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  • Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fear

    07/22/2014 8:58:57 AM PDT · by DFG · 3 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 07/22/2014 | AP
    Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board. US Airways, which has one daily flight from Philadelphia, canceled that flight Tuesday and the return trip from Tel Aviv. United Airlines, which has two flights daily to Israel out of Newark, N.J., did comment immediately on the status...
  • Carbon dioxide-sniffing spacecraft set to launch (2:56 a.m. PDT/5:56 a.m. EDT)

    06/30/2014 11:30:16 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 24 replies ^ | 20JUN2014 | Staff Writer
    NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, a critical new data-gathering project for scientists and policy-makers, is awaiting launch Tuesday morning on a Delta 2 rocket. Liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is set for 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. EDT; 0956 GMT). Rocket: Delta 2 Variant: 7320-10C Payload: OCO 2 Date: July 1, 2014 Time: 2:56 a.m. PDT (0956 GMT) Site: SLC-2, Vandenberg AFB, California Watch the launch like at the link above or here or here or here or here starting at 12:45 a.m. PDT/3:45 a.m. EDT, Launch Updates: To keep up...
  • Ex-Im critics sharpen knives for hearing (will bring up suspended bank officials and kickbacks)

    06/25/2014 4:05:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2014 | Vicki Needham
    Criticism will rain down Wednesday on the Export-Import Bank as members of an influential House panel debate whether it’s time to disband the agency. Fred Hochberg, the chairman of the embattled bank, will square off in testimony against House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), who is leading the charge to let the bank’s charter expire in September. Hensarling and other members are likely to press Hochberg about reports that the bank has suspended or removed four officials for taking kickbacks, a controversy that could strengthen the hand of Ex-Im’s foes. Business supporters swarmed Capitol Hill ahead of the...
  • Delta flight evacuates at Oakland Airport due to smoke

    02/27/2014 6:07:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | 2/26/14
    Wednesday night at the Oakland International Airport, a flight had to make an emergency evacuation at the gate after it safely landed because of smoke in the plane. The video was shot by Linton Johnson, a passenger onboard the Delta connection Flight 4454, which was operated by SkyWest. Johnson said on his Facebook page that the plane's cabin filled with smoke and that the flight attendants yelled at passengers to exit the plane. The video shows a chaotic scene. The Oakland Fire Department told ABC7 News they responded to the gate for a red alert.
  • Hot Tamale Trail

    12/29/2013 4:17:15 PM PST · by wizkid · 69 replies
    Southern Foodways Alliance ^ | Undated | Amy Evans Streeter, SFA Oral Historian
    In Latin America, hot tamales are as ubiquitous as the sandwich. This holds true in, of all places, the Mississippi Delta. Better known for its association with cotton and catfish, the Mississippi Delta has a fascinating relationship with tamales. In restaurants, on street corners, and in kitchens throughout the Delta, this very old and time-consuming culinary tradition remains vibrant. But how and when were hot tamales introduced to what has been called “the most Southern place on earth”? And why have they stayed? There are as many answers to those questions as there are tamale recipes. Oral history interviews with...
  • Delta to retire last commercial service Douglas DC-9 aircraft

    12/24/2013 12:12:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Delta News Archive ^ | Dec. 24, 2013
    Delta Air Lines on Jan. 6, 2014 will retire its remaining Douglas DC-9 aircraft following Flight 2014 scheduled to depart Minneapolis/St. Paul for Atlanta at 4:20 p.m. (CST), the last scheduled commercial flight of the DC-9 by a major U.S. airline. “The DC-9 has been a workhorse in our domestic fleet while providing a reliable customer experience,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s vice president (for) Fleet Strategy. “The aircraft’s retirement paves the way for newer, more efficient aircraft.” Since 2008, Delta has removed or retired more than 350 aircraft from its fleet including 50-seat CRJ-200s; Saab 340s and DC-9s; while adding...
  • Delta Canceled an Entire Flight, Then Gave the Plane to Florida's Basketball Team

    12/03/2013 10:50:24 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/03/2013 | Eric Levenson
    ~snip~ One passenger was told the cancellation was because of mechanical difficulties, but they soon became angry when they realized the plane they were supposed to take would actually be carrying the basketball team to Storrs, Connecticut, for a game the following night.  The Gators made their game with plenty of time to spare, but the would-be flyers fared much worse. A Delta spokesperson said that the booted passengers were either re-routed to other nearby airports — including Jacksonville, Orlando, or Tampa — or were given vouchers for another Delta flight. According to the Sun, canceling the flight sent some of...
  • Lieutenant General James Vaught dead at age 86

    09/22/2013 5:51:18 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 38 replies ^ | Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013 1:49 pm | Updated: 2:51 pm, Sat Sep 21, 2013. | Michael Smith
    A veteran of three U.S. armed conflicts who's believed to be a direct descendent of Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion has died. Goldfinch Funeral Home in Conway, which is handling arrangements, confirmed Saturday afternoon that Lt. Gen. James B. Vaught died Sept. 20, 2013. He was 86. Services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Tilly Swamp Baptist Church outside of Conway, according to a Goldfinch Funeral Home representative. Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said Vaught died at about 5:30 p.m. Friday. He was found in a pond off Old Reaves Ferry Road outside of Conway, and was...
  • Delta warns ObamaCare will drive $100 million spike in health care costs

    08/24/2013 7:00:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    fox ^ | 8-23-13 | Judson Berger
    "Like many large companies, Delta faces significantly increased healthcare costs in 2014 and beyond," the company said in a statement on Friday. "Delta will absorb the vast majority of those increased costs so that we can continue providing a high value, high quality health plan. Consistent with our culture, Delta will always keep the best interests of our people in mind in connection with the healthcare and other benefits we provide." In the original letter, Kight disputes the notion that the law -- the biggest parts of which take effect at the start of 2014 -- will mean "business as...
  • Delta Airlines getting it right on transporting the remains of a fallen warfighter

    08/18/2013 2:09:31 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/18/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In three minutes you’ll feel glad that we still have companies that are American at their core.
  • Delta tunnel project to radically change Sacramento County landscape (CA)

    04/29/2013 10:02:17 AM PDT · by MeganC · 11 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 28 April 2013 | Matt Weiser
    When Daniel Wilson learned earlier this year that the state of California wants to bulldoze his family's pear orchard to build a giant Sacramento River water diversion, he and his brother were making a major new investment in the crop. Located near the town of Hood, in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the orchard has grown Bartlett pears for 50 years as the foundation of the family farm. But Bartletts are not as marketable as they once were. So the brothers were grafting thousands of trees to grow new pear varieties – Bosc and River Maid Red – to ensure viable...
  • Delta Air Line reunites boy with beloved shirt from deceased father

    04/23/2013 6:11:41 AM PDT · by Doogle · 2 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04/22/13 | FOX
    Airlines take a lot of heat for losing luggage or getting into scrapes with passengers. But every once in a while, airline staff go above and beyond to help a customer that makes it feel that you're actually flying the friendly skies. This was the case when a first grader from North Dakota left a treasured Nike shirt on a Delta plane on the way home from a trip to California. This wasn't an ordinary shirt. According to WDAY, it was the shirt that Brian Holzer, Cole's father, was wearing when he died two years ago in a freak accident...
  • The Best of the Delta

    02/16/2013 5:17:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 16, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Something is terribly wrong. Used to be, I could safely attend the annual Delta show at the Arkansas Arts Center here in Little Rock with serene confidence that I would never agree with the judge's picks. It gave me the feeling, hollow as it might be, that I marched to a different drummer from the cognoscenti's. For my taste in such things has long been irreparably bourgeois -- middle-class, middlebrow, middlin' in general. Even verging on the sentimental, and maybe not just verging. Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World," Edward Hopper's "Early Sunday Morning," Charles Demuth's "I Saw the Figure Five...
  • Delta offers new service for musicians: complimentary guitar crushing

    01/07/2013 6:45:47 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 79 replies ^ | 1-7-13 | Turbo Zamboni
    Dave Schneider's vintage Gibson guitar was worth close to $10,000. Thanks to Delta, it's now worth considerably less. Schneider, lead singer of the hockey-themed band The Zambonis, begged airline staffers to let him carry his 1965 Gibson ES-335 onto the plane, even offering to buy a separate seat for the guitar. Delta refused, forcing him to check it. When he reached his destination, he heard a "crazy sound [of] metal on metal," and you know this story is going to end poorly, right? That was the sound of his guitar being crushed in a service elevator, sustaining almost $2,000 in...
  • Marine double-amputee’s treatment on Delta flight angers other vets

    12/14/2012 11:30:35 AM PST · by el_texicano · 29 replies
    Wahsington Post ^ | December 13, 2012 | Annie Groer
    On Dec. 13, 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Christian Brown was leading his squad on a foot patrol in Afghanistan’s Helmand province when he stepped on an explosive device that blew off both his legs, one above the knee, the other below his hip. He also lost part of his right index finger. Last Sunday, almost exactly a year since those grievous injuries forced him to learn to walk on two successive pairs of prosthetic legs, Brown was “humiliated” to the point of tears on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Washington after being clumsily wheeled to the back row of...
  • Airline gadfly has Delta in his sights

    09/02/2012 10:50:50 AM PDT · by rawhide · 23 replies ^ | 9-2-12 | Kelly Yamanouchi
    Most travelers who are told they must pay an airline fee for some extra service just sigh, pay up and shrug their shoulders. They might complain to a friend, then forget about it. Not Donald Pevsner. Pevsner, a consumer advocate, retired attorney and former Concorde tour operator, has for decades filed petitions with the federal government challenging rules, fees and anything else that strikes him as unjust. “I like tilting windmills at the people that deserve being tilted at,” he said. “And the airline industry deserves it in spades.” Now in his sights: Delta Air Lines. Most recently, the Atlanta-based...
  • Man Who Bit Into Needle Found in Sandwiches on Delta Flight Put on Anti-HIV Medication

    07/17/2012 6:06:30 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    One of the airline passengers who bit into a sandwich containing a one-inch needle earlier this week has now been put on antiretroviral drugs used for the treatment of HIV, and says the FBI is investigating the incidents aboard four Delta Air Lines flights as a criminal case. James Tonges said he was placed on the drug Truvada, which has recently been approved by the FDA, following the incident aboard a Delta flight from Amsterdam to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Half a dozen sewing needles have now been found in sandwiches on four separate Delta flights, and Tonges, who was sitting in...
  • Needles found in sandwiches on 4 Delta flights

    07/16/2012 10:12:19 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | July 16, 2012 | JOSHUA FREED
    Delta Air Lines Inc. and the FBI are trying to figure out how needles got into turkey sandwiches served aboard four flights from Amsterdam. One passenger was injured. The airline said that what appear to be sewing needles were found in five sandwiches on Sunday. One passenger on a flight to Minneapolis was injured, but the passenger declined to get medical attention, according to Delta spokeswoman Kristin Baur. The other needles were on two flights to Atlanta and one to Seattle.
  • Suspicious wires on Delta flight out of JFK could have been the beginnings of a bomb, source says

    07/14/2012 5:05:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/14/12 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    Authorities interviewed several passengers on the Spain-bound Delta flight, including an Argentinian woman and a Pakistani-American. Two suspicious wires found in one of the plane’s bathrooms could have linked a battery and an explosive. Investigators have not ruled out the possibility someone was putting together an explosive device when wires were found about a Spain-bound Delta flight, forcing an emergency landing, a law enforcement official said Friday. -snip- “There is the possibility somebody was interrupted,’’ the official said. -snip- They also interviewed a Pakistani-born passenger who was believed to be the last person in the bathroom. A U.S. citizen for...
  • How the Delta 'Air Scare' Happened

    07/15/2012 1:01:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    abc ^ | 7/13/12 | By BRIAN ROSS and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    Thursday night's terror scare on a Delta Airlines flight from New York to Madrid began when an air marshal became suspicious of a passenger of Pakistani descent who had just left a lavatory, and ended with a heavily armed SWAT team storming the plane, only to find no terrorist and no bomb. It was another false alarm in the air that had some in law enforcement questioning the judgment of federal air marshals. And over the new two weeks, prior to and during the London Olympics, there will be teams of marshals on virtually every U.S. carrier flight into or...
  • Delta Flight Returns to JFK in Security Scare

    07/12/2012 7:56:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Jonathan Dienst
    A Delta flight that was headed to Spain from Kennedy Airport turned around in the air and made an emergency landing after some cut wires were discovered in the plane's bathroom, sources said. Delta Flight 126 took off for Madrid at about 8:10 p.m. When an air marshal on board was alerted to some cut wires in a lavatory on the plane, officials decided to bring the plane back to Kennedy.
  • Univ. of Sioux Falls president sues airline(SD)

    06/11/2012 6:21:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 10 June, 2012 | AP
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The president of the University of Sioux Falls is suing Delta Airlines over an incident last fall that ended with him spending a night in a New York jail.
  • Former Delta CEO David C. Garrett Jr., 89, dies

    06/06/2012 8:55:41 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 11 replies
    AJC ^ | June 4,2012 | Michelle Shaw
    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. Enlarge photo 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 Sign Guestbook Still leaving his mark More Atlanta area news » Hazing death lead to changes at FAMU Fulton Science Academy officials deny audit claims Emory prof new U.S....
  • Delta Force: Army’s ‘quiet professionals’- Operate in shadows – not in spotlight

    06/03/2012 10:22:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/3/12 | Rowan Scarborough
    As Navy SEALs bask in the limelight for daring missions, some in the Army are wondering whether the other half of the nation’s counter-terrorism covert warriors - Delta Force - is being upstaged and left in the shadows. Adm. William H. McRaven, a SEAL who commanded the Joint Special Operations Command when SEAL Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last year, favors his guys over Delta, some say. “All I’ve heard and observed is that he is obviously pro-SEAL and that explains why Delta has been sidelined,” said a retired ArmyGreen Beret who still conducts special operations as...
  • Delta Pulls Ads From ‘Daily Show’ Over 'Vagina Manger'

    05/08/2012 10:18:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5-7-12 | Fox News
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue declared an early victory in his campaign against the Daily Show for a joke about a "vagina manger," after Delta Airlines pulled its advertising from the program. Donohue also pledged in a press release to continue his campaign. His next target: Kellogg's, whose executives can expect to receive photographs of the obscene stunt. Delta spokeswoman Leslie Parker confirmed to BuzzFeed that the airline pulled its advertising last week. Parker said that "We are constantly evaluating our advertising strategy and at this time no longer advertise during The Daily Show," and denied that the decision had...
  • California governor warns water plan controversial

    05/05/2012 9:13:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    SFGate: Capitol Notebook ^ | 5/5/12 | Marisa Lagos, Wyatt Buchanan
    Gov. Jerry Brown warned this week that his administration's soon-to-be unveiled plan to tackle the state's water delivery challenges is "going to be controversial" but vowed he would "push it through." Saying that state leaders have failed for five decades to ensure water reliability in the Golden State, Brown told a group of about 900 business leaders in San Jose Thursday that his administration would soon announce its preferred plan - widely expected to be two giant pipelines that move water out of the Sacramento River and under the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to the Bay Area, Central Valley...
  • Delta reaches deal to buy oil refinery

    04/30/2012 2:40:40 PM PDT · by rawhide · 20 replies ^ | 4-30-12 | Kelly Yamanouchi
    Delta Air Lines has reached a deal to buy an oil refinery, after weeks of speculation about such a deal. In the unusual deal, a Delta subsidiary called Monroe Energy LLC reached an agreement with Phillips 66 to buy the Trainer refinery south of Philadelphia. Monroe, a wholly-owned subsidiary, will receive $30 million in state government assistance from Pennsylvania for job creation and infrastructure improvement. Beyond that, Monroe will invest $150 million to buy the refinery and an additional $100 million to convert the facility to produce as much jet fuel as possible. That production, along with deals to exchange...
  • Delta has flights from the Palestinian Territories

    02/08/2012 4:36:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    E-mail from a neighbor ^ | 8/2/12 | Eleutheria5
    Pass this on. I am, although I haven't checked the website. Delta Airlines has a frequent flyer program and a website which tells you how many miles one must have to get a free ticket from one place to another. With regard to the Middle East, the site is: On this site, there is a chart which begins as follows: “For Travel From the Middle East: Bahrain; Egypt; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Occupied Palestinian Territory; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syrian Arab Republic; United Arab Emirates (composed of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras El...
  • Tiny fish (Delta smelt) keeps protection as Supreme Court declines to review case

    10/31/2011 1:47:07 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | October 31, 2011 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — Federal protections for California's delta smelt will remain intact, but Western water controversies will keep on boiling, with a Supreme Court decision Monday not to hear farmers' ambitious challenge to a key environmental law. The court's decision, issued without comment, effectively upholds the conclusion by a Fresno, Calif.-based trial judge and a lower appellate court that the Endangered Species Act can protect even those plants and animals that don't cross state borders.
  • Two Delta jets collide on Logan runway

    07/14/2011 5:37:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 14, 2011 | O’Ryan Johnson And Joe Dwinell
    Two Delta jets have collided on a runway at Logan International Airport tonight while they were taxing for takeoff, a Massport official tells the Herald. No injuries are being reported.
  • Alleged airline stowaway denied bail after judge says he may be risk to flee

    07/01/2011 4:10:43 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 28 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | July 1, 2011 | Richard Winton
    A federal magistrate judge Friday denied bail to a 24-year-old year man accused of being a stowaway after he slipped through multiple layers of airport security and hopped a flight from New York to Los Angeles. Judge Michael Wilner said Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi appeared to be a flight risk after a prosecutor said he believed Noibi would return to Nigeria. The magistrate judge said he was also concerned about the defendant's identity and where he actually lived. Noibi faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the offense. Authorities say Noibi used an expired boarding pass that did...
  • Nigerian Stowaway Arrested at LAX

    06/30/2011 1:49:35 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 24 replies
    MyFoxLA ^ | June 30, 2011 | Gina Silva
    Los Angeles - A Nigerian man who flew from New York City to Los Angeles International Airport using an expired boarding pass that belonged to someone else was in custody today after being arrested as a stowaway aboard an aircraft, authorities said. Olajide Noibi was arrested Wednesday morning, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Noibi boarded Virgin American Flight 415 at JFK International Airport bound for LAX on Friday, Eimiller said. After the plane took off, flight attendants noticed there was an extra passenger, and when they examined Noibi's boarding pass they noticed that it was from the previous day and...
  • Hypocrisy on Parade [and Arab-Islamic religious apartheid]

    Hypocrisy on Parade Posted: 06/28/11 04:36 PM ET In an interview in London, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince has eased human rights concerns about religious authoritarianism in the Middle East by explaining: "It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that." Less clear is whether Prince also approves of the Kingdom's systematic discrimination against Christians and Jews, treated either as second-class aliens with no right to worship or banned from stepping foot on Saudi soil altogether. Now, Delta Airlines has added Saudi...
  • Shut down! Question about discrimination

    06/28/2011 5:05:17 PM PDT · by MuscledUpEnforcer · 11 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 27, 2011 | World Net Daily
    Press secretary doesn't allow Delta question to fly
  • The Case for a Boycott of Delta Airlines (UPDATED)

    06/25/2011 10:02:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 24, 2011 | Ron Radosh
    A day ago, after a story in USA Today that has since been taken off its website, the Jewish community in the United States was enraged to evidently learn that Delta Airlines, which made Saudi Arabian Airlines one of its partner airlines, would not let Jewish passengers fly on Delta to Saudi Arabia. As the newspaper noted, Delta immediately offered its own explanation written by Delta spokesman Trebor Banstetter. His statement proclaimed that “Delta does not discriminate,” but that questions had been raised “about whether Saudi Arabian Airlines’ membership in SkyTeam means Delta is adopting any type of policies that...
  • Saudi embassy on Delta rumors: American Jews are always welcome!

    06/24/2011 4:02:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    hot air ^ | 6/24/11 | Allahpundit
    I’m overstating it a little. Even so, good news for Jewish readers: If you haven’t made any vacation plans this summer, there’s an exciting new option on the table. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today issued the following statement regarding the false story being circulated on the Internet regarding implications of Saudi Arabian Airlines membership in the Delta Airlines SkyTeam Alliance: “Rumors being circulated via the Internet regarding passenger flight restrictions on Saudi Arabian Airlines are completely false. The Government of Saudi Arabia does not deny visas to U.S. citizens based on their religion.” This has been their official policy...
  • Delta Sharia Airlines

    06/24/2011 1:21:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 6/24/11 | Pamela Geller
    While Delta Airlines obfuscates and dancing around the truth, they have really perfected the art of taqiya, their website tells the story. Go to Delta Airlines website and look at the information listed there. Delta doesn’t just work with Saudi Airlines, they post their info on the Delta website. Not only are Jews not welcome, but women are told to cover their arms and to to wear heavy clothing among other sharia compliant rules. Further Muslim women are restricted from travel without a husband or immediate member of the family. Oh, and no kissing. It's very easy to find this...
  • Jews being 'kept away' is obviously quite "normal" in the (Apartheid) Arab world

    06/24/2011 12:57:01 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    (Dutch) Daily Standard ^ | June 24, 2011
    (Free translation) Jews being 'kept away' is obviously quite "normal" in the (Apartheid) Arab world The Daily Standard What amazes mostly, is that Saudi Arabian Airlines is (largely) state property. Thus Saudi-Arabia is the owner of the business that handles in a form of Apartheid. ...ways on the merits of the islamic culture and the Middle-East as whole. Apartheid is there, the order of the day...(Original text)Joden weren is kennelijk heel normaal in de Arabische wereld‎ De Dagelijkse Standaard Geplaatst door Willem Jan Hilderink op 24 juni, 2011 - 14:18 Delta zou dan meewerken aan de praktijken van Saudi Arabian...
  • Delta adopts Saudi 'no-Jew' fly policy Challenge to discrimination building as Congress, lawyers

    06/22/2011 7:44:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    wnd ^ | 6/22/11 | Bob Unruh
    Delta Air Lines' plan to add Saudi Arabian Airlines to its SkyTeam Alliance of partnering companies would require the American carrier to ban Jews and holders of Israeli passports from boarding flights from New York or Washington bound for Jeddah, prompting outraged accusations of illegal religious discrimination. The issue, which has caught the attention of the American Center for Law and Justice already, was raised when Washington attorney Jeffrey Lovitky was perusing airline procedures for travel.
  • Delta baggage kerfuffle not the airline's fault

    06/12/2011 10:31:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    American Thinker Bolg ^ | June 12, 2011
    Liberals are using the Pentagon bureaucracy's mistake to attack Delta, and other, airlines. You've probably heard how Delta charged some servicemen returning from Afghanistan huge fees for extra luggage. Many people including Barbara "don't call me ma'am" Boxer are all upset about how poorly the soldiers were treated. Apparently Boxer thinks only liberal Senators can be nasty to people who put their lives on the line to protect the country. Everyone can agree that telling soldiers coming back from Afghanistan that they have to pony up $200 because they brought 4 bags rather than 3 is insane. But what most...
  • Delta plane catches fire at Hartsfield (question on the tail cone)

    05/29/2011 3:23:56 PM PDT · by rawhide · 33 replies ^ | 5-28-11 | Kristi E. Swartz
    A Delta Air Lines flight coming from Pittsburgh caught fire as it landed on the runway at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport late Saturday afternoon. Four passengers sought first aid for minor injuries, but no one was hospitalized, according to Atlanta Fire Capt. Jolyon Bundridge. The flight had 44 passengers and five crew members, according to information from Delta. The brakes on the plane -- #2284 -- overheated on the taxiway, which caused the fire, Delta said, using information from their operations control center. FAA officials reported that the plane blew a tire while landing. The plane has been taken out of...
  • ANOTHER passenger tackled and arrested after trying to open Delta airplane door mid-flight

    05/11/2011 7:21:23 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 20 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    If this is a new trend, it's one that a very jittery America could do without. Yet another air passenger has had to be tackled by other passengers after trying to open the plane's door mid-flight. It is the fourth scare in less than a week for American air passengers. Travel authorities say a Delta passenger tried to open an emergency door on a flight from Orlando, Florida, to Boston on Tuesday night, but was subdued by another passenger.
  • Flight diverted to NM over 'security threat'

    05/08/2011 12:30:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 05/08/11 | Yahoo via AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to San Diego has been diverted to Albuquerque, N.M. over what authorities are calling a "potential security threat." Albuquerque International Sunport airport spokesman Daniel Jiron declined to say Sunday what the potential threat was, referring calls to the FBI. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher declined to clarify and said only that agents were investigating. Jiron says the plane is in a "remote location" at the airport. The passengers, who were taken off the plane, are being interviewed. He did not immediately know how many passengers are aboard. The flight, Delta 1706,...
  • FOX NEWS ALERT: Plane diverted to NM due to security threat; Delta Flight 1706

    05/08/2011 10:59:50 AM PDT · by library user · 36 replies
    FOX NEWS | May 8, 2011 | Staff
    137 passengers and 6 crew members on board ... FBI involved. Just saw on FNC. No link yet.
  • Muslim leaders say they were taken off Tenn flight

    05/06/2011 3:07:08 PM PDT · by takenoprisoner · 78 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP ^ | 5/6/11 | RANDALL DICKERSON
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two Muslim religious leaders say they were removed from a commercial airliner in Memphis on Friday and were told it was because the pilot refused to fly with them aboard.
  • Delta Employees Attacked On MARTA Train

    04/20/2011 11:11:52 AM PDT · by rawhide · 149 replies ^ | 4-20-11
    ATLANTA -- Two Delta Airlines employees were attacked on a MARTA train MARTA police said they were investigating the incident. A witness said he watched the violent attack unfold Sunday. "We were intimidated. Everyone was terrified. People were trying to run, but there was nowhere to run," the man, who requested anonymity, told Channel 2's Erica Byfield. Around midnight, a MARTA train pulled up to the Garnett Station in Downtown Atlanta, authorities said. The witness said up to 30 people boarded the southbound train. "Once the doors opened, it was like a bum rush of people," he told Byfield. "The...
  • A Delta pilot describes the approach to Tokyo during earthquake

    03/26/2011 6:40:03 PM PDT · by FReepaholic · 23 replies
    This is showing up in emails and in forums on the net. I have no idea if it's true. Not on Snopes yet.-------------------------------------"I'm currently still in one piece, writing from my room in the Narita crew hotel. It's 8am. This is my inaugural trans-pacific trip as a brand new, recently checked out, international 767 Captain and it has been interesting, to say the least, so far. I've crossed the Atlantic three times so far so the ocean crossing procedures were familiar. By the way, stunning scenery flying over the Aleutian Islands. Everything was going fine until 100 miles out from...
  • Delta is fined $2 million for poor handling of disabled passengers

    02/17/2011 4:04:06 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 18, 2011 | Hugo Martin
    The U.S. Transportation Department fined Delta Air Lines $2 million for failing to adequately assist disabled passengers, in violation of federal rules. The fine against one of the nation's largest air carriers is the biggest non-safety-related penalty ever imposed on an airline by the department. Delta has agreed to pay the fine by signing a consent agreement. In a statement, the air carrier said the airline takes "the responsibility of serving customers with disabilities seriously and has made significant investments in technology, feedback assessment and training." In response to complaints by disabled passengers, the Transportation Department's Aviation Enforcement Office investigated...
  • Dan Walters: Jerry Brown's next big issue is water

    02/15/2011 8:09:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/15/11 | Dan Walters
    Just for grins, let's assume that Jerry Brown beats the long political odds and persuades the Legislature and voters to enact his tough-love plan to close the state budget gap. What's next for the septuagenarian retread? Walking on water? Yes, in a manner of speaking. If Brown can put the budget crisis behind him, at least for a few years, California's other long- festering political sore will almost certainly move to the top of his agenda. Predecessor Arnold Schwarzenegger supposedly settled California's water wars before leaving office. In fact, he didn't. He merely put in place a complex mechanism to...
  • Delta IV Heavy Launch Scheduled

    01/19/2011 8:25:26 AM PST · by Slicksadick · 20 replies
    The next Vandenberg AFB rocket launch is a Delta IV Heavy on the afternoon of January 20. The vehicle is scheduled to lift-off from south Vandenberg at 13:08 PST and carry the National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-49 payload into orbit. For a complete listing of all recent and past Vandenberg launches, go to Vandenberg AFB Launch History. To access launch photos, videos, and audio reports, visit the Vandenberg Rocket and Missile Launch Multimedia library.