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December 18, 2011
Columbus, Ohio, was named for the famed explorer. Here's your chance to explore the Ohio capital for $208 round-trip, plus taxes and fees, from LAX on Delta. There is no minimum stay. You can travel any day of the week through November. (Seasonal nonstop service is offered on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays beginning in March.) Info: Delta Airlines , (800) 221-1212 Source:
October 19, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Delta Air Lines Inc. agreed to buy the 78% of Comair Holdings Inc. it doesn't already own for $1.91 billion, giving the No. 3 U.S. airline the biggest regional carrier and expanding its network. Delta said it would pay $1.8 billion, or $23.50 a share in cash, a 31% premium to Comair's Friday closing price of $17.94. It also would assume $110 million in Cincinnati-based Comair's debt.
April 23, 1991
A Delta Airlines Boeing 727 from Las Vegas landed safely Monday morning at Los Angeles International Airport after experiencing problems and calling by radio for emergency equipment to stand by, authorities said. The airplane landed at 9:08 a.m., about five minutes after problems with "an unspecified flap" were reported, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.
August 2, 1998
High-flying pets were grounded last week by Delta Airlines, which stopped accepting live animals as checked baggage due to the national heat wave. The airline cited concerns that high temperatures, combined with flight delays on the ground, could make animals ill or even kill them. The airline said passengers whose pets are barred can rebook in advance without penalty or receive full refunds. The embargo runs through Sept. 15.
May 1, 1997
Sony Trans Com said Wednesday that it has won a contract to supply 2,046 Sony Video Walkman units to Delta Airlines for use on the commercial carrier's B767ER and L1011-500 jets. The contract is worth "several million dollars," said Hank Evers, marketing director for the Irvine subsidiary of Sony Corp. of America. The 4.5-inch liquid crystal display video units provide passengers the option of choosing from an airliner's library of high-8mm videocassettes for personal viewing.
February 19, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Paramedics met a Delta Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday to treat nine teenagers who apparently became ill after consuming food before boarding in Guatemala City, officials said. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said the nine passengers consumed “common” food, possibly fruit, before the flight, prompting the medical emergency at Terminal 5 upon landing. The teens were traveling together, Humphrey said, and were experiencing nausea and vomiting.
February 14, 1989
Hundreds of passengers were stranded after Orange County's John Wayne Airport shut down when rainfall knocked out new runway lights, officials said. All incoming flights were diverted to Ontario and Los Angeles International airports, and outgoing flights were canceled. A spokesman for American Airlines said the airport closure forced the carrier to re-route seven flights carrying a total of 300 to 400 passengers. Delta Airlines re-routed two flights.
August 24, 2001 | Associated Press
A federal jury has awarded $1.25 million to a woman who said she suffered post-traumatic stress after a Delta Airlines jet made an emergency landing in 1996. A Delta spokesman said the airline would appeal Wednesday's verdict. Kathy Weaver of Billings, Mont., was one of about 220 passengers aboard Delta Flight 37 from London to Cincinnati on Nov. 7, 1996, when the MD-11 jet developed stabilizer problems. The crew made an emergency landing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.
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