Three airlines -- American, United, and China Eastern -- already fly non-stop from LAX to Shanghai. Delta wants to make it four.
Delta Air Lines says unit revenue declined in every international region -- the Atlantic, the Pacific and Latin America. But strong domestic performance enables a robust fourth quarter.
Delta, the first airline to report fourth-quarter earnings, grows profit by 70%, beats estimates and posts margins of 13% despite fuel hedging losses and lower international revenue.
American Airlines shares have led the airline sector down in 2015, but analysts still like the carrier, mainly because of its unhedged fuel position.
American Airlines has pilot seniority lists from three airlines -- American, America West and US Airways. Arbitrators ruled that all three pilot groups can participate in seniority list arbitration.
The International Association of Machinists says 60% of Delta flight attendants have signed cards seeking a union representation election.
American Airlines President Scott Kirby extends the until Jan. 30 for pilots to approve a new contract and get retroactive pay for December and January.
United Airlines faces an uproar after firing13 flight attendants for refusing a Hong Kong flight due to security fears after someone painted a mysterious image on the plane's exterior.
Dispatchers, pilot instructors and simulator technicians at American Airlines and US Airways are all members of the Transport Workers Union. But the American members want to leave the union.
American Airlines pilots could begin voting as soon as Wednesday on a new contract that would provide raises and boost airline costs by $550 million a year. Pilots are divided.