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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5413 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

"Airline Without a Pilot" by Harry Nolan is a recent book about Delta and its decline into bankruptcy. Has anybody read it? Is it worth buying?


I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5654 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

I just finsihed it, and it's a pretty good read, considering its written by an "in the know" consultant, and lists both the pros and cons of various major decisions in the companys history, as well as the almost silent rigging of the Board of Directors during the Mullin regime. Also gives some tips on how DL might be able to leave bankruptcy and still provide the old "Delta Family" style of service it used to be known for.

Worth buying and definately a good read.



Next trip: SLC-DEN-SLC-PHX-JFK-LAX-SLC with my wife and oldest daughter. F9 to and from DEN, US to JFK, AA 321 and CR7
User currently offlineINTENSS From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

How much attention is given to the Pan Am route purchases and integration?

-Rich


User currently offlineLawnDart From United States of America, joined May 2005, 970 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 1995 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 1):
an "in the know" consultant

Isn't that an oxymoron?

Quoting INTENSS (Reply 2):
How much attention is given to the Pan Am route purchases and integration?

Thank you...


User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5413 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Thanks for the comments, Western. Amazon just got my order.


I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4748 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Overall, have to say, while informative, I got annoyed by the author's writing style...

Altho, interesting to see an insider's point of view of some sorts vs. all the back/forth bantering here on A.net (pilots vs. management).



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4663 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

There is another good book out .... might be just in Georgia but I was at the Barnes and Noble here in Norcross (suburban ATL) and the have a bunch of small historial books at different towns etc ( in the "local" section) and they had a really neat book about the history of Delta...seemed very comprehensive.


Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!
User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5654 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Quoting INTENSS (Reply 2):
How much attention is given to the Pan Am route purchases and integration?

There's a good 3+ pages on the topic, pros and cons, mainly cons.

Quoting LawnDart (Reply 3):
Isn't that an oxymoron?

LOL, I think consultants are living oxyMORONS, and I am ONE!

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 5):
I got annoyed by the author's writing style...

It's not like he makes a living from writing, lol. I met him at a Wings Club function early last year, seems like a very nice fellow.



Next trip: SLC-DEN-SLC-PHX-JFK-LAX-SLC with my wife and oldest daughter. F9 to and from DEN, US to JFK, AA 321 and CR7
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