Delta Air Lines Celebrates the Spirit of 1776 – on Flight 1776!

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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 Air Lines employees point to a sign at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport prior to Delta Air Lines flight 1776 to Regan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

(Photo credit: Delta News Hub)

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!).

 

American flag cookies are displayed at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport prior to Delta Air Lines flight 1776 to Regan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

(Photo credit: Delta News Hub)

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

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