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N909DL rests after crashing at LGA (Photo via NYPD Special Ops)

Delta MD-88 Slides Off the Runway at LGA

A Delta aircraft slid off runway 13 late Thursday morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Delta flight 1086, an MD-88 from Atlanta registered as N909DL, touched down at LaGuardia at 11 a.m. The weather at LaGuardia was not particularly favorable with snow, freezing fog, and approximately a quarter-mile of visibility. After the MD-80 touched down, the wheels never gained traction which resulted in the plane skidding down the runway. About 5,000 feet down the runway the plane veered left off…

Delta 717s are Finally Going West

We have heard a lot from passengers on the west coast asking Delta when they will bring their 717's out west. Well, the time is coming. Delta has recently announced that their Boeing 717's will be flying 8 of the 15 daily flights between Los Angeles International Airport and San…

TBT In Aviation History: Remembering Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airways was founded in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. Their main focus was to transport mail and established a route between Minneapolis and Chicago. During this early part of Northwest’s history, the airline focused on expanding to smaller cities in the Midwest, with a route to Calgary becoming the airlines…

Overview of Delta’s Recent Wide-Body Order

On Nov. 20, 2014, Delta selected Airbus for their new wide-bodied aircraft, instead of the rival bid from Boeing. Delta confirmed the order for 25 A350-900neo and 25 A330-900 aircraft, whilst Boeing based their bid on the 787-9 and the 777s. The two new types of aircraft will replace the…

SeaTac Airport: The Gateway to Northwestern Washington

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the main international airport for most of Western Wash.. It is officially located in Seattle, but is essentially 15 miles south of downtown. For the year of 2013, SEA was the 15th busiest airport in the United States in terms of passengers flown. For the…

Delta Air Lines Begins Boeing 747 Retirement

[caption id="attachment_562" align="alignright" width="300"] A Delta Boeing 747-400 "smokes the mains" on arrival in Atlanta | Photo via Ryan Ewing[/caption] As oil prices rise, many airlines are beginning to or have already retired old, inefficient aircraft. Air New Zealand retired its final Boeing 747 aircraft last month, replacing it with…

An Inside Look at Delta Air Lines

[caption id="attachment_666" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo provided by Ryan Ewing[/caption] For roughly 90 years, Delta Air Lines has been flying passengers all over the world. Led by CEO Richard Anderson, Delta isn’t only flying; they are thriving in a financially unstable airline industry. With more than 5,400 daily flights, 722 mainline aircraft,…