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The Sky’s the Limit for Married Delta Pilots

We might have mentioned before but Amanda and I met at work. The chance to work with your spouse can involve some occasional challenges but it was great for us. We loved the chance to see each other every day.
That chance, unfortunately, took almost 20 years for one married couple. A few weeks before Valentine’s Day a pair of married Delta Airlines pilots based in Minneapolis-St. Paul got the chance to fly together for the first time in their 18-year-long careers.
Captain Kelly S. and First Officer Susan S. finally made their dream a reality 31 years after they first met when he was fresh out of first officer training and she was still working as a gate agent. 

“This flight was the highlight of our career,” said Kelly. “To have the opportunity to pick up a brand new jet from Airbus, observe the title transfer, and the process involved was amazing. We split the takeoff and landing. Susan did the takeoff with an authorized ‘farewell’ wing rock and I did the landing.”

The 21 years of marriage made them a perfect team flying in the sky.

“We are so incredibly grateful for our Delta family, especially for our Lead Program pilot Pat H. for making this trip happen,” said Susan. “And while we are so appreciative to fly for Delta each and every day, the journey is always that much more special when you get to fly with family.”

I miss working with Amanda. I know that special time probably won’t happen again as our careers have gone in different directions but envy anyone that gets the chance to spend more time with their spouse.

Courtesy Delta Airlines


About No Kids, Will Travel

In the eyes of their friends and family, Amanda and Zeke are a young jet setting couple without any real responsibility. In real life, the stress of work and raising a kitten push them to flee reality at every opportunity. The "lack of obligation" gives them the chance to explore the world.

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