver crosses center line near Silver Lake
A toddler in the vehicle survived the crash.
WCCO-TV launching new newscast, adds North Carolina anchor, meteorologist
The new newscast will debut on Labor Day.
The answer to winter woes: St. Paul's upcoming Palm Springs-style supper club
Take a first look at inside the menu at The Apostle Supper Club.
Delta, Southwest finalize plane lease deal
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines -- the dominate carrier at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport -- will lease 88 Boeing 717 planes from Dallas-based Southwest Airlines. The aircraft will be transferred starting next year, with 16 scheduled to arrive next year. Another 36 will come in 2014 and the rest will be delivered in 2015.
FAA proposes nearly $1M in fines against Delta
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is facing $987,500 in civil penalties for allegedly operating two airplanes that were not compliant with government regulations. The Federal Aviation Administration claims Delta failed to repair a chip in the nose cone of a Boeing 737-800. The dominant Twin Cities carrier is also accused of operating an Airbus A320 on 884 flights with a broken dome light in the cockpit.
Delta uses technology to prevent lost luggage
A new study shows airlines lost fewer than nine bags per thousand passengers last year, compared to more than 18 bags five years ago. The New York Times reports Delta Air Lines, the dominant carrier at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, is among the leaders using new technology to reduce mishandled baggage. The airline has made major upgrades to its tag printers, bag readers and conveyor belts at hubs in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Similar upgrades are also planned in New York.
Delta: Computer glitch overcharged frequent fliers
WCCO first reported the discrepancies after two business executives booking the same Delta Air Lines flight side-by-side were given two different prices. USA Today reports the Atlanta-based airline has acknowledged the issue and says they will offer refunds on a case-by-case basis. The carrier didn't know how many customers were affected.
Delta moving 160 jobs from Twins Cites to Georgia
Delta Air Lines is relocating Edina-based MLT Vacations from Minnesota to its Atlanta headquarters over the next several months, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The company says roughly 160 employees in the Twin Cities will be offered the option to transfer. Delta is the dominant carrier in the Twin Cities after in acquired Northwest Airlines in 2008.
Delta Air Lines considers buying North Dakota oil
The Atlanta-based carrier is looking into using crude oil from western North Dakota to supply its new refinery in Pennsylvania, the Associated Press reports. Delta Air Lines bought the refinery near Philadelphia from Phillips 66 for $150 million in May with hopes of cutting fuel costs by making its own jet fuel.
Is Delta Air Lines downgrading jets at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport?
The Star Tribune reports the Atlanta-based airline appears to be swapping newer Airbus planes with older Boeing or McDonnell Douglas jets at MSP. Delta told the newspaper, "We always work to deploy the most efficient aircraft to each route, which is critical to the success of our hub at MSP." Some travelers and airport officials have complained the older planes are noisier and more cramped.
Southwest hikes airfares, Delta, others follow
It looks like airfares are going up for the fifth time this year. Delta, US Airways, United and American are among the big carriers to raise fares. Southwest Airlines led the latest effort. USA Today reports U.S. carriers have tried to increase fares eight times so far this year -- four have been successful. Delta is the dominant carrier in the Twin Cities.
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