Delta Accidentally Boards Flight With No Crew On The Aircraft

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  1. GoGo gets a bad rap, but I’ve successfully used it to/from Hawaii and to/from North America to Southeast Asia with no real problems. Sure, the signal occasionally cuts out or speeds slow, but I’d estimate the flights had connectivity for at least 90% of the inflight time. That’s a win for me and anyone else who bills by the hour. I can crank out a lot of emails and memos between glasses of champagne on a 13-hour flight to Toyko or a 5-hour flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu.

  2. I’ve never heard of anything like that, whereas airline staff are not aboard a flight and no pilot crew on board warming up in the cockpit.

  3. An aircraft with no Delta crew, no attendants, and no pilots equal no pre-departure beverages.

  4. United boarded my flight from IAD to LGA on Monday with no captain. After we were seated, the FO told the FA to get everybody off. Total sh@tshow.

  5. Based on the flight number, it was a Delta Connection Carrier SkyWest and not mainline. Delta is still “responsible” since the Connection Carrier “flies the Delta logo”.

  6. This is the most historical article ever. Wow. What journalism! What an incredible piece. Someone call someone important. This is the next ann landers.

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