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  • 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.
  • Delta plane mistakenly lands at military airbase

    07/09/2016 6:37:51 AM PDT · by r_barton · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 08, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 130 passengers on board landed at the wrong airport in South Dakota Thursday evening, said a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the incident. The Delta A320 landed at Ellsworth Air Force Base at 8:42 p.m. Central Time Thursday, when its destination was an airport in Rapid City, board spokesman Peter Knudson said Friday.
  • GOP official quits after charges she used racist Obama meme [Delta CO]

    07/02/2016 7:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 2, 2016 9:31 PM EDT
    The chairwoman of the Delta County Republican Party who was accused of favoritism and posting a racist meme on her Facebook page has resigned. Party officials were upset after a photo compared President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee appeared on Linda Sorenson web page, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported. Sorenson stepped down after an accountability meeting was convened by the county’s Republican Central Committee investigating the allegations. She announced her decision to resign in an email to supporters. The committee was investigating allegations that Sorenson and others made that her Facebook page was “hacked” and whether she violated party...
  • Biggest airliner can't gate at biggest airport [airline dispute]

    06/05/2016 10:10:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | 06/02/2016 | cnn
    Here at the world's busiest airport -- with seven concourses and more than 200 gates -- a gate for the Super Jumbo Airbus A380 could not be provided. That forced Qatar Airways passengers to deplane Wednesday via mobile stairs and shuttle buses. Atlanta's airport has only one gate that can accommodate the A380 -- the world's largest airliner. The airport and resident hub carrier Delta Air Lines said they could not make that gate available. The very public battle between Delta Air Lines, the world's second largest airline, and competitor Qatar Airways represents a microcosm of the national debate over...
  • Delta built the more efficient TSA checkpoints that the TSA couldn't

    06/03/2016 8:11:35 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    The Verge ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jordan Golson
    Delta Air Lines paid for and installed a pair of "innovation lanes" at its hometown airport in Atlanta. The lanes are much better designed than the standard security checkpoints found at airports around the US, and the airline hopes it can double the throughput thanks to some clever ideas. Rather than having TSA agents use hand-pushed carts to bring empty trays from the exit back to the entrance of the line, the new lanes use an automated conveyor belt system. And instead of having travelers stack up behind one another to drop off their belongings to be scanned, there are...
  • Cops: Lost couple cuts chain to enter nuclear plant property

    05/30/2016 4:38:22 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 79 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 29 May 2016 | AP
    DELTA, Pa. (AP) — A couple who got lost in Pennsylvania while driving to New York entered the property of a nuclear plant by cutting a chain at a gate, apparently in a quest to get back on the right road, authorities said. The Chesapeake, Virginia, couple were driving from Baltimore on Friday night when they got onto an access road at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, owned by Exelon. The driver told police he didn’t see two “No trespassing” signs when he cut the chain on the gate, The York Daily Record (http://bit.ly/27XVuF5) reported. Exelon spokeswoman Krista Merkel...
  • Courts To Decide Future Of Man’s Private Island In Suisun Bay

    05/25/2016 7:08:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    A legal battle is raging in Bay Area courts over a landowner’s plans to transform an island in the Delta into a playground for Silicon Valley. Secluded Pt. Buckner Island in Suisun Bay has become well known for its kite-surfing and other sports. When John Sweeney bought the small Delta island, it was in pretty bad shape. The levees were breached in several places, allowing water to cover part of it. As the new owner, Sweeny says “by law” the Suisun Marsh Preservation Act now makes that his problem. “When you buy the property, you have a compliance period where...
  • Delta Air Lines Plans To Trim Capacity Growth And Hike Fares

    05/18/2016 10:22:31 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 22 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-05-2016 | Flying Dutchman
    In the second part of the year, Delta Air Lines aims to boost its fares as it faces rising fuel costs and barriers to revenue. Delta Air Lines presented its investors some new strategies for the second part of the year that will trim its capacity growth plan—a plan that eventually could end with higher fare prices. According to Delta, it hopes to become “the first network carrier to return to positive unit revenue growth later this year.”
  • Point Roberts (an American city stranded at the tip of a Canadian peninsula)

    04/22/2016 10:17:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | April 22, 2016
    The Convention of 1818 between Britain and America following the War of 1812 had a tough job to take on: determining the border between Canada and the United States. In an effort to avoid controversy and confusion caused by drawing the boundary based on watershed, the two countries agreed on a simpler solution: the 49th parallel. There were, of course, multiple problems that arose with this solution, including the fact that Vancouver Island was split in two by the imaginary line. The debate over whether the line of latitude should split the island in two or if it should be ignored,...
  • Woman Boards Plane Without Security Check or Ticket

    04/01/2016 10:36:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    Flyertalk ^ | March 30, 2016 | Jennifer Billock
    Twenty-four-year-old Naja Eva Haynes of Kentucky was recently arrested after bypassing TSA agents and boarding a Delta plane. The incident occurred on March 24 when Haynes drove to Nashville International Airport, walked through Lane 4 of security without stopping for screening or showing a boarding pass or ID, proceeded to gate B5 where she pushed her way past a few airline agents, boarded the plane, and sat in a back row. She did not have identification on her. When Haynes was approached and asked for her ID, she refused, saying only, “My name and faith are my ID,” USA Today...
  • The Day the US Military Died

    03/29/2016 9:18:50 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 29, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the 1993 film, Gettysburg, Lieutenant General James Longstreet says to Harrison, the actor/spy from Mississippi, “You know what’s gonna happen here in the morning?” Longstreet was attempting to convince Harrison that participating in General Lee’s attack toward the center of the Yankee lines on July 3, 1863, might not be in the best interest for his health and general well-being. He was also pointing to the fact that Harrison, while motivated to the cause, was incredibly naďve. US Defense Watch to President Obama, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus, Eric Fanning and the Joint Chiefs… “You know what’s going to happen...
  • CNN Special Operations reports in direct violation of OPSEC and puts soldier’s lives at risk

    03/06/2016 5:42:40 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    Popular Military ^ | March 4, 2016 | Michael Swaney
    An investigation by Popular Military has determined that the recent reports about US special operations being conducted in Iraq are in direct violation of OPSEC (Operation Security). CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr has published multiple articles this week about the specific operations of the U.S. Army’s most elite and secretive unit, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), popularly known as “Delta Force”. Yesterday, Barbara Starr reported “U.S. Special Ops team captures first ISIS operative,” based upon information that was not released through any official channels. Her report even lists the location in Iraq where the US special operators are...
  • Brawling flight attendants force plane to make unscheduled landing

    02/01/2016 12:51:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-1-2016 | FoxNews
    There are plenty of stories of frustrated passengers coming to blows on cramped flights. But this time it was a passenger who got in the middle of a brawl between two female flight attendants during an altercation that forced the pilot to make an unscheduled landing, according to the Aviation Herald. The flight attendants reportedly had a disagreement over work issues on Delta flight 2598 traveling from Los Angeles to Minneapolis Jan. 22.
  • Delta Flight Attendants Get in Fist Fight, Plane Lands

    01/31/2016 12:38:08 PM PST · by drewh · 111 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 30, 2016 | Laura Begley Bloom Edito in Chief
    Two flight attendants reportedly got into a fist fight on a recent Delta fight. The skies weren’t so friendly on a recent Delta Air Lines flight. After two female flight attendants got into a fist fight on flight 2598 traveling from Los Angeles to Minneapolis, the captain decided to make an unscheduled landing in Salt Lake City. According to the Aviation Herald, the flight attendants had a disagreement over work issues on the flight. A third woman on the plane tried to break up the fight and was also hit by the brawling flight attendants. At that point, the captain...
  • Delta Force KIA Led Assault Team on ISIS Prison in Iraq, Source Says

    10/27/2015 5:09:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Military.com ^ | October 27, 2015 | Matthew Cox
    Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler died leading his Delta Force team on the primary assault into an Islamic State compound in Iraq -- a stark contrast from the Pentagon's account that American commandos were there only to support Kurdish forces during the rescue mission, according to a U.S. military source. The body of the 39-year-old native of Roland, Oklahoma, was flown to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday as more details began to emerge of the Oct. 22 night raid on a prison run by militants affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. (snip) Defense...
  • Video Appears to Show Raid Against ISIS That Killed American

    10/25/2015 6:49:13 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | October 24, 2015 | NBC 4 New York
    New video purports to show Thursday's raid in Iraq, which freed dozens of ISIS hostages and resulted in the death of an American commando, NBC News reports. NBC News obtained the video exclusively from Arab24, a news outlet based in Jordan that said Kurdish military officials provided the footage. The video appears to have been taken on helmet cameras at a prison near the town of Hawija, which U.S. and Kurdish commandos stormed early Thursday after receving a tip hostages would soon be executed, NBC News reports. Delta Force commando Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, an Oklahoma native, was killed in...
  • California’s Water Crisis

    08/10/2015 4:09:18 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/15 | Jack Dini
    There's much more to California's drought than lack of rain. California is currently in the grip of one of the worst droughts in state history. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed an executive order that imposes water restrictions on residents, businesses, and farms across the state. While the state is clearly experiencing this drought, the extreme weather shortages are an ongoing and man-made human tragedy—one that has been brought on by overzealous liberal environmentalists who continue to devalue the lives and livelihoods of California residents in pursuit of their own agenda. It comes down to this: which do we think is...
  • Delta bans shipment of lion trophies, bolsters push for national airline ban

    08/03/2015 11:42:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 3, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Delta Airlines on Monday announced that its banning the shipment of safari hunting trophies like lions, giving a major push to several calls for a national embargo on the shipment of pelts and horns.
  • 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...