Next time you're on a Delta flight, take a moment to thumb through the magazine stored below your tray table. You may find yourself reading about home.
Delta's Sky magazine is planning a feature on the Triangle, and the early word is that it will be quite lengthy.
As in, 45-plus pages, according to Raleigh officials.
The feature will appear in the July edition of Sky and will be available on-board all Delta Air Lines flights, online at deltaskymag.com and in select bookstores.
Evidently, the author has already settled on a premise.
"The Research Triangle has a positive story to share and Delta Sky is happy to help tell it,” said Carsten Morgan, Sky’s director of City & Regional Sections. “This feature will engage and inform our millions of readers with new information on how the region is transforming itself through its residents, businesses and culture.”
In a joint announcement Tuesday, Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker and Durham Mayor Bill Bell said they want Sky magazine to get help in painting a glowing picture of life in the Triangle.
They encouraged businesses and locals to share success stories with Morgan as he does his reporting this month. After all, the portrayal could shape impressions among travelers across the globe, they said.
“I want Mr. Morgan to gain all the access he needs to tell the whole story," Meeker said in a statement released by the city. "If he does, Sky readers will fully understand why we dominate in all quality-of-life categories."
Bell said Delta is doing the feature after becoming the Durham Bulls’ airline for the 2011 baseball season. Delta employees at RDU are sporting Bulls’ caps, an announcement said.