Delta first to submit plan to allow customer use of portable electronic devices below 10,000 feet as early as Nov. 1

   Delta first to submit plan to allow customer use of portable electronic
                 devices below 10,000 feet as early as Nov. 1

Customers continue to benefit from Delta's digital innovations and
first-to-market leadership

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2013

ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is ready to
allow its customers to be the first to use their portable electronic devices
below 10,000 feetas early asNov. 1, 2013 pending Federal Aviation
Administration approval. All Delta aircraft have completed carrier-defined PED
tolerance testing to ensure the safe operation of passenger portable
electronic devices during all phases of flight and Delta's plan has been
submitted to the FAA for approval.

In support of the FAA's call for expanded PED usage in flight, more than 570
mainline domestic aircraft stand ready to allow customer use of e-readers,
tablets, and smartphones, all in airplane mode, during taxi, takeoff and
landing on domestic flights. Delta Connection's more than 550 regional
aircraft will be ready by the end of the year. In-flight Wi-Fi will continue
to be available for customers above 10,000 feet.


Today's announcement continues Delta's efforts to lead the industry by
offering customers: 

  oThe largest Wi-Fi enabled fleet, including more than 800 aircraft
  oThe only U.S. domestic carrier with personal on-demand entertainment at
    every seat on all long-haul international flights by the end of 2013
  oThe first real-time baggage tracking on
  oThe first U.S. airline with real-time customer service through Twitter
  oThe Fly Delta app, including Glass Bottom Jet which gives customers the
    ability to sightsee from the sky using dynamic maps, social networks and
  oFull flat-bed seating with direct-aisle access on all international
    widebody aircraft by mid-2014
  oUnprecedented runway views at the award-winning Sky Decks at Delta Sky
    Club in New York-JFK and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

"We appreciate the FAA's collaboration with the industry to define a path for
enabling the safe use of portable electronic devices below 10,000 feet," said
Joanne Smith, senior vice president, In-Flight Service. "The Delta team is
committed to always working to make flying better and thanks to their efforts
our customers are the first to be able to use their devices throughout their
entire flight."

Additional details on Delta's new PED policy are available at

Delta has invested more than $3 billion in the customer experience since 2010,
including installation of full flat-bed seats on Delta's widebody
international aircraft, a new Terminal 4 at New York-JFK and the new Maynard
H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal in Atlanta. Delta has also spent more
than $100 million to expand, renovate and consolidate terminals C and D at New
York-LaGuardia Airport. Additionally, customers have seen Delta's investment
in its more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs throughout the system, power poles at
dozens of airports, mobile apps that include features such as baggage tracking
and Wi-Fi on more than 800 aircraft.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was
named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013
World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the
second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and
the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 312 destinations in 56
countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly
80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700
aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and
participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air
France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta
offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam,
Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New
York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta is
investing more than $3 billion in airport facilities and global products,
services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on
the ground. Additional information is available on, Twitter @Delta, and

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

Contact: Delta Corporate Communications, 404-715-2554
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