Tag Archives: Delta Airlines

Delta Backtracks After Calling COVID “Seasonal Virus”

NPR reports: Delta Airlines has updated its announcement about the end of the federal mask mandate after igniting a firestorm of criticism from public health experts who said it used inaccurate and misleading language to describe COVID-19. “We are relieved to see the U.S. mask mandate lift to facilitate global travel as COVID-19 has transitioned to an ordinary seasonal virus,” …

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Maskhole Fired After Drunken N-Word Tirade [VIDEO]

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports: An Omaha software company has fired an employee after its workers disrupted a Delta flight and one of them reportedly used the N-word. Buildertrend CEO Dan Houghton apologized Wednesday and said the investigation into the incident continues “with internal and external parties to learn as much as possible so that we can take appropriate action.” Laura …

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Delta CEO Asks Feds To Create National No-Fly List

Reuters reports: Delta Air Lines wants the U.S. government to place passengers convicted of on-board disruptions on a national “no-fly” list that would bar them from future travel on any commercial airline, according to a letter seen by Reuters. Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian, in a previously unreported letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, said the action “will help …

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Maskhole Arrested For Assaulting Delta Flight Captain

The New York Daily News reports: Horrified passengers on a flight from Ireland to Kennedy Airport were shocked when an out-of-control man dropped his pants and mooned a passenger and everyone else in sight, federal prosecutors said Friday. Shane McInerny, 29, was heading to America where he was set to take on a job coaching soccer in Florida, but he …

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Flight Diverted After Man Assaults Flight Attendant

Los Angeles’s CBS News affiliate reports: A passenger on a Delta flight from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles has been detained in Oklahoma City after assaulting an air marshal and a flight attendant. The incident took place at about 5:40 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. According to the captain of the flight, the passenger, for unknown reasons, became combative with a …

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Delta Denies QAnon Claim Vaxxed Pilot Died Mid-Flight

CNN Business reports: Delta Air Lines took the unusual step of publicly disputing a viral rumor spread by an anti-vax podcast, which claimed one of Delta’s pilots recently died mid-flight days after getting a vaccine. Delta said no such thing happened. Mid-flight deaths are rare and airlines are legally required to report them publicly. The allegation was aired Monday on …

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Delta Asks Other Airlines To Share Their No-Fly Lists

CNBC reports: Airlines have banned hundreds of passengers for unruly behavior since the start of the pandemic. Delta Air Lines wants carriers to share those lists. The Atlanta-based carrier has asked “other airlines to share their ‘no fly’ list to further protect airline employees across the industry — something we know is top of mind for you as well,” Kristen …

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Delta To Impose $200/Month Insurance Surcharge On Unvaccinated Workers, No Pay If They Must Quarantine

The New York Times reports: Delta Air Lines is intensifying pressure on employees to get vaccinated with a series of increasingly burdensome requirements over the coming weeks and months, though it stopped short of the mandates that other airlines and businesses have put in place. In a letter to employees on Wednesday, the carrier’s chief executive, Ed Bastian, said that …

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Delta Flight Diverted After Crew Calls For “Strong Men” To Help Restrain Passenger Wearing Helmet [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Witnesses have described the terrifying moment crew asked for ‘strong men’ to help subdue a passenger who tried to open a door on a Delta flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta. An eyewitness said on Twitter that passenger grabbed the public address system in the front galley and made an announcement telling others to take their seats …

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Delta Passenger Attempts To Breach Cockpit [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: The FBI responded Friday after a Delta flight from Los Angeles to Nashville was diverted to Albuquerque after a passenger approached the cabin in a way that forced flight attendants to act. Delta said Flight 386 landed in Albuquerque without incident and the passenger was removed by law enforcement. According to Delta, the crew and passengers of …

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Delta To Require Vaccinations For New Employees

CNN reports: Delta Air Lines is requiring new employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine, making it one of the largest US companies to issue a mandate. “Any person joining Delta in the future we will mandate to get vaccinated before they can sign up with the company,” CEO Ed Bastian told CNN’s Richard Quest in an exclusive interview. Bastian said …

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Georgia House Votes To Strip Delta Of Tax Breaks

Forbes reports: Georgia Republicans voted to strip Delta Air Lines of a jet fuel tax break worth tens of millions of dollars Wednesday after the company u-turned to unequivocally condemn the state’s widely-criticized voting restrictions, joining a growing list of executives who have criticized the new restrictions amid a debate over boycotting Georgia’s biggest companies. The state Senate did not …

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Passenger Faces $27K Fine In Violent Mask Incident

Orlando’s Fox News affiliate reports: A Delta Air Lines passenger is facing a $27,500 fine for allegedly assaulting a flight attendant amid a dispute over the flight attendant’s instructions and the airline’s mask policy, officials said. The FAA said the unnamed passenger was traveling with another person who refused to wear his mask, fasten his seat belt or put up …

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Delta To Offer COVID-Tested Flights To Rome From US

Reuters reports: Rome’s Fiumicino airport will run COVID-tested flights to and from the United States operated by Delta Air Lines and Alitalia, it said on Thursday, adding it will be the first airport in Europe to offer the service on transatlantic flights. From December, passengers flying between Rome and some U.S. destinations can be tested for the coronavirus 48 hours …

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Fox Contributor Navy SEAL Banned By Delta Airlines After Posting Selfie Without Mask: “I’m Not A Pussy”

Business Insider reports: The former Navy SEAL famous for his part in the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden was banned by Delta Air Lines after he refused to wear a mask aboard a flight, and bragged about it on Twitter. Robert J. O’Neill, a former Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden …

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So Far Delta Has Put 100 Covidiots On Its No Fly List

NPR reports: When it comes to the new rules for the novel coronavirus, airlines like Delta are taking them very seriously. So far, the carrier has banned 100 anti-maskers from taking their flights and gone a step further by adding them to a “no fly” list. The legal reasoning is pretty straightforward, says Sharona Hoffman, co-director of Case Western Reserve …

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Delta Airlines: If You “Can’t” Wear A Mask, Don’t Fly

CNN Business reports: Delta Air Lines will now require medical screenings for passengers who can’t wear face masks due to health reasons — and asks that they reconsider flying altogether as the coronavirus pandemic rages. The strengthened policy adds another layer of protection for passengers who are already mostly required to wear masks while on flights, during boarding and in …

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Delta Airlines To Resume Suspended Flights In June

Reuters reports: Delta Air Lines said on Monday it would resume flying several major routes in June that were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, including some Trans-Atlantic and Caribbean destinations. Delta is adding roughly 100 more daily flights in June versus May, including service out of its Atlanta hub and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Florida, …

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Delta Ends Service To 10 Airports Through September

USA Today reports: Travelers aboard Delta Air Lines are about to have fewer options when it comes to airports in major metro areas. Delta announced Friday that it is cutting service at 10 U.S. airports serving cities including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago as part of a previously announced 85% overall reduction in its service schedule. In each case, …

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Delta Offers Free Flights To Volunteer Medical Workers

USA Today reports: Delta Air Lines is stepping up in the fight against coronavirus. While the airline slashed flight capacity by 40% earlier this month, they are finding ways to help mobilize medical volunteers amidst the pandemic. Late Friday night, Delta announced on its website that it would be offering free flights to medical volunteers looking to fly to the …

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