October 28, 2005

Delta Dumping Song

Delta raised the white flag and is going to fold Song into their core airline by mid-2006. I liked Song, tried it once and had a pleasant experience. It has a wanna-be JetBlue type feeling, but compared to a normal airline that's not a bad place to be.

Delta, the No. 3 U.S. carrier, said Song would stop operating as a separate unit in May 2006, about three years after it started flying. The decision on Song is the latest sign of Delta's willingness to break with its past as it seeks to reorganize under bankruptcy protection and stem billions of dollars in losses from high fuel costs and competition. Delta has never disclosed whether Song was profitable.