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Three-hour tarmac ordeal turns into pizza party

After severe weather forced an Atlanta-bound Delta flight to divert to Knoxville, Tenn., on Monday night, the ensuing three-hour tarmac wait turned into a pizza party when airport employees arranged for pies to be delivered to the waiting passengers.


Delta Air Lines Projects Profit

Delta Air Lines' president said the carrier this year expects to achieve its first first-quarter profit since 2000.


Man accused of slapping crying boy on flight turns himself in

Joe Rickey Hundley

An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, surrendered in that state, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta. He was charged with assaulting a minor, stemming from a February 8 incident aboard the Delta flight to Atlanta.


Airlines Add More Internet

Airline passengers can already get online 30,000 feet over Oklahoma. Soon U.S. airlines will offer Internet connections over the ocean, too. United, Delta, and American — the nation's three biggest airlines — said Wednesday that they're within weeks of having their first international flights with Internet service.


Delta Buys 49 Percent Stake in Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic

Delta Air Lines said it will buy almost half of Virgin Atlantic for $360 million as it seeks a bigger share of the lucrative New York-to-London travel market. Delta plans to form a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic, where the two airlines would share money from the flights operated under the partnership. In order to coordinate the schedules of the two airlines, they’ll need antitrust approval from U.S. and European regulators. Landing rights at London’s Heathrow Airport are limited.


Blown plane tire forces emergency landing at JFK

Delta Airlines Emergency Landing

A Delta Air Lines connecting flight out of Boston made an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday when the plane's front tire blew shortly after takeoff, officials say.


Needles found in sandwiches on 4 Delta flights

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Delta Air Lines Inc. and the FBI are trying to figure out how needles got into turkey sandwiches served aboard four flights from Amsterdam. One passenger was injured.


Delta flight declared safe, but mystery about objects lingers

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An "abundance of caution" prompted the turnaround of a Delta flight back to New York late Thursday after someone discovered strange objects in one of the jet's bathrooms, the airline said, but investigators determined there were no explosives or threatening devices on the plane.


Delta buys a refinery in bid to cut its fuel bill

Delta Air Lines said on Monday that it will buy a refinery near Philadelphia in the hope of slicing $300 million a year from its jet fuel bill.


Delta Air Lines leads latest airfare hike attempt

Heads up, travelers. For the sixth time this year, an attempt is underway to bump up airfares.


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