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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-Delta Air Lines is planning to cut some of its corporate staff to improve productivity, according to Bloomberg News. The Atlanta-based airline expects to keep hiring pilots, flight attendants and other front-line employees but salaried workers at its headquarters may be laid off.

-Even Alaska Airlines’ chief executive Bradley Tilden isn’t immune to having his bag lost. Tilden was embarrased to admit that his own airline lost his bag recently when Tilden took a trip to Washington D.C. for an airline summit, reports the Los Angeles Times.

-United Airlines’ new chief executive Oscar Munoz is trying to win back customers by admitting that the merger with Continental hasn’t gone smoothly. But reaction to Munoz’s efforts has been mixed. In this Fortune article, long-time United customers say the public mea culpa is a good first step but are doubtful that the airline will answer their concerns and issues.