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  Song (airline) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Song's main focus was on tourist traffic between the northeastern United States and Florida, a market where it competed with JetBlue Airways.
Song was officially removed from future Delta schedules on February 25, 2006.
Song's fleet consisted of 48 Boeing 757 narrowbody aircraft, fitted in a 199 seat, all-economy class more-legroom configuration and painted in a lime-green livery.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Song_(airline)   (524 words)

  
 Song (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Song (airline), a low-fare airline in the United States.
SONGS is the acronym for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
Song is a town, and the capital of the Song District in Malaysia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Song_(disambiguation)   (145 words)

  
 Song airline comments
We have flown Song since the beginning (yes, and we were on those flights that didn't have tv installation as yet...
Song is a breath of fresh air in the airline industry.
Song is not advertising that its aircraft has the new entertainment system, that will not be available until October.
www.flybudget.com /comment/songcomments.html   (2206 words)

  
 Airline to fly to New York for a Song
Song's 757s are configured for 199 seats in a single class, with seat pitch -- the distance between seats -- at 33 inches.
The low-cost airline is beating revenue projections, and it is doing better than had been expected on operating costs, she said.
Song 757s are now operated about 13 hours per day, and that will go up to about 14 hours a day this fall, Smith said.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/230832_song01.html   (1079 words)

  
 Song Airlines by Elliott Back
Song flies very old Delta planes that have been repainted.
Also a passenger I was talking with found a Cheaper flight on Song to a city that was not her destination, but layed over in the city she was going to.
Song was very polite and told thanked her for flying with them.
elliottback.com /wp?p=565   (2576 words)

  
 Song (the airline) opens new SoHo store - Wired New York Forum
The airline is giving an invitation-only party at the store tonight, where, publicists promised, Grace Jones would serve as D.J. and Moby, Drew Barrymore and her boyfriend, Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes, would drop by.
Song flies former DL aircraft on former DL routes, they were transfered over to this new low fare division (Song) because main line Delta could not compete against Jetblue who uses low pay scales and non-Union work rules to keep their costs below the majors.
Airlines like Jet Blue are good for consumers, but bad for employees who get paid less, have less benefits, and have a high turn over rate compared to the majors.
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/showthread.php?t=4220   (1203 words)

  
 Swan Song - The Boston Globe
Song's Mapes said from his perspective, the single biggest problem Delta faces is a belief Song is shutting down, rather than just being folded back into Delta.
Song aircraft will be gradually redeployed to serve chiefly flights of 1,700 miles or longer.
Delta spokeswoman Chris Kelly said the airline had envisioned the jet being named Big Papi for a defined period of time, but officials are still reviewing whether the name might survive when the plane is repainted in Delta colors in the coming years.
boston.com /business/globe/articles/2006/04/05/swan_song?...   (821 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Travel - News - Can Delta fly like JetBlue?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Song, the new Delta subsidiary carrier, will fly a dedicated fleet of Boeing 757s, replacing Delta Express, which flew smaller 737s between the Northeast and Florida to compete with Southwest's Florida flights.
Song's onboard services are similar to JetBlue's, the first U.S. airline to offer live TV at every seat.
Song's president, John Selvaggio, says Song is the next-generation discount airline.
www.usatoday.com /travel/news/2003/2003-01-29-song.htm   (529 words)

  
 HeraldNet - Wired for Song   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Song also will be the first low-fare carrier to carry MAS equipment of any kind, said MAS spokesman Ray Summers.
Song is countering with leather seats of its own, plus the MAS entertainment system.
Song also plans to offer a selection of pay-per-view movies, which fliers will be able to pay for with a swipe of a credit card.
www.heraldnet.com /Stories/03/2/10/16463662.cfm?cityid=21   (610 words)

  
 reveries - tim mapes - song airlines
While some have criticized Song for trying to offer too much to its passengers, the fact is that every little thing Song does to please its passengers goes back to a very simple insight -- that women are the gatekeepers of air travel decisions and that airlines all but ignore them.
Song's mixture of low-prices and added-value services (roomy leather seats, at-seat digital TV, pay-per-view movies and internet access, to name a few) has drawn the inevitable comparisons to JetBlue.
Song is also trying to spread that attitude in unconventional ways.
www.reveries.com /reverb/travel/mapes   (1770 words)

  
 Kate Spade designs uniforms for Delta's new airline. By Cate T. Corcoran
Song is an exception: This might be the most ambitious attempt by an airline to brand itself with fashion since the now-defunct Dallas airline Braniff sent its renown (and revenues) soaring with its stylish Pucci-designed uniforms in 1965.
Braniff's attempt to brand its airline as a lifestyle company with a fashion-forward stewardess uniform was hugely successful (although the company went out of business in the early '90s because of overexpansion and deregulation).
Song's primary target customer is a woman traveling with her family for pleasure.
www.slate.com /id/2088054   (1405 words)

  
 Song (airline) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Song is a low-cost airline owned and operated by Delta Air Lines.
Song's aircraft are fitted with leather seats and free personal entertainment system at every seat, with audio MP3 programmable selections, triva games, flight tracker, and satellite television (provided by the DISH Network).
The airline operates more than 200 flights a day and has carried over ten million passengers.
www.dania.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Song_(airline)   (282 words)

  
 Las Vegas SUN: Delta's 'Song' airline explains Vegas strategy
Song plans two round trips a day between McCarran and Fort Lauderdale, which currently is served from Las Vegas with one round trip a day by Tempe, Ariz.-based America West Airlines.
Song's route structure will be a point-to-point operation like Southwest Airlines, which is expected to be one of Song's biggest rivals.
Another of Song's biggest rivals will be fellow low-fare upstart JetBlue, which has strongholds at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Long Beach, Calif. Geagan said of Song's 28 planned flights between pairs of cities, only four operate as head-to-head competition with JetBlue, which offers a similar seatback live television system.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/text/2003/apr/11/514933220.html   (835 words)

  
 A swan song for an airline brand - The Boston Globe
Including subsidiaries such as Song, the Delta Shuttle, and the Delta Connection commuter service, Delta is the second biggest airline at Logan after American Airlines, ranked by passenger volume.
Delta executives yesterday sought to portray their decision not as abandoning the Song concept, but seeking to apply its best features across Delta as the airline fights to emerge from bankruptcy protection and return to profitability.
Another Boston Song innovation, a new menu developed by Chef Peter Davis of Henrietta's Table and the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, was scheduled to run only from November through January before likely getting updated by a chef in another Song market.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2005/10/29/a_swan_song_for_an_airline_brand   (647 words)

  
 Airline Industry Information: Song reveals special fares   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Song, the low-cost air service offered by Delta Air Lines, is inviting travellers to sample the Song service with special fares.
According to the airline, the fares include Song's service from the northeastern US to Florida as well as its newest coast-to-coast flight and tickets will be available for purchase until 10 August 2005.
Separately, Song recently expanded its service from New York's JFK airport, with new coast-to-coast services to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, as well as to San Juan and Aruba, and it will also be expanding its Boston and Hartford options with a new direct service to the West Coast.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0CWU/is_2005_August_2/ai_n14843169   (248 words)

  
 frontline: the persuaders: shaping a new brand | PBS
When Delta Airlines decided to launch Song, a new low-priced, leisure travel airline that would target women and offer organic food and more entertainment options, Delta hired a veteran of the ad world, Andy Spade, who with his wife Kate is co-creator of the Kate Spade Company, a multi-million dollar line of fashion accessories.
When we speak with Song, when we have our conversations, we never want to be too boastful or overpromise what it is. I think over time the people who fly will tell us whether it worked or not, and they'll say, "This is working"; if it isn't, we adjust it.
The spirit of Song is different than the spirit of JetBlue and different than the spirit of American or different than the spirit of an airline like Southwest.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/persuaders/etc/shaping.html   (4507 words)

  
 Delta to Discontinue Its Low-Fare Song Airline - New York Times
The airline, which featured lime-green planes, apple martinis and flight attendant uniforms designed by Kate Spade, will be folded into Delta's domestic operations starting in May, Delta said in a statement from its Atlanta headquarters.
Song becomes the latest failure in a long string of airlines-within-an-airline, founded by big carriers in an effort to compete with companies like Southwest, JetBlue and AirTran, who have taken away passengers during the past 15 years by offering consistently low fares.
For Delta, Song was specifically a counterattack on JetBlue, which began flights from New York to Florida in the year 2000, siphoning off passengers on what had been one of Delta's most lucrative markets.
www.nytimes.com /2005/10/28/business/28cnd-air.html?ex=1288152000&en=7e75312724d3c1a5&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (872 words)

  
 Delta's Song Nearly Over
Song, which operated with only coach seats, was launched in 2003 as a rival to discount upstarts like JetBlue Airways (JBLU:Nasdaq).
Although Song will disappear as a separate airline, Delta will continue to use the brand to describe service on long domestic flights.
Song service has won some converts among travelers, and Delta will add the leather seats and in-flight entertainment to another 50 or more of its regular planes.
www.thestreet.com /pf/markets/rosssnel/10250205.html   (482 words)

  
 Business: Yours for a Song: Airline about giving fliers what they want
Airline veteran John Selvaggio was tapped by Delta to run the new carrier last year.
A lot of what we're trying at Song is something we'll study at Delta and may adopt.
Song really represents that everyone has a song they love or a song that puts a smile on their face.
www.sptimes.com /2003/03/04/Business/Yours_for_a_Song__Air.shtml   (791 words)

  
 Delta to Close Song, Its Low-Fare Airline - New York Times
Text: Internal Memo From Delta's C.E.O. The airline, which featured lime-green planes, apple martinis and flight attendant uniforms designed by Kate Spade, will be folded into Delta's domestic operations starting next May, Delta said in a statement from its Atlanta headquarters.
Song becomes the latest failure in a long string of airlines-within-an-airline, founded by big carriers to compete with the likes of Southwest, JetBlue and AirTran, which have stolen passengers in the last 15 years by offering consistently low fares.
For Delta, Song was a counterattack on JetBlue, which began flights from New York to Florida in 2000, siphoning off passengers on what had been one of Delta's most lucrative markets.
www.nytimes.com /2005/10/29/business/29air.html?ex=1288238400&en=d030659866a93283&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (747 words)

  
 Berkun blog » Blog Archive » The Song airline experience
As it was related to me, the Song Gate Agents and Flight Attendants were selected from the mainline Delta people on the basis of positive attitude, lack of sick leave abuse, and lack of detrimental personnel history.
Song Airlines was featured on The Apprentice Martha Stewart.
It would seem to me that the Delta bankruptcy trustee would be insisting that Song be kept flying since it represents an asset capable of generating income for the benefit of Delta’s creditors.
www.scottberkun.com /blog?p=171   (1827 words)

  
 Delta's 'Song' airline explains Vegas strategy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Song unveiled the first plane in its 36-jet fleet Thursday and will begin flying paying customers in East Coast markets Tuesday.
A spokeswoman for Song said Delta and Song would run independently of each other and have separate business models and goals.
Song, which will exclusively fly 757s, will have one class with 199 coach seats.
www.talkabouttravelling.com /group/rec.travel.air/messages/511250.html   (882 words)

  
 CNN.com - Delta unveils new low-fare airline, Song - Jan. 30, 2003
The airline announced the new venture Wednesday in New York, where Song's maiden voyage will originate on April 15, according to a statement posted on Delta's Web site.
Song, which claims to be "the world's most innovative low-fare airline service," will have such amenities as increased legroom, personal touch-screen video monitors at every seat, digital satellite television, and digitally streamed MP3 audio programming allowing passengers to select a personal play list from an extensive list of audio files.
Song, which has a fleet of 36 Boeing 757 aircraft, will fly to and from all three major airports in New York City (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark); Boston; Washington, D.C.; and Hartford, Connecticut.
cnn.com /2003/TRAVEL/01/29/delta.song   (308 words)

  
 Airline Information - Song Airline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If your airline ticket price is the lowest air fare available but the service provided by the airline is very poor, chances are you will no longer fly with the airline that provided the cheapest air fare.
Song (airline) Song's main focus is on tourist traffic between the northeastern United States and Florida, a market where it competes with JetBlue Airways.
Song (airline) Song is a low-fare airline owned and operated by Delta Air Lines...
www.airline-ticket-hub.com /airline_resources/songairline   (1279 words)

  
 KGET TV 17 - In the Spirit of the Golden Empire - Delta's Song Nearly Over   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Delta Air Lines plans to shut down its low-cost Song airline next May, but said it will blend elements of the carrier into its normal operations.
Song, which operated with only coach seats, was launched in 2003 as a rival to discount upstarts like JetBlue Airways.
Delta, the nation's No. 3 airline measured by traffic, will repaint Song's 48 narrow-body Boeing 757 jets with Delta colors, add 26 first-class seats to each one and use them on long-haul domestic routes.
www.kget.com /business/story.aspx?content_id=16093D32-86C2-4DE5-A892-394871E9A78A   (353 words)

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