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Filled with breath-taking scenery, authentic cuisine, rare wines and camaraderie, last week 2018's Chairman's Club honorees enjoyed a trip to Toulouse, France, which ended with the delivery of Delta's latest A350 flagship aircraft to Atlanta.

"It's really beyond belief to be recognized by peers for your hard work and have a chance to travel to France. Experiences like this make it that much easier to be passionate about Delta," said Ryan Wall, Brand Specialist — Reservation Sales, SLC. "You hear about companies that say they invest in their employees, but its evident Delta truly believes in upholding this commitment."

The honorees were thoughtfully selected from more than 7,000 Chairman's Club nominations and represent 28 Delta stations in four countries with a combined average of 21 years of service.

"It's in our culture to recognize those who go above and beyond, and our trip to Toulouse was a token of appreciation to honorees for their amazing service around the clock," said Nina VanDeSteeg, Program Leader — Global Employee Recognition. "Sometimes we can unintentionally overlook the awesome contributions of our peers, but Chairman's Club recognition helps celebrate these phenomenal people for their hard work."

More than 90 of 2018's honorees had a chance to explore Toulouse, visit the vineyards of Chateau de Pennautier, dine at local restaurants and tour the popular Airbus Factory and Museum before picking-up 'the keys' to Delta's newest A350 — scheduled to be on the LAX-HND route starting March 31. After signing for the aircraft and cutting the red ribbon, honorees boarded the plane's first flight overseas to the U.S.

Chairman's Club Honorees in front of A350

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