Each 20-person team pulled a 125,000-pound Boeing 757 in the charity event for the American Cancer Society.
About 80 teams paid $1,000 each to participate in the event that ran most of the day at Delta’s maintenance facility near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Brawny baggage handlers are known for pulling the jet about 25 feet in a matter of seconds. In addition to Delta employees and executives, other teams included a group of travel bloggers and a group of elite-level frequent fliers invited by Atlanta-based Delta.
Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport including Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, one of the world's largest carriers, and Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest airport. She has covered airlines for about 20 years, graduated from Harvard and has a master's degree from Northwestern.