Skip to comments.Former Delta CEO David C. Garrett Jr., 89, dies
Posted on 06/06/2012 8:55:41 PM PDT by AngieGal
From ticket counter to chief executive's office, David C. Garrett Jr. knew every nook and cranny of Delta Air Lines. He worked his way up through the ranks and earned the love and respect of a number of co-workers along the way.
Bita Honarvar Former Delta Air Lines Chief Executive David C. Garrett Jr., seen here at a Delta event in 2009, has died at the age of 89. Related
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Hazing death lead to changes at FAMU Fulton Science Academy officials deny audit claims Emory prof new U.S. poet laureate Bomb threat 911 audio, video released Mr. Garrett, widely known as Dave, died Saturday at his Dawsonville home from natural causes, family members said. He was 89. Arrangements for a memorial service are being worked out, said his son, David Dave Clyde Garrett, III. SouthCare Cremation and Funeral Society, Alpharetta, is in charge of arrangements.
A native of Pickens, S.C., Mr. Garrett joined Delta Air Lines as a reservation agent in 1946, shortly after he returned from service in the Army Air Corps during World War II. His son said the allure of aviation was already in his fathers system, so taking a job with Delta seemed like a natural move. Over the next 41 years, he helped Delta grow from a small regional carrier into the nation's fourth-largest airline amid some of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the American airline industry.
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Republic Airlines was about the Zenith (My RA frequent flyer number continues).
When I was a child, 1950s, a neighbor was a C&S pilot, later taken in by Delta...It use to be Delta C&S Airline.
Sadly, all US carriers are pathetic, none with more then a 3 out of 5 stars.
My last 4 flights have been on Qatar, a 5 star airline.
Middle east countries have 2 or 3 of the very select class
of five star airlines.
My last Delta flight, Paris to Atlanta (2004) was poor.
The stew was taking drink orders and the guy behind me asked for a Coke. She said that will be $2.
When she got to me, I said I had never heard of an international flight charging for ANY drinks, not even alcohol.
She snapped back at me “WELL, we are just trying keep from going bankrupt”.
That was my last US carrier flight.
All of my US/ Euro flights were KLM, Memphis/Amsterdam, when it was partnered with the now defunct NWA.
Eh? They exist as a sort of an outsourcer for Frontier and US Airways. How do you have a FF number with them?
My dogs LOVE to chase the geese from the land into the water.
Now that the TSA is a gatekeeper/groper and I've gone virtual Galt, I don't fly much now.
(Bummer - no more "club" memberships).
My FF # is now with Delta (little that I fly them). SWA (sometimes Alaska) is the airline of choice these daze.
What a silly, fake story.
“What a silly, fake story.”
Explain what you mean.
Herman The Duck