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Delta Air Lines - N136DL

Delta 564 departs for Atlanta. Considering that this aircraft is neither a 747 nor flying out into the Pacific, the westward takeoff from the 28 runways is unusual; most departures at SFO use 1L and 1R.

 

This is a non-ER Boeing 767-300 that Delta uses on domestic and Hawaii routes.

 

Visiting San Francisco on a Pride weekend that is also seeing the restoration of marriage rights for California's same-sex couples, I included some planespotting while at it. After all, San Francisco International Airport is the Pacific gateway for staunchly LGBT-friendly United Airlines, not to mention the home hub for just-as-staunchly-LGBT-friendly Virgin America.

 

Traditionally Delta, with its southern roots, has lagged behind the competition when it comes to embracing its LGBT customers and employees, but with the LGBT community being a desirable, lucrative demographic for the travel and hospitality industry, Delta has surely changed its tone for the better as well.

 

N136DL, Boeing 767-300

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Taken on June 29, 2013