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.
Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day
A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.
Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives
Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.
Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager
Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.
Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers
The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.
Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl
Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Charges: Mom killed infant son just weeks after getting him back from foster care
The 10-month-old died in her care in Brooklyn Park last April.
Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment
It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.
U of M fraternity raises money for chef's knee surgery
The GoFundMe has raised around $1,700 of its $5,000 goal.
7 restaurant, bar groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate
"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.
Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood
It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.
New Delta pilot contract approved, smaller jets on way out
A new contract approved by Delta Air Line pilots Friday will prompt a major shift in the airline uses smaller jets. The deal will allow the Atlanta-based Delta -- which maintains a hub at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport -- to phase out 50-seat regional jets more quickly and fly more 76-seat jets.
Delta Air Lines considers buying US Airways
According to the Wall Street Journal, the dominant carrier at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is studying the possible acquisition. The No. 2 airline was also considering buying the parent company of American Airlines. The Atlanta-based carrier acquired Northwest Airlines in 2008.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twin Cities Delta workers will share $85.3M in profits
The airline is handing out more than $1 billion in profit sharing for the fourth year in a row.
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