Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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On January 9, 2015, Nichols Kaster filed a Complaint on behalf of flight attendants employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc. (“Delta”). Under Delta’s primary pay formula, flight attendants are only paid for the time after a flight leaves the departure gate until it arrives at the destination gate, but not for the work performed before and after the flight. The Complaint alleges Delta violated California state law by (among other things), failing to pay its employees minimum wage for all hours worked during their employment for work performed in the state of California.

This case is entitled Dev Anand Oman v. Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:Am I Eligible?


    This case was brought on behalf of flight attendants flying into or out of California airports who were not properly paid for all hours worked. To be eligible for this lawsuit, you must have worked as a flight attendant at a California airport within the past four years. You are still eligible to participate in the lawsuit if you do not have any records of your hours worked.

  • Q:What Time Frame Does This Case Cover?


    Under California state law there is a statute of limitations that may allow you to recover pay for up to four years prior to the filing of the case.

  • Q:Do I Have To Pay Anything?


    You do not have to pay anything to our firm if you join the lawsuit. We are handling this case on a contingency basis. This means the firm will only be paid if the lawsuit is successful in obtaining relief either through a settlement or a final judgment, and that payment will only come out of that settlement or final judgment.

  • Q:How Long Will This Case Take?


    The length of this kind of lawsuit varies from case to case, but they typically last one to three years.

  • Q:What About Retaliation?


    The law protects you from retaliation for asserting your rights, and if you suffer retaliation, you may be able to assert additional claims. If you currently work for Delta and you feel you are the victim of retaliation for participating in this lawsuit, contact us immediately.

  • Q:How Can I Help?


    Right now, we are hoping to talk to as many Delta flight attendants as possible to learn more about the case. If you have information regarding flight attendants at Delta, you can contact the case clerk, Tommy Navarre at or call toll free at (612) 256-3238.

  • Q:How Do I Learn More?


    To learn more about this case, feel free to contact Tommy Navarre at or call toll-free at (612) 256-3238.

Case Updates

October 20, 2023

Notice of Class Certification Sent to Delta Flight Attendants

On October 18, 2023, class certification notice was distributed to over 1,800 Delta flight attendants. You can read the notice here.

October 12, 2023

Court Grants Motion for Class Certification

Good news! On September 22, 2023, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ motion to certify a class of Delta flight attendants on claims that Delta violated California’s wage statement requirements by failing to include total hours worked and all rates of pay on California-based flight attendants’ paystubs.

Previously, the court found that Delta’s wage statements violated the law, but that Delta had a good-faith defense to Plaintiffs’ wage statements claims before January 10, 2022. Delta changed its wage statements in October 2022. Plaintiffs therefore sought to certify a class of California-based flight attendants for the time period between January 10, 2022 and October 8, 2022. The Court granted that motion. Flight attendants who participated in Delta’s Enhanced Retirement or Voluntary Opt-out Programs are excluded from the class.

Plaintiffs are also pursuing claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act going back much further. Those claims are not subject to class certification requirements. Plaintiffs expect there will be a trial in the first half of 2024 to determine the amount of penalties that Delta owes.

If you have questions about the lawsuit, please contact our case clerk, Tommy Navarre, at 612-256-3238 or

April 7, 2020

Delta Flight Attendants Seek Unpaid Wages at California Supreme Court

On Tuesday, April 7, Nichols Kaster attorney Matthew Helland will argue before the California Supreme Court on behalf of Delta flight attendants seeking unpaid wages for work performed at California airports. The case, Oman v. Delta Air Lines, Inc., is at the California Supreme Court on three certified questions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The flight attendants argue that Delta violated California’s minimum wage law by failing to pay them for all their work time on the ground at California airports, and that California’s minimum wage, paystub, and pay timing laws apply to flight attendants when they work in California.

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