Ghana Bans A Delta Boeing 767 (Yes, Just One)

Ghana Bans A Delta Boeing 767 (Yes, Just One)

90

It’s not every day that you see an aviation authority ban one specific jet from operating passenger flights to a country, but that’s exactly what we’re seeing here. First let’s talk about the background of this incident, and then we’ll talk about what authorities in Ghana are demanding.

Delta’s controversial New York to Accra diversion

Delta Air Lines’ service to Accra has been getting quite a bit of media attention in Ghana in recent weeks. This all involves the carrier’s New York (JFK) to Accra (ACC) route.

The issue started on July 24, 2022, when DL156 from New York to Accra was canceled, because the airline was short on pilots to operate the route. Many passengers complained the airline did a poor job taking care of passengers.

The next day (July 25, 2022), Delta arranged a replacement flight for these passengers, DL9923. The flight was operated by a roughly 25 year old Boeing 767-300 with the registration code N195DN.

Unfortunately there was a mechanical issue that was discovered after takeoff, as the plane allegedly had a fuel imbalance. Well over two hours after takeoff, while over the Atlantic, the decision was made to return to New York out of an abundance of caution. In the end the plane operated a nearly five hour flight to nowhere.

Delta’s New York to Accra flight diverted

But there’s more to the story, when it comes to this specific plane. The day prior, this exact Boeing 767 was scheduled to fly from New York to Prague, and also ended up returning to New York shortly after takeoff.

So the same Boeing 767 diverted to New York two days in a row on transatlantic flights due to mechanical issues. That’s not a great look, to put it mildly.

Delta’s New York to Prague flight also diverted

There’s even more to the story. On July 31, 2022, the same exact aircraft once again flew from New York to Accra, landing without incident on August 1, 2022. However, the plane had a mechanical issue on departure once again, and the flight ended up being canceled. The plane ended up flying to Atlanta two days later, on August 3, and was then on the ground for three days after that.

Ghana bans Delta Boeing 767-300 from flying to Accra

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has just banned the Delta Boeing 767-300 involved in the above incident from operating flights to Ghana. According to a statement from the GCAA:

“With immediate effect, Delta Air Lines is being advised not to dispatch the B767-332 with registration number N195DN for flights to Accra.”

Authorities in Ghana thinks that Delta hasn’t done enough to investigate what’s wrong with the aircraft, so the country doesn’t want this Boeing 767 flying to Accra anymore.

But here’s the kicker — the nail in the coffin for this plane was “the events” of August 13, 2022. This exact same Boeing 767 had once again been dispatched to Accra. As the GCAA described it, while operating from New York to Accra, the plane “was forced to return to gate due to a technical problem.” It’s stated that “a team of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) inspectors were tasked to conduct an investigation or the circumstances surrounding this occurrence.”

So, what happened on August 13? Indeed the New York to Accra flight was delayed. It departed New York 2hr33min late, and landed in Accra 1hr53min late.

While this was seemingly more minor than the initial two incidents, I guess the GCAA is using some kind of a “three strikes” rule.

Ghana has banned a specific Delta 767 from flying to the country

Bottom line

One specific Delta Boeing 767 has been banned from Ghana, following a diversion on the New York to Accra flight in late July. In fairness, that diversion wasn’t a good look, as the same Delta Boeing 767 returned to New York while operating transatlantic flights two days in a row. Then roughly a week later, the plane had yet another issue on a flight to Ghana.

The plane then operated to Ghana again a couple of weeks after that, and had a mild delay. Apparently that was what pushed authorities in Ghana over the edge.

The concept of banning one specific jet from operating to a country is something you don’t often see. This seems like an odd punishment for Delta. At the same time, it seems like maybe this plane does need some serious TLC in maintenance?

What do you make of Ghana banning a specific Delta 767?

Conversations (90)
The comments on this page have not been provided, reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any advertiser, and it is not an advertiser's responsibility to ensure posts and/or questions are answered.
Type your response here.

If you'd like to participate in the discussion, please adhere to our commenting guidelines. Anyone can comment, and your email address will not be published. Register to save your unique username and earn special OMAAT reputation perks!

  1. John Guest

    I agree with them. The FAA has shown in recent times just how unreliable r they are. The 737 max showed the FAA’s true colors. They should be the ones seeing about this since it’s their own country but since they won’t, Ghana is doing what they must to protect themselves. And for all those looking down their noses at Ghana for doing this thinking it’s just a little third world country. Remember that the...

    I agree with them. The FAA has shown in recent times just how unreliable r they are. The 737 max showed the FAA’s true colors. They should be the ones seeing about this since it’s their own country but since they won’t, Ghana is doing what they must to protect themselves. And for all those looking down their noses at Ghana for doing this thinking it’s just a little third world country. Remember that the FAA approved the 737max and only grounded it after the rest of the world did.

  2. Leda J Bell Guest

    Safe than sorry. GARUNTEE there is covert cause to ban only one plane. Do real redearch into the one plane being banned. And passenger not being advised. Hummmm

  3. David Stewart Jr Guest

    My wife, daughter, and I flew this exact plane on July 31 from New York to Accra. Reading this article makes me thankful we arrived safely; however, I can testify that the inside of the airplane was also in disrepair. My daughter was in economy class. She told me after the flight that the ceiling above her was hanging down and she could see internal workings above. My wife and I had paid for business...

    My wife, daughter, and I flew this exact plane on July 31 from New York to Accra. Reading this article makes me thankful we arrived safely; however, I can testify that the inside of the airplane was also in disrepair. My daughter was in economy class. She told me after the flight that the ceiling above her was hanging down and she could see internal workings above. My wife and I had paid for business class tickets. We were highly disappointed in the quality of the cabin. Quite truthfully, I felt we had been overcharged for the experience. The plane had an old feeling. Part of the fixture around my seat was in disrepair. It was so noticeably old that I actually asked a pilot who was walking down the aisle how old the aircraft was. He informed me that it had been built in the 90s. I was surprised that an airline of Delta’s stature would fly such an old aircraft.

  4. Josh Guest

    I can imagine it took a lot of experience, a lot of thought, to raise this from a tarmac in Ghana to an official statement. So let's not denounce the experience or intelligence of the people who went to apparently great lengths to tell the entire world that this aircraft is not airworthy.

    I can see the headlines, "Ghana was the only country to ban the doomed plane, while Delta ignored their safety regulators and...

    I can imagine it took a lot of experience, a lot of thought, to raise this from a tarmac in Ghana to an official statement. So let's not denounce the experience or intelligence of the people who went to apparently great lengths to tell the entire world that this aircraft is not airworthy.

    I can see the headlines, "Ghana was the only country to ban the doomed plane, while Delta ignored their safety regulators and kept it in the air." A key point of safety is: Which side do YOU want to be on if you recommend a plane is safe to fly? Do you know as much as the ground crew there?

  5. Finnegan Paul Guest

    It’s Africa. Not normal operating proceedures for most countries but again. ITS AFRICA

  6. dave Guest

    Alain Bellmare, please get on top of this right away

  7. Jim Guest

    Maybe this is what is needed. Track aircraft that keep failing and disallow them int oa country. Probably a good time for authorities to question airline management and work practices, watch the track records.

    Certainly the FAA cannot be trusted to do such things correctly.

  8. Roger Guest

    Good for Ghana as the US FAA authorities are always on other countries cases when it comes to safety and security issues, they always believe themselves to be superior.
    I applaud Ghanas Civil Aviation to have the courage to take action such as this .

  9. Leigh Guest

    Don't Even Leave The Airport = DELTA

  10. Rich Bauer Guest

    Good for Ghana! While maintenance may not be lax or in violation, the airline attitude of fly older planes without increased testing and inspections ("increased" as in "more thorough") is a focus on money, not reputation or customer service. Maybe I'm biased since I waited yesterday at airport to see if a flight got away (ended up two hour delay).

  11. Jackson Franco Guest

    Atlanta native here. Life is SO much better now that we have actually banned all of Delta jets from our lives. We fly Spirit, Frontier and Southwest out of ATL and are happier than ever.

  12. Paul Guest

    Yes, banning this specific arcraft is the right step. DL should be aware that pax's safety and security are very important. Even if it means taking out this aircraft and changing it with a safer one. No one wants pax voting with their feet and losing business.

  13. Junaid Bholat Guest

    Good decision on banning the aircraft. Safety always comes first ad it seems like Delta didn't do it's part.

  14. Roger Adams Guest

    I wouldn't want to travel on that plane, seems it needs some work.

  15. SkepticFlyer Guest

    Wow given Delta’s decrepit fleet, dubious maintenance, and rash of landing misadventures in the last several years, I’m not sure I’d put my worst enemy on one of their flights. Pair that with Air Chance’s total absence of stick/rudder skills and crew resource management…SkyTeam is really not thriving.

  16. Fra fal Guest

    And that’s by far the best Airline in the US… I cannot even imagine how bad are the others

  17. Corbett Guest

    To think, Delta used to lead the industry in MRO, including for industry rivals!

  18. Askantwi Guest

    They are absolutely right in their decision. You don’t wait for a disaster before saying “Had I known”. Prevention always better than cure that could be too late. Black life’s matter too. Why don’t they run that plane from JFK to Heathrow?

    1. Steve Case Guest

      They run that plane all over the place, inside the US and to "white" European cities. Go to FlightAware and search N195DN. That will show you how misguided your comment is.

    2. GLCTraveler Member

      That was a stuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupid thing to say!! 8-)

    3. Disillusioned Guest

      I mean, just in the past four days it's run:

      Friday 26-Aug-2022
      Los Angeles Intl - LAX - John F Kennedy Intl - JFK

      Thursday 25-Aug-2022
      John F Kennedy Intl - JFK - Los Angeles Intl - LAX

      Wednesday 24-Aug-2022
      Los Angeles Intl - LAX - John F Kennedy Intl - JFK

      Wednesday 24-Aug-2022
      John F Kennedy Intl - JFK - Los Angeles Intl - LAX

      Tuesday 23-Aug-2022
      Edinburgh -...

      I mean, just in the past four days it's run:

      Friday 26-Aug-2022
      Los Angeles Intl - LAX - John F Kennedy Intl - JFK

      Thursday 25-Aug-2022
      John F Kennedy Intl - JFK - Los Angeles Intl - LAX

      Wednesday 24-Aug-2022
      Los Angeles Intl - LAX - John F Kennedy Intl - JFK

      Wednesday 24-Aug-2022
      John F Kennedy Intl - JFK - Los Angeles Intl - LAX

      Tuesday 23-Aug-2022
      Edinburgh - EDI - John F Kennedy Intl - JFK

      Monday 22-Aug-2022
      Boston Logan Intl - BOS - Edinburgh - EDI

      Monday 22-Aug-2022
      General Humberto Delgado Airport - LIS - Boston Logan Intl - BOS

      Sunday 21-Aug-2022
      Boston Logan Intl - BOS - General Humberto Delgado Airport - LIS

      So, I don't think this is the racially motivated thing you think it is...

  19. Nunyabiz727 Guest

    Amazing some uneducated people call Racism nowadays..... Ghana needs to pay attention to their own aviation industry.

    1. Afriyie Guest

      Are you saying that passengers should pay attention to their inability to own their own cars? Their life’s don’t matter becos their aviation industry isn’t up to par? Think again.

    2. Nunyabiz727 Guest

      What does that even mean? youre trying to make an issue where there is no issue.

    3. Roger Guest

      Really that is the answer you give ? USA FAA always thinking they are superior in their maintenance it has been proven already they are slacking of. So now that another country takes action, you point a finger at them ?

  20. Jason Dorman Guest

    They need to ban all 767 from flying there. Delta does a POOR JOB with their attention to African destinations. The 350 should be Flown into the continent. Customers spend way too much money to receive crappy equipment. They would never do that to Europe and Asia. Africa and South America gets the crappy planes and poor or limited meal service. Shame on you Delt

    1. Guest Guest

      Delta flies the A350 daily ATL-JNB and will add 3x weekly A350 service ATL-CPT in the fall.
      As for South America, ATL-SCL are currently served by A350s as well.

    2. Guest Guest

      Umm. Delta flies the 767 to many, many destinations in Europe. Including this specific aircraft.

      https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N195DN

    3. GLCTraveler Member

      Another stuuuuuuuuuuuuuupid statement!!! 8-)
      You and Askantwi must be related.?

  21. RSP Guest

    Their country their rules.

  22. Nana Danquah Guest

    This is good news for Ghanaians and all the passengers .I fly with delta all the time and this problems and few others happen all the time .I was living Ghana on June 17th 2022 the flight was supposed to live 11:45 pm but we end up living 1 Am .because of technical issues and this pilot always lie to us about the real issues they don’t tell us what the issue is but says...

    This is good news for Ghanaians and all the passengers .I fly with delta all the time and this problems and few others happen all the time .I was living Ghana on June 17th 2022 the flight was supposed to live 11:45 pm but we end up living 1 Am .because of technical issues and this pilot always lie to us about the real issues they don’t tell us what the issue is but says someone flush some baby diaper in the toilet and that’s why they have to stay late and remove it and some crab
    It’s time Our leaders have to stand up for the country ,Delta will not fly this crazy plane to UK because they respect their authorities there
    It’s time to change and give us a newer and better plane ✈️ Fly us rather than the Ghost plane ,thank God nothing happened to anyone .God bless us all .

    1. Sean M. Diamond

      Ironically, the exact plane that is banned from Ghana (N195DN) flew to Edinburgh in the UK last night. So much for that theory...

  23. Bagoly Guest

    One can see this as inline with the EU261 - "stop scheduling over-ambitiously".

    The FAA could usefully develop this idea: "if an aircraft has more than three mechanical issues causing a delay of more than two hours each within thirty days, then any further such delay within the following thirty days incurs a fine of USD250k.
    i.e. if there's a problem, investigate and fix it properly.
    One would also need: Any victimisation/pressure on...

    One can see this as inline with the EU261 - "stop scheduling over-ambitiously".

    The FAA could usefully develop this idea: "if an aircraft has more than three mechanical issues causing a delay of more than two hours each within thirty days, then any further such delay within the following thirty days incurs a fine of USD250k.
    i.e. if there's a problem, investigate and fix it properly.
    One would also need: Any victimisation/pressure on pilots and mechanics to not report gets a fine of a least one week's group revenue.

    1. Sean M. Diamond

      If only there was a way to magically snap your fingers and "fix it properly".

      An issue like this involves troubleshooting and that often means trial and error. Fuel balance issues don't usually occur on shorter flights because the quantity of fuel on board is a lot less, so it is inevitable that such snags recur only when the aircraft is dispatched transatlantic despite the best efforts of the maintenance team.

      I don't doubt...

      If only there was a way to magically snap your fingers and "fix it properly".

      An issue like this involves troubleshooting and that often means trial and error. Fuel balance issues don't usually occur on shorter flights because the quantity of fuel on board is a lot less, so it is inevitable that such snags recur only when the aircraft is dispatched transatlantic despite the best efforts of the maintenance team.

      I don't doubt that Delta is doing everything they can to sort this out - after all the airline is the entity that suffers most when flights are delayed and cancelled. They however need to communicate what they are doing to GCAA to satisfy them that it is not being swept under the carpet.

    2. Jake Guest

      First thing, Delta should be embarrassed of their own actions here and should of grounded this plane for emergency repairs from the start. To continue to make the same mistake over and over again, making it necessary for another country to BAN it from entering its air space, the CEO should resign immediately. Second, Are you actually suggesting the airline should play trial and error with a plane full of passengers? At the potential cost of their lives?

    3. Sean M. Diamond

      I'm not suggesting anything. I'm saying that repairs to aircraft are almost always "trial and error" in situations like this - a failure that is next to impossible to recreate on ground. You fix something as per the troubleshooting guide and then you wait and see if the problem occurs again. If it does, you look at a different possible system and try that instead. And so forth till you get the right one.

    4. LucaA Guest

      I don't know if what you state is true, and I have no experience in airplane maintenance, but this seems a bit scary to me as an engineer. Usually, when we troubleshoot an issue, we follow a few steps to isolate the problem and identify the root cause. Writing RCAs procedure is something pretty well documented. To be clear, you don't just replace the first system in the list and call it a day. You...

      I don't know if what you state is true, and I have no experience in airplane maintenance, but this seems a bit scary to me as an engineer. Usually, when we troubleshoot an issue, we follow a few steps to isolate the problem and identify the root cause. Writing RCAs procedure is something pretty well documented. To be clear, you don't just replace the first system in the list and call it a day. You check all the involved systems that could cause a specific fault, and you measure if the system is behaving according to specs or not. Sure, it sometimes happens that certain issues are not reproducible during the troubleshooting process, but if an issue repeats two times after being fixed according to the published checklist, we run deeper investigations until we find the cause and we update the troubleshooting checklist. And this is the normal process for websites where the worst it could happen is the company losing some money if things go wrong... That these standard engineering processes are not applied on airplanes, where if things go wrong, people die, is troublesome. So I hope you were just simplifying trying to defend Delta...

  24. iamhere Guest

    Who cares. They are banning an aircraft not an airline or route. In fact it makes sense. They don't want this plane to arrive and then have a problem for them to deal with there.

    1. Lawrence Guest

      This Airline always sends the much newer and well maintained planes to Europe but sends the old, dirty, and I’ll-maintained ones to Ghana. This is a gross disrespect to Ghanaians. The entire company has to be banned as a deterrent to the other airlines. Yes, we are black but we have the same color of blood as any other person

    2. Sean M. Diamond

      @Lawrence - Do you really believe that somewhere in Delta HQ there is a group saying "we need to find an old plane to keep around just so we can disrespect Ghanaians"?

      This same aircraft has flown to Prague, Edinburgh and Lisbon in the past week. Has it suddenly become "well maintained" and "newer"?

      Your ignorance and persecution complex is showing. Chill.

    3. Juraj Guest

      Since July 5th, this particular ("old, dirty, ill-maintained") 763 reg. N195DN flew to:
      Edinburgh, Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Orlando, Anchorage, Lagos, Barcelona, Prague, Bogota, Reykjavik, Sao Paulo and Lisbon.
      But sure, it's a gross disrespect to Ghanians... I'm also sure Delta has a list of nations to offend – judging by frequency, Scots, Icelanders and Czechs are top of that list.

    4. Gabriel Camarda Guest

      What a biased statement. Get the information and FACKS before making such an ignorant comment.

  25. Queensland Adu Guest

    Safety for passengers and the metal has always been Delta's #1 and would always be regardless. Delta takes it seriously and go above and beyond to make customers happy. If the technical issues experienced was beyond their control I'm 100% sure the decision made to fly would have been different. Hey, Ghana, you should be grateful that you have such company as Delta operating For those who are unhappy, please talk to your government to...

    Safety for passengers and the metal has always been Delta's #1 and would always be regardless. Delta takes it seriously and go above and beyond to make customers happy. If the technical issues experienced was beyond their control I'm 100% sure the decision made to fly would have been different. Hey, Ghana, you should be grateful that you have such company as Delta operating For those who are unhappy, please talk to your government to buy their own aircraft and operate their own airline and see how far they csn manage and maintain the service...just a suggestion. Delta, thank you so much for your years of exceptional service to Accra. May the Almighty always protect your crew, metal and the passengers you carry.
    Love Delta passenger !!!!

    1. Sean M. Diamond

      Delta is not infallible. There are legitimate safety concerns here about a specific aircraft and a recurrent snag, and the regulator is doing its job by requesting detailed information about remedial action taken.

      Delta is not used to dealing with hands on regulators like this, so I can easily see that they delayed responding to this request. That doesn't mean they were operating unsafely or that GCAA was overreaching. It just means that the two...

      Delta is not infallible. There are legitimate safety concerns here about a specific aircraft and a recurrent snag, and the regulator is doing its job by requesting detailed information about remedial action taken.

      Delta is not used to dealing with hands on regulators like this, so I can easily see that they delayed responding to this request. That doesn't mean they were operating unsafely or that GCAA was overreaching. It just means that the two sides will communicate better now and the issue will undoubtedly be resolved imminently.

    2. FlyerFlyer Guest

      You sound like a paid Delta intern who was ordered to post to social media....like a breathing bot!

  26. David Guest

    Sounds like the Ghanaian authorities have more common sense than Delta.

    Having been to Accra several times in the past year, it is not a third world s-hole. In fact I'm going back Friday, but on UA out of IAD. No way I'm flying DL.

  27. Fed UP Guest

    Delta should just cancel their service to Ghana. Then they won't have to deal with the issue anymore.

    1. Sean M. Diamond

      The responsible way to deal with legitimately raised safety concerns is to address them and satisfy the regulatory authority accordingly, not to cut and run. That's probably why you don't run Delta...

  28. JonO Guest

    They tried something similar with BA a while back - they didn’t like the older aircraft with less desirable configurations being sent their way, but as I understand there just isn’t the yield to warrant a more “desirable” aircraft/configuration and so BA called their bluff and end of story. Honestly I think more people should pitch a fit over their Deltas subpar offerings…..even as a DM I just can’t understand the fanboying over such crap...

    They tried something similar with BA a while back - they didn’t like the older aircraft with less desirable configurations being sent their way, but as I understand there just isn’t the yield to warrant a more “desirable” aircraft/configuration and so BA called their bluff and end of story. Honestly I think more people should pitch a fit over their Deltas subpar offerings…..even as a DM I just can’t understand the fanboying over such crap products (ok ok a350 and a smattering of 767s aside)…..

    1. Creditcrunch Diamond

      Not just the aircraft, but they were lobbying BA to move the departure terminal from LHR T3 to T5 so passengers would be able to use “better facilities”, of course it fell on deaf ears.

    2. F28 Guest

      Ba flies an a350-1000 to Accra. So…

  29. Sam Rao Guest

    No country wants to feel that an airline is flying its shitty problem riddled planes to their country.

    Would Delta do that to European countries? Probably not... it's really this mentality that they can do this to certain countries.

    Impressed that the aviation authority took a stand before more serious problems occur.

    1. Gaurav Community Ambassador

      Article actually mentions that the same plane was scheduled to fly to Prague, i.e. in Europe.

    2. dfw88 Guest

      At various points this month (August 2022) DL has the 763 scheduled to Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, the UK, and Ireland. So yes, DL would do this to European countries.

    3. FlyerFlyet Guest

      Scheduled does not equal flown.

  30. DAVID, ACCRA GHANA. Guest

    DELTA HAS SHOWN A LOT OF DISRESPECT TOWARDS PASSENGERS ON THIS GHANA ROUTE. AS IF THEY DID NOT PAY FOR THEIR FLIGHTS. WHY ASSIGN OLD AND TIRED AIRCRAFT CONSTANTLY TO A SPECIFIC ROUTE ? IS DELTA NOT SHAMED BY THE FACT THAT ITS COMPETITOR, UNITED AIRLINES HAS SO FAR SHOWN GREATER RESPECT FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS IN GHANA BY USING MODERN AND GENERALLY RELIABLE AIRCRAFT (787). REMEMBER "THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS KING"

    1. Jackson Guest

      Well Ghana is a 3rd world country so who cares

    2. FlyerFlyer Guest

      Go back to your off-grid shack and just finish your manifesto!

    3. Zain Guest

      Highly inappropriate. Show some respect to your fellow man and quit throwing around stereotypes.

    4. DLPTATL Diamond

      I'm certain Delta's not showing disrespect to Ghana given all of the routes they fly this aircraft type and even this specific plane. Having flown on this aircraft type frequently, most recently on a domestic route in the US, I can tell you it's not a 787, but it fits a need in terms of capacity to support frequency of flights. Flying bigger aircrafts can often result in decreased frequency if the demand isn't there.

    5. Emily Guest

      It’s a pathetic US-based airline. I don’t think you need be so worked up. The US3 have a reputation for flying outdated junk compared to the rest of the major European and Asian airlines. Class and the U.S. are not synonymous.

  31. LEo Diamond

    With the statement, is it an "advice" or like a "we don't welcome this aircraft"?

    1. Oliver Guest

      I remember some kind of same issues a while back. It was about the kind of aircraft assigned to Lagos. I don’t remember if DL was involved, but Nigerian authorities were complaining about old 767s being systematically sent for Nigerian routes… the same happened in Liberia as well. Some African countries tend to be… paranoid. And we all guess why…

    2. Sean M. Diamond

      One particular airframe (N195DN) is restricted from operating in Ghana airspace until further notice.

      The remainder of the fleet is still able to operate to Ghana, but GCAA has requested that they review the deployment of "aging" 767s to Ghana at the earliest opportunity.

      First part is perfectly justified. Second part is populist fluff intended for the peanut gallery.

  32. Fatty380 Guest

    More bans from more countries on Delta's dinosaur 767s would be good for everyone. Flew on this POS bird to Prague last June and it was just yuck plane.

  33. DAVID, ACCRA GHANA. Guest

    AIRLINES SHOULD STOP TREATING PASSENGERS FROM SOME COUNTRIES WITH UTTER DISRESPECT AS IF THEY ARE BEING TRANSPORTED FOR FREE!! NO !! WHY ALOT A TIRED OLD AIRCRAFT TO A SPECIFIC ROUTE CONSTANTLY ?! UNITED AIRLINES ALSO FLIES TO GHANA BUT HAS SHOWN GREAT DEAL OF RESPECT TO PEOPLE ON THAT ROUTE USING AIRCRAFT IN GENERALLY GOOD CONDITION (787s). ALWAYS REMEMBER, "THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS KING " EXCUSE ME THEY HAVE PAID FOR THE SERVICES AND DESERVE BETTER...

    1. Never In Doubt Guest

      Apparently, sir, your caps lock key is down.

  34. Delta 1 Guest

    Ghana is lucky that Delta serves their sorry third-world banana republic. If they get too cute, I hope Delta just cuts service as a massive screw you to the wannabe Ghanaian aviation authorities.

    1. Eve Guest

      The fact that you have no idea what a third world country or banana republic is and liberally using it to describe any developing country should be enough for everyone to disregard your poorly worded comment

    2. SusanP Guest

      Totally misinformed and idiotic statement. Typical, arrogant American.

    3. Fed UP Guest

      Sorry SusanP, but you have no idea of the nationality of the author Delta1 is.

    4. MG Guest

      Sue, better cancel your flight to NYC you talked about earlier...doggone 'mericans

    5. Ben Guest

      Bit rude. Ghana is one of the most stable and respected countries in Africa with a decent economy to boot.

    6. jetjock64 Guest

      What's worse than a racist? An ignorant racist. 'Nuff said.

    7. Koggerj Guest

      Of you're not you're not paying attention.

    8. Kent Guest

      I was hoping Delta cancels the service to my country as well. What a junk of an airline.

    9. Vistaro New Member

      How to show you don’t understand Ghana without saying it.

    10. Koggerj Guest

      Ghanna is a third world country and as a president Trump once said also a shithole

    11. Abek Larbi-Boakye Guest

      And who’s doing who a favor here? Ask Delta Authorities the revenue they make each day on this route, this aircraft has had this fuel imbalance issue since last April and we still here with it.Good concerns are being raised now for this issue to be addressed, have you ever had the thought of being stuck in the air?Maybe you have some magical wings to fly thousands of miles but we are less fortunate so...

      And who’s doing who a favor here? Ask Delta Authorities the revenue they make each day on this route, this aircraft has had this fuel imbalance issue since last April and we still here with it.Good concerns are being raised now for this issue to be addressed, have you ever had the thought of being stuck in the air?Maybe you have some magical wings to fly thousands of miles but we are less fortunate so let them deal with their problems and not portray like Delta is loosing embarking on its route to Accra.

    12. Epsilon 3 Guest

      You can always spot an ignorant American. In their insecurity, they mistake things like this for cheerleading opportunities.

      Saner people from the rest of the world, please don't hold morons like this against the rest of us. Some of us actually do wear shoes.

  35. Brian G. Member

    This now makes me want to fly on N195DN. :-)

    1. HkCaGu Guest

      But even if you get delayed out of Europe, you'll only get $595 compensation based on today's exchange rate. Oh, I guess Ghana should established a compensation requirement like $6,000 to make sure DL sends in good planes.

    2. Abek Larbi-Boakye Guest

      Lol, very catchy for the pocket I guess, just remember it could go sideways and your pockets wouldn’t even live to taste the notes .

    3. Yokwyk Guest

      What's travel, without adventure.....

  36. Happy Flyer Member

    It appears from another blog that Ghana has now banned all FL 767 from flying to Ghana. They want a complete change of aircraft type. If I were Delta, I would just pull this specific aircraft out of service. Beats having problems with passengers not wanting to fly on it.

    1. Sean M. Diamond

      Ghana has not done so. They have merely requested Delta to provide them with details of their plans to change the aircraft type.

    2. Matthew Guest

      To be clear, I wrote this was a request from Ghana, not a requirement. My story included the full memo.

  37. Sean M. Diamond

    In addition the same aircraft reported the same problem on arrival on 1 August 2022 in Accra, leading to cancellation of its return flight to JFK.

  38. Chandan Bhat Gold

    Looking forward to what @Sean M. has to say.

Featured Comments Most helpful comments ( as chosen by the OMAAT community ).

The comments on this page have not been provided, reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any advertiser, and it is not an advertiser's responsibility to ensure posts and/or questions are answered.

Never In Doubt Guest

Apparently, sir, your caps lock key is down.

13
dfw88 Guest

At various points this month (August 2022) DL has the 763 scheduled to Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, the UK, and Ireland. So yes, DL would do this to European countries.

9
Sean M. Diamond

The responsible way to deal with legitimately raised safety concerns is to address them and satisfy the regulatory authority accordingly, not to cut and run. That's probably why you don't run Delta...

7
Meet Ben Schlappig, OMAAT Founder
4,788,713 Miles Traveled

27,627,500 Words Written

32,315 Posts Published