While many celebrated the Fourth of July yesterday at parties, ballgames, lakes, or maybe watching some YouTube fireworks, a group of lucky Delta Air Lines passengers enjoyed a unique celebration of their own.
Delta News Hub details flight 1776 — which annually celebrates the Fourth of July during flights to destinations such as Washington, D.C. or Philadelphia. Delta 1776 flew from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Reagan Washington National (DCA) this year on an Airbus 320.
Passengers were treated to American flag-themed cookies, party favors, and an inflight “fireworks show” (lit by battery-powered sparklers!).
Even though our customers on Delta flight 1776 were missing fireworks on the ground yesterday, it didn’t mean they had to miss out on the light show.
— Delta (@Delta) July 5, 2019
The airline currently operates flight 1776 on a daily basis, year-round. Only the Fourth of July flights get the special treatment.
Delta excels at many things — and throwing theme parties centered around flights or Sky Club openings is one of them! René experienced a great pre-flight event in Detroit before Delta’s inaugural A350 flight. I enjoyed some music, fun swag, and complimentary top-shelf cocktails at the Delta Austin Sky Club opening in May.
I wonder to which Revolutionary War airport a flight 1775 would operate? 😉 –Chris