Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines Employee Shot Dead in Airline Parking Lot Near Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

A Delta Air Lines employee has been shot dead in a private staff parking lot on the outskirts of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International airport a spokesperson for the airline and the local police department confirmed.  The incident happened on Sunday evening,…

Delta Air Lines Fined $50,000 for Discriminating Against Two Muslim Passengers, Flight Attendants Ordered to Undergo Civil Rights Training

The Department of Transport (DOT) has fined Delta Air Lines $50,000 over a 2016 incident in which two Muslim passengers were offloaded from an international flight because of their perceived “suspicious behavior”.  Delta, which was also ordered to cease and…

Will Delta’s Record $1.6 Billion Profit Sharing Bonus Be Enough to Stop Unionization Efforts by Flight Attendants and Ramp Workers?

Delta Air Lines announced a full-year pre-tax income of $6.2 billion on Tuesday morning, paving the way for a record profit-sharing bonus of $1.6 billion to be shared out amongst the Atlanta-based carrier’s 90,000 employees.  Ed Bastian, the airline’s chief…

New Group of Delta Flight Attendants Sue Uniform Maker Demanding Damages and a Complete Recall

Story Highlights More than 500 Delta Air Lines employees file a class-action lawsuit against uniform manufacturer Claim chemicals used in the uniforms have caused severe allergic reactions The lawsuit is calling on a full recall from over 64,000 uniformed employees…

Emergency Slide Falls from Delta Air Lines Jet On Approach to Boston into Back Garden

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened an investigation after an emergency evacuation slide fell from a Delta Air Lines aircraft and landed in the back garden of a house in the Massachusetts town of Milton.  Thankfully, no one was…

Delta Air Lines Accused of Welcoming Criticism of Long-Serving Flight Attendants to Justify Termination

Several days ago, Delta Air Lines was celebrating the career of one of its longest-serving but recently retired flight attendants who had previously worked for Pan Am.  But now, the Atlanta-based airline is being accused of trying to get rid…

Nearly 1,000 Delta Staffers Have Suffered Reactions to Uniform; Report Clearing Airline Drives Union Support

At least 943 Delta Air Lines employees have allegedly made formal complaints about suffering adverse skin reactions to a designer uniform introduced by the airline last June.  The complaints, whch range from painful itchy rashes, hives, shortness of breath and…

After 60-Years of Flying at Pan Am and Delta, Flight Attendant Cecile Beck Hangs Up Her Ice Tongs for the Last Time

Could Cecile Beck ever have known that her career as a flight attendant would last a whole six decades of her life?  The world was certainly a very different place in 1959 when Cecile was hired as what was known…

Designer Zac Posen, the Man Behind Delta’s “Passport Plum’ Uniform to Shutter His Namesake Label

In an emotional Instagram post, the American fashion designer Zac Posen has announced he will be shuttering his namesake label House of Z.  Posen took to the social media site on Friday to share the news, while Vogue reports the…

America’s Largest Flight Attendant Union Starts High Profile Campaign to Organize Delta Air Lines

This could get very interesting… while Delta Air Lines is currently the largest and only mainline airline in the United States not to have unionized flight attendants, that could all change after America’s largest flight attendant union announced it’s support…

Delta Air Lines Accused of “Censorship” Over Lesbian Love Scene Cut from Film; Stars and Director Hit Out

The director of a new film about two High School best friends on the night before their graduation has hit out at Delta Air Lines after it was revealed the airline had cut a lesbian love scene in an edited…

Qatar Airways Keeps Up Pressure On Delta Air Lines; Says It Could Increase Stake in LATAM

There’s no bigger troll in the aviation industry it would seem than Akbar Al Baker, the often outspoken chief executive of Qatar Airways.  Just a few weeks after Delta Air Lines made a shock announcement that it was acquiring a…

One of Delta’s Very First Flight Attendants Has Died at the Grand Old Age of 103

Delta Air Lines has expressed its sadness of learning the news that one of its very first flight attendants has died at the grand old age of 103.  When the then 24-year old Sybil Peacock Harmon was hired by Delta…

Delta Air Lines Plans to Hire Even More Flight Attendants, Pilots to Better Prepare for 2020

Delta Air Lines says it plans to hire at least 6,000 new employees next year after being “caught off-guard” by rapid growth during the first nine months of 2019 as well as a series of weather events that have heaped…

Delta Refuses to Comply with DOT Ruling that Pit Bull’s Must Not Be Arbitrarily Banned as Service Animals

Last year, Delta Air Lines made a series of pretty significant changes to its policy regarding the carriage of service animals including the controversial category of Emotional Support Animals (ESA’s).  The first changes came in March 2018 as part of…

Delta Air Lines Will Finally Give its Flight Attendants More Rest Between Flights

On 3rd October 2018, a Bill was passed into law that was meant to significantly improve the amount of rest that flight attendants enjoy between flights.  That fatigue-busting upgrade should have been implemented within 30-days of the law being introduced…

Delta Admits Staff Have Faced a “Particularly Long, Hard Summer”: Announces 4% Pay Rise

Ed Bastian, chief executive of Delta Air Lines has admitted that an “intense year” has led to a “particularly long, hard summer” that has “put a strain on everyone and stressed our people and resources”.  Bastian concluded that “dedication and…

Delta Air Lines Has Just Reopened Flight Attendant Recruitment for 2020 Joiners

One of the toughest airlines in the industry to land a job as a flight attendant has just reopened applications with plans to hire around 1,000 lucky candidates.  Delta Air Lines famously hired less than 1 per cent of the…

Delta Air Lines Confirms It Will Close Its Tokyo Flight Attendant Base, Redundancies Likely

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has confirmed it will be closing its flight attendant base in Tokyo with the possibility of job losses.  The airline says though that it hopes it can transfer many of the affected staffers to other customer…

WATCH: Video of Delta Passenger Using Their FEET to Control Seatback TV Goes Viral

Perhaps supermodel Naomi Campbell was right – Last week, the businesswoman who became one of the world’s most sought after fashion models in the 1990’s revealed her pre-flight cleaning ritual which involved latex gloves and a very large pack of…

Delta Becomes Latest Airline to Embrace “Bistro Style” Dining in Long-Haul Economy

Delta Air Lines has become the first North American airline to embrace a new style of long-haul Economy meal service after successful trials of the concept on just one route between Portland and Tokyo Narita.  The Atlanta-based airline will introduce…

Delta CEO Ed Bastion Admits Union-Busting Adverts Were Inappropriate and “Poorly Crafted”

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has faced a fair amount of flack over the last week after the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) leaked a series of internal union-busting adverts that had been displayed in Delta’s workrooms.  The…

Could Delta Flight Attendants Find Themselves Worse Off if They Joined a Union?

Flight attendants and ramp workers at Delta Air Lines have an important question to ask themselves – could joining a trade union improve their pay and conditions or make them worse off?  This isn’t a new question – the fight…

Senator Bernie Sanders Says Delta’s Union-Busting Has “Violated the Dignity” of Employees

Potential U.S. Presidential nominee, Senator Bernie Sanders has written an open letter to Delta’s chief executive, Ed Bastian decrying the airline’s treatment of employees and union-busting activities.  The letter, which was co-signed by eight other senators, comes less than a…

Delta Air Lines Would Rather its Employees Buy a Games Console Than Join a Union

Of the Big Three U.S. airlines, Delta is generally considered to offer the best service.  Its employees seem to be more engaged and service focused and in return, they get their share of one of the biggest profit-sharing bonuses in…

This is How Delta Air Lines is Making the Recruitment Process Better for the Disappointed

Delta Air Lines famously rejects 99% of candidates who apply for the 10,000 jobs the airline fills each year.  The number of disappointed candidates is most keenly felt in cabin crew recruitment – last year, Delta received around 300,000 applications…

Chief Execs of ‘Big Three’ U.S. Airlines Take Out Full Page Newspaper Ad Against Qatar Airways

Yesterday, I wrote about an open letter the chief executives of two airlines and the shipping company FedEx sent to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in defence of Qatar Airways and the current Open Skies arrangement that the United…

Delta Air Lines Accused of Lobbying to Delay Upgraded Minimum Rest for Flight Attendants

Delta Air Lines has been accused of being the primary voice in lobbying against the implementation of a new minimum rest rule for U.S.-based flight attendants.  Last October, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 which not…

Federal Authorities WILL Begin Inquiry Into Health Complaints from New Delta Uniform

Painful itchy rashes, hives, shortness of breath and itchy sore eyes – they are just some of the symptoms that have been linked to the new Delta Air Lines uniform which was rolled out to more than 64,000 uniformed employees…

Is Delta’s New Uniform Causing More Health Problems Than Originally Thought?

Are Delta’s ‘Passport Plum’ uniforms causing the same kind of painful reactions as those suffered by flight attendants and ground staff at American Airlines?  Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines rolled out its new uniform to over 64,000 uniformed employees last May…

Delta Air Lines Really Doesn’t Want to Let its Feud with Qatar Airways Go

Speaking at an aviation summit in Dever, Colorado yesterday, Delta’s Executive Vice President Peter Carter made it perfectly clear that the Atlanta-based airline isn’t going to let its feud with Qatar Airways drop anytime soon.  Specifically, Carter called out Qatar’s…

Delta Air Lines Breathes New Life Into Proposed Boeing 797 Mid-Sized Concept Plane

The chief executive of Delta Air Lines has told investors at a J.P. Morgan conference that the Atlanta-based airline would be “very interested” in the proposed mid-market concept plane that Boeing is yet to formally commit itself to developing.  Ed…

Delta Flight Attendants Have to Ask Themselves Whether They Deserve Better Pay

As profit sharing bonuses go, Delta Air Lines once again stormed ahead of the pack, surpassing every other major U.S.-based airline in its generosity for a good job well done.  The Atlanta-based airline recently announced it would pay out $1.3…

The Air Italy Row is Heating Up: Delta CEO Says “Qatar is Back to Their Old Tricks”

Ed Bastian, the chief exec of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines doesn’t appear to be feeling too much Christmas cheer right now.  Instead, the longtime aviation executive is speaking out against Air Italy – a little known Italian airline that has…

What is Delta’s “Sickness Philosophy” and Why Does it Matter?

Delta Air Lines is facing criticism over a new staff memo which outlines a “sickness philosophy” rather than a sickness policy.  It might not seem like a big difference, perhaps even just semantics, but the IAM union which is fighting…

WHAT A WASTE: Delta Becomes Latest Airline to Finally Cut Down On Single Use Plastics

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines plans to eliminate 12 million plastic stirrers and a whopping 170 million plastic straws which are used annually onboard its aircraft and in its premium lounges.  The airline announced the plan as part of a major…

Did American Airlines Really Copy Delta’s ‘Passport Plum’? Yet Another Redesign is in the Works

When Delta Air Lines rolled out its new Zac Posen-designed uniform earlier this year, the Atlanta-based airline was at pains to highlight a bold new color palette they had chosen for the range of uniform items.  The deep hue of…

Airline Economy Food That Actually Looks and Tastes Good: These Airlines Are Experimenting with a ‘Trayless’ Service

Back in 2014, the Australian airline Qantas launched a new dining concept for its Economy Class passengers on longer international flights.  The idea was to improve both the quality and quantity of food the airline offered while also making the…

Delta Air Lines is On a Hiring Spree – The Airline is Looking for 1,000 New Flight Attendants

The odds of landing a coveted job with this airline is said to be even smaller than securing a place at the prestigious Havard University.  And when more than 270,000 candidates applied for just 1,700 flight attendant positions last year…

Chinese Passenger Says a Delta Flight Attendant of Taiwanese Descent Discriminated Against Him

Just over a week ago, we reported on the pressure that a number of international airlines had received from Chinese authorities over the way they referred to Taiwan on their websites.  China’s civil aviation authority wrote to around 30 airlines…

WATCH: Meet the 102-Year Old Centenarian Who Was One of Delta Air Lines Very First Flight Attendants

Yesterday, we shared a video about Elly, a long-serving member of cabin crew at Etihad Airways who was actually one of the very first flight attendants to join the Abu Dhabi-based airline some 15-years ago.  But Etihad is a mere…

Delta is Making Adjustments to its New Uniform After Flight Attendants Report Skin Irritation

Just over a week after Delta Air Lines launched its long-awaited and very distinctive new uniform and the carrier has already had to make some urgent changes due to staff complaints.  The problems mean Delta joins the likes of American…

Delta Air Lines Celebrates New Uniform with Safety Video That Showcases Flight Attendant Looks Through the Years

Delta Air Lines has been celebrating the launch of its brand new Zac Posen-designed uniform in a fairly big way.  The airline says it took around three years from concept to launch, with all 60,000 uniformed Delta employees making the…

The Final Countdown: Delta is About to Launch a Brand New Uniform for 60,000 Employees

What does it take to design a brand new uniform for over 64,000 employees?  That’s an answer that Ekrem Dimbiloglu, the Director of the New Uniform Program at Delta Air Lines can answer only too well.  Over the last three…

Delta’s Employees Are Getting A 3% Pay Raise – But Is It Good Enough?

More than 60,000 employees at Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines might be looking forward to wearing a brand new uniform on 29th March but sources from within the company suggest many of them, including flight attendants, aren’t quite so pleased with…

Will Delta Flight Attendants Get a Union? Umbrella Organization Steps In To Mediate Dispute Between Two Rival Unions

Flight attendants at Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines work at one of the few U.S. airlines that don’t yet have official union representation – in spite of a high profile union campaign.  But now a spat has broken out between the…

Delta Air Lines Has Come Under Fire for a New Social Media Policy for its Staff and Flight Attendants

Delta Air Lines has come under fire for a new social media policy which has been described as both “extensive” and “broadly written” with concerns the rules could “be misinterpreted to restrict lawful activities”.  The newly issued policy by the…

EMPATHY: The Emotion Airlines Wished All Their Flight Attendants Possessed, Yet’s So Hard To Come By

Forget fancy First Class suite’s or state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems – There’s one thing that has a bigger impact on the passenger experience than all other touchpoints combined.  You might not believe it but it is, in fact, your Flight…

Delta Was Applauded For It’s New Stance On Service Animals But Guide Dog Users Are Not Happy

When Delta Air Lines recently made it harder for passengers to take service animals like guide dogs and so-called ’emotional support’ animals onboard its flights, it said it was doing so to protect its customers and employees. The move has…

CONFIRMED: A Fire Caused A Power Outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Resulting in Thousands of Flight Cancellations

Yesterday afternoon, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia suffered a near 12-hour power outage forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights and the diversion of hundreds more.  ATL-based Delta Air Lines said they had cancelled over 900 flights with a…

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