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Delta Bans Obnoxious Trump Supporter for Life

Passengers will get full refunds

(Newser) - He should have left the politics on the ground: Delta says a "loud, rude and disrespectful" man who taunted his fellow passengers about Donald Trump's election victory has been banned for life, NBC News reports. The man was filmed standing up on a Nov. 22 flight from Atlanta... More »

Less Than 30 Minutes Before Departure, the Pilot Was Arrested

Cops say pilot showed up drunk for Delta flight

(Newser) - The pilot of a Delta flight from a South Dakota airport was arrested less than 30 minutes before departure time Wednesday morning when a TSA agent told police he smelled like booze. Russel Duszak, 38, was found to have a blood alcohol content of more than 0.04 and was... More »

She's a Black Doctor. Delta Staff Couldn't Believe It

Tamika Cross alleges 'blatant discrimination'

(Newser) - When Tamika Cross heard a mid-flight call for a doctor to help an unresponsive passenger aboard a Delta flight from Detroit to Minneapolis, she immediately threw her hand in the air. "Oh no, sweetie, put [your] hand down, we are looking for actual physicians or nurses," the OB/GYN,... More »

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 »

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