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  • Biggest airliner can't gate at biggest airport [airline dispute]

    06/05/2016 10:10:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | 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 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...
  • Companies to boycott over Rainbow nonsense

    06/28/2015 1:02:10 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 120 replies
    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?
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Airline sorry for 'H8GAYS' confirmation code

    12/17/2013 3:43:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/17/2013 | Oliver Smith
    Jeff White discovered the code after checking in for a Delta Air Lines flight from Pensacola, Florida, to Albany, New York, earlier this month, the Washington Post reports. “At first I didn’t think I read it right,” Mr White, a student at the University of West Florida, told the newspaper. “I was worried that another customer might think I somehow picked that code. If I were a gay male, I might have thought that a Delta worker purposely gave me that code, and that would have made me extremely uncomfortable.” Delta Air Lines apologised for any “concern or misunderstanding”, but...
  • Teenager dies aboard Delta flight soon after takeoff from Seattle

    12/07/2013 2:33:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    NBC ^ | Simon Moya-Smith
    A Delta Airlines flight from Seattle to Atlanta was rerouted to Spokane International Airport in Washington state shortly after takeoff on Saturday due to a medical emergency that left a 16-year-old male passenger dead, officials said. ... Pilots diverted to Spokane, the closest airport, upon learning of the emergency. The cause of death was not immediately known. Local authorities and a medical examiner were summoned to the airport, NBC affiliate KHQ reported.
  • 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.
  • Embarrassment as Anti-Israel Claims Debunked (Boycotters Fail)

    08/06/2013 6:01:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 8/6/2013, 10:44 AM | Ari Soffer
    Pro-Israel activists have derided the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) anti-Israel movement, after a widely-trumpeted “success” in their campaign to isolate Israel was revealed to have been fabricated. … Last week, Electronic Intifada, a blog aligned with the BDS movement, announced its latest “victory,” claiming that Delta Air Lines had decided to stop serving a snack produced in the Barkan Industrial Zone, due to its location in Samaria. … Veteran Israeli activist Avi Mayer, however, was unconvinced, and promptly discovered that claims of a boycott were completely false. In a letter to Mayer (which he promptly published on his Facebook...
  • Delta Air Lines boosts CEO pay 42 percent

    04/30/2013 10:07:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 30, 2013 1:02 PM EDT
    Delta Air Lines says the compensation package for CEO Richard Anderson jumped 42 percent last year as the company boosted his long-term incentive pay. … Delta had a billion-dollar profit last year and has been more profitable than its chief competitors, United and American. …
  • Man accused of slapping boy on flight jobless

    02/18/2013 4:48:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/18/13 | Ric Ward and Michael Martinez
    An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight is now out of a job. Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with assaulting a minor in the February 8 incident. His company, which initially suspended him, said Sunday that Hundley no longer has his job. "Reports of the recent behavior of one of our business unit executives while on personal travel are offensive and disturbing," said a statement from AGC Aerospace & Defense. "We have taken this matter very seriously and worked diligently to examine it...
  • 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...

    06/29/2011 6:20:37 AM PDT · by shortstop · 15 replies ^ | 06/29/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Saudi Arabia bans Jews. Really. That came to light recently with public disclosure that Delta Airlines had, as part of an agreement with the government of Saudi Arabia, agreed not to fly any Jews to the Muslim kingdom. Nor can the American air carrier transport any items forbidden by Muslim law, to include alcohol and non-Muslim religious items. Translation: Leave your Bible at home. No item of non-Muslim religious apparel or worship is allowed in the kingdom and Delta has specifically promised not to carry them. In defending itself, Delta says that it is merely observing the culture and law...
  • Delta Flight Attendants Reject Union

    11/03/2010 9:31:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal - Business ^ | * NOVEMBER 4, 2010 | MIKE ESTERL
    ATLANTA—Flight attendants at Delta Air Lines Inc. rejected a union push in the first leg of a massive labor organizing drive at the world's second-largest airline by traffic. The Association of Flight Attendants said it will file an interference claim against Delta's management for intimidating union supporters, an allegation Delta rejected. There were 9,544 votes cast against and 8,778 in favor of joining the AFA union.
  • FBI Meets 3 Men After Flight Lands at Mpls. - St. Paul Airport [Delta Flight 259 from Amsterdam]

    09/13/2010 5:52:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 32 replies ^ | Updated: 09/13/2010 5:36 PM | by Scott Theisen
    SNIPPPET: "Three men who were on-board Delta flight 259 from Amsterdam were met by FBI agents Monday afternoon at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the FBI confirms. The FBI and other agencies responded to reports of suspicious activity." SNIPPET: "After interviewing the flight crew and passengers, the FBI did not find any indications of terrorism or criminal activity."
  • Delta Expects 65,000 Applicants... For 1,000 New Jobs (When job creation makes economy look bad)

    07/18/2010 5:31:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/18/2010 | Vincent Fernando
    It's clearly a good time to be hiring people, if you're a company. Yes, this is job creation, but it's as if it just makes the economic situation look even uglier: Bloomberg: Delta Air Lines Inc., the world’s largest carrier, said it anticipates getting about 65,000 applications for its 1,000 airport job openings as millions of Americans continue to look for work. The airline is hiring workers at its 25 biggest U.S. airports to help with planes that are flying with near-record percentages of seats filled and cope with weather disruptions, Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson said today in a...

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Tokyo airport confirms security incident on flight to US

    05/19/2010 3:56:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 1,070+ views
    MY (AFP) ^ | 2010-05-19 12:46 | n/a
    TOKYO, May 19 (AFP) - SNIPPET: "The pilot of the Boeing 747-400 with 407 passengers and crew bound for Minneapolis turned around late Monday about three hours into the flight from Tokyo's Narita airport after crew found the two men who refused to leave the cabin bathroom. Reports said the pair, who identified themselves as Chinese citizens aged in their 20s, had boarded the flight during an earlier stop in Shanghai. Japanese immigration officials were questioning the men, who said they did not have passports."
  • Delta Flight 273 Passenger Charged with Interfering with Flight Crew and Making...

    04/29/2010 12:21:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 613+ views ^ | April 28, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Delta Flight 273 Passenger Charged with Interfering with Flight Crew and Making False Bomb Threats on Aircraft BANGOR, ME—Derek Michael Stansberry, a U.S. citizen and resident of Riverview, Fla., was charged today in a criminal complaint in the District of Maine with interfering with flight crew members and willfully making false threats about an explosive device on an aircraft, U.S. Attorney Paula D. Silsby announced. Stansberry, 27, a passenger on Delta flight 273 from Paris to Atlanta on April 27, 2010, was arrested yesterday after the flight was diverted to Bangor, Maine, in...
  • AP sources: Man claims explosives, flight diverted

    04/27/2010 3:57:49 PM PDT · by Panzerlied · 44 replies · 1,850+ views
    AP ^ | 04/27/2010 | GLENN ADAMS
    BANGOR, Maine — An American citizen on a flight from Paris to Atlanta claimed to have a fake passport and said he had explosives in his luggage, forcing federal air marshals to intervene and the plane to land in Maine, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, believe the man's passport was authentic. There were 235 passengers and 13 crew aboard Delta Air Lines Flight 273, which landed safely just after at 3:30 p.m. at Bangor International Airport, Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott said. Federal officials met...
  • Passenger held after trying to open plane’s door

    04/23/2010 12:39:07 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 38 replies · 1,813+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | April 22, 2010 7 min ago | Tim Korte
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Florida was diverted to Albuquerque early Friday after a passenger sprayed the first-class cabin with a water bottle, tried to open a cabin door and threatened to blow up the aircraft. Crew members and passengers on Delta flight 2148 to Tampa subdued Stanley Dwayne Sheffield, 46. He was taken into federal custody after the plane landed at 1:30 a.m. Friday. FBI Supervisory Special Agent Darrin Jones said authorities do not believe the incident was related to terrorism. Sheffield, whose hometown in Florida wasn't disclosed by investigators, was charged...

    04/23/2010 12:14:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 278+ views ^ | April 22, 2010, 6:32 pm | by Mike Levine
    SNIPPET: "In fact, Mower said, the pilot described it as "a serious security risk." Mower was unable to see the man who was taken off the plane, she said. " SNIPPET: "Two sources confirmed to Fox News that the man in question, a citizen of Gambia, had been added to the no-fly list while Flight 215 was in the air. The man had already been on the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment list, which is comprised of more than 500,000 people with even limited ties to known terrorists, one source said."

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • Incident: Delta Airlines MD88 near Atlanta on Apr 9th 2010, threat on board

    04/10/2010 1:41:02 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 810+ views
    AVIATION ^ | updated Saturday, Apr 10th 2010 07:50 | By Simon Hradecky
    SNIPPET: "According to police a customer feedback card was found in a seat pocket saying "This plane will go down." The airplane was searched but nothing was found. The passengers who found the note were interviewed by the Transportation Security Agency."
  • Dead man found in landing gear of US jet in Japan

    02/07/2010 11:15:10 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 38 replies · 1,827+ views
    Dead man found in landing gear of US jet in Japan (AFP) – 2 hours ago TOKYO — Japanese authorities have found the body of a man in the landing gear of a Delta airliner that arrived in Tokyo from New York and said Monday they were seeking US help in identifying him. The man, who was of dark complexion and dressed only in blue jeans and a long-sleeved shirt, was carrying no passport or personal belongings.
  • Holder: It was my decision to charge crotch bomber as civilian

    02/03/2010 12:09:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 992+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 3, 2010
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in the civilian system with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government. In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the attorney general wrote that the FBI told its partners in the intelligence community on Christmas Day and again the next day that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab would be charged criminally.
  • Official Says Terrorism Suspect Is Cooperating (See? Mirandizing him worked!)

    02/03/2010 11:30:06 AM PST · by pabianice · 16 replies · 380+ views
    New York Times Fishwrap ^ | 2/3/10 | Zeleny et al
    WASHINGTON — Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a jetliner bound for Detroit on Dec. 25, started talking to investigators after two of his family members arrived in the United States and helped earn his cooperation, a senior administration official said Tuesday evening. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Mr. Abdulmutallab, 23, began speaking to F.B.I. agents last week in Detroit and has not stopped, two government officials said. The officials declined to disclose what information was obtained from him, but said it was aiding in the investigation of the attempted terrorist attack. “With the family, the...
  • More CYA From The Obama White House…Christmas Day Bomber Now Talking Because Of Family

    02/03/2010 9:07:14 AM PST · by Starman417 · 23 replies · 479+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-03-10 | Curt
    It only took a public thrashing to get Obama and pals to figure out that hey, maybe we want to get this Christmas Day Bomber to cooperate after all: The Nigerian man accused of trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day has been cooperating with investigators since last week, discussing his contacts in Yemen and providing intelligence in multiple terrorism investigations, officials said Tuesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s cooperation could prove to be a national security victory and a political vindication for President Barack Obama, who has been under fire...
  • WH claims to use family to crack EunuchBomber ( Christmas Day Bomber )

    02/03/2010 10:16:00 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 418+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 10:55 am on February 3, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    After being embarrassed by a report on the breakdown of counterterrorism efforts before Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarded a Northwest flight in Amsterdam for Detroit and a series of Congressional appearances that demonstrated a lack of communication in the decision to treat the terrorist as a criminal rather than an enemy at war, the White House has begun to push back.  Citing unnamed “officials,” the AP reports that the FBI and the CIA have begun to get information from Abdulmutallab despite having clammed up after getting Mirandized.  The key, they claim, was to get his family involved in breaking his resistance:...
  • White House Confirms Attempted Terrorist Attack on Northwest Airlines Flight - Video 12/25/09

    12/25/2009 9:46:35 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 912+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 25, 2009 | Brian
    Here is a video report on what the White House has confirmed as an attempted "terrorist attack" aboard a Northwest Airlines flight that was about to land in Detroit. A Nigerian national sought to ignite an explosive device aboard the plane, and was burned in the attempt: A male passenger on an international flight bound for Detroit Friday tried to blow up the plane with an explosive device in an incident that the White House is labeling an attempted act of terrorism. Several people were hurt on the plane, which had Delta markings, but was listed as Northwest Flight 253....
  • Terror suspected in plot to blow up Northwest jet

    12/25/2009 3:53:18 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 72 replies · 2,678+ views
    Houston Chronicle via AP ^ | 12/25/09 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said a Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria said he was acting on behalf of al-Qaida when he tried to blow up a flight Friday as it landed in Detroit. And a White House official called the Christmas incident an attempted act of terrorism. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., identified the suspect as Abdul Mudallad. King said the flight began in Nigeria and went through Amsterdam en route to Detroit. One of the U.S. intelligence officials said the explosive device was a mix of powder and liquid. It failed when the passenger tried to detonate it. The passenger...
  • Terrorist threat scuttled US flight (Delta-Kenya-Odinga was to officiate)

    06/05/2009 11:17:32 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 1,615+ views
    The threat of a missile attack on planes using Nairobi’s main airport led to the cancellation of an inaugural direct flight between Kenya and the US. The Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta, Georgia, to Nairobi was called off at the last minute on Tuesday after an American Cabinet minister personally called the chief executive of the world’s largest airline, which was launching the only direct flight between the two cities. Prime Minister Raila Odinga was to officiate at the arrival ceremony at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya's capital Nairobi. But hours before the maiden flight, American intelligence learnt of...
  • Orange County Man Convicted Of Federal Charges For Shooting Laser At Commercial Aircraft

    04/27/2009 1:30:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 1,036+ views
    LOS ANGELES, CA—A resident of Orange has been found guilty of willfully interfering with aircraft pilots for intentionally shooting a laser at two commercial airliners that were on approach to John Wayne Airport. Dana Christian Welch, 37, was convicted yesterday afternoon of two felony counts, each of which carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. The evidence presented at trial showed that Welch intentionally aimed a handheld laser at two Boeing 7-series jet airplanes that were preparing to land at John Wayne Airport on the night of May 21, 2008. The first plane, a United Airlines...
  • Delta Flight Attendant Sues Airlines Over 'Sexy Dress' Complaint

    01/22/2009 8:58:46 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 1,481+ views
    WSB TV ^ | 01/19/09
    Delta Flight Attendant Sues Airlines Over 'Sexy Dress' Complaint Monday, January 19, 2009 PITTSBURGH -- A flight attendant is suing JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines, saying a male employee denied her a work-related flight because she wasn't dressed provocatively enough. The flight attendant, 37-year-old Karin Keegan of Pittsburgh, works for Delta. The airline has an agreement for JetBlue to ferry Delta flight attendants to job assignments on a standby basis.
  • Russian, Delta Jets Nearly Collide Over Caribbean

    08/29/2008 4:25:55 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 22 replies · 371+ views
    Russian, Delta Jets Nearly Collide Over Caribbean WASHINGTON (AP) ― Federal authorities say two airliners were a minute away from colliding when they turned away from each other over the Caribbean this week. The National Transportation Safety Board says the Delta Air Lines flight and a Russian-registered passenger jet were heading toward each other north of Puerto Rico on Thursday when cockpit alarms went off. In a statement Friday, the NTSB says the pilot of the Russian plane -- a Transaero Boeing 737 -- descended 200 to 300 feet to avoid Delta Flight 485. The planes were 33,000 feet over...
  • 'God' references are removed from movie

    01/25/2007 2:23:38 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 26 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Boston Glob ^ | January 25, 2007 | Giovanna Dell'Orto, Associated Press Writer
    ATLANTA --So much for God and country, at least during some in-flight showings of the Oscar-nominated movie "The Queen." That's because all mentions of God are bleeped out of a version of the film given to some commercial airlines. Even in these politically correct times, censoring references to God in the film wasn't a statement of some kind. Rather, it was the mistake of an overzealous and inexperienced employee for a California company that edits movies selected for onboard entertainment. The rookie censor was told to edit out all profanities -- including any blasphemy -- for the version of the...
  • Delta Airlines expected to file for bankruptcy protection this week

    09/12/2005 1:36:04 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 12, 2005
    < blockquote> DELTA IS EXPECTED to file for bankruptcy-court protection as early as this week. The carrier is nearing a deal to keep it flying while it seeks to restructure, but it would have to hock almost every unencumbered asset, including aircraft, to seal the pact. 4:31 a.m.
  • Richard Agans: International Man of Competence

    03/14/2004 8:17:26 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 2 replies · 167+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | [March 17, 2004] | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Richard Agans is not only more competent than your average bear, he’s more competent than your average Congresscritter, your average White House Press Corps member, and your average university professor. Who is Richard, I hear you cry? Why, he’s a Baggage Agent for Delta Airlines, that’s who. Allow me to illustrate my point. The members of my family, and occasionally me too, refer to me as “the Big Dummy.” Usually it’s meant in jest, but every joke must be rooted in truth or it doesn’t work. And I demonstrated the truth of this label Monday of last week in Washington-Reagan...
  • 2 Middle Eastern men detained: FBI: Duo bought plane tickets, but gave false phone numbers

    10/16/2001 5:54:30 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 388+ views
    Miami Herald Online ^ | Tuesday, October 16, 2001 | LENNY SAVINO
    2 Middle Eastern men detained FBI: Duo bought plane tickets, but gave false phone numbers BY LENNY SAVINO Herald Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Two Middle Eastern men who paid cash for one-way airline tickets from New York to Amsterdam and apparently gave false phone numbers to a New York City travel agency were being questioned Monday by the FBI, the agency said. The men bought tickets for Friday night's Delta Air Lines Flight 80, scheduled to leave John F. Kennedy International Airport at 8:15 p.m. They were detained before boarding the flight, which was canceled. The FBI would not ...
  • Delta deals with PR nightmare

    04/05/2003 9:46:26 PM PST · by Fixit · 45 replies · 456+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | April 6, 2003 | scott leith
    Within a day of the news that Delta Air Lines boosted executive compensation in 2002 -- a year of huge losses and job cuts at the airline -- upper management was taking a public thrashing. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called such raises "insulting" at a time airlines were seeking more federal aid. Letter writers teed off in newspapers. Internet bulletin boards sizzled. The backlash was swift, intense -- and completely predictable, experts say. Company documents show higher-ups were warned that at least parts of the compensation changes could irk many people. They made them anyway. Now Delta is stuck with...
  • Delta Air Lines Boycott Underway (Stop CAPPS II)

    03/04/2003 10:08:02 AM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 335 replies · 436+ views
    Cypherpunks ^ | March 4, 2004 | Bill Scannell
    In response to Delta Air Line's utter lack of concern with the privacy of their customers demonstrated by their participation in a test of the CAPPS II system, a Delta disinvestment campaign has been launched at: .The idea of citizens having to undergo a background investigation that includes personal banking information and a credit check simply to travel in his or her own country is invasive and un-American. The CAPPS II system goes far beyond what any thinking citizen of this country should consider reasonable.If enough people refuse to fly Delta, then it is likely that other airlines will refuse...
  • Before You Board an Airplane, Your Background Will Be Checked

    02/27/2003 6:15:42 PM PST · by Dbdaily · 92 replies · 904+ views
    Before You Board an Airplane, Your Background Will Be Checked By Leslie Miller Associated Press Writer Published: Feb 27, 2003 WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is getting ready to test a new risk-detection system that would check background information and assign a threat level to everyone who buys a ticket for a commercial flight. The system, ordered by Congress after the Sept. 11 attacks, will gather much more information on passengers. Delta Air Lines will try it out at three unidentified airports beginning next month, and a comprehensive system could be in place by the end of the year. Transportation...
  • Bomb joke backfires, grounds plane (NYC to Fort Lauderdale)

    09/14/2002 5:40:15 PM PDT · by weegee · 42 replies · 452+ views
    CNN ^ | September 14, 2002 Posted: 6:36 PM EDT (2236 GMT) | CNN Producer Laura Dolan contributed to this report.
    <p>NEW YORK (CNN) -- A Delta Air Lines flight about to leave LaGuardia Airport for Fort Lauderdale Saturday afternoon returned to the gate after a passenger told a flight attendant he had brought a bomb onboard, police said.</p> <p>Passengers were taken off the plane and the man was arrested, said Port Authority Police Sgt. John O'Donnell. A search of the man's luggage and the plane, with at least one bomb-sniffing dog, turned up no explosives, O'Donnell said.</p>
  • Report Says Delta Pilot Refused to Fly Israeli Official

    08/12/2002 7:10:09 PM PDT · by SBeck · 2 replies · 208+ views
    AP via WashPost ^ | 12 August 2002 | AP via WashPost
    Report Says Delta Pilot Refused to Fly Israeli Official Associated Press Monday, August 12, 2002; Page A03 CINCINNATI, Aug. 11 -- A pilot for a Delta Air Lines subsidiary would not fly Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Melchior from Cincinnati to Toronto because the pilot thought Melchior posed a security risk, an Israeli radio station reported today. Melchior, who was being escorted by State Department officials, told Israel Radio that he waited on the plane Friday for more than an hour before the pilot evacuated it, saying there was a security risk. When Melchior disembarked, he said, he was told...
  • Florida Woman Sues Delta Airlines Over Vibrating Sex Toy In Luggage

    07/27/2002 5:18:25 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 4 replies · 191+ views
    CLEARWATER, Florida - A woman who says she was pulled off an airplane and asked to take a sex toy out of her luggage after it started vibrating is suing Delta Air Lines, saying she was publicly humiliated. Renee Koutsouradis, 36, said she was with her husband awaiting takeoff from Dallas in February when her name was called over the loudspeaker. She said she was met by a Delta security agent who told her something was vibrating in one of her bags. She said she explained it was an adult toy that she and her husband had just bought on...
  • Woman Sues Airline Over Adult Toy Incident

    07/26/2002 5:58:01 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 208 replies · 916+ views ^ | 07.26.02 | AP
    Agent Allegedly Asks Woman To Hold Up VibratorCLEARWATER, Fla. -- A lawsuit filed in Clearwater seeks unspecified damages of more than $15,000 from Delta Airlines for asking a woman returning from a Las Vegas vacation to hold up a vibrator that she had in her travel bag. The suit accuses Delta of negligence, gender discrimination and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. The plaintiff, Renee Koutsouradis, said that the agent took her to the bag on the tarmac and forced her to open it 'and remove the adult toy and hold it up for visible view.'' She claims three men...
  • Humiliation Alleged in Delta Suit

    07/26/2002 12:13:49 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 35 replies · 226+ views
    AP ^ | 7/26/02 | AP
    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A woman who says she was pulled off an airplane and asked to take a sex toy out of her luggage after it started vibrating is suing Delta Air Lines, saying she was publicly humiliated. Renee Koutsouradis, 36, said she was with her husband awaiting takeoff from Dallas in February when her name was called over the loudspeaker. She said she was met by a Delta security agent who told her something was vibrating in one of her bags. She said she explained it was an adult toy that she and her husband had just bought on...
  • Woman sues Delta, says she was humiliated over sex toy

    07/26/2002 4:40:00 PM PDT · by scab4faa · 57 replies · 620+ views
    Usa Today ^ | 26 July 2002 | USA TODAY
    <p>CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A woman who says she was pulled off an airplane and asked to take a sex toy out of her luggage after it started vibrating is suing Delta Airlines, saying she was publicly humiliated.</p> <p>Renee Koutsouradis, 36, said she was with her husband awaiting takeoff from Dallas in February when her name was called over the loudspeaker.</p>
  • Woman Sues Airline for Sex Toy Incident

    07/26/2002 10:50:26 AM PDT · by JediGirl · 60 replies · 886+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 26, 2002
    CLEARWATER -- Renee Koutsouradis was sitting on a plane in Dallas last February, awaiting takeoff. She and her husband were returning to Pinellas County after a Las Vegas vacation. Suddenly, she heard her name over the loudspeaker. A Delta Airlines security agent met her at the front of the plane and told her to walk with him to the tarmac. He said something was vibrating in one of her bags. She says she told the agent what it was: an adult toy that she and her husband had just bought on their trip to Las Vegas. In a lawsuit, she...