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Jet Comes Off Snowy Runway in Pittsburgh
Delta Jet Slides Off
Snowy Runway

Delta Jet Slides Off Snowy Runway

No injuries reported in Pittsburgh incident

(Newser) - Firefighters had to help 77 passengers and crew members off a Delta Air Lines plane after it came off the runway amid snowy conditions in Pittsburgh on Wednesday evening. WPXI reports that it took several hours to get everybody off the Atlanta-bound Boeing 717 because it was slanted toward the...

Pilot Cuts, Snow Bring Cancellations
Storms, Staffing Cancel Flights

Storms, Staffing Cancel Flights

With fewer pilots, Delta struggles with logistics

(Newser) - Logistical complications brought on by the pandemic, piled on top of a snowstorm, led Delta Air Lines to cancel hundereds of flights for Wednesday and Thursday. Anticipating the snowfall at its Minneapolis hub, the airline scrapped 250 flights early, the Washington Post reports. Staffing problems brought the cancellation of another...

Passenger Who Slid Out of Moving Plane Explains

'I have panic attacks,' says man on Delta flight

(Newser) - The passenger who allegedly slid out of a moving Delta Air Lines plane via the emergency exit slide explained his side of the story at an arraignment hearing Tuesday. Antonio Murdock, 31, said he was afraid he would lose control if he didn't get off the Atlanta-bound flight Monday,...

A 'Freak Out,' Then 2 Passengers Slide Out of Taxiing Plane

Oh, and their dog was with them, too

(Newser) - A passenger apparently suffering from PTSD symptoms forced his way out of a moving plane Monday, along with a female companion and a service dog. Passengers onboard Delta Air Lines flight 462, which was taxiing at New York's La Guardia airport preparing to depart for Atlanta, say the group...

Black Woman Harassed by Seatmate: Delta Did Me Right

Demetria Poe says airline took care of her after white seatmate got confrontational

(Newser) - A young Black kindergarten teacher from Minnesota has a new favorite airline after the way it handled an unpleasant incident with a fellow passenger. Per USA Today , 25-year-old Demetria Poe took a Delta Air Lines flight last month from Minneapolis to Washington, DC, to attend the Commitment March for racial...

Delta Won't Fly 240 Who Broke Mask Rule

Policy applies to employees as well

(Newser) - There's more evidence that Delta is serious about making sure everyone on its flights is wearing a face mask. The airline recently told a former Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden that he's no longer welcome after he took his mask off on a...

Delta Bans Former SEAL Who Said He Killed bin Laden

Robert O'Neill took his face mask off during a flight

(Newser) - A former Navy SEAL who has said he killed Osama bin Laden has been banned by Delta Air Lines after removing his face mask during a flight. Robert O'Neill tweeted about his ban on Thursday, and the airline confirmed the action, the AP reports. "Part of every customer'...

Delta Wants Proof for Mask Exemptions

Passengers will have screening at the airport

(Newser) - Delta passengers who say they can't wear a mask because of health issues will have to prove it before boarding a plane. The airline will require passengers claiming a health exemption to undergo a virtual screening at the airport with STAT-MD, the airline's partner for medical emergencies, reports...

Here's What the Coronavirus Has Done to Delta

Company sees its first quarterly loss since 2014

(Newser) - After reporting quarterly profits for more than five years and annual profits for more than a decade, Delta Air Lines' balance sheet has nosedived into the red. The company has reported a $534 million loss for the first quarter of 2020. That's Delta's first loss since the final...

Airlines Trace Movements of Couple With Coronavirus

Husband and wife have been hospitalized back home after trip to Hawaii

(Newser) - Two airlines and health officials are trying to piece together the movements of a couple from Japan who came down with the coronavirus after a trip to Hawaii. The couple, who are in their 60s, arrived in Hawaii on Jan. 28, USA Today reports. The husband and wife flew Hawaiian...

Elizabeth Smart Says She Was Assaulted Again and Is 'Sick of It'

Former captive reports sexual abuse took place during a flight

(Newser) - Utah kidnapping and rape survivor Elizabeth Smart said Thursday that she was sexually assaulted on an airplane last year while she was sleeping. Smart, now a 32-year-old mother of three, referenced her kidnapping from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 in describing her reaction to the attack to CBS ...

2 Big Airlines Will Stop Flying to China

Delta, American are suspending flights

(Newser) - The coronavirus fallout continues. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines say they will stop flying to mainland China, reports CNBC . American's move is effectively immediately through at least March 27, though the airline will continue to fly into Hong Kong. Delta's suspension will begin Feb. 6 and run...

Fliers Made Others Nervous. Delta Fined Over Its Reaction

US Transportation Department found the airline violated federal statutes against discrimination

(Newser) - Nazia and Faisal Ali marked their 10th anniversary with a trip to Paris, but things took a turn when they tried to return home to Ohio—and what happened next is now costing Delta. The US Transportation Department fined the airline $50,000 over that and a second incident involving...

It Pays to Be a Delta Employee
It Pays to Be a Delta Employee

It Pays to Be a Delta Employee

Literally

(Newser) - Delta employees will receive their February pay as usual next month—except the total amount will be equal to pay for February, March, and April. That's because eligible employees have gotten a profit-sharing bonus each year since 2012, and this year's payout is a record at $1.6...

Calif. Teachers Waste No Time Suing Delta Over Fuel Dump

4 of them say they were exposed to 'overwhelming' fumes when troubled plane shed fuel over school

(Newser) - Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble dumped its fuel over a densely populated area, including several schools, while making an emergency return to the airport. The teachers described the fuel...

It's Not Yet Clear Why Pilots Dumped Fuel on Schoolkids

Lots of questions for Delta after plane making emergency landing dumps fuel over school

(Newser) - Delta Flight 89 experienced engine trouble shortly after taking off from Los Angeles International Airport en route to China, forcing it to turn around and make an emergency landing back at LAX—after first dumping fuel on the city of Cudahy , where dozens of children were exposed to it while...

Aircraft Dumps Fuel... Onto School Playground

17 kids playing outside at the time reported minor injuries

(Newser) - Jet fuel dumped by an aircraft returning to Los Angeles International Airport fell onto an elementary school playground where children were playing Tuesday, fire officials said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department said firefighters assessed 17 children and nine adults who complained of minor injuries and none needed to be...

Delta Workers Just Sued Lands' End
Delta Workers
Just Sued
Lands' End

Delta Workers Just Sued Lands' End

Class-action filing blames rashes, breathing issues on uniforms

(Newser) - Hundreds of Delta Air Lines employees have filed a pair of class-action lawsuits against Wisconsin-based clothing manufacturer Lands' End, claiming that uniforms they are required to wear are causing serious medical problems. The first lawsuit against the Atlanta-based airline was filed in October with a second on Tuesday in federal...

10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Plane Takes Off From LAX

Janice Xu is believed to have suffered cardiac arrest on flight from LA to Seattle

(Newser) - A young girl was pronounced dead Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport after she suffered an apparent cardiac arrest on her Delta Air Lines flight that had just taken off for Seattle, forcing the plane to return due to the medical emergency, CBS News reports. CBS Los Angeles notes the...

Woman Somehow Boards Plane Without Ticket, ID

She was screened by TSA, but beyond that not much is clear

(Newser) - Jenni Clemons found another woman sitting in her assigned seat when she boarded her Delta Air Lines flight at Orlando International Airport Saturday, and Clemons alerted flight attendants that they may have been assigned the same seat. Not so: The woman, who had no ID on her but whom authorities...

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