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Delta’s Accidental Foam Party at LAX. Plus, US Airlines May Suspend Domestic Travel

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Fire suppression foam flooded a Delta hangar at LAX.

And there are stirrings that US airlines may shut down operations.

Those are some of the headlines that caught my eye today and I thought you, too, may find interesting.

Foam Accident at Delta LAX Hangar

Well. This certainly wasn’t needed during a time when financial situations are dire.

That’s gonna be expensive.

Simple Flying’s Sumit Rehal says, “There are reports on [Airliners.net] that a plane backed into the hangar with the auxiliary power unit (APU) on. This may have triggered the fire suppression system, forcing the foam to be dispersed.”

Whoops.

A Delta spokesperson told Sumit that a fire suppression system in the hangar malfunctioned.

Grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft fleet of Southwest Airlines in storage at Victorville, CA. on May 4, 2019. (Photo credit: ©iStock.com/RobertMichaud)
Grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft fleet of Southwest Airlines in storage at Victorville, CA. on May 4, 2019. (Photo credit: ©iStock.com/RobertMichaud)

Airlines Shutting Down US Domestic Passenger Service?

Many outlets are reporting that major US airlines are considering plans to voluntarily shut down all passenger service.

While on the KTLA afternoon news today, reporter Courtney Friel said she spoke with a pilot who operated a flight with nine passengers and another with just six.

The AP’s David Koening wrote today, “An official of one major U.S. airline, who asked that they and their airline not be identified, ticked off more than a dozen flights that departed on Tuesday morning with fewer than 10 passengers on board. In a few cases, the passengers were outnumbered by pilots and flight attendants.”

“None of this means that it will happen,” says Gary Leff over at View from the Wing. “[And] it’s certainly prudent planning – and prudent to be leaking that planning.

Americans Stranded Abroad

NBC News reports that around 13,500 Americans stranded overseas and need help from the State Department.

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Conde Nast’s Kaitlin Menza wrote this tasty article about Biscoff cookies — and how so many of us love them because we fly.

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Photo copyright: @photography.kelley

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Buzzfeed put together this list of 15 secrets that Disney theme park employees shared.

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1 Comment

  1. That foam release at LAX is no laughing matter, it’s a major environmental issue and as you note it’s going to be very costly for DL to clean up. Folks in El Segundo are pretty furious about it.

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