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Delta Commits To Nondiscrimination In Wake Of Religious Controversy

Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion

A senior executive for Delta Air Lines has issued a written commitment that the company will not in any circumstance seek to know the religious affili...

Department Of Transportation Expands Airline Passenger Protections

Kate Hanni | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel
Kate Hanni

For decades, the commercial airlines have successfully managed to convince the DOT that they should police themselves when it comes to how they treat passengers--essentially preventing any meaningful reforms.

Myths About Frequent Flyer Miles And Points

Brian Kelly | Posted 10.10.2011 | Travel
Brian Kelly

Over the last several years I've used frequent flyer miles to travel the globe and explore incredible new places. In the course of my wanderings I've discovered that there are a lot of misconceptions around frequent flyer and airline points programs.

Loose Bat Causes Quite The Stir On Flight

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel

Passengers on a Georgia-bound Delta plane got quite the surprise Friday when a bat started flying about the cabin. One passenger, who was asleep du...

Delta Flight's Bathroom Broken, Slash Tweets About It

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

A Delta flight from Minnesota to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City over a broken toilet. But guess who was on b...

Delta To Refund Taxes Collected During FAA Shutdown | by Grant Martin | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

There was hope and outcry last week after news broke that as part of its partial shutdown, the FAA wouldn't be collecting the fees that it assesses ag...

With FAA Shutdown, Airlines Could Be Saving Customers Some Money -- They're Not

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.29.2011 | Business

A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is costing the government about $30 million a day -- and instead of passing along savings to...

Two Planes Collide On Tarmac At Chicago Airport

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (Associated Press) -- Two Delta Airlines aircraft have collided on the tarmac at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Delta spokeswoman ...

Delta Flight Searched After 'Possible Bomb Threat'

AP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Travel

BELIZE CITY -- A Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta, Georgia, to Belize was searched by a police bomb squad at Belize's Philip Goldson International A...

Delta Making Progress With New JFK Airport Terminal

Gadling | Grant Martin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Travel

Delta's continuing investment into the New York City market is starting to bear fruit with the airline's refurbishment of John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airpor...

WATCH: Delta's Sommelier Samples 2,000 Wines

AP | By HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home

ATLANTA -- Delta Air Line's master sommelier Andrea Robinson opened up bottle after bottle of white and red wine from France, Italy, Australia, the U....

An Analysis Of The Delta-Saudi Controversy

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

While the title of my post was misleading and inaccurate, I still believe that Delta is making a mistake by becoming a partner with an airline run by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Delta And Saudis Respond To Travel Questions

Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Saudi Arabian embassy on Friday (June 24) denied as "completely false" rep...

Delta and Saudi Arabia: Flying the Friendly, Anti-Semitic Skies

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.24.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

It's no secret that Saudi Arabia bars passengers with Jewish sounding last names and any passport with an Israeli stamp from its flights. It's therefore inexplicable why Delta Airlines would partner with Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Delta Partnership May Cause Travel Headaches For Non-Muslims

Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion

UPDATE: SCROLL DOWN FOR RELIGION NEWS SERVICE EDITOR'S NOTE Religion News Service issued a follow-up to this story on Friday (June 24). By Miche...

Delta Adopts Saudi Arabian Airlines No Jew Policy

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Delta isn't being forced to include Saudi Arabian Airlines into its Sky Team Alliance. In fact, Delta could stand on principle and refuse to include Saudi Arabian Airlines based on its discriminatory policy.

Flying Delta's Discriminatory Skies

Andrew Pessin | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Andrew Pessin

Delta Air Lines is currently working on adding Saudi Arabian Airlines to its SkyTeam of partnering companies. It will thus put it in the unenviable position of respecting and enforcing islamic laws.

Delta Passenger Claims Airline Peed On His Luggage

AOL Travel News | Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel

Sy Haze is pissed off because he's pretty sure his luggage was pissed on by a Delta employee at some point between the time it left London and the tim...

Congressman Takes Delta To Task For "Baggage-gate" | By Grant Martin (RSS Feed) on Jun 8th 2011 at 5:00PM | Posted 08.08.2011 | Travel

We've been following the unfolding events in a story that Gadling helped break on Tuesday where a group of soldiers returning from Afghanistan were ch...

Amanda Terkel

Delta Charges U.S. Troops Returning From Afghanistan $2,800 In Baggage Fees | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Delta Air Lines is facing intense criticism after charging 34 U.S. soldiers returning from Afghanistan $...

Man's Bizarre Flirtation With Seatmate Causes Flight Diversion

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.29.2011 | Travel

To those who have ever wondered how to get banned from an airline take note: Don't flirt with a fellow passenger and pretend to have a canister of poi...

U.S.: Human Trafficking Fight Needs To Target Corporations

AP | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

ROME -- The fight against human trafficking, which for years has focused on rescuing sex slaves and punishing their pimps and smugglers, is now seekin...

Delta Passenger Tries To Open Emergency Door On Flight

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.11.2011 | Travel

It's happening again, this time on Delta: A Boston-bound passenger tried to open a plane's emergency door on Tuesday night, the Associated Press repor...

Woman Strips Naked On Delta Flight

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel

Talk about in-flight entertainment. Passengers on a Delta flight Saturday got a "show" when a woman stripped naked and began to make a scene during th...

2 Imams Told To Deboard Flight, Pilot Refused To Fly With Them

AP | By RANDALL DICKERSON | Posted 07.06.2011 | Travel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two Muslim religious leaders say they were asked to leave a commercial airliner in Memphis on Friday and were told it was because ...