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: Airfarewatchdog.com
October 6, 2013 |
Unlikeliest Vegas trip ever. A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy slipped through a wall of post-Sept. 11 airport security and onto a Delta Airlines flight to Las Vegas last week, officials said. He was alone and had no ticket. The boy's successful venture Thursday appeared to be his second attempt in two days to bluff his way into the airport. A day earlier, on Wednesday, he had taken the light rail to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, stole a stranger's bag off the baggage carousel, ordered a meal at a pre-security airport restaurant, and then ran away without paying after telling the wait staff he was going to the bathroom, airport spokesman Patrick Hogan told the Los Angeles Times.
October 19, 1999 |
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.
June 13, 2012 |
Travelers aren't too pleased with the North American airline industry - especially traditional carriers such as United Airlines and US Airways - pushing down customer satisfaction ratings after two years of improvement. On a 1,000-point scale, fliers gave airlines an index score of 681, down from 683 last year, according to a survey from J.D. Power and Associates. More than 13,500 passengers weighed in on categories including cost and fees, in-flight services, boarding and deplaning processes, flight crew behavior and more.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1999
After reports of possible engine trouble, a Delta Airlines jetliner en route from Honolulu landed without incident early Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport. Emergency crews awaited the plane after warnings from the pilot at 5:30 a.m. that a left engine indicator light was not working, a sign of a potential problem, said Nancy Castles, airport public affairs director. The plane landed 10 minutes later, with no injuries reported by the 340 passengers and crew members.
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.