A federal labor board is upholding an election at Delta Air Lines Inc. where baggage handlers voted against joining a union. The National Mediation Board had been looking into claims by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers that Delta interfered in the election last year.
Congress did not extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration Friday. Passengers at Georgia airports won’t see delays or flight cancellations this weekend. But travelers could save some money.
Though some of these routes are federally subsidized, Delta not only will stop flights but also plans to retire the fleet of planes used for these cities. Four of the affected cities are in Alabama and Mississippi, with the remainder in the northern Midwest.
The nation’s second-largest airline says it will lose between $250 million to $400 million this year due to the crisis in Japan. Due to that and higher fuel costs, Delta is again scaling-back its flight schedules.