It’s really not a good week for Delta: when a flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta prepared for landing early this morning, the crew discovered the body of a 61-year-old woman locked in a bathroom. Cause of death is still being determined. [SFGate] (Thanks to Gino and Lee!)


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  1. Sounds like someone’s jealous of Countrywide!

  2. DrGirlfriend says:

    I wonder if it’s part of the flight attendants’ procedures for preparation before landing to check the lavatories to make sure no one is in there.

  3. ThunderRoad says:

    Shock at being charged 50 bucks for that second bag, I’d guess.

  4. @ThunderRoad: Darn! Beat me too it.

  5. @DrGirlfriend: It is. I incorrectly wrote that they discovered the body after landing, when in fact they discovered it as they were making preparations to land. I’ve updated the post–thanks.

  6. SigmundTheSeaMonster says:

    She thought she could save on a “blue-hair” dye job and drowned on the decent!

  7. womynist says:

    Between this and the disabled passenger they refused to help, the price increase for checked bags should provide them with the funds to settle these upcoming lawsuits…

  8. DrGirlfriend says:

    Wow, my wonderings actually served a purpose! ;)

  9. mannyv says:

    So…does she count as the first or second bag?


  10. MayorBee says:

    We love to die, and it shows?

  11. Someone once told me that it is rare to be declared dead on a plane. Rather, you are declared after you leave, as the plane has to be held if you die on it by the FAA/NTSB, but not if you die off of it. Anyone know?

  12. SkokieGuy says:

    Flight attendants who did not realize the passenger had expired continued to demand she crawl down the steps of the plane.

  13. BeeBoo says:

    They probably didn’t hold her connecting flight, either.

  14. sean98125 says:

    If you start a flight as a passenger and end it as luggage, do you have to pay the luggage fee?

  15. snoop-blog says:

    Never trust airline peanuts!

  16. Cupajo says:

    Hey, making sure senior citizens don’t die in the bathroom is not my job.

  17. Meathamper says:

    Maybe the smell of the toilet?

  18. jamar0303 says:

    I’m dreading the absorption of Northwest…