WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 8-K/A

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 8, 2004

                              DELTA AIR LINES, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         Delaware                    001-05424                58-0218548
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(State or other jurisdiction        (Commission              (IRS Employer
     of incorporation)              File Number)           Identification No.)

                   P.O. Box 20706, Atlanta, Georgia 30320-6001
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (404) 715-2600

                  Registrant's Web site address: www.delta.com

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On September 8, 2004, Delta outlined key elements of a transformation plan to
improve the customer traveling experience while delivering significant savings.
Delta also stated that it anticipated recording accounting charges, possibly
including asset impairments, one-time termination and other termination costs,
contract termination costs and other associated costs, although it was not able
at that time to estimate the amount and timing of these charges.

As part of its press release announcing financial results for the December 2004
quarter and calendar year 2004, being filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission today on a separate Form 8-K, Delta announced that it had recorded
accounting charges and gains associated with its transformation plan. These
include a $194 million charge related to voluntary and involuntary work force
reduction programs and a $527 million gain related to the elimination of the
healthcare coverage subsidy for future retirees. Although additional charges may
result from the transformation plan, Delta currently is not able to estimate the
total amount or timing of all of the charges associated with the transformation
plan, including the amounts of such charges that may result in future cash


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                DELTA AIR LINES, INC.

                                By:  /s/ Edward H. Bastian
                                   Edward H. Bastian
                                   Senior Vice President - Finance and  
Date: January 20, 2005             Controller