July 13, 2012 |
An "abundance of caution" prompted the turnaround of a Delta flight back to New York late Thursday after someone discovered strange objects in one of the jet's bathrooms, the airline said, but investigators determined there were no explosives or threatening devices on the plane. Flight 126, which Delta said was carrying 206 passengers, arrived back at John F. Kennedy Airport around 9:30 p.m., more than an hour into its flight to Madrid, and sat on the tarmac amid a blaze of flashing lights from surrounding emergency vehicles.
October 14, 2012
Here's a round-trip fare from LAX to Maui on American, Delta and United for $367, including all taxes and fees. It is subject to availability, with a seven-day advance purchase and a minimum three-night and maximum 60-day stay. Travel is Mondays-Thursdays until Dec. 25 but with blackout dates. Info: American Airlines , (800) 882-8880; Delta , (800) 323-2323; United , (800) 421-4655. Source: Airfarewatchdog Follow us on Twitter @latimestravel , like us on Facebook @Los Angeles Times Travel.
January 6, 2013
If work or play takes you to Ohio's capital, Delta has a round-trip fare from LAX to Columbus for $233, including all taxes and fees. It is, of course, subject to availability. There is no minimum stay, but there is a seven-day advance purchase requirement. Travel must be Mondays-Thursdays or Saturdays for travel through March 13. Info: Delta , (800) 221-1212 Source: Airfarewatchdog Follow us on Twitter @latimestravel , like us on Facebook @Los Angeles Times Travel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2010 |
A drilling rig bit into the bed of California's biggest river, hauling up sage-green tubes of clay and sand the consistency of uncooked fudge. The rig workers rolled the muck into strips, dried it in sugar-sized cubes and crushed them under their palms. They packed slices into carefully labeled canning jars for testing at an engineering lab. They were taking the river bottom samples for a $13-billion project that would shunt water around ? or under ? the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the big aqueducts that ferry supplies south.
February 17, 2011 |
The U.S. Transportation Department fined Delta Air Lines $2 million for failing to adequately assist disabled passengers, in violation of federal rules. The fine against one of the nation's largest air carriers is the biggest non-safety-related penalty ever imposed on an airline by the department. Delta has agreed to pay the fine by signing a consent agreement. In a statement, the air carrier said the airline takes "the responsibility of serving customers with disabilities seriously and has made significant investments in technology, feedback assessment and training.
June 26, 2002 |
Countless rivers and tributaries snake across the Niger Delta's swampy terrain, making travel within its 20,000 square miles of West African rain forest difficult. In 1906, a century after the British had outlawed the slave trade in what is now Nigeria and replaced it with the more lucrative business of palm oil exportation, Maj. A.G. Leonard wrote: "The country may be described as one in which Nature is at her worst.