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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.
August 16, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sizzling pieces of a Delta Airlines 727 engine bounced off rooftops in Queens, N.Y., after an engine failure forced the pilot to make an emergency landing at Kennedy International Airport, the airline acknowledged. The parts were from Flight 801, which took off from La Guardia Airport bound for Tampa, Fla., Wednesday night with 132 passengers aboard, said Delta spokesman Bill Berry. The plane landed safely at nearby Kennedy, and no one in the plane or on the ground was injured.
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.
April 8, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Less than two months after Delta Airlines revamped its loyalty rewards program, American Airlines has announced loyalty program changes that offer breaks for some travelers but cut out some freebies for others. Unlike the overhaul made at Delta, American will continue to base its rewards points on how many miles you travel. Delta's program now calculates points based on how much money you spend on air travel. The changes announced Tuesday by American attempt to more closely align the rewards rules of the carrier and US Airways, which are in the process of merging to become the world's largest airline.
November 3, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Let's admit it: Almost no one listens to the safety instructions that flight attendants give at the start of each flight. Even the airlines know it. That is why so many have tried to enliven their safety messages. Over the last week, Virgin America and Delta Airlines have unveiled new safety videos that are shown to passengers to get the message across in an attention-grabbing way. Delta's new video has a holiday spin, featuring Christmas elves, Santa Claus, snowmen, and Alex Trebek from the television game show "Jeopardy.
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.
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