Delta Preparing for 5 Million Travelers During Thanksgiving Written 9 November 2022


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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Delta Air Lines is expecting “the heaviest Thanksgiving traffic Delta has seen since the start of the pandemic” – over 5 million passengers for the holiday period. Recovering from pandemic staffing cuts means that around “a quarter of the airline’s employees have joined the company over the last two years.” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said, “We have hundreds of thousand[s] of years of service that retired and we have a whole new generation coming in.” Another result of the pandemic was the airline’s first Chief Health Officer, Dr. Henry Ting. Delta is now more focused “on the mental health and emotional well-being of its employees, including hiring a behavioral psychologist and staff clinicians.”
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