Delta Flight Slides Off Laguardia Runway In Blizzard, Closes The Airport

Laguardia Airport in New York has been closed after Delta flight 1086, inbound from Atlanta, skidded off Runway 13 on landing. No injuries reported so far but the airport officials claim the airplane is on fire and the FDNY is transmitting a two alarm response. » 3/05/15 11:57am 3/05/15 11:57am

Delta Is Giving Away Free Margaritas Today And That's Awesome

On select Delta Air Lines flights today, fliers will get free margaritas, as the airline celebrates its 1,000,000th margarita sold on board. Delta says they serve an average of 1,000 margaritas made with Tequila Avion (nice branding there) every day. » 12/17/14 1:20pm 12/17/14 1:20pm

A URL Trick Let You Use Someone Else's Delta Boarding Pass

A BuzzFeed intern and NYU senior recently claimed to have hacked Delta's paperless boarding pass system by changing just one digit in a URL. "On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else's boarding pass," Dani Grant wrote in a Medium post. "Even if they're on a different airline." This… » 12/16/14 2:10pm 12/16/14 2:10pm

Delta Now Serves Craft Beer to Help You Forget How Awful Delta Is

Anytime you go careening through the air in a giant metal tube full of strangers and recirculated air, you're probably not going to have a great time. The airlines make sure of this. So to help ease the pain and/or lack of personal space, this week, Delta will start serving beer that doesn't taste like poison wrought… » 12/08/14 4:24pm 12/08/14 4:24pm

Delta Just Ordered $6.2 Billion Worth Of Airbus Widebody Jets

Delta Air Lines has placed an order for fifty new Airbus widebody jets, according to a story broken Wednesday afternoon by Leeham News. The deal is said to be worth $6.2 Billion, and will include 25 A350-900s and 25 A330neos. » 11/20/14 1:42pm 11/20/14 1:42pm

Battle Of Atlanta – Delta Opposes Second Airport

Delta Air Lines is opposing an Atlanta developer's plan to commercialize a second airport, to the northwest of the city. Paulding Airport, currently a general aviation airport, is being evaluated for future use by commercial airlines. Delta says it would threaten their hub at Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest… » 11/01/14 2:00pm 11/01/14 2:00pm

Five Worst Airlines

In honor of Evil Week, we're switching up the Hive a little bit. Normally we look for the five best, but this week we're looking for the five worst—specifically the worst airlines in the skies. The ones that should be grounded, or have fees so high, customer service so terrible, planes so uncomfortable, or routes so… » 10/26/14 4:41pm 10/26/14 4:41pm

Delta Just Tweeted A Giraffe To Represent Ghana, Because Africa

Team USA just played one hell of a match against Ghana in the World Cup. So Delta Airlines paid homage to these wonderful athletes with a Statue of Liberty and a giraffe. » 6/16/14 9:02pm 6/16/14 9:02pm

Good Guy Delta Airlines Gets 60 Pizzas For Stranded Passengers

Getting stuck on a plane sucks. Like, it really sucks. Sitting on the tarmac for hours is the bane of many traveler's existence. But Delta did something about it. They got pizza delivered to passengers stranded on the tarmac. » 3/21/13 2:35pm 3/21/13 2:35pm

Would You Go To A Job Interview In A Lancia Delta Integrale?

The Group A Delta Integrale was wide and loud and fast: perfect for a rally stage, but kind of terrible if you're making a first impression to a potential boss. Think you could climb out of those racing buckets without crumpling your resume? » 8/21/12 7:30am 8/21/12 7:30am

A Fugitive Reportedly Stole A Delta Jet, Committed Suicide When He…

The Delta-flagged jet that ended up in a ditch today wasn't a prank but, instead, an attempt by a fugitive wanted in connection with a murder who managed to break into the plane and managed to pilot it as far as the parking lot before crashing. » 7/17/12 2:00pm 7/17/12 2:00pm

A Delta Plane Ended Up In A Ditch Outside Salt Lake City Last Night

An incident involving a SkyWest plane in Delta livery occurred overnight at St. George Municipal Airport in St. George, UT. » 7/17/12 12:00pm 7/17/12 12:00pm

The New Delta Boarding Pass Is Easy To Read

The modern boarding pass is a mess, so it's great to see a major airline like Delta put so much thought into their new one, launching today. It's clearer, easier to read, and no longer looks like splatter art done with random bits of information. » 2/01/12 3:00pm 2/01/12 3:00pm

Delta shuttling frequent flyers in Porsches

Remember that time you'd just barely survived a US Airways flight into Atlanta, fought your way through a crowded hellscape of angry travelers, and then had to drag your bags to your car only to see some pampered Delta customer get into a brand new Porsche? You weren't hallucinating. » 11/04/11 3:00pm 11/04/11 3:00pm

Did a Delta Employee Pee All Over This Guy's Luggage?

It's been a bad month for Delta. On the heels of the firestorm over baggage fees the airline was charging soldiers returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan comes a story from a British man named Sy Haze, who is accusing Delta of peeing all over his clothes and stealing aftershave from his luggage, among… » 6/22/11 3:21am 6/22/11 3:21am

How this man flirted his way into a lifetime ban from Delta Airlines

Picking up strangers while traveling can be thrilling, but in the 21st century United States, there's no worse pickup line than "Have you ever wondered if someone could get something on the plane they weren't supposed to?" Meet that guy. » 5/27/11 1:30pm 5/27/11 1:30pm

How I landed a 767 in Tokyo after Japan's deadly earthquake

A Delta Airlines pilot on his first flight over the Pacific had to declare an emergency to land a 767 following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan ten days ago. Here is his first-hand account. UPDATE
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Slide Down The Escape Chute Of A Delta Jet

A Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Phoenix on Thursday had to make an emergency landing in Colorado Springs due to engine failure. Some 225 passengers were forced to exit via the escape slides, and one kept his camera running. » 12/31/10 1:00pm 12/31/10 1:00pm

How Pilots Saved Two Planes From Disaster at JFK

Nothing says welcome to New York City like a wing vomiting sparks as your airplane touches down at night. Just minutes before this video, the pilot radioed the news to JFK's air traffic control: "The right gear is stuck up." » 9/27/10 2:30pm 9/27/10 2:30pm

"Swarthy" Passenger Yanked Off Delta Flight

A passenger on Delta Flight #1404 from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City told us a first class passenger, described as "swarthy," was yanked off the plane at landing by security after "erratic behavior" during the flight. UPDATE BELOW. » 9/20/10 11:31am 9/20/10 11:31am