Delta to Keep 14 of Oldest Narrow-Body Jets on Failed Pilot Vote

  • Aging 757s once set for retirement will get cabin upgrades
  • Airline dropped plan to buy 737s after union spurned contract

A Boeing 757 cargo jet takes off at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Delta Air Lines Inc. will hang onto 14 of its aging, workhorse Boeing Co. 757 jets that were to be retired in two years, partly because pilots rejected a proposed contract that would have added new aircraft.

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