Athlete says Delta 'robbed' her of national title

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_call/2012/05/athlete-says-delta-lost-her-poles.html

    A Central Washington University pole vaulter blames Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) for losing a crucial piece of her equipment and preventing her from competing for a national title, reports Washington's KOMO-TV.

    Athlete Kati Davis believes the airline's mistake robbed her of winning what would've been her third All-American title on Friday, the station reported.

    Davis said she paid Delta a $200 oversize baggage fee at the Sea-Tac Airport, but the poles did not arrive in time for her to use them at the competition in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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    Well if she didn't fly with her equipment (apparently) mere hours before a title match her poles would have showed up eventually. Delta is usually pretty decent about getting luggage to a passenger on the next possible flight.
     
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    While I understand the frustration. It's a stretch to assume she would win another national title. She certainly lost her opportunity for sure and nothing wrong with being pissed about that.
     
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    Oh yeah, Delta cost her the title..... :rolleyes:
     
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    A more detailed article discusses that Ms. Davis flew out on Tues, three days prior to her competition and that the poles arrived on Fri, but as the coaches had to drive to the airport to pick them up, they did not get back to the meet in time for her to use her poles. So, in this case, it is not that she flew out 'hours' before her meet.

    She ended up with a no-height on borrowed poles which is a shame as she was a previous double All-American, and would have likely been a favorite in the competition.

    A $200 refund on the baggage fee was hopefully accompanied by a very sincere apology for Delta's error!

     
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    Delta will say it was a "glitch"! DL never makes mistakes. It must have been a contractor who was ultimately responsible.
     
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    Except she may not have done any better with them.

    Of course, no one will ever know.

    Bob H.
     
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    It would've been cheaper to FedEx the poles with overnight guaranteed delivery.
     
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    She might be able to get 20-30k Skypesos - I mean it's worse than IFE not working and people get 10-20k for that kind of stuff.
     
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