Delta Air Lines Bankruptcy Emergence, Part 10: At the End of the Day…

Note: Nine years ago today, Delta Air Lines formally emerged from bankruptcy protection; and this article is the tenth of a series of articles which I first wrote nine years ago today.

…i  s an expression which Randy Petersen of FlyerTalk and InsideFlyer magazine likes to use often, and it was certainly apropos here. Although there was a dinner for the international journalists later on Monday, April 30, 2007, it was time for me to go home. The shuttle bus brought us back to the Renaissance hotel, where I said “goodbye” to some new-found friends. I have a “goodie bag” that held the materials from the official Delta Air Lines media kit.

I endured some traffic on my way home on what is now a hot, sunny, clear day — but I reflected on what a great day it was for Delta Air Lines, its employees, its customers…

…and for me.

I arrived home and prepared for Delta Air Lines flight 9998 from Atlanta to Salt Lake City to Los Angeles for the next day, Tuesday, May 1, 2007.

Needless to say, I did not sleep much that evening.

Not Included in the Original Article

That wraps up the first day of the events commemorating the emergence of Delta Air Lines from bankruptcy protection nine years ago today. I have plenty of additional photographs which document that day visually; and I am considering sharing them in a future article.

In the meantime, thank you for reading this series of articles. Another series of articles pertaining to the events of Tuesday, May 1, 2007 will be posted here at The Gate.

Interestingly, I spent my morning earlier today at the world headquarters of Delta Air Lines; and few employees knew of the significance of today — but that is understandable, considering a very unusual event which occurred today which I was a witness…

Photograph ©2007 by Brian Cohen.

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