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"Semper Supra" – Space Force unveils new logo and motto
The U.S Space Force released its logo and motto, Semper Supra (Always Above), July 22, 2020 at the Pentagon, D.C. The logo and motto honor the heritage and history of the U.S. Space Force.
The U.S Space Force released its logo and motto, Semper Supra (Always Above), July 22, 2020 at the Pentagon, D.C. The logo and motto honor the heritage and history of the U.S. Space Force. Credit: United States Space Force, Staff Sgt. James Richardson |

"Semper Supra", Latin for "Always Above", is the new motto of the United States Space Force, representing the agency's "role in establishing, maintaining, and preserving U.S. freedom of operations in the space domain."

The Delta shaped logo, not to be confused with Star Trek, was revealed Wednesday on Twitter and "signifies defense and protection from all adversaries." The symbol, first used in 1961, "honors the heritage of the USAF and Space Command."

Transportation • Air Transportation & Traffic, Flying
Delta Airlines CEO states that over 100 passengers have been banned over mask requirement
Delta Airlines CEO states that over 100 passengers have been banned over mask requirement
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The CEO of Delta Airlines ED Bastian has stated in an interview with NBC News that as Covid-19 measures all planes are getting sanitized, booked to only 60 percent of their capacity and all passengers and employees are required to wear masks on the planes at all times.

He also stated that over 100 people have been banned from flying over refusing to wear a mask. People that claim to have a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask are required to talk to a Doctor from the University of Pittsburg Medical Center in order to assess if the condition indeed prevents passengers from wearing a mask on the airplane.

Transportation • Air Transportation & Traffic, Flying
Delta loses $5.7 billion in second quarter, cuts number of planned flights in half
Delta loses $5.7 billion in second quarter, cuts number of planned flights in half
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Covid-19 is taking its toll on the airline industry. Delta is reporting a 88 percent decline in revenue, which contributes to a $5.7b net loss in the second quarter of 2020. The sharp decline forces the airline to cut the number of planned daily flights for next month in half, adding only 500 instead of the planned 1,000.

“Demand has stalled as the virus has grown, particularly down here in the South, across the Sun Belt, coupled with the quarantine measures that are going in place in many of the Northern states,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian told CNBC.

Transportation • Air Transportation & Traffic, Flying
Delta to block middle seats until end of September
Delta 767 landing at Amsterdam Schiphol
Delta 767 landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Credit: Jan Rosolino

Delta Air Lines will continue to block the selection of middle seats and cap seating in every cabin through September 30.

Middle seats will be shown as unavailable during the booking process. On some smaller aircraft, some aisle seats will be blocked. Delta will also cap seating between 50% and 75%, depending on the cabin.

“Reducing the overall number of customers on every aircraft across the fleet is one of the most important steps we can take to ensure a safe experience for our customers and people,” Bill Lentsch, Chief Customer Experience Officer, said in a statement this Wednesday.

Transportation • Air Transportation & Traffic, Flying
Delta to retire Boeing 777 jets from its fleet
Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200
Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200 Credit: Masakatsu Ukon (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Delta Air Lines said on Thursday that it is retiring the Boeing 777 and other older jets from its fleet in order to slash costs and face the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The retirement of the 777 planes will take place at the end of the year, and the company plans to use Airbus A330s and A350-900 series jets to replace them in its ultra-long-haul markets.

Transportation • Air Transportation & Traffic, Flying
Most US airlines make face masks mandatory on flights
Most US airlines make face masks mandatory on flights
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More and more airlines now mandate passengers to wear face masks during flights. After JetBlue Airways first announced mandatory masks for both crew and all passengers, other airlines followed including Delta, United and American.