Delta’s Coyote Ugly Regional Jet Sabotaged By the Road Runner

On Tuesday a Delta regional jet taking off from Grand Rapids and bound for Cincinnati hit a coyote.

delta flight hit coyote

The plane apparently escaped damage. Which means residents of Grand Rapids will continue to experience the comforts of the 50 seat regional jet.

Now, I’m not sure how I missed this story for a couple of days. I was probably too busy on hold with Cadillac trying to schedule a test drive.

Sadly, under Delta’s new revenue-based frequent flyer program next year, the coyote wouldn’t even have earned miles for the flight, since he wouldn’t have paid a fare.

Of course there is of course only one possible reaction to this whole incident. And the commenters on the news story nailed it:

    delta flight hit coyote

Next up: A United regional jet flight is cancelled because the co-pilot had ants in his pants…?

(HT: Milepoint to the story that the Delta flight hit coyote – priceless.)


About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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