Delta workers drag jet for charity

Teams of Delta Air Lines employees pulled a jet for charity at the annual Delta Jet Drag event in Atlanta on Friday.

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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.

For more, watch a video from the jet drag and check out our photo gallery.

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