DAL : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Delta to End Flights to Taipei (DAL)

    January 17, 2017
    Delta announced in early January that it would end its flights to Taipei in May. The airline is also planning to fly into ...
  2. Delta Purchases Five New Heathrow Slots (DAL)

    January 17, 2017
    Delta paid $19 million for five pairs of morning slots at the London Heathrow Airport despite two consecutive years of negative ...
  3. Justice Department Said to be Dropping Airline Collusion Case ...

    January 13, 2017
    The U.S. Justice Department is no longer expected to file charges of collusion against U.S. airlines, says a report from ...
  4. Delta Releases Operating Expense Figures for Q4 and 2016 (DAL)

    January 12, 2017
    Delta’s operating expenses for Q4 and 2016 are down from the previous year despite increased labor costs.
  5. Delta Releases Q4 & 2016 Revenue Figures (DAL)

    January 12, 2017
    Delta’s revenue figures for Q4 and 2016 are down from the previous year, mostly due to declines in passenger revenue.
  6. Delta Posts Fourth-Quarter and 2016 Earnings (DAL)

    January 12, 2017
    Delta has released its earnings for the fourth-quarter and for 2016. The press release also includes guidance for the March ...
  7. Delta Earnings Expected Jan. 12 (DAL)

    January 9, 2017
    Delta is expected to post a decrease in revenue for the fourth quarter. The stock recently earned an Outperform rating.
  8. Delta Releases Updated Guidance for December Quarter (DAL)

    January 4, 2017
    Delta has updated its fourth quarter guidance with improved figures for operating margins and PRASM.
  9. Delta Reports December Performance Metrics (DAL)

    January 4, 2017
    The airline released its December performance statistics along with its year-to-date performance metrics.
  10. Southwest Airlines Could Fly High in 2017 (LUV)

    January 4, 2017
    Southwest Airlines is testing long-term resistance and could break out in a 2017 trend advance that posts double-digit percentage ...
  11. Delta and Boeing Agree to Cancel Dreamliner Order (DAL)

    January 3, 2017
    Bloomberg reports that Boeing has agreed to release Delta from its purchase contract.
  12. IATA Predicts Strong 2017 for Airlines (AAL, UAL)

    December 8, 2016
    IATA released its 2017 forecast for the airline industry. Its press release also revised predictions about 2016.
  13. Delta Revamping Food Choices (DAL)

    December 8, 2016
    Delta is testing free meals in coach class and is launching a new line of complimentary snacks.
  14. A Look at the Oracle of Omaha's Airline Stocks (UAL, DAL)

    December 8, 2016
    It seems that Buffett could predict that stocks, especially airlines, would bounce back after the Brexit tumble, where investor ...
  15. Virgin America, Delta Rank Highest in Healthy Airline Food (VA, ...

    December 6, 2016
    An annual study out of the NYC Food Policy Center ranks airlines in order of the healthiness of their airline food.
  16. Boeing Wants Trump to Extend Ex-Im Bank Charter

    December 5, 2016
    The biggest beneficiary of the corporate welfare represented by the Export-Import Bank wants President-elect Donald Trump ...
  17. Pilot Unions and Airlines Oppose Norwegian Air Deal (LUV, AAL)

    December 5, 2016
    SWAPA urges Donald Trump to reverse the U.S. Department of Transportation decision to allow Norwegian Air to expand its U.S. ...
  18. Norwegian Air Granted Foreign Carrier Permit (DAL, UAL)

    December 5, 2016
    The DoT granted final approval for Norwegian Air to expand its U.S. operations effective Dec. 2 despite decreases in U.S. ...
  19. Delta Prepares to Sell Gasoline and Diesel (DAL)

    December 5, 2016
    Delta plans to expand its product offerings to offset losses at its refinery.
  20. Delta Releases November Statistics (DAL)

    December 2, 2016
    Delta squeaked through an increase in revenue passenger miles, increased load factor and reduced its cargo ton miles.
  21. Delta’s December Investor Update (DAL)

    December 2, 2016
    Delta released its December investor update on Dec. 2.
  22. Delta Pilots Ratify Labor Contract (DAL)

    December 1, 2016
    Delta pilots have agreed to a four-year labor contract with a 30 percent wage increase.
  23. Why Did Warren Buffett Make a Big Bet on Airlines?

    November 30, 2016
    According to Berkshire Hathaway's 13F for Q3, Warren Buffett initiated positions in all four major airline companies last ...
  24. Delta and American File Objections and Responses over LAX-PEK ...

    November 30, 2016
    Delta is fighting the Department of Transportation’s tentative decision to award the Los Angeles-Beijing route to American ...
  25. Delta Apologizes for Belligerent Passenger (DAL)

    November 28, 2016
    A Delta passenger began shouting and insulting the political beliefs of other passengers on a flight to Pennsylvania.
  26. Delta Tops Business Travel News Survey for the Sixth Consecutive ...

    November 22, 2016
    Delta has placed first in an annual survey of travel buyers, corporate travel managers and airline sales executives.
  27. Delta and Aeromexico to Fight DoT Decision (DAL)

    November 21, 2016
    Delta and Aeromexico plan to continue their partnership but will fight the DoT decision to give up 30 take-off and landing ...
  28. Warren Buffett's Airline Bets: Can They Pay Off?

    November 21, 2016
    After years of shunning the entire sector, investor Warren Buffett and his team at Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: ...
  29. Baggage Tracking Technology Debuts at Delta (DAL)

    November 18, 2016
    Delta has launched an RFID-based baggage tracker that lets travelers follow their luggage from drop off to pick up.
  30. US Airlines Catch Cuba Fever (DAL, LUV)

    November 17, 2016
    After receiving approval to fly to Cuba, American airlines are eager to launch service.
  31. Delta Employees to Receive Six Percent Raise (DAL)

    November 17, 2016
    Eligible, non-union employees at Delta will receive a six percent raise in April 2017.
  32. Delta Tops Big Three Airlines in October On-Time Arrival Rates ...

    November 16, 2016
    Delta beat United and American Airlines in on-time arrival rates in October. American placed first in overall on-time performance.
  33. How Spirit Airlines Is Changing Legacy Carriers

    November 16, 2016
    Envious of the profit-making potential of Spirit Airlines' (NASDAQ: SAVE) no-frills offerings, major U.S. carriers are now ...
  34. Buffett Sees Potential in Airline Industry (UAL, AAL)

    November 15, 2016
    A regulatory filing by Berkshire Hathaway shows new investments in the airline industry.
  35. After Shunning Industry, Buffet Buys Airlines (BRK-A, BRK-B)

    November 15, 2016
    The Oracle of Omaha has famously criticized airlines as capital-intensive and unprofitable, but he’s recently bought over ...
  36. Are These the 2 Best U.S. Airline Stocks?

    November 14, 2016
    AirlineRatings has announced its award winners for 2017, and two U.S. carriers claimed top honors in key categories for ...
  37. Delta to Partner with Airbnb (DAL)

    November 11, 2016
    Effective immediately, Airbnb customers will be able to earn Delta SkyMiles for Airbnb bookings made through a special Delta ...
  38. American Airlines Snags Beijing-LAX Route (AAL, DAL)

    November 11, 2016
    American Airlines and Delta Airlines had both requested permission to operate daily flights between Los Angeles and Beijing.
  39. Airline Coalition Urges Trump to Act (AAL, DAL)

    November 10, 2016
    The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies hopes the incoming Trump administration will take the necessary steps to protect American ...
  40. DoT Issues Tentative Decision Regarding Delta & Aeromexico (DAL)

    November 8, 2016
    The U.S. airline is hoping to partner with Aeromexico to increase its competitiveness on U.S.-Mexico routes.
  41. Premium Economy Comes to America (DAL, AAL)

    November 7, 2016
    Delta Air Lines and American Airlines are launching premium economy classes in 2017.
  42. Delta Air Lines Makes a Miles Deal with Airbnb

    November 4, 2016
    Earlier this week, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) joined Virgin America and Australia's Qantas in granting miles to passengers ...
  43. Delta Profit Climbs as Capacity Nears Ceiling

    October 13, 2016
    Days after announcing plans to offer an enhanced First Class cabin on routes between Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, ...
  44. Southwest Pilot AIP Unaffacted by Delta (LUV)

    October 13, 2016
    Southwest's pilots' union has not been able to improve its agreement in principle. Ratification voting continues.
  45. Mixed Results for Delta's September Earnings (DAL)

    October 13, 2016
    The airlines released its September quarter results this morning.
  46. Delta Ups Its First Class Game for D.C.-L.A. Route

    October 11, 2016
    For airlines, the Holy Grail is to attract an outsized share of business and premium travelers willing to pay for upgraded ...
  47. Tentative Deal Between Delta and Pilots (DAL)

    October 3, 2016
    The agreement still needs to be ratified but would see a 30% wage increase over four years.
  48. Delta to Revamp Business Class; Expand Codeshare With Korean ...

    September 9, 2016
    Delta is improving its customer offerings to increase revenue.
  49. Airline Stocks Rally (DAL, AAL)

    September 7, 2016
    Airline stocks are up today thanks to reports that the industry is doing "OK."
  50. JetBlue, Delta and the Battle for Boston (JBLU, DAL)

    September 7, 2016
    JetBlue retaliated today against Delta's increasing expansion into Boston Logan Airport.
  51. A Few Crumbs for Coach

    September 6, 2016
    Free snacks and more are now being offered by major carriers on economy class flights. Record profits make it possible. Competition ...
  52. DAL: How Delta's Stock Price Fell 26% in 6 Months

    September 6, 2016
    Delta's stock price has been punished over the last six months due to higher oil prices, the Brexit vote and its own outages ...
  53. Technology Woes Mean Bad News for Airlines (DAL, LUV)

    September 6, 2016
    Airlines are highly dependent on technology, but they aren't making the investments needed to avoid expensive outages.
  54. Why Delta Lost Altitude in August

    September 6, 2016
    August was not a particularly sunny month for Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL). The incumbent carrier reported operational and ...
  55. Behind Delta's 46.4% Rise in 10 Years (DAL)

    August 31, 2016
    Delta Air Lines stock has been highly correlated to its close peers, as crude oil price remains an important driver of financial ...
  56. After a Slump, Airline Industry Gets a Turnaround

    August 26, 2016
    After years of turmoil, the U.S. airline sector finally is getting off the ground. Pilots and workers are getting raises ...
  57. Top Travel Industry Stocks in 2016 (DAL, WYN)

    August 22, 2016
    Discover the two generations driving the travel industry. Review four travel-related stocks that are well positioned to meet ...
  58. Delta East Launches Private Rooms in Business (DAL)

    August 17, 2016
    Delta has launched a new all-suite business class that gives fliers on long flights a private room and bed.
  59. Omega Drops Stake in Apple, Makes Bet on Citigroup (AAPL, GILD)

    August 16, 2016
    Omega sells off shares in Apple, replacing them with an investment in Citigroup, Netflix and more.
  60. Tepper's Appaloosa Remains Cautious on S&P and Airlines, Focuses ...

    August 15, 2016
    Hedge fund manager David Tepper's investments in 2Q 2016 moved away from S&P 500 holdings and major airlines, favoring pharmaceuticals ...
  61. Who Is Driving Delta's Management Team?

    August 15, 2016
    Three key members of the management team make the most important business decisions and manage corporate governance at Delta ...
  62. What's Behind JetBlu's 63.5% Rise in 10 Years

    August 11, 2016
    While the share price of the regional airline operator generally followed the direction of the broader markets, it's outperformance ...
  63. Delta Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday, Aug 10 (DAL)

    August 9, 2016
    Delta revenue is impacted by a combination of currency headwinds and a 5% decline in passenger unit revenue on a 3.2% increase ...
  64. Delta Foregoes Refinery Profits to Gain on Fuel Cost (DAL)

    August 5, 2016
    Here’s how Delta is strategically using its high output oil refinery to incur a small loss but save big on lower jet fuel ...
  65. How Travel Stocks Have Performed Since Brexit

    July 25, 2016
    Have travel stocks rallied or faltered since Brexit?
  66. United Beats on Q2 EPS, Launches Fresh Buybacks

    July 20, 2016
    Shares of United Continental (NYSE: UAL) are up slightly following the company's release of its second quarter results. ...
  67. Brexit Fallout: Delta Cuts Capacity on U.K. Routes

    July 14, 2016
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) reported better-than-expected second-quarter results on Thursday morning, sending the stock ...
  68. Delta Taking Off After Earnings (DAL)

    July 14, 2016
    Delta has lifted off long-term range support, but gains may be limited due to overhead supply from recently broken support ...
  69. 10 Stocks With Low P/E Ratios (DAL,NE,GM,VLO)

    July 14, 2016
    If you are looking for long-term value consider these stocks with low price-to-earnings ratios.
  70. Delta Stock Edges Higher After Q2 Earnings Beat (DAL)

    July 14, 2016
    The nation's No. 2 air carrier by traffic reported second-quarter earnings that exceeded Wall Street's estimates, despite ...
  71. Delta Stock Rises Ahead of Q2 Earnings

    July 12, 2016
    Wall Street expects the air travel company to deliver a year-over-year increase in profits and a decline in revenue.
  72. Delta Loses a Half-Billion Dollars on Oil Hedging (DAL)

    July 6, 2016
    Delta Air Lines reportedly lost $450 million in the latest quarter on hedges that speculated the price of oil would rebound ...
  73. Why Delta's 2Q Outlook Cut Is a One-Quarter Hiccup

    July 6, 2016
    On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announced significant reductions to second-quarter financial estimates. The carrier ...
  74. Is Airport Lounge Access Worth the Additional Charge? (AC.TO, ...

    June 26, 2016
    Learn about the benefits of airport business lounges and their services, including elite services, and decide whether they ...
  75. The Best Airline Stocks for the Summer

    May 28, 2016
    Weak revenues and guidance aside, the airlines sector presents some excellent value going into one of the best travel seasons ...
  76. OneGo vs. JetSmarter: Comparing Disruptors in the Airline Market ...

    May 25, 2016
    Follow the development of new businesses based on flat-rate flying apps, and identify any interesting prospects which could ...
  77. What's Behind Southwest's Hefty Dividend Raise?

    May 20, 2016
    Buoyed by very favorable trends in its industry -- mainly, cheaper fuel prices -- that have improved its fundamentals, Southwest ...
  78. Delta Air Lines Plans a 50% Dividend Hike in Q3

    May 17, 2016
    Delta Air Lines stockholders will soon get more change in their pockets if the carrier's latest capital allocation plans ...
  79. Airlines Begin to Feel the Effects of Terrorism (RYAAY, DAL)

    May 13, 2016
    Most major airlines are starting to see the financial effect from recent terrorist activity in Europe.
  80. Delta Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend Monday (DAL)

    May 9, 2016
    Delta will send its dividend payment on June 1 to shareholders of record as of May 11.
  81. Airlines' Record 2015: Here's Who Profited Most

    May 4, 2016
    Travelers still don't like airlines, but that didn't stop the industry from reaping record profits in 2015. American Airlines ...
  82. Top 3 Companies Working with Delta (DAL)

    April 23, 2016
    Learn more about major American airline Delta Air Lines and discover some of the major companies that have formed a partnership ...
  83. 3 Thoughts from Deutsche Bank on U.S. Airline Stocks (DB, DAL)

    April 23, 2016
    Explore the near- and long-term outlooks for the airline industry, and discover why Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Linenburg ...
  84. What to Expect From Delta Earnings (DAL)

    April 13, 2016
    Despite DAL shares climbing 8% in the past twelve months, this has nonetheless frustrated many investors, who believe Delta ...
  85. Delta's Unique Employee Structure and Its Logic Behind It (DAL)

    April 11, 2016
    Find out if new profit sharing will affect the unionization efforts of Delta employees or if bigger raises keep employees ...
  86. Alaska Air Lands Virgin America for $2.6 Billion

    April 4, 2016
    Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) recently agreed to buy Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA) for $2.6 billion, beating a rival bid from JetBlue ...
  87. Delta Air Lines Could Break Out Soon

    March 28, 2016
    Delta Air Lines Inc. should move substantially higher if Amex Airline Index clears long-term resistance at 90.
  88. Virgin America Considers Sale of Company

    March 24, 2016
    Is the U.S. airline industry ready for more consolidation? A report published Thursday by Bloomberg revealed that Virgin ...
  89. Why Delta is Done Hedging Fuel Costs (AAL, DAL)

    March 21, 2016
    Delta lost $336 million on its hedges in the last three months of the year, and while it is not taking out any new contracts ...
  90. Airlines May Enter a New Bear Market in 2016

    February 29, 2016
    Despite savings from record low oil prices, airlines lost substantial ground in 2015. Is the airline industry entering a ...
  91. A Breakdown on the Low-cost Airline Industry

    February 29, 2016
    LCCs have become powerful players in the airline sector globally as cost-conscious consumers embrace their no-frills approach. ...
  92. Analyzing Delta's Return on Equity (DAL)

    February 27, 2016
    Learn about Delta Air Lines' return on equity (ROE). Find out how net margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact ...
  93. Delta Vs. American Airlines: Why Delta is Flying Higher (DAL, ...

    February 27, 2016
    Find out why Delta shares have outperformed American Airlines. How has load factor impacted revenue per available seat mile ...
  94. Delta's 3 Key Financial Ratios (DAL)

    February 25, 2016
    Learn why a smaller sales growth rate is actually good for an airline company such as Delta to achieve a better operating ...
  95. The Winning Game of Losing in Politics

    February 23, 2016
    The very rich have a much higher tendency to save their wealth than the average earner, so election season can act as a sort ...
  96. Who Does Cheap Oil Benefit? See This Stock (DG)

    February 12, 2016
    Cheap oil won't benefit most companies, but this retailer might buck that trend.
  97. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Delta Airlines (DAL)

    January 28, 2016
    Learn about Porter's Five Forces, a framework used to analyze external threats to companies, and discover which forces pose ...
  98. 4 High-Growth Stocks to Buy in 2016 (SGEN,GPRO)

    January 26, 2016
    As many investors begin reviewing and rebalancing their portfolios in the new year, learn about these stocks that could deliver ...
  99. Is Delta Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (DAL)

    January 14, 2016
    Learn about Delta Airlines and the factors that affect the company's performance. Discover if Delta stock makes an appropriate ...
  100. American Airlines P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (AAL, DAL)

    January 5, 2016
    A quick analysis of American Airlines Group Inc., using the ubiquitous price-to-earnings ratio.
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