Delta Flight Makes Unplanned Stop To Drop Off “Unruly” Passenger Accused Of Getting Grabby

Delta Flight Makes Unplanned Stop To Drop Off “Unruly” Passenger Accused Of Getting Grabby

If there are two things that don’t mix it’s alcohol and close quarters. Okay, three — it’s even trickier when you’re in mid-flight and your fellow passenger gets a bit unruly after a few too many cocktails. A woman who was allegedly intoxicated on a Delta flight from Baltimore to Salt Lake City prompted the pilot to make an unplanned stop to drop her off with authorities in Minneapolis. [More]

Flight Attendant Blows .258 On Breathalyzer, Pleads Not Guilty To Working While Drunk

Flight Attendant Blows .258 On Breathalyzer, Pleads Not Guilty To Working While Drunk

A flight attendant on a Delta commuter route appears to have imbibed a little more than she thought, after a breathalyzer test determined her blood alcohol content was three times over the legal limit. [More]

Delta’s Overhauls Prove That Charging Phones, Bathroom Comfort Are Equally Important

Delta’s Overhauls Prove That Charging Phones, Bathroom Comfort Are Equally Important

When you imagine the often trying experience of air travel, what are the things that make you happiest? A bathroom that doesn’t feel like the walls are closing in on you? A free power outlet to juice up your electronic connection to the outside world? Or maybe the satisfaction that comes with knowing there’s overhead bin space waiting for you, all for you… Ahem. Anyway Delta is overhauling some of its planes with all those things in mind. [More]

Guy Who Slapped Toddler On The Plane Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison

Guy Who Slapped Toddler On The Plane Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison

As if you need a reason not to tip back a few too many drinks and slap a toddler on a plane, know that at least one guy is going to prison for doing so. Early last year a Delta passenger was accused of hitting a 19-month-old who was crying near him and hitting the child across the face while using a racial slur. He pleaded guilty in October and has now been smacked himself, with eight months in jail. [More]

Off-Duty Delta Pilot Accused Of Groping 14-Year-Old Asleep Next To Him On Flight

Off-Duty Delta Pilot Accused Of Groping 14-Year-Old Asleep Next To Him On Flight

In a felony complaint filed in U.S. District Court this week, a 14-year-old girl says an off-duty Delta Connection pilot touched her inappropriately while she was sleeping next to him on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City. He’s being charged with abusive sexual contact on an aircraft. [More]

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Delta Breaks Golf Club Of Pro Sponsored By Southwest

In what we assume is a mere coincidence and not an instance of corporate hooliganism, someone at Delta Air Lines managed to snap the head off the golf club of a golf pro whose clubs happened to be in a bag branded by Southwest Airlines. [More]

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New Couple Delta And Virgin Atlantic Will Begin Passenger-Sharing In July

Friends with benefits twosome Delta and Virgin Atlantic have been linked since December of last year, and now it seems the duo is ready to make its debut as an official couple: The airlines will start passenger-sharing in July, which is akin to holding hands in public instead of just coming over late at night to “hang out.” [More]

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Delta Hops Into Bed With Virgin Atlantic For $360M Joint Venture

Although both sides were playing coy as recently as a week ago, those with their eyes on the sky business saw this Delta Air Lines/Virgin Atlantic hook-up coming. And as of this morning, they’ve done it — those crazy kids have done it: Delta purchased a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic for a cool $360 million, creating a new joint venture between the two companies. [More]

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Delta Reportedly Has Its Eye On A Nice Little Slice Of Virgin Atlantic

Singapore Airlines is in the mood to shed a little weight in the form of its 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic, and it seems Delta Air Lines is among the suitors lining up to try to talk the company into handing that nice little slice over. Whoever gets this hunk of the company will gain access to some pretty sweet slots at London’s Heathrow airport. [More]

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Delta Kicks Musician Out Of Frequent Flyer Program For Buying Cello Its Own Seat

Not wanting to become the Dave Carroll of the classical music world, solo cellist Lynn Harrell purchases a second seat for his cello when they travel together. This should keep everyone happy. The airline sells an extra seat to a very quiet and compliant passenger, and Harrell racks up extra frequent flyer miles that he can put toward future travel for his cello. Delta isn’t happy, though: they’ve kicked him out of their frequent-flyer program and banned him from it forever. His crime? Accruing the frequent-flyer miles that the airline granted to his cello. [More]

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Relief In Sight For Sandy’s Stranded Passengers As JFK & Newark Reopen For Some Flights

Call her a hurricane or call her a superstorm, but weather phenomenon Sandy is responsible for either stranding a lot of passengers  away from home or keeping them from their destinations elsewhere. There’s some relief in sight after three days of flight cancellations, as two New York-area airports, John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty, have reopened for some flights. [More]

Time to Human, Airlines, Day 1

Time to Human, Airlines, Day 1

The statistics train keeps on rolling. We called up many major airlines this afternoon and here’s how long it took for them to pick up.