Stella Awards 2022: Best Airline

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Delta Air Lines

In the wake of the worst time of the pandemic, the pent-up desire to resume business travel, face-to-face events, conventions and incentives has erupted, driven by teams eager to reconnect with each other and with the world around them. It’s a challenge Delta has worked hard to meet, most importantly by improved efficiency and upgraded processes for its Delta Edge Meetings program, such as decreasing the turn time for price administration from three days to 24 hours.
The airline also has been developing an enhanced meetings platform, and customers are eligible for incentives for meetings with 50 or more attendees traveling on Delta or codeshare flights. And as part of its commitment to sustainability, the carrier offers the option to use a backend rebate in UATP funds to purchase sustainable aviation fuel.

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American Airlines

Flying thousands of flights daily to 1,000 destination in 150 countries is a big job, one that American Airlines manages thanks to the talent of its far-flung employees geared to getting people back in the air post-Covid, with meetings-related travel a significant part of that effort. The carrier’s history began on April 15, 1926, when Charles Lindbergh flew the first flight, carrying mail from St. Louis to Chicago, and eight years later began to develop passenger service. Today, American is part of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion and is a signer to the ECPAT-USA Code to help fight global human trafficking.