News and notes from Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest airport

UPS chief: Black female doctor incident on Delta shows need to reinforce values

5:28 pm Oct. 20, 2016

UPS CEO David Abney, speaking at a women’s leadership event held at the shipping giant’s headquarters in Sandy Springs, cited a recent incident involving a flight attendant’s treatment of a black female doctor on a Delta Air Lines flight as a situation to avoid.

The mention of the issue by Abney at the Women’s Leadership Exchange event shows how company executives watch such incidents at other businesses as lessons to

September 2, 2015 Atlanta - Hillary Mantel (left) and her husband James eat at the Terminal B food court inside the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Restaurants inside the airport have challenges including limited space, tethered knives, mandatory knife inventory inspections and electric grills.   JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL

Travelers can pre-order from more airport restaurants via app

11:45 am Oct. 19, 2016

More restaurants at Hartsfield-Jackson International are taking pre-orders from travelers via an app called Grab.

Atlanta-based Concessions International said it is expanding Grab to restaurants at Hartsfield-Jackson including Fly Burger, Lotta Frutta, Cafe Tazza, Paschal’s, Fresh


Hartsfield-Jackson holding job fair today

6:24 am Oct. 19, 2016

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is holding a job fair today, Wednesday Oct. 19, where airport employers will be hiring for more than 500 jobs.

The job fair started at 10 a.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center


Delta unveils newly-designed uniforms

1:27 pm Oct. 18, 2016

Delta Air Lines on Tuesday unveiled new uniforms designed by Zac Posen.

The new uniforms will be tested out by 1,000 Delta employees in coming months and will be rolled out to Delta’a 60,000 frontline workers


Three firms competing for Atlanta airport shoeshine contracts

3:08 pm Oct. 17, 2016

Three firms have submitted proposals for contracts to operate shoeshine stands at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

It’s the first time in 17 years that the Atlanta airport has contracted out the shoeshine stands.

Officials at the world’s busiest airport plan to more than double the number of shoeshine stands, and split up the work between two new contracts. The new contracts would replace the contract now held by longtime Atlanta airport shoeshine

NEW YORK - JULY 22:  Delta Airlines planes sit at Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy Airport July 22, 2014 in New York City. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has halted all flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv, Israel following a rocket attack near Ben Gurion International Airport.  (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Black doctor says Delta flight attendant dismissed her help during medical emergency

9:33 pm Oct. 13, 2016

A black female doctor’s post on Facebook about how a flight attendant on a Delta Air Lines flight doubted whether she was really a doctor during a medical emergency has sparked thousands of responses.

Tamika Cross, an OB-GYN in Houston, wrote on Facebook about her experience during a flight where a man was unresponsive. “I naturally jumped into Doctor mode,” she wrote in her post. A flight attendant dismissed her offer

This Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, photo provided by Andrew Zuis, of Farmington, Minn., shows the replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone belonging to his 13-year-old daughter Abby, that melted in her hand earlier in the day. "She's done with Note 7s right now," Zuis said of his daughter. Reports of more replacement phones catching fire are trickling in, and the South Korean tech giant faces more scrutiny after earlier criticism for being slow to react and sending confusing signals in the first days of the recall. (Andrew Zuis via AP)

Delta adding fire containment bags on some planes

8:37 pm Oct. 13, 2016

Delta Air Lines is adding fire containment bags to planes, starting with planes that fly overseas flights.

Atlanta-based Delta plans to install the bags on 166 planes by the end of the year, then add them