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Delta, Coke Blasted Over New Napkins

Companies apologize after encouraging people to write down phone numbers for 'plane crush'

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola say they were just trying to encourage a little "old school flirting." Complaining passengers had a different take: "creepy." The companies have pulled Diet Coke napkins (see them here ) that encouraged people to write down their phone number on them... More »

Amid the Shutdown, MLK National Park Gets 16-Day Reprieve

It's all thanks to Delta's $84K

(Newser) - The Martin Luther King Jr. National Park reopened just in time for the federal holiday, and Americans have Delta, not Congress, to thank. An $83,500 grant from the airline—which has its headquarters in Atlanta, where the park is also located—will be combined with National Park Service recreation... More »

Devoted Dad's Christmas Gift Went the Extra Mile High

Flight attendant's father hopped on bunch of flights so she wouldn't have to spend holiday alone

(Newser) - Not everyone can get home for the holidays, especially if they have to work, but Pierce Vaughan's father decided he would bring home to her while she was on the clock. Per WXIA , the Delta flight attendant was on the schedule for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, meaning... More »

Delta: Don't Bring Emotional Support Animals on Long Flights

Service puppies are also banned

(Newser) - If you're planning a flight longer than eight hours, Delta Air Lines says you can't bring an emotional-support animal with you. The rules for pups are getting tighter, too. Neither support animals nor trained service animals will be allowed on any Delta flights if they are under 4... More »

Tara Reid, Dog Booted From Plane

Actress complained about missing pillow on Delta flight

(Newser) - The hassles of flying coach were apparently too much for Tara Reid, who was booted from a Delta flight on Monday. TMZ reports the Sharknado actress "flew into a rage," complaining that she wasn't in a window seat, was cramped by the reclining seat in front of... More »

3 Biggest US Airlines Cave to China's 'Orwellian' Demand

The way they refer to 'Taiwan' on their websites will now be more to China's liking

(Newser) - The White House originally called the request "Orwellian nonsense," but the three biggest US airlines appear to have caved to a demand from China on references to Taiwan. Ahead of a Wednesday deadline imposed by Beijing, Delta, American, and United will alter the way they refer to Taiwan... More »

Fliers Booted From Delta Flight Over 'Airplane Mode' Dispute

Black passenger alleges racial discrimination

(Newser) - A woman was kicked off a Delta Air Lines flight Saturday over a dispute with a flight attendant over airplane mode on her phone, USA Today reports, and passenger Robyn Rodgers suggests it's because she is black. Rodgers was on a flight about to take off from Fort Wayne... More »

Delta Has Latest Doggie Death

Alejandro the Pomeranian dies on flight from Phoenix to Detroit

(Newser) - Alejandro the Pomeranian did not survive his flight to Detroit, and Delta Air Lines is now trying to figure out what killed the dog, reports CNBC . The dog was in a cargo hold on a Phoenix-to-Newark flight that stopped in Detroit, where he was found dead. "We know pets... More »

Doctor on Board? Yes, the Surgeon General

Jerome Adams helps unconscious passenger

(Newser) - A reminder that the US surgeon general is himself a doctor: Jerome Adams, an anesthesiologist, assisted someone on a Delta Air Lines jet as he prepared to fly Wednesday to Jackson, Miss. It seems a person lost consciousness when the plane was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and... More »

Woman With MS: Delta Tied Me to Wheelchair

Maria Saliagas says correct type of wheelchair was not available

(Newser) - Maria Saliagas has multiple sclerosis and can't sit up on her own. Typically, Delta accommodates her with a wheelchair featuring straps that help support her, but during a trip earlier this month the airline didn't have one available—so, Saliagas tells WSB-TV , Delta employees used someone else's... More »

Free Apple on Delta Flight Costs Woman $500

Crystal Tadlock plans to fight it in court

(Newser) - Crystal Tadlock may think twice before accepting anything from a Delta attendant again. Flying back from Paris, the Colorado woman accepted a free apple handed out by an attendant and stuffed it in her carry-on bag—only to discover at customs that the fruit would cost her $500, KDVR reports.... More »

Security Breach Hits Delta, Sears Customers

Malware exposed customers' credit card details

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines' payment-card information for about "several hundred thousand" airline customers may have been exposed by a malware breach last fall that also hit Sears and other companies. The airline says that the malware attack may have exposed customers' names, addresses, credit card numbers, card security codes, and... More »

Delta CEO on Losing Tax Break: 'Our Values Are Not for Sale'

Delta says only 13 NRA members used discount before it was ended

(Newser) - To punish Delta Air Lines for dropping its discount for NRA members , Georgia lawmakers killed a tax cut on jet fuel that could have saved Delta up to $40 million. But the air line is sticking to its guns, Business Insider reports. "Our decision was not made for economic... More »

State Lawmakers Punish Airline for Cutting Ties With NRA

Delta cut ties with NRA, so Georgia lawmakers voted to kill its tax break

(Newser) - Pro-gun Georgia lawmakers scored a political victory Thursday over Delta Air Lines, making good on Republican threats to deny the company a hefty tax break after it cut ties with the NRA , the AP reports. The state House and Senate within hours of each other passed a sweeping tax bill... More »

Delta Cut Ties With NRA. Now Republicans May Penalize Delta

Georgia lawmakers want to kill tax break

(Newser) - Now that Delta Air Lines has ceased offering discounted fares to National Rifle Association members, some Republican lawmakers in Georgia say the airline should be punished. The group of Republicans, led by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the frontrunner in this year's gubernatorial election, have threatened to torpedo a measure... More »

NRA Slams 'Cowardice' of Companies Severing Ties

'Law-abiding members of the NRA had nothing to do with the failure' Florida school's security

(Newser) - As companies continue to sever ties with the National Rifle Association , the gun lobby is hitting back with a statement that says "the law-abiding members of the NRA had nothing at all to do with the failure of that school's security preparedness ... or the cruel failures of both... More »

2 More Companies Are Cutting Ties With NRA

Delta, United will no longer offer discounts on airfare

(Newser) - Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the NRA, the latest major companies to do so following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month, the AP reports. Both Delta and United said Saturday they will no longer offer discounted fares to NRA members to attend... More »

Passenger Saved From 'Brink of Death' by Nurse Scared to Fly

Morgan Anderson and her mom, also a nurse, handled a medical emergency midflight

(Newser) - A man on the "brink of death" on a Delta flight has two nurses to thank for saving him—one who overcame her fear of being in the air to concentrate on helping him. The Citizen Times reports that Morgan Anderson, 26, and her mom, Rose Anderson, 57, were... More »

It Took 11 Hours to Restore Power at World's Busiest Airport

Fire blamed for massive Atlanta outage

(Newser) - Power was finally restored to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport just after midnight Sunday—some 11 hours after the lights went out in the world's busiest airport . The massive power outage caused the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, including 900 Delta flights, Business Insider reports. The airline... More »

Flier Booted for Using Bathroom Sues Delta

Kima Hamilton alleges racial discrimination

(Newser) - Eight months after he was kicked off a Delta flight for using the restroom while the plane was taxiing, Kima Hamilton says the color of his skin was a factor. In a federal lawsuit filed in Milwaukee on Tuesday, Hamilton, a 40-year-old black man, says his 35-second venture to the... More »

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