The politicians of Georgia, ticked off that Delta has joined the list of companies that have cancelled discounts to members of the National Rifle Association, have unwittingly revealed what a giveaway unnecessary tax breaks to corporations are. Read more →
The last Delta/Northwest 747 jet to fly into Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport to great fanfare last month made its last flight today, a trip from Atlanta to a boneyard in Arizona where it will be stripped and left to become dust in the desert. Read more →
If you want to get a sense of the kind of expertise behind the scenes at an airline, take a look at Delta Airlines, which today did what some other airlines didn’t want to do: fly into, then out of, San Juan, Puerto Rico, which is about to get hammered by Hurricane Irma. Read more →
Delta Airlines is reading the names of all 80,000 employees in a Facebook broadcast it says will last 50 hours. Read more →
Fairly soon, many of you won’t need to talk to a human employee anymore when you check in at MSP airport. Delta is testing out a new system that uses biometrics to identify you when dropping your baggage at the check-in.
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The latest tale of suffering aboard an airline in the United States today comes from Brian and Brittany Schear of Huntington Beach, California, who were tossed off a Delta flight because they wanted one of their toddlers to sit in a seat they originally purchased for their teenage son, who instead took an earlier flight. Read more →
Tamika Cross, a doctor from Houston, could’ve helped a man who needed a doctor on a flight from Detroit to Houston. But she says the flight attendant aboard her flight didn’t believe she’s a doctor. Tamika is a woman. Tamika is African American.
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We’ve said it before but we say it again: No industry works as hard to alienate its customers as the airline industry does. Read more →
It can’t be much fun if you’re a Delta traveler today. All of Delta’s flights were grounded because of computer woes. Even when the systems are restored, the effect will ripple throughout the system for hours, if not days. That’s what happens when the airline industry consolidates. Read more →
How is it possible that flight attendants aboard a Minneapolis-bound Delta Airlines flight got into a fistfight on board the airplane and there’s no video posted online? Read more →
Of course the airline has gone no-frills, so you’ll pay extra for baggage, including carry on, but any time a carrier takes on the ‘big airlines’ — now down to a very few — it’s worth watching whether other airlines try to match the fares in some way. Read more →
If there was one football game the social media folks at Delta Airlines might’ve taken a pass on, it’s the one between the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL playoffs this Sunday. Read more →
It took almost a year, but the National Transportation Safety Board has completed its investigation into an incident at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport last year in which a taxiing Delta 757 clipped another jet that had been pushed back from its gate. Read more →
Kip Hedges was fired after giving an interview to Workday Minnesota in October. Hedges is a baggage handler at the airport.
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Delta Airlines isn’t too afraid to wade into a political issue despite the risk it will alienate many of its customers. Read more →