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Airline Pilot Convicted Of Groping Girl On Flight

AP | Posted 03.30.2014 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An airline pilot was convicted this week of two counts of abusive sexual contact for groping a 14-year-old girl while he was a...

Delta Makes Networking At 35,000 Feet Easier Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel

What if, instead of dreading who your seatmate might be on your next flight, you looked forward to the experience? That's what Delta Air Lines is a...

PHOTO: Delta Jet Loses Wing Panel Mid-Flight

Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel

Passengers on a Delta jet got a bit of a scare on Sunday when a panel on one of the wings apparently flew off during a flight from Orlando to Atlanta....

Delta Deals the 99 Percent Out: One-percenters Get Twice as Many Miles

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.28.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Delta's new airline mileage deal is a deliberate attempt to reward its high-spending customers and take from the unwashed 99 percent -- further widening the gulf between the haves and the have-nots.

The Delta Airlines Breastfeeding Policy, And Why I'm Not Afraid

Kim Simon | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

If we are going to create a place where all of us can feed our babies without fear, then we need to stand together and say out loud that we are stronger than the voices that try to cover us in shame.

You've Been Warned: Big Changes Coming To Delta's Frequent Flier Program

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is changing its frequent-flier program to favor passengers who buy the priciest tickets instead of those who fly the ...

The View on Breastfeeding

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Monique Ruffin

How is it that a woman breastfeeding her child is responsible for the feelings and discomforts of other grown people?

Moms Call Delta Airlines' Breastfeeding Policy Into Question

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.21.2014 | Parents

It all started with a simple tweet. "What's your breastfeeding policy?" Lindsay Jaynes asked Delta Airlines' customer service Twitter account, @Del...

Catching Up With The Ticket Agent At The Delta Counter

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Even though Ron lives more than 700 miles away from me, and we had never interacted with one another before, our mutual trajectories on that snowy February afternoon crossed at an airport gate while under duress, and in that intersection of paths, our lives were changed forever.

Weather Shouldn't Ground Airline Call Centers

Christine Crandell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Christine Crandell

At the mercy of the airlines, there is little customers can do but ride it out, literally. Directing passengers to websites to monitor travel alerts is not good enough when Grandma is stuck somewhere, completely outside of her element and ill-equipped to navigate the intricacies of air travel.

Woman Rages After Passenger On Flight Won't Have Sex With Her: Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.10.2014 | Weird News

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but apparently it's even worse if you deny her entry to the mile-high club. That's allegedly what happened...

The 13 Weirdest Things in the SkyMall Catalogue

Meghan Feeks | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Meghan Feeks

Shortly after takeoff, something happens. I can't help eyeballing the SkyMall catalogue in front of me. I dog-ear my New Yorker, open the catalogue with a sigh of defeat and cave to the sick pleasure of wondering who really buys all that sh*t.

How to Catch an Airline Pricing Glitch

Grace McClure | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Grace McClure

Although pure, unadulterated luck certainly plays a factor, there are other ways to increase your chances of becoming one of the "chosen ones."

How To Get A Better Seat Next Time You Fly

George Hobica | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

It now costs $200 to change or cancel a non-refundable airfare on the remaining "legacy" U.S. airlines (American, Delta, United, and US Airways), and a bit less on some other airlines. But there are ways of avoiding the fee.

Delta To Honor $25 Round-Trip Fares Caused By Computer Glitch

Associated Press | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on Delta Air Lines. From about 1...

Delta Adds Extra Bowl Game Flights

intransit.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel

Delta Air Lines has a plan for college football fans. In early January, the airline will add extra nonstop service between cities hosting Bowl Cha...

Major Airline: Hell No On In-Flight Calls

AP | By JOSHUA FREED | Posted 02.17.2014 | Technology

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines won't allow passengers to make voice calls from its planes. Right now, federal rules prohibit voic...

This Plane Wing Burst Open Mid-Flight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.05.2013 | Travel

A Delta Airlines flight bound for New York was forced to make an emergency landing in Madrid Wednesday, after a hydraulics problem burst open part of ...

Delta Bumps Passengers To Fly Basketball Team

Posted 12.04.2013 | Travel

Having your flight canceled is always a bummer. But what about when that cancellation can't be blamed on stormy weather or a faulty plane... does that...

Top Trends In Airline Food

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Onboard space constraints, limited convection ovens and a major lack of ambiance all detract from the enjoyment of skillfully prepared in-flight cuisine. But the parties who provide airline food won't let fliers' dining experiences become subpar.

Best U.S. Airlines: 2013 Edition

Tracy Stewart | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Tracy Stewart

It's that time of year again. The Airfarewatchdog team has been hard at work crunching numbers to determine the best domestic airlines. (In case you m...

Delta Aims To Be First Airline To Put New FAA Rule To Use

Posted 10.31.2013 | Travel

On Thursday, the FAA announced that it will allow airline passengers to use smartphones, tablets and other personal electronics during almost the enti...

Southwest Keeps It Simple

Posted 10.24.2013 | Travel

Southwest Airlines is one of the top 10 simplest US companies, according to an index Tuesday yesterday by Siegel+Gale, a brand strategy firm in New Yo...

At Least Someone Is Buying The New Microsoft Surface

AP | By JOSHUA FREED | Posted 11.30.2013 | Technology

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines plans to buy 11,000 Microsoft Surface 2 tablets for its pilots to replace the heavy bundles of books and maps the...

Airlines, Customer Service and the Failure of Technology

Stephanie Vaughn Hapke | Posted 11.15.2013 | Technology
Stephanie Vaughn Hapke

Leveraging technology to improve peoples lives is not limited to the airlines, or even to customer service in general.