Delta Air Lines

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Delta Cancels More Flights as Woes Drag on

Airline offering travel vouchers to those affected

(Newser) - Delta's travails, and those of its customers, move into day two with the airline canceling nearly 250 flights, reports the AP . The cancellations Tuesday follow about 1,000 canceled flights Monday and almost 3,000 delayed flights after an outage at its Atlanta headquarters caused a global systems failure... More »

Delta Grounds Flights Worldwide

Airline blames global computer outage

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines passengers around the world are beginning the week stuck in airports thanks to what the airline says is a global systems failure. "We are currently experiencing a major system-wide network outage," tweeted the airline, which was unable to say when the problem will be fixed.... More »

Muslim Couple Kicked Off Delta Flight

They say they were humiliated after Paris trip

(Newser) - An Ohio couple say they had a wonderful trip to Paris to celebrate their 10th anniversary—but the experience was ruined when they were kicked off their flight home for being Muslim. Faisal and Nazia Ali say they were ordered off the July 26 Delta Air Lines flight and were... More »

Flight Delayed? It Could Be the Coffeemaker

Faulty machines must be checked for fire risk

(Newser) - Running late for a flight? Cross your fingers that the plane's coffeemaker is broken. An "inordinate amount of coffeemaker problems" are causing flight delays, American Airlines' chief of operations says—and causing passengers to lose their lids. The New York Times reports defective coffeemakers require a thorough check... More »

Delta Flight Lands at Air Force Base by Mistake

Passengers were stuck at Ellsworth for hours

(Newser) - Oops: Some 130 Delta passengers were stuck on the tarmac for hours Thursday night after they were mistakenly taken to a military airport instead of a civilian one. The airline says Flight 2845 landed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota instead of Rapid City Regional Airport, which is... More »

Passengers Endure 30-Hour, Puke-Filled Flight to New York

'I've never seen an airsick bag used before and many were'

(Newser) - It was supposed to take four hours for a Delta Air Lines flight from the Dominican Republic to reach New York; it took nearly 30, the Chicago Tribune reports. And they weren't a pleasant 30 hours, either. "I've never seen an airsick bag used before and many... More »

Nursing Mom of Triplets Lauds Delta's First-Class Act

Flight attendants gave mom privacy and space to pump

(Newser) - Jenna Mde had to travel from Atlanta to Dallas on Friday, leaving her triplet babies behind. But because she breastfeeds, Mde still needed to pump during her flight—and that's where a Delta crew came through for her with flying colors, Today reports. Two flight attendants brought her into... More »

Pilot Turns Plane Around to Help Grieving Family

They were trying to catch the last plane to Memphis for their father's funeral

(Newser) - In the week before Christmas, one Delta Air Lines pilot gave a grieving Arizona family a "gift that no one else could," Tucson News Now reports. Father of three Jay Short died after a battle with lung cancer Dec. 16. Three days later, his family was attempting to... More »

Runaway Tarantula Grounds Plane

Passengers had to board another flight

(Newser) - Weirdest flight snafu in a while: A tarantula that escaped in the cargo hold of a passenger flight from Maryland's BWI airport to Atlanta grounded the plane before it could take off and sent passengers onto another flight. A spokesman for Delta Air Lines tells the Baltimore Sun that... More »

Suspicious Package Traced to Flight Attendant: FBI

Justin Cox-Sever said a bag he stuffed with towels was beeping: FBI

(Newser) - The FBI says a flight attendant fabricated a story about a suspicious package on a Delta Air Lines flight that led to an emergency landing at a North Dakota airport last week. The Dickinson airport was temporarily shut down Wednesday when the aircraft traveling from Minneapolis landed, according to documents... More »

2 Major US Airlines Ban Big-Game Trophies

No more rhino heads on Delta, American

(Newser) - More fallout from the killing of Cecil the lion : Two major American airlines say people whose hobby is killing and beheading African wildlife will have to fly other carriers if they want to take the animal parts home with them. In a statement, Delta Air Lines said it has now... More »

Delta's Posh New Upgrade: Private Jet

It costs $300 to $800, and it's barely available

(Newser) - For frequent flyers who'd like to feel wealthy for a day, Delta's got a new upgrade that will cost the shirts off their backs yet still feel like a pretty big bang for the buck. For $300 to $800 a flight, "high-value customers" who've achieved elite... More »

Jet Stopped Just Short of Water at LaGuardia

Delta jet skids off runway while landing; no serious injuries

(Newser) - It was a scary close: A Delta plane skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing today and stopped just short of an icy bay. The jet with about 130 people aboard came to rest on an embankment near the water's edge. No serious injuries were reported, though... More »

Delta Apologizes After Breast-Pump Kerfuffle

The airline made a mother check her breast pump

(Newser) - When nursing mother Lauren Modeen tried to board a Delta flight from Atlanta to Minneapolis on a business trip last week, she was told she'd first have to consolidate her luggage—a purse, a cooler to carry breast milk, and a standard carry-on that included her pump. Modeen protested... More »

Delta Flight Takes Off With Just 2 Aboard

Chris O'Leary's long day of delays turned into something else

(Newser) - How to get a private plane experience at regular-plane prices: Ask Chris O'Leary. The Brooklyn man managed to fly from Cleveland to New York's LaGuardia Airport yesterday on a 76-seat plane that carried just two passengers. Initially, he was the only one. As O'Leary explains to ABC... More »

Unruly Passenger Forces Plane's Emergency Landing

Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to LA grounded due to 'security issue'

(Newser) - Authorities say a disruptive passenger forced a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles to land at the Albuquerque International Sunport in New Mexico between 6pm and 7pm on Christmas night. Airport spokesman Daniel Jiron tells the Albuquerque Journal that Sunport police arrested the passenger, who was traveling... More »

Delta Airlines Stumped After Dog Goes Missing

Frank Romano says firm gave him 'run-around'

(Newser) - A man is trying to find his best friend after Delta Airlines lost track of the 6-year-old bull terrier Friday night. "I keep praying and wishing for him to come back," Frank Romano tells ABC News . Delta has told him they're looking for the dog, Ty, who... More »

New Flight Diverted as 2 Scuffle Over Reclining Seat

Woman reclined while other napped on tray table

(Newser) - Yet another plane has been diverted thanks to a squabble over a reclining seat. A Delta flight from New York City to Palm Beach, Fla., was grounded yesterday after two passengers argued over a reclining seat. A fellow passenger and witness tells News4Jax : "This woman who was sitting next... More »

Woman, 72: Delta Kicked Me Off Plane ... for Looking Sick

Suzanne Hays' daughter says her mother was just sleeping

(Newser) - An elderly woman says a Delta crew treated her "like I had leprosy" when they kicked her off a flight earlier this month … for looking sick. Suzanne Hays, 72, tells First Coast News she felt fine as she waited for her flight to Florida to take off on... More »

FAA Bans All US Flights to Israel for 24 Hours

And several European airlines suspend flights after rocket report

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines and United Airlines this morning canceled all flights to Israel indefinitely, reports the AP , after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket had landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. US Airways later canceled flights just for today, but then the FAA came out and banned all... More »

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