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The story behind the sign: "Fly Delta Jets" in neon at Hartsfield-Jackson

The "Fly Delta Jets" sign is an iconic landmark at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and it has a fascinating backstory.

Installed in 1968, the sign went dark sometime around the time of the company's financial troubles and was relit in 2007 as the company fought off a takeover by US Airways.

See photos and read more about the "Fly Delta Jets" sign on the gallery on Atlanta's history in neon.

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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.