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  • Georgia Gov. Deal signs tax bill sans Delta cuts

    03/03/2018 9:47:49 AM PST · by bkopto · 11 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 3/2/2018 | staff
    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a new tax bill into law Friday that fellow Republicans changed to punish Atlanta-based company Delta Airlines for dropping a special deal they offered to members of the National Rifle Association. The bill, which focused on allowing tax breaks for corporations bringing the state in line with the new federal tax code, would have allowed a $50 million sales tax exemption on jet fuel. However, following the shooting a high school in Parkland, Florida which claimed 17 lives, Delta decided to drop ties with the organization which led to an angry backlash from prominent Georgia...
  • KC mayor invites Delta Airlines to bring headquarters here using new KCI as bait

    02/27/2018 5:49:24 PM PST · by tkocur · 23 replies
    KSHB News ^ | 27 Feb 2017 | Candi Carney
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Mayor Sly James is moving in fast to try and lure Delta Airlines to moving its headquarters to our city. Delta is in the middle of a little bit of a squabble with Republicans in Georgia. Delta pulled its discount program for NRA members to attend their annual meetings and is asking the gun rights group to remove any references to its airline from its website. Some Republicans say Delta's move is an attack on conservatives. Georgia's Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle tweeted his disapproval and says he will use his power to kill any...
  • Delta Crew Wouldn’t Let Me Sing National Anthem: Passenger

    10/16/2017 8:52:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2017
    A Georgia physician said her plan to honor a fallen soldier by singing the U.S. national anthem aboard a Delta Air Lines plane carrying the soldier’s casket was stopped by a flight attendant who told her it would violate company policy. Dr. Pamela Gaudry of Savannah said she and fellow passengers were told “to stay quietly in our seats” as an honor guard escorted the casket from the plane Saturday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A flight attendant told her that singing “The Star Spangled Banner” would make passengers from other countries uncomfortable, she said. “I couldn’t put up with...
  • Delta Airlines Screws Up Then Blames the Passenger

    07/23/2017 10:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | July 23, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    After a period in America when we were faced with incident after incident of airline passengers becoming cause célčbre because of questionable decisions by airline personnel, you would think the airlines would adjust how they treat the people who pay the freight. Instead Delta Airlines decided to pick a fight with one the most well-known social/political commentators in the country. That outcome could not end well. Ann Coulter booked a flight from New York LaGuardia to West Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday, July 15th. Coulter had booked a seat in what Delta refers to as their Comfort+ seating. As a...
  • Republican Delta Employee Reveals Ann Coulter Was ‘Targeted On Purpose’ In Seat Fiasco

    07/18/2017 9:36:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 82 replies
    GP ^ | 7-18-2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Full title: "BUSTED! Republican Delta Employee Reveals Ann Coulter Was ‘Targeted On Purpose’ In Seat Fiasco"Conservative icon Ann Coulter isn't letting up in her battle against Delta after the airline gave away her pre-booked seat to another passenger. Coulter, who is 6-feet-tall paid an extra $30 for a seat with more leg room, but was removed from her seat. TGP previously reported, conservative powerhouse, Ann Coulter unleashed hell on Delta airlines on Saturday after they removed her from her pre-booked seat and gave it to another woman. Coulter pointed out that the woman who took her seat was not elderly,...
  • Delta tweets insults at Ann Coulter. Still want to fly Delta?

    07/17/2017 9:13:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/17/2017 | Monica Showalter
    Columnist Ann Coulter is a tall woman, and apparently, she spent some time selecting the right sort of seat for a person who needs more legroom on frequent flights, perhaps to avoid deep-vein thrombosis, or perhaps to fly more comfortably.  She spent the time and paid the extra money to get an aisle seat in an emergency row on a Delta flight, which would have done the job. For some reason, as the flight was boarding, the airline decided to move her seat to the window in the same row and seat a group of other passengers, perhaps because...
  • After 28 hours, Delta's only answer for why it made Ann Coulter give up her seat is “I don’t know”

    07/17/2017 3:50:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 70 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 17, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Full title: After 28 hours, Delta Air Line’s only answer for why it made Ann Coulter give up her prepaid seat is “I don’t know” Delta made Coulter give up her prepaid seat. When Coulter asked why, the flight attendant’s answer was “I don’t know.” 28 hours after the incident, Delta has still not offered Coulter any other explanation for its actions. If Delta did have a legitimate reason for doing what it did, it should say what that reason was. Otherwise, Delta will have given the impression that one or more of its employees simply did it out of...
  • Delta fires back at Ann Coulter after angry tweetstorm

    07/16/2017 7:00:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 251 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 16, 2017 | 9:11pm | Chris Perez
    Delta Airlines has fired back at Ann Coulter — revealing on Twitter how her two-day temper tantrum was over a measly $30. “We’re sorry you did not receive the preferred seat you paid for and will refund your $30,” the company tweeted on Sunday night. SEE ALSO Delta allegedly boots Ann Coulter from reserved seat Delta allegedly boots Ann Coulter from reserved seat “Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary,” it said, in response to Coulter’s weekend-long Twitter rant.
  • Conservative commentator Ann Coulter slams Delta for switching her out of a pre-booked seat

    07/16/2017 3:14:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 87 replies ^ | July 16, 2017
    Coulter didn't just slam Delta for moving her from her "PRE-BOOKED seat" with extra leg room. She documented the experience in photos and tweet after tweet, which she shared with her 1.6 million followers, not to mention the wider spectrum of people fascinated by things Ann Coulter does. So here is a member of the flight crew accused of "summarily snatching my ticket from my hand & ordering me to move w/o explanation, compensation or apology:" "Why are you taking me out of the extra room seat I specifically booked, @Delta?' Flight attendant: "I don't know.”
  • Now It's Delta’s turn: We’re sorry for threatening our customer with jail on overbooked flight

    05/05/2017 8:01:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/05/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Fill in the blank: “We are sorry for the unfortunate experience our customers had with …” This time it’s Delta Airline’s turn to apologize profusely for a viral video detailing their customer-service experience. Brian and Brittany Shear had paid for a seat used by their toddler on a flight from Hawaii back to California, where they live, when a flight attendant told them they had to give it up, claiming it was overbooked. When the Shears refused to do so, the video shows someone — it’s still unclear who — threatening them with jail and the loss of their...
  • Delta figured out how to capitalize on United’s failure but it probably won’t help you very much

    04/15/2017 8:29:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The fallout for United Airlines from their attempt at “involuntary rescheduling and attitude adjustment” for a doctor on one of their flights continues in the public relations department and other airlines seem to be responding. In terms of the endless What Went Wrong discussion taking place on every cable news network, the biggest question which kept being asked was, why didn’t they offer the passengers more money to leave voluntarily? That turns out to be a somewhat complicated question (more on that below) but the folks at Delta were clearly watching. Less than a week after the incident they’ve...
  • Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

    04/14/2017 2:13:44 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 72 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune - AP ^ | April 14, 2017 | DAVID KOENIG and DAMIAN TROISE
    Delta is letting employees offer customers almost $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet. In an internal memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press, Delta Air Lines said gate agents can offer up to $2,000, up from a previous maximum of $800, and supervisors can offer up to $9,950, up from $1,350.
  • Delta Airlines Changes How You Fly with Guns

    03/28/2017 8:53:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 3/23/2017 | Mark Walters
    It seems Delta Airlines pulled a fast one on this writer, talk radio host, commentator, and more importantly, all of us as the flying public. Last week on these pages I wrote about an emailer’s experience flying on Delta airlines out of Norfolk, VA to St. Louis with a checked firearm. It seems he had been given some information he had never heard before, and the process was different than he had experienced in the past. He was told his bag would be zip-tied before he could pick it up at his destination. Not only was he told it would...
  • Delta to hire 25,000 workers, CEO meets with Trump

    02/09/2017 10:37:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies ^ | Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 | Yamanouchi Kelly
    Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced after a meeting of airline chiefs with President Donald Trump that the carrier plans to hire 25,000 people over the next five years. Atlanta-based Delta has about 80,000 employees around the world, and hires regularly in some areas due to  turnover. The company did not specify in its statement whether the 25,000 figure includes replacement hiring due to attrition, what the hiring might be contingent on and how much of it would be organic growth of the airline. Bastian in a written statement released after the Thursday morning meeting of airline CEOs with...
  • YouTube star’s bias claims disputed by passengers, Delta

    12/22/2016 10:51:55 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 23, 2016 | 1:29am | Joe Tacopino
    The tale of a notorious YouTube hoaxster who claimed to be kicked off a Delta flight for speaking Arabic turned out to be the latest in a growing series of false accusations of bias made in the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory. Serial prank artist Adam Saleh set the Internet aflame Wednesday when he posted the clip of himself being asked to leave the flight because he “spoke a different language” — but his story quickly fell apart. “You guys are racist. I cannot believe my eyes. I cannot believe it,” Saleh pleads in the video. “I spoke a...
  • Muslim hoaxter burns Delta Airlines in self promotion

    12/21/2016 6:05:10 PM PST · by Starman417 · 44 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-21-16 | DrJohn
    This is the portrait of a idiot. Adam Saleh, a Muslim born in Brooklyn to Yemeni parents, was recently taken off a Delta flight. YouTube celebrity Adam Saleh, whose prank videos have garnered him a significant online following, has accused Delta Air Lines of kicking him off flight because he spoke Arabic to his mom on the phone before takeoff. “I speak to my mom on the phone every flight,” Saleh told CBSN shortly after video he posted on Twitter showing his removal went viral. “She only speaks Arabic.” According to Saleh, a woman in the seat in front of...
  • Media Falls Hook, Line and Sinker for Yet Another Fake Hate Story

    12/21/2016 3:18:02 PM PST · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 21 Dec 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    A YouTube prankster’s viral video accusing Delta Airlines of anti-Muslim discrimination made national headlines early Wednesday. But the man behind the video has a proven record of faking stories for attention and the media didn’t think twice before reporting his unsubstantiated story. Adam Saleh, the young man in question, claimed Delta Airlines ejected him and his friend from the flight because other passengers complained that he made them “uncomfortable” after they heard him speaking in Arabic to his mother on the phone. Saleh then began recording as Delta crew tried to escort him from the plane. In the video, Saleh...
  • Online video shows woman dragged off Detroit Delta flight at Metro Airport

    12/13/2016 7:45:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 40 replies
    FOX2 Detroit ^ | December 13, 2016
    ROMULUS, Mich. (WJBK) - A YouTube video of a woman being dragged off a Delta flight at Detroit Metropolitan Airport surfaced online Monday morning. The two-minute video shows a woman being dragged down the center aisle of the plane by police. It was posted by the user account Rene deLambert, and taken before a Detroit to San Diego flight. The woman, seen wearing a red shirt, is dragged by the wrists before the flight. The woman was removed for not complying with proper boarding procedures, according to a spokesperson with the airport. She has been ticketed but not yet charged....
  • Delta Air Lines grounds all flights worldwide after tech glitch ‘everywhere’

    08/08/2016 4:03:15 AM PDT · by Enchante · 58 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 8, 2016 | Sara Sjolin
    Delta Air Lines Inc. has grounded all flights worldwide as a computer glitch is leaving passengers unable to check in. The second-biggest U.S. airline DAL, -1.78% said via Twitter that “all flights are grounded due to a system outage,” prompting long delays at airports around the world.
  • BREAKING: Major airline grounds all flights due to 'system outage' [Delta]

    08/08/2016 2:33:38 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Aug. 8, 2016 | Alex Hickson
    Delta Airlines has announced that they have grounded all flights due to system outage. More to follow.