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User currently offlineWidget1580 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 345 posts, RR: 14
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5061 times:

This video is great, stay strong guys!

Keep Delta My Delta

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-Travis


KLM | Journeys of Inspiration
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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5022 times:

Thanks Travis! All of the HP/US cheerleaders are going to throw the biggest    when they see this, but that is just tough when they see the cold hard truth dropped on their collective egos. All that is missing in this video is the picture of Doug Parker shown briefly, needs to be altered in Photoshop to show horns on his head and a pointed tail holding a pitchfork. Parker and his narcissistic ego have put him on the same playing field as Satan. He knows this is a long shot at best, Ray Neidl, an airline financial analyst only gives this thing a 1 in 3 or even 1 in 4 chance of going through.
So to USAirPlatinum and all of you Doug Parker lovers out there, put down the crack pipe and go get a realistic life and outlook on this issue!   

[Edited 2006-12-29 04:29:35]


DELTA Air Lines; The Only Way To Fly from Salt Lake City; Let the Western Heritage always be with Delta!
User currently offlineAustinflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

Nice video, thanks for the post. GO DELTA!!

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4974 times:

After yet another craptacular flight on DL (first flight in a couple years, figured I'd give them another chance with the "new" direction they are in...), as a customer, I'm thinking about selling buttons:

"Take My Delta. Please!"



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineWidget1580 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 345 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4972 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
After yet another craptacular flight on DL (first flight in a couple years, figured I'd give them another chance with the "new" direction they are in...), as a customer, I'm thinking about selling buttons:

"Take My Delta. Please!"

Don't hate Delta for the choices you made.



KLM | Journeys of Inspiration
User currently offlineLawnDart From United States of America, joined May 2005, 970 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4949 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
After yet another craptacular flight on DL (first flight in a couple years, figured I'd give them another chance with the "new" direction they are in...), as a customer, I'm thinking about selling buttons:

"Take My Delta. Please!"

So you got diverted to LAS because of an engine problem, and according to you DL took too long bringing another aircraft out to fly you on to LAX. I'm not sure any other airline could've handled it much better, especially at an out-station. I'm not sure US could've handled it much better, and that's a hub/focus city for them.

Ikramerica, please know that everyone working on that situation had the customers' safety on their minds first and foremost, and the customers' convenience at heart...even customers like you.


User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4930 times:

I totally respect DL employee's and hope that they will actually come together to help keep this from happening. One things DL employee's, actually every airline employee, needs to remember is that it comes down to service - they are there for service - and need to provide that service with a smile.


Success is getting what you want...happiness is liking what you get
User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

Well I can probably speak for most US employees...we don't want Delta either!!! lol

I wish Delta the best of luck through their financial crisis....it's a long road and hopefully they can make it through.


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 7):
Well I can probably speak for most US employees...we don't want Delta either!!! lol

You've still got far too many issues with the HP/US merger to try and swallow another fish right now!

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 7):
I wish Delta the best of luck through their financial crisis....it's a long road and hopefully they can make it through.

It's just about over and there is daylight at the end of this awful dark tunnel!



DELTA Air Lines; The Only Way To Fly from Salt Lake City; Let the Western Heritage always be with Delta!
User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4889 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 8):
You've still got far too many issues with the HP/US merger to try and swallow another fish right now!

It's not so bad really...I guess it is for some cities but in TUS we have very few problems...course we have QIK access to Sabre so makes things real easy for us. It's almost over thankfully!

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 8):
It's just about over and there is daylight at the end of this awful dark tunnel!

Good to hear....I've always loved Delta...their a great bunch of people.


User currently offlineDL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4830 times:

What else can be said about that video other than  bigthumbsup 


F L Y D E L T A J E T S
User currently offlineUnited767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

Cool video, I flew DL over Christmas break from DCA-ORD via CVG and returned the same way, and all but 1 of my flights was enjoyable. I am rooting for DL. Good luck guys!


I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
User currently offlineWN230 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 341 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4799 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 8):
You've still got far too many issues with the HP/US merger to try and swallow another fish right now!

I was thinking the same thing. I hope the merger does not go through.
I have loved DL for years (no clue . . . wait, it was the widget that got me hooked, never flown them. I hope to) and hope they pull through bankruptcy. That alone is enough to worry about. They don't need a merger.

WN230



Judas Priest North American tour in '08 . . . cannot wait!!!
User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7693 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4766 times:

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 7):
Well I can probably speak for most US employees...we don't want Delta either!!! lol

My godfather is a US pilot. Believe me, he is VERY anti this merger. As he puts it the US employees have nothing to gain but job insecurity. He LOVES Doug Parker as well, but he doesnt agree with this decision.



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User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4729 times:

David Scott said that Delta is the greatest business success story in the history of America, I dont know where that comes from.

I think its fine that Delta wants to emerge by itself but I think they over exaggerating things, especially saying US has failed in tons of ways, I dont think that is true, by the end of the first quarter the merger should be almost entirely complete.


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4724 times:

Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 14):
I think its fine that Delta wants to emerge by itself but I think they over exaggerating things, especially saying US has failed in tons of ways, I dont think that is true, by the end of the first quarter the merger should be almost entirely complete.

So far Dougie Parker has made a total @$$ of himself in this whole thing. I highly doubt Parker and Kirby could dispose of that much of DL's assets in 1 quarter. That my friend is serious exaggeration!



DELTA Air Lines; The Only Way To Fly from Salt Lake City; Let the Western Heritage always be with Delta!
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4715 times:

Quoting LawnDart (Reply 5):
So you got diverted to LAS because of an engine problem, and according to you DL took too long bringing another aircraft out to fly you on to LAX.

Not according to me. According to everyone on the freaking plane, and the flight crew who told us they were informed it would take about 1/2 an hour, and the gate agent, who kept saying "they are telling us it will take about 15 more minutes." And it ended up being 90 more minutes.

But since you were there, you know better....

That was the end of a bad round trip, and in every facet of their operation (except the quality flight crews), DL was second rate compared to CO, WN, AA and F9, and I'm not a fan of AA by any means. Crummy low back seats on their 757s that are torture for tall people, rattly interiors and brakes that sounded damaged/warped on 2 of the 4 757s, cheese and crackers and 1 drink service on a mid-day transcon, baggage fiasco at TPA.

I gave them another chance after being screwed over in the past. Priceline put me on them for a "low fare" of $550, and I figured, if the flights were good and they really were improved over the past as people here claim, I'd try to fly them more in the future. They do have more frequencies into SRQ. In the past, they left me high and dry after a hurricane, and AA came to my rescue. They screwed my brother in ATL and WN came to his rescue.

The only upside is that I got to use the great CVG concourse B again, and DL are so inept in the IT area, despite having a policy of not giving airline miles on priceline tickets and repeatedly telling that to me and my brother when we gave them our skymiles numbers, they credited both our accounts this week anyway. I even got a 50% bonus because 1/2 my ticket was booked in B class...



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7693 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 14):
I think its fine that Delta wants to emerge by itself but I think they over exaggerating things, especially saying US has failed in tons of ways, I dont think that is true, by the end of the first quarter the merger should be almost entirely complete.

This is a fair statement. Right now on both sides of the debate there is a lot of exaggeration and finger pointing. I liked the video, I would never want to see DL leave Atlanta (corporate), but indeed you are correct Phxplanes. US has enjoyed some success recently (and when I say US, I mean HP). From my personal perspective, I just dont want to see DL cut short of their potential. They can turn the situation around just like US has done.



Stewed...Lewd...Crude...Irreverent...Belligerent
User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4704 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 16):
They screwed my brother in ATL and WN came to his rescue.

WN doesn't serve ATL, nor does ATA. How could they have come to his rescue?



DELTA Air Lines; The Only Way To Fly from Salt Lake City; Let the Western Heritage always be with Delta!
User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 14):
David Scott said that Delta is the greatest business success story in the history of America, I dont know where that comes from.

It comes from 25 years of arrogance. Since deregulation, DL has been anything but the carrier it was for the first fifty years of its existence.

[quote=LAXdude1023,reply=17]Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 14):
I think its fine that Delta wants to emerge by itself but I think they over exaggerating things, especially saying US has failed in tons of ways, I dont think that is true, by the end of the first quarter the merger should be almost entirely complete.

This is a fair statement. Right now on both sides of the debate there is a lot of exaggeration and finger pointing. I liked the video, I would never want to see DL leave Atlanta (corporate), but indeed you are correct Phxplanes. US has enjoyed some success recently (and when I say US, I mean HP). From my personal perspective, I just dont want to see DL cut short of their potential. They can turn the situation around just like US has done.

I couldn't agree more. Now if only the Deltoids on A.net and in real life would actually look at what US is proposing instead of throwing  hissyfit  after  hissyfit  , this might work out in DL's favor over the long run. We have too many airlines flying right now. No one is making money due to the fuel prices and fares. It's time to take a good, hard look at the basic business plan of the last 25 years. The only way the airlines can fix themselves is by massively changing the way they do business with themselves, employees and customers. Declaring bankruptcy and putting short-term band-aids on everything (like UA and NW have done) is not going to cut it. We need massive consolidation. Look at the results of every legacy since 2001, it has been nothing but massive red ink. How long are we as airline enthusiasts going to sit back and take it?! I myself would love to have a long career in this business doing anything. As it is right now, the best I may be able to do is make supervisor for an independent aviation services company. Let's look at this with logic, not emotion, OK?



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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 19):
Declaring bankruptcy and putting short-term band-aids on everything (like UA and NW have done) is not going to cut it.

And like US has done...twice.
 eyebrow 

I think it's a little soon for US to be going for hostile takeovers, IMO.

 airplane B4e-Forever New Frontiers airplane 


User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2128 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4641 times:

Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 20):
I think it's a little soon for US to be going for hostile takeovers, IMO

I believe Parker has said they would prefer more time but an opportunity like this might never come along again.


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4632 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 16):
and the gate agent, who kept saying "they are telling us it will take about 15 more minutes."

Rolling delays happen with every single airline. And I agree, they are very frustrating. But hey, at least the gate agent is telling what their computer is telling them.


User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 15):
So far Dougie Parker has made a total @$$ of himself in this whole thing. I highly doubt Parker and Kirby could dispose of that much of DL's assets in 1 quarter. That my friend is serious exaggeration!

I think Doug has done very well for himself actually. He's a smart guy...maybe a little over ambitious....but still he's not an idiot. He turned HP around...and I completely believe US will become a great airline as well. I have faith! hehe


User currently offlineLawnDart From United States of America, joined May 2005, 970 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 16):
But since you were there, you know better....

I didn't have to be in LAS to know what was going on...the issues with that flight were well known in ATL as well.

Hey, sorry you were diverted. In reality, a diversion is unexpected and many individuals become involved. Things are said (like it'll take a 1/2 hour) with information known at the time. When issues become more clear (for instance: the aircraft being used was fueled for a near-transcon, and had to be de-fueled so it wouldn't exceed max landing weight for a short LAS-LAX hop), the information should be disseminated as soon as known. Hopefully it was in this case.

Like I said...your safety was the number one priority, your convenience came in second. Very few airline agents intentionally lie...they go with the information they have at that point in time. It's the best they can do. Trust me when I say most of the agents wanted you on your way as soon as possible as I'm sure you were patient and calm through the whole event. wink 

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 19):
We have too many airlines flying right now.

Fallacy number one...what does the number of air carriers have to do with anything?

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 19):
No one is making money due to the fuel prices and fares

Fallacy number two...actually, quite a few airlines are, in fact, making money.

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 19):
We need massive consolidation.

Fallacy number three...consolidation, "massive" or not, often adds to operational complexity and, therefore, costs. That would bring inefficiencies that currently don't exist, exacerbating the problems airlines are having at the moment.

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 19):
As it is right now, the best I may be able to do is make supervisor for an independent aviation services company. Let's look at this with logic, not emotion, OK?

You seem to be pretty emotional about it yourself. Hey, I'm all for someone trying to make it in this industry, and I wish you the best of luck. However, do it for the love of aviation, otherwise you'll be very disappointed by the ups-and-down you are sure to experience. If it's stability and steady progress you're looking for, maybe you should check out another industry.


25 DeltaGuy : Please tell me where you were told this. Delta accounts Skymiles on ALL tickets except for some promotional tickets(marketing giveaways, etc.) So whe
26 Post contains links FlyPNS1 : If you use Priceline's "Name Your Price" to buy tickets, you aren't supposed to get FF miles. From Priceline's own website: "Name Your Own Price tick
27 Phxplanes : Thats a whole different situation, its a new airline.
28 Cltguy : What do the ATL-CLT signs say that the people are holding up at the rally?
29 LAXdude1023 : In fairness you can say the same about DL. They have changed alot in the last couple of years. They are on the upswing. Now that they are no longer u
30 Cltguy : Its great to see such commitment from the Delta Employees towards this common goal of avoiding the merger. However for them to reach their goal its go
31 Post contains images LawnDart : Many of us came up with 20% of our paycheck...the pilots even more. How much more do you want from us?!?!?
32 Post contains images SLCUT2777 : They all (The HP/US cheer squad on a.net) think that Dougie's Snake-Oil will cure DL like it did US. Well DL isn't the same runway kill that US was b
33 HPLASOps : Okay, as a US employee, I've never been keen on this takeover idea. I know the numbers look right to the shareholders and Dougie wouldn't pursue this
34 SLCUT2777 : That's good for starters Wait! Now you're starting to get as carried away as your boss is! Actually your point is valid so far as how hard it is to m
35 Ca2ohHP : What's your source for that? Pot. Kettle. Black.
36 Silentbob : That would eliminate about half of the DL talking points in the posts here.
37 Surfdog75 : Where is the lie? You haven't merged much yet. It's not a slam, it does take time. The point is that Parker has no business trying to takeover anothe
38 Flyboyaz : I think he has proved it can work....maybe not for DL but certainly for HP/US. We do pretty well for having 2 reservation systems and work groups. I'
39 Post contains images DeltaGuy : Your missing the point. He GOT the miles accounted to his Skymiles. Why am I having to explain this? Delta posts those instructions on the web site t
40 USAirPlatinum : Again, the creditors don't care about any of this. They care about two things: getting paid and getting paid with something that has value. DL managem
41 Post contains links and images AndrewUber : OK as a former DL employee and a little bit of a Delta fan myself, I have to ask - will 10,000 buttons stop US from a takeover? Why are the employees
42 Acheron : Indeed, but hey, people can dream. Although, it seems that Doug Parker kicked SLCUT2777's dog. So much hate. Tsk tsk.
43 Post contains links N102DAman : WOW suddenly a great post turns Hostile. I thought we were talking about something positive here. Great video. Makes me feel great to be part of the D
44 LawnDart : Very, very true...I haven't seen the DL people support each other and the company like this since B.M. (Before Mullin)!
45 Post contains images USPIT10L : I'm afraid that may end up being the case. All this "Keep Delta my Delta" crap is just typical Delta arrogance, if you ask me. Yes, it WAS the best a
46 HPLASOps : The lie is to call our merger a failure. Yes, it is not complete yet, we all know that, but I don't see how anyone in good concious can call our merg
47 Widget1580 : N102DAman - thanks for understanding this post. I didn't make it to start an all out thread war. You people turn the most simple topics into war zone
48 Silentbob : I'm fine with it either way too, virtually no effect on me no matter what happens. I just don't understand why so people are mixing insults, wild acc
49 DeltaGuy : Let's look at a few things right to shed a little more light on Delta's position: This is a courtesy email sent to me from my buddy OttoPylit and repr
50 Silentbob : Are the assumptions overstated? Perhaps, but certainly no more so than DL's predictions of their own recovery. Fleet type mismatch has been debunked
51 Ca2ohHP : I would still like to see an actual source for your claim: Your response is just koolaid flavored filler.
52 Flyboy36y : There are a few things about DL that cause me to avoid flying them more often, the Indian call centers are towards the top of that list. However, out
53 Post contains images Thegooddoctor : LOL!! I love it that Doug has a big ego, all US Airways have a big ego, and anyone from PHX has a big ego (at least if you read some of the oppinions
54 LAXdude1023 : This is correct. I think the US/HP was indeed a good marriage. They complement each other well. However, this is an Apples and Oranges deal. They hav
55 Thegooddoctor : I've had this thought from a number of stories I've heard about DL employees interacting with US employees - it's especially uncalled for considering
56 LAXdude1023 : Its just people in gerneral. When people feel passion the get worked up no matter the scenario. I too feel passion for DL. They are my favorite airli
57 Thegooddoctor : LAXdude, I have a feeling from reading other posts of yours that you would *not* be one of the people insulting a US flight crew while flying SA. It
58 DeltaGuy : You really should have read my last sentence. Your entire argument doesn't summon any worth-while objection to any of what was stated. All it did was
59 Post contains images SLCUT2777 : I've never said that was a bad idea, in fact to the contrary it has saved a number of jobs that an airline that was taxiway kill in the old USAir wou
60 Post contains links and images N102DAman : Widget1580 You have just made my respected users List. You are right on point. This thread was not started as a negative thread. Why are people acting
61 Post contains links Ca2ohHP : Second rate airline? Is that a fact or opinion? Don't apologize to US Airways employees in your next paragraph "for offending" them and only go on to
62 DL Widget Head : A more accurate measure of DL's performance should include year over year results. The measurements for October 06 were skewed by the ATL runway proj
63 Ca2ohHP : ???
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