Delta’s Carpet Doesn’t Match Its Drapes, Settles For a Brazillian

Things have gotten really bad for Delta lately. Not only are they asking employees to volunteer to clean their airplanes, but, perhaps more damning, their aircraft are reportedly suffering from interior decoration failures. You know an airline is in straits most dire when they can’t even afford good drapery, without which, steerage class passengers are treated to full-frontal views of the world of delights and splendor that is first class. Bucky Turco was one such plebe and, armed with camera, documented the horror story.

I shot this image from a recent international Delta flight (Venezuela-Atlanta). I was sitting in bulkhead, also known as “poor man’s first class” and I couldn’t get over the fact that they had this strip of fabric as the divider between first class and coach. For some reason they were missing the divider.

And that curtain is as important for those first class passengers as it is for us who [must] suffer in coach. The last thing we want to see is pre-flight mimosas, warm towelettes, and smiles from flight attendants.