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Delta Air Lines Expands Service From Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles

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Delta Air Lines is launching new nonstop service next summer to the Western region of the United States from Atlanta, more connections through Salt Lake City and convenient flight schedules from Los Angeles.

Beginning July 6, Delta will offer daily, year-round service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to three Mountain West cities, including Boise, Idaho; Bozeman, Montana; and Spokane, Washington.

In addition to the new routes, Delta will add an 11th daily, year-round flight to both Denver and Salt Lake City from its Atlanta hub, starting June 22.

“Connecting the world is our mission, and in 2020 we’re creating more connections from our hubs and other cities throughout the West to destinations around the globe to make traveling more convenient for our customers,” Delta Senior Vice President Joe Esposito said in a statement. “How you get there is just as important, and with Delta, customers will get a thoughtful and innovative customer experience and world-class service from the best people in the business.”

The new Delta routes and flights coming to Salt Lake City International Airport in summer 2020 include a daily, year-round flight to Memphis, Tennessee (starting July 6); a sixth daily, year-round flight to New York-JFK (starting June 20); a third daily, year-round flight to Nashville, Tennessee (starting July 6); a second daily, year-round flight to Indianapolis (starting July 16).

Starting June 22 from Los Angeles International Airport, Delta will also launch a fifth daily, year-round flight to Dallas-Fort Worth; a sixth daily, year-round flight to Phoenix; and a sixth daily, year-round flight to Sacramento, California.

Delta recently announced it would upgrade its in-flight entertainment through a new partnership with Disney+.

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Strange Odor at Oakland Airport Sends Travelers to the Hospital

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We have seen more issues with strange odors on airplanes in the last year or so than at any time, some so severe they required a diverted landing.

Now comes word that another incident has taken place, only this time it was actually inside the airport.

Four people were taken to local hospitals by the Oakland (Calif.) Fire Department on Tuesday after an unknown substance began giving off a strange odor at Oakland International Airport.

According to Fox News, the odor came from a small box at one of the ticketing counters that is used to discard items that cannot be brought on a plane via carry-on bag – water bottles, bottles of cologne or mouthwash larger than three ounces, etc.

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The airport played it safe and called the fire department, which sent a Hazmat crew according to the NBC TV affiliate in the Bay Area. There was no disruption to airport services, though four people were taken to the hospital to be checked out for precautionary reasons.

This is the latest in a series of numerous reports of odors emanating from a plane or airport just in the last year or so alone, much less beyond that time frame.

Some have been fumes that have forced flights to land.

Some have forced flights to divert to other airports.

Some have been so overwhelming that passengers and crew were hospitalized.

And some have even been visible – if you like your airplane cabin filling with an unknown fog.

The Oakland Fire Dept. is still investigating the cause of the odor.

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