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Here’s what Delta’s incredible year reveals about the US airline industry

Delta beat Wall Street expectations, broke operational performance records, and grew its customer base — pretty much all it could hope for.

Shifting Gears: Don’t call it a comeback (yet)

The biggest stories in transportation this week include a puzzling mistake from Delta Air Lines and the debut of Boeing's new CEO.
The exact Delta Airbus A319 that slid off of a taxiway in Kansas City in better weather.

A Delta plane slid off an icy taxiway in Kansas City — here’s what happened

The aircraft was taxiing to be de-iced when its front landing gear went off of the taxiway and onto the grass.

Delta was named the best airline in the US the day after one of its planes dumped fuel over a school and injured 26 people

According to a report produced by the Wall Street Journal, Delta was ranked number one in a list of US airlines for 2019.
Multiple children and adults were treated for jet fuel exposure at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

A plane returning to LAX dumped jet fuel over nearby elementary schools. 67 people, including children, have been treated.

It was not immediately clear why the plane returned to the airport. People were diagnosed with minor injuries.
A composite image showing a screenshot of a video of the Delta plane dumping fuel and children covering their noses and mouths as they leave Park Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday.

A Delta plane injured 26 people by dumping fuel over an elementary school — here’s why planes dump fuel, and how they usually try and avoi...

Delta Flight 89 dumped jet fuel over a Los Angeles elementary school, causing minor injuries to children and adults on Tuesday.
Multiple children and adults were treated for jet fuel exposure at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

Delta has tough questions to answer from the FAA about why it dumped jet fuel over a school during an emergency landing at LAX

At least 44 kids and adults at several elementary schools came into contact with the jet fuel and were treated at the scene by paramedics.
Delta planes line up at their gates while on the tarmac of Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah September 28, 2013. Picture taken September 28, 2013.

Delta soars as US travel growth pushes profits past Wall Street’s highest forecast

The company's domestic revenue grew more than any other regional business, hinting its bet on increased US travel is paying off.

All the luxurious travel items you get when you fly with US airlines in first class, business, premium economy, and coach

Amenity kits, the in-flight essentials you get on a plane, are a staple of first and business class, but you can get them in economy and coach, too.
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Shifting Gears: An international manhunt, Tesla delivers, and … an egg?

From an international manhunt, to robotic transportation eggs, and a Delta uniform lawsuit, there was plenty of transportation news this week.