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2008-07-10 12:00:45

Due in stores Tuesday: _Bajofondo, "Mar Dulce" (Decca). Band from Argentina and Uruguay fuses tango, electronica, pop and rock. _David Banner, "Greatest Story Ever Told" (Motown). _Elisa, "Dancing" (Sugar). Italian chanteuse's song "Dancing" was featured in the reality TV show "So You Think You Can Dance." _Delta Goodrem, "Delta" (Decca U.S.). Australian singer-songwriter. _The Hold Steady, "Stay Positive" (Vagrant Records). _John Mellencamp, "Life, Death, Love and Freedom" (Hear...

2008-07-09 09:00:19

By Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A federal judge has dismissed Delta Air Lines Inc. from more than 19 pending lawsuits involving a plane crash that killed 49 people two years ago. U.S. District Judge Karl Forester said in a 13-page opinion Tuesday that no Delta employee could be held liable for the crash of Comair Flight 5191. Comair is a subsidiary of Delta, but Delta argued that each has separate management and policies, and employs its own pilots. "In short, there is no...

2008-07-04 21:00:14

By Art Marroquin Delta will drop its relationship with ExpressJet beginning Sept. 1, resulting in a loss of service between Los Angeles International Airport and more than a dozen other cities, officials announced Thursday. ExpressJet/Delta Connection currently offers 41 daily departures from LAX to Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and 10 other regional cities, according to figures provided by LAX officials. The partnership also offers 28 daily departures from LAX to nine cities in...

2008-07-03 15:00:28

ATLANTA, July 3, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Delta (NYSE:DAL) and ExpressJet have mutually agreed to cease all ExpressJet Delta Connection operations as of Sept. 1, 2008. ExpressJet currently operates 23 ERJ-145 aircraft for Delta Connection on flights that primarily operate out of Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Delta intends to award a portion of this flying, including all routes currently operated by ExpressJet at its Salt Lake City hub, to another Delta Connection carrier. Delta will...

2008-07-02 12:00:00

By Alex Breitler, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 2--STOCKTON -- Two Delta groups with normally opposite interests said Tuesday they intend to sue the city of Stockton and San Joaquin County for pollution coming from stormwater runoff and sewage. The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta, a group of south Valley farmers and water users, claims Stockton has allowed heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides to escape through storm drains and into the fragile estuary. The California...

2008-06-26 09:02:48

By Mai Hoang, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jun. 26--Delta officials plan to reinstate the flight July 7, only to pull it back out of operation Aug. 18. The flight was taken out of operation for the second time this year May 1. The latest announcement is irritating to Yakima airport manager Buck Taylor. He, along with business and city officials, spent two years and raised $150,000 for marketing and more than $455,000 in prepaid purchases of Delta Air Lines tickets to draw the airline...

2008-06-26 06:02:33

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 26--A bill approved by a legislative committee Tuesday would require the state to build hatcheries to breed threatened Delta smelt. Critics warn it may undercut the state Endangered Species Act. Senate Bill 994 by Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, is backed by a who's who of powerful water agencies. A weighty list of conservation groups has made the bill a top priority to defeat this year. Smelt play a key role in Delta water management....

2008-06-25 09:02:59

By Harry R. Weber Associated Press ATLANTA -- Delta and Northwest pilot negotiators say they have a tentative agreement with Delta management on a joint contract to cover both pilot groups when the companies combine later this year. Delta's pilots union said in a statement Tuesday that the agreement is between the two pilot groups and Delta management. Terms were not disclosed. Next, the two pilot groups will try to reach an agreement on a merged seniority list. The joint contract...

2008-06-24 02:29:59

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will offer a new $25 rebate for checking a second bag to customers who purchased tickets from Delta prior to April 9, 2008, and traveled on or after May 5, 2008. The rebates are limited to $25 per passenger per flight. Under Delta's contract of carriage, the baggage rules in effect on the date a passenger's travel begins are the rules that apply to that passenger's transportation on Delta. The $25 fee for a second checked bag continues to apply for...

2008-06-19 18:00:22

By Bill Hensel Jr., Houston Chronicle Jun. 19--Continental Airlines, which shunned merging earlier this year with United Airlines, is joining its rival in an operational alliance. Continental said today it's moving from the SkyTeam alliance -- led by Delta and Northwest airlines, which are merging -- to the Star Alliance. That will make United and US Airways its new domestic partners along with Air Canada, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and others. Separately, Continental CEO Larry...


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