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  • Companies to boycott over Rainbow nonsense

    06/28/2015 1:02:10 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 120 replies
    vanity
    I saw a huge Delta Air Lines digital sign full of rainbows and "love" nonsense going into Atlanta yesterday morning. I am putting them #1 on my boycott list. Anyone care to add to the list?
  • FAA: Two Planes At Midway Began Takeoffs At Same Time

    06/18/2015 2:58:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    CBS TV Chicago ^ | June 17, 2015 | Staff
    Two planes began their takeoffs on intersecting runways at Chicago’s Midway airport on Tuesday evening, before being ordered to stop by air traffic control and averting a collision in the center of the airport, the FAA confirmed. The two planes involved were Southwest Flight 3828 bound for
  • Delta tunnels: Major changes to environmental restoration could endanger Brown's water plan

    04/11/2015 7:59:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    ContraCostaTimes.com ^ | 4/11/15 | Paul Rogers - Mercury New
    Gov. Jerry Brown has billed his $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels under the Delta as a way to not just make it easier to move water from north to south, but also increase the reliability of water supplies and bring back salmon and other endangered species. But now the Brown administration is proposing a major and politically risky change: dropping a 50-year guarantee to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta's environment. A centerpiece of the project, the environmental plan included $8 billion to preserve 100,000 acres of wetlands and dozens of other restoration efforts. The dramatic course...
  • A soldier and his dog were killed. Watch what baggage handlers do with their caskets.

    04/10/2015 11:35:46 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    Shrug ^ | March 18, 2015
    ... The Delta Honor Guard is a group of employees and baggage handlers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. What they do for Fallen Soldiers is extremely touching ...
  • How Air-Traffic Controllers Sound When They Have to Close the Airport [LaGuardia]

    03/07/2015 8:23:06 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    The Atlantic via Government Executive ^ | March 5, 2015 | James Fallows
    It's obviously good news that no one appears to have been hurt when a Delta Air Lines flight skidded off a runway this morning at LaGuardia airport. Here's an aspect of the whole process I find enlightening: Reader and aviation buff Ari Ofsevit sent a link to the LiveAtc.net recording of transmissions from the LaGuardia control tower while the episode was underway. It's not embeddable, but you can listen to an MP3 of the recording if you click here. A listener's guide to what you'll hear:
  • No irrigation water again this year for Valley farmers

    02/28/2015 3:15:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 2--27-15 | Mark Grossi
    Farmers again will get no federal river water for more than 2 million acres of cropland in the San Joaquin Valley, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday. Though the announcement was no surprise, it sent ripples of anxiety through the farming industry on both the east and west sides of the Valley, which rely on water from the federal Central Valley Project. Don Peracchi, board president of the Westlands Water District’s board, mostly in west Fresno County, said: “The federal government’s Central Valley Project is broken. Some of the most vital elements of the state’s economy are being allowed...
  • Delta Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit [5 days ago]

    02/03/2015 2:17:58 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    ABC News - GMA ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michasel Kreisel and Paul H.B. Shin
    A Delta Air Lines flight heading from Minneapolis to Las Vegas was forced to make an emergency landing today after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit, airport officials said. The call about Flight 1651 came in around 12:10 p.m. and the plane landed safely at McCarran International Airport around 12:25 p.m., officials told ABC affiliate KTNV. The cockpit door malfunctioned, locking the pilot out of the cockpit, airport officials told KTNV, noting that the first officer made the landing.
  • Passengers Taken Off Planes at JFK as Authorities Investigate Bomb Threat: Officials

    01/19/2015 9:09:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 1/19/15 | Jonathan Dienst, Ida Siegal, Jay Blackman, Richard Esposito and Becky Bratu
    Passengers on board two Delta flights at Kennedy Airport were taken off each of the aircrafts Monday night as authorities investigated a bomb threat that turned out to be unfounded, officials say. An anonymous phone call was placed to Delta headquarters just after 6 p.m. suggesting a pipe bomb was on Delta Flight 468, according to Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo. There are two Delta flights with the number 468: one has a Boeing 757 plane landing at JFK from San Francisco at 8 p.m., with 171 passengers on board, according to Delta Airlines. The other flight has a Boeing...
  • Police Swarm JFK After Alleged Bomb Threat Directed At Landing Delta Flight

    01/19/2015 7:07:05 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 6 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | Jan 19, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An alleged bomb threat prompted a massive police response at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night. Around 8:15 p.m., emergency alarms went off at the airport for a security alert, due to what officials told CBS2 was a telephone bomb threat called in to a Delta flight that was landing at JFK, Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2.
  • Supreme Court lets stand delta smelt protection, dealing blow to farmers

    01/12/2015 10:42:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 1-12-15 | Michael Boyle
    What they’re saying • “The law prohibits us from making such fine utilitarian calculations to balance the smelt’s interests against the interests of the citizens of California. — Federal Judge Jay Bybee • “These regulations have harmed farmers and farmworkers in the Central Valley ... by diverting vast quantities of water away from human use and out to the Pacific Ocean, all to try to improve the habitat of ... a 3-inch fish on the Endangered Species Act list. — James S. Burling, director of litigation for the Pacific Legal Foundation The Supreme Court on Monday steered clear of a...
  • Delta baggage handler accused of smuggling guns on flights

    12/23/2014 12:13:49 PM PST · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    Fox6 Now ^ | December 23, 2014 | by CNN Wire Service
    <p>A baggage handler for Delta Air Lines moved a lot more than just luggage, authorities say — he also helped smuggle firearms.</p> <p>And his accomplice managed to board a flight with 18 guns and ammunition in his carry-on bag, an affidavit states.</p>
  • Crash and burn: Rider backlash slams airline for backing Obama on amnesty

    11/24/2014 9:58:35 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    Twitter via Twitchy via BIZPAC REVIEW ^ | November 21, 2014 | Twitter via Twitcy via BIZPAC REVIEW
    Delta posted a message in support of “much-needed” immigration reform on its Twitter feed early Friday, the morning after Obama addressed the nation.
  • Fawn Liebowitz Obit [Rumor]

    11/09/2014 11:38:12 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 83 replies
    Cockytalk ^ | Nov, 2005 | Yancy
    WOUNDED DEER, Massachusetts – Emily Dickinson College sophomore Fawn Liebowitz died suddenly last week in a kiln explosion on campus. Liebowitz, 20, a sociology major from Fort Wayne, Indiana, was tragically killed while firing a pot in the new kiln in Sylvia Plath Hall. “Messy” was how Wounded Deer Fire Chief Michael Redman described the scene of the accident. “It was hard to tell the pot shards from the body parts,” said the pyrodefense professional. “She just blew like a frog sucking on a cherry bomb,” Redman added. The cleanup of Plath Hall has been further complicated by a thin...
  • Tampa/Ebola Update

    10/17/2014 7:10:36 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | BPEarthWatch
    A man calls in to a radio show, claiming his future son-in-law was seated next to the vomiting man on the airliner that was recently in the news. Audio only, 5 minutes, 45 seconds.
  • A question for Mississippi FReepers: is the Delta safe for a tourist?

    09/08/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 38 replies
    Self | 9/8/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Because of my heritage as a descendant of Southern Unionist Republicans, I used to really admire Black Americans and their culture, going all the way back to the works of Joel Chandler Harris and B.A. Botkin. Because of this I've long been a fan of traditional acoustic country blues, especially from the Mississippi Delta (Charlie Patton!). I've been longing for years to visit the Dockery Plantation between Ruleville and Cleveland, which is where the blues was allegedly born and where so many of the great Delta bluesmen played and/or worked as farm hands. Several years ago I actually took a...
  • With fewest canceled flights, Delta wins best airline title

    08/11/2014 6:45:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/8/14
    Delta is the best airline in the U.S., that is, if you are looking for fewer canceled flights or mishandled bags and on-time arrivals. "Of course, we don't have a measurement for the widths of flight attendants' smiles or other intangibles, but if you look at the numbers, Delta comes out on top this year," said George Hobica, founder and president of Airfarewatchdog, which puts together the annual list.
  • Delta Pilot Snaps at Air-traffic Controller in Heated Exchange

    07/28/2014 1:33:15 PM PDT · by Cecily · 37 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | July 28, 2014
    Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is looking into a tense exchange between a pilot and an air-traffic controller. According to WSB-TV – Atlanta, the exchange happened Friday when a controller told a pilot his plane was approaching the wrong taxiway. “Hey, you know what? We’ll taxi out there any way we want unless you tell us to. I don’t like your attitude,” the pilot said.
  • Captain Happy

    07/28/2014 7:05:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 3 replies
    KLUV ^ | 07/28/2014 | Jody Dean
    In life…you have your good days and you have your bad days. However, there are certain professions where you should always be on your best behavior. Pilot of the plane is one of them. Why? Everything you say is recorded! Then someone posts it on the internet where it lives forever and ever! A Delta pilot was communicating with the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport when the jerkiness started. The pilot of flight 2422 did not take kindly to the idea of being on the wrong runway and yelled at the traffic controller for having a bad attitude.
  • 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
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 20JUN2014 | SpaceFlightNow.com 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
    myhorrynews.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    msn.com ^ | 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
    ajc.com ^ | 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
    ajc.com ^ | 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: http://dmn.delta.com/skymiles/direct/charts/middleeast 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...