The skies have been friendly to Delta and its CEO Richard Anderson. The company’s stock price is up by 55% so far in 2014, gas prices continue to fall, U.S. spending is increasing, and even an Ebola scare didn’t ground the airline. Despite replacing part of its fleet with new airplanes, Delta expects record profits of $4 billion by the end of the year. Anderson even went as far to promise 3-4% raises for many of its service employees in 2015. —R.D.