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Delta Northwest Merger Approved  
User currently offlineNwarooster From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 28324 times:
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Start saying good bye to the RED TAIL.  old 

Procrastination Is The Theft Of Time.......
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User currently offlineNWADTWFA From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 162 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 28333 times:

Any news links...nothing sent to the employees by Delta/Northwest yet.



User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 28303 times:

Hard to believe Northwest will vanish ...

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User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 28231 times:

I'm excited to finally see a 747 with Delta!! any chance they will use those 744s out of SAN?  Yeah sure

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7922 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 28239 times:

Quoting Nycbjr (Reply 3):
Strange there was just a thread that was over 20.. and now its gone.

Yeah I know it, typical I spent a good time replying with a lengthy paragraph too  banghead   bomb   mad 

Quoting NWADTWFA (Reply 2):
Any news links...nothing sent to the employees by Delta/Northwest yet.


User currently offlineJRDC930 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 28230 times:

I posted this to another thread but dont know what happened.

I dont claim to know more than the DOJ, but i believe this is a horrible decision, i would guess 75% of all mergers HURT the consumer than help. I realize most on anet dont care about the consumer and only management, but none theless when and if this provokes more mergers we will feel the hurt. Ill never understan wy anetters believe there should only be 3 superairlines.., unless you dont pay for your own tickets or think only millinaires should fly...i just dont get it. Hopefully a democrat administration will keep more anti-competative mergers from happening(IMHO ANYMERGER).

My 2 cents.  banghead 

User currently offlineRbgso From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 28177 times:

Quoting DL767captain (Reply 5):
any chance they will use those 744s out of SAN?

Ah, no.....

I knew this day was coming, but this is not what I wanted to hear.

User currently offlineNW748i From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 362 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 28091 times:

While I don't work for NW, I grew up in the Detroit area, have flown every type of NW metal, and have had NW take me around the world. I think it's terrible the name will disappear...  candle 

I had a chat with John Engler, who's on the BOD and brought up the merger. Let's just say that it was obviously all about certain people being able to cash in (or in many cases, out). Point being, many in mgt really could care less as long as they have jobs--nothing unreasonable, I suppose. One who I know here in DC really considers himself running a new airline jointly with Delta. I was honestly kinda shocked... The way I see it, the higher ups sold everybody else down the [Mississippi] river.

Looking at the history of NW's employee relations, it seemed that it often had a shady/shifty CEO (typified by Steenland) and a disinterested management that cared little about "Joe the pilot" or "Joe the mechanic" (that's no insult to anyone, just political newspeak).

I guess I might as well buy my set of NW scale models--a 744 and 330--because in due time they will give way to one of the more tacky liveries in the skies.

Two weeks ago I flew an NW 757 back to DCA and had a feeling it would be my last flight on NW. I've got some 100,000 worldperks miles to dispose of, but I can use those anywhere on Skyteam. I'm thinking of treating myself to a trip to China and also heading home to DTW at Christmastime on a Q400 for the first time (on CO, of course).

Best of luck to the folks at NW--it's a rough time to be in such a situation.

Hail! to the victors valiant, Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes, Hail! Hail! to Michigan the leaders and best! Go Blue!
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 27985 times:

So what's the chance of this actually becoming a successful and smooth merger execution?

"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1717 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 27885 times:
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Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 10):
So what's the chance of this actually becoming a successful and smooth merger execution?

What are the chances of someone on a Priceline ticket being bumped up to first while an elite gets the row in front of the lav?

When you have to breaststroke to your connecting flight...it's a crash!
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 27884 times:

More than anything else, I'm interested to see what kind of planes the combined DL/NW will be flying intra-hubs, on routes that they have been "competing" on, and if there will be any reduction in capacity.

For example, here are the current (October 29th) stats on SLC-MSP:

DL: 3x CRJ-900, 1x CRJ-700
NW: 2x E175, 1x319

Six RJ's and one mainline - I'm sure that will switch!!

There's never going to be anything approaching a "smooth" assimilation, but I think this one will be better than others - there has been sufficient time to study the different aspects of the merger, and DL seems to not be rushing into the situation. I do it is as smooth as possible for all involved!!

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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 27886 times:

NWA has a history to be recognized much like TWA did also.

I hope the NWA folks are treated kindly with respect and all, and the merger is smooth and succesful. I share the pain of those whom are NWA fans in seeing the name brand disappear slowly like I had to see with TWA.

Embrace the new Delta, and know a little bit of NWA is inside each of DL aircrafts as well. Show support for NWA and DL as they are now one.

I look forward to flying the new Delta and seeing both new and old DL employees with the former NW.

Wishing the airline much success and luck, you will need it!


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User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2097 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27755 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 12):
More than anything else, I'm interested to see what kind of planes the combined DL/NW will be flying intra-hubs

The Delta schedule already has significant increases between ATL and MSP and DTW, including 757 service starting next month. Also, lots of 737s between MSP and ATL.

Good goes around!
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12323 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27750 times:

Since the other thread was deleted, I am posting here. I am happy it finally went through and can't wait to see our Saabs in white and blue  Smile

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User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27704 times:

Sooooo long RED TAILED SHARK !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hellllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooo, DELTA

My very first flight was on a NW 707, with my grandparents to Florida back in ' 66. non stop from MSP.

[Edited 2008-10-29 14:21:37]

User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6919 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27640 times:

Quoting DL767captain (Reply 5):
I'm excited to finally see a 747 with Delta!! any chance they will use those 744s out of SAN?

Two chances, slim and none. On what route out of SAN do you propose the new DL fly the 747?

User currently offlineZL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27598 times:

This is too sad. TWA disappeared because it cannot recover from a horrible accident. What does NWA disappear for? Oil is $60 a barrel now...

User currently offlineNW748i From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 362 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27539 times:

Quoting ZL (Reply 18):
What does NWA disappear for?

So certain management figures and shareholders (e.g. R. Bostock) can make a bit of loot... bringing Yahoo! into the story, if the guy can find a way to make a company disappear while making a buck he will.

Hail! to the victors valiant, Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes, Hail! Hail! to Michigan the leaders and best! Go Blue!
User currently offlineTreebeard787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 750 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27547 times:

I figured this would happen at some point as every business has a start and end and sadly we are now approaching the end of the Northwest Airlines era. I have a lot of fond memories of flying on NW including my first flight on an airplane and first flights on a DC-10 and DC-9. I will miss Northwest! Good luck to all employee's involved in the merger process.

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User currently offlineCV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1236 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27434 times:

Quoting NWADTWFA (Reply 2):
Any news links...nothing sent to the employees by Delta/Northwest yet.



Strange.......still no "official" news on DeltaNet two hours after the Reuters announcement.

User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1629 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27403 times:

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 17):

I'm pretty sure he was being facetious. At any rate, I'm glad this finally went through and as an OH employee and a staunch DL supporter, I welcome NW and look forward getting to know that airline and its people better. I truly hope that your past can be honored through your future with us. Congrats again!

User currently offlineNWADTWFA From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 162 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27380 times:

I find this very strange myself. NWA has been very good (lately) about keeping employee communications flowing.

Did this catch them off guard today? Were they expecting it later in the month?



User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 4279 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27357 times:

OK, Deltawest has landed... now, here's the little questions:

-When will NW's BOB offerings switch to DL's EATS program? Also, when will the switch from Pepsi to Coke on NW-operated flights happen?
-Who will get the SkyMiles credit card contract... AmEx, US Bank, or someone else?
-When will the DL and NW websites be integrated?
-Will DL add Wi-Fi to the NW fleet like it is to the legacy DL fleet?

"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 28091 times:

Quoting Rbgso (Reply 8):
Ah, no.....

They would only take a slight hit on weight penalties.....

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 17):
Two chances, slim and none. On what route out of SAN do you propose the new DL fly the 747?

IDK perhaps SAN-ATL.... (I'm being sarcastic)

But it will be nice to see a 744 in DL colors

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 28064 times:

This is too sad. TWA disappeared because it cannot recover from a horrible accident.

TWA's horrible accident was Carl Icahn. Everytime TWA showed some signs of life, he would step on the oxygen line and attempt to kill the patient. Example: selling of LHR landing rights, one of the few consistently profitable assets the company owned.

The Karabu agreement, in which an expelled Icahn vomited up vengeance worthy of a Star Wars movie, resulted in the unparalleled leaching of money into his pocket while TWA died a slow horrible death.

The only justice came in the fact that AA, in buying just the assets of the bankrupt TWA, was not subject to the Karabu agreement, ending Icahn's blood-sucking.

NWA, while losing its name, is going out with much more dignity than the unfortunate TWA did. It is going the way of PSA, Hughes Air West, Air Cal, and Western Airlines, to name just a few, that are gone but fondly remembered.

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25 JRDC930 : Yay! Now we can have even lousier service industry wide... See whatmergers do...
26 Post contains links United787 : http://money.cnn.com/2008/10/29/news...p/index.htm?postversion=2008102915 What is the process of this merger integration? When is the deal closed and
27 Post contains links KarlB737 : Courtesy: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Delta-Northwest Merger Approved http://www.ajc.com/business/content/....html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab
28 Brilondon : Probabaly the same time we see them out of CVG or MEM. No Kidding!!
29 NW : E mails were sent to all employees.
30 Post contains links Sdexplorer00 : Well acording to Delta.com, the merger is now closed: Delta and Northwest Merge, Creating Premier Global Airline Customers can expect ‘business as u
31 Post contains links Alitalia744 : Now on Delta.com http://news.delta.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=11176 and on Nwa.com http://www.nwa.com/merger/?intomni=tc.hplead_Merger_HPLead_
32 Brilondon : This is a way for airlines to stop going bankrupt. Maybe you did not notice that. This way you still will have choices but with alliances you would n
33 Post contains links IflyKPDX : The old merger website http://www.newglobalairline.com is now redirecting to Delta's website.
34 Post contains links Mayor : When I mentioned "soon" on another thread, I was thinking of days, not hours!! Here's the press release from Delta. http://news.delta.com/article_disp
35 OOer : Check your Delta email, if you have one!
36 Mayor : It's also on DeltaNet.
37 Evan767 : Can we set up a timeline so that we can get a better perspective on when this merger will be complete? DL and NW announce intentions to merge: DOJ app
38 Haggis79 : pure speculation from my part: with the beginning of the spring schedule - maybe the summer schedule if they take some time.
39 Atnight : Although sad that the NW brand will cease to exist, I am glad to see the new combination. However, I have a question that I haven't seen that many ans
40 Af773atmsp : MEM and CVG hub closure announcement in 3, 2, 1... I'm still worried MSP will become the next STL. Although I kind of doubt it I don't want to see hug
41 Post contains links DLPMMM : For those who are interested, it also looks like the civil anti-trust suit in San Francisco was also settled: http://www.ajc.com/business/content/...r
42 Lexy : Folks, there is already a 747 in paint at this very moment getting the Widget installed on its exterior. I have received credible word about that. WIt
43 Foxecho : I'd like to add my welcome to my new Co-workers on this board... glad to have all the experience you all bring! Andrew JFK/MEM/MCI
44 Timf : I would expect the March 30, 2009 date announced for new uniforms to be more significant than just that. There's a good chance this will also be the d
45 KingAir200 : Do you happen to know a ship number? Because I don't see any of the 744s out of service at this time.
46 Post contains links Lexy : Also, since the "edit" button doesn't work, take a look at the DL fleet page everyone! http://www.delta.com/about_delta/cor...ats_facts/aircraft_fleet
47 Evan767 : DL and NW announce intentions to merge: April 14, 2008 DOJ approves merger: October 29, 2008 The first NW plane goes to the Delta livery: The first NW
48 Lexy : I don't know of a reg. number sorry. But I know as of last night, one was "supposedly" in a hangar "somewhere" getting ready for a repaint. This from
49 KingAir200 : I wonder if they might paint one of the remaining 2 742s into the Delta scheme for the PR plane.
50 ERJ170 : So could RDU and IND potentially be the first airports with a combined DLwest gates? Both will be occupied in the next two weeks.. just a food for tho
51 MAH4546 : The shifts have already started. Delta ended about 8-12 markets out of CVG this past fall that are all served out of Detroit; plus CVG-FCO will be re
52 Lexy : Well, at BNA they are right across from eachother so i'm not sure if you can count that as well. Not to mention the Crown Room Club that's on the DL
53 Haggis79 : they must have gotten at least some days of advance notice... otherwise I don't think they'd been able to close the merger financially just a few hou
54 Lexy : Correct and I think we'll see the MEM cuts soon. MEM and ATL are just redundancy that isn't needed. Moving the Saab's to ATL would be a nail in the c
55 PremoBrimo : Truly a sad day for Northwest Airlines!
56 OOer : Just like CVG will get more cuts....mark my words, CVG will not have more than 20 mainline flights by Fall 2009.
57 The777Man : I would expect NW aircraft to recieve DL colors from now on but keep NW titles just like AA did with TW and AC with CP. Very easy to just change the t
58 NWAESC : If you haven't already, log on to RADAR; it's now "DeltaNet 1.0" Also, as mentioned up the thread, there's all kinds of messages in your NW Email...
59 AS777 : Kind of makes me wonder what will come about here in ANC. Currently DL flies into the International Terminal while NW gates are C8 and C9(could be C7
60 TN757Flyer : One thing I've found interesting in reading these some of these posts so far is some people actually seem surprised this went through. I can't imagin
61 IflyKPDX : I really do hope they keep NW's website over DL's. Not that I've really used DL's but I really love how the NW site is presented and works. Aside from
62 FWAERJ : IND's new terminal has the DL and NW gates and ticket counters right next to each other. Plus, from what I could see in photos, the NWA signage at th
63 Superfly : I received an email today about the merger. R.I.P. Northwest. I certainly will not fly on this new Delta as I will stick with United and Virgin Americ
64 ElBandGeek : Congrats Delta....considering I've gotten much better service recently on both DL and NW the last couple times I've flown compared to my local options
65 PHXtoDCAtoMSP : Wow....wasn't expecting to be directed to DeltaNet when I just logged into RADAR!
66 OA412 : I've heard this but has it been made official yet?
67 USAirALB : FCO performed quite well from cvg. won't happen that quick.
68 Superfly : Without reading the 100,000,000,000,000 post about the DC-9s in other threads, will they be painted in Delta colors or parked immediately? The 'search
69 DeltaL1011man : No S**t what the hell!!! they said around thanksgiving........DoJ a month early? Lmao at least they can get something done right. [duck] Next month t
70 Phileet92 : - and is free wifi in the WorldClubs going to be taken away a replaced by the T-mobile hotspot CRCs currently use?
71 OOer : CVG only has 41 mainline flights now... By the Fall of 2009 DL+NW should be under 1 operating certificate and DL will be able to move planes and flig
72 SNCntry32 : When growing up in Minnesota, I always wanted to work at the aiprort, or for Northwest Airlines in some capactiy. Dreams and ambitions are sometimes c
73 DeltAirlines : I would be surprised that they were given advance notice. What most likely happened is that DL and NW knew that it was highly unlikely that any dives
74 RunwayGirl : Oberstar was quick with his disapproval. But he reveals plans to outline an expanded EAS bill. Oberstar: Merger Decision ‘Unfortunate’ Justice Dep
75 OOer : ATL only gets 6 mainline now!!!!!
76 OOer : That would be pushing the limits of the 757...its about 150 miles longer than Co's EWR-TXL which is done on a 767-200 during the winter because of th
77 FlyDreamliner : Good for NW and DL. This is the future. It won't be easy, necessarily, but it's necessary. As for Oberstar, small communities that can't sustain air s
78 OA412 : Actually CVG-CDG is only 12 nm longer than CVG-AMS which was served by a 752 this summer.
79 Sunking737 : I think it is time for him to retire. We was against it because he was afraid of losing votes next time he runs for reelection. I can't wait to see D
80 BinMonster : DL and NW aircraft will be moved into each others markets ahead of one operating certificate. might happen as soon as April and another wave for June
81 YLWbased :
82 Post contains links DeltaL1011man : Anderson told the Atlanta Commerce Club Wednesday that the combined airline will not only be the world’s largest, but the largest American player in
83 Lawndart : Great attitude, Foxecho - I share your sentiment, and would like to welcome my new co-workers to the family as well!
84 UltimateDelta : I think that's the way to go about this. I am in suppport or NW's employees, but I don't think it's necessary to go on and on complaining about how D
85 FlyASAGuy2005 : " target=_blank>http://www.delta.com/about_delta/cor...x.jsp That was a surprise! It was interesting to look at the NW side of the house and see thei
86 Haggis79 : why would they need one operating certificate for that?
87 Superfly : I guess I'll have to resort to Delta if I need a DC-9 fix.
88 Post contains links Flashmeister : They're moving quick on the NWA site, as well... the corporate information pages now reflect the fact that they're a wholly-owned Delta subsidiary: ht
89 UltimateDelta : That, and I had no idea that DC-9 engines were actually attached to the wings!
90 1821 : Does this mean that NW's A330'S will be painted in DL's coulors aswell as the 787's?
91 Joeman : Translation: CVG as well as a slew of former large airline hubs held at non megalopolis cities and no doubt more to come except in cases such as the
92 OA412 : I'm sure that's exactly what they're getting at. They have said that they will be the largest airline in New York State but New York City Area CO wil
93 Drerx7 : Ok...anxious to see the 330, 753, DC9, and 747 in Delta colors. Now, does this signal the start in countdown for CO to join Star Alliance? What is the
94 N801NW : I think Northwest Airlines Corp. was the parent of Northwest Airlines, Inc. I'm guessing NWAC is being renamed NWA Inc., as a wholly owned unit of De
95 DeltaL1011man : Didn't you hear? its the DC-9NG. This way they can keep them for 100 more years!! [duck]
96 IliriBDL : I'm pretty sure every NW plane will be painted with DL colors. (except the ones that are sold, etc) But yeah, congratulations to both DL & NW, and th
97 OOer : So DL would only operate its in the summer? Because wasn't CO the one that said it needs a 767-200 on EWR-TXL in the winter because of the jetstream
98 DeltAirlines : As more spokes get cut from ATL, those passengers will have to connect somewhere. A passenger that used to fly CVG-ABQ non-stop now will get to go CV
99 SYfan100 : Congrats to Northwest and Delta on getting what you wanted. However do not count on keeping all of your gates at MSP. A little birdie told me up to 10
100 DeltaL1011man : Not only that but just like ATL-SLC,JFK and CVG one week it can be 10x daily then the next 5x weekly. Hub to hubs can have everything from a 777 to a
101 UltimateDelta : Figures.
102 OA412 : No idea if it would be seasonal or not. However, don't forget that up until this winter CO was operating TXL with a 757 year round and would probably
103 Luckyone : Nope. They'll be painted in Virgin America
104 Nwaesc : Umm yeah... You and me both! Yes it is. Now when you log on, it's sort of "fused" together, with DeltaNet1.0 on one side, and the "exclusive to NW" t
105 OA412 : The edit feature doesn't seem to be working so I'll just add the following here: Of course, if CVG is de-hubbed as so many seem to think, I doubt they
106 DeltaL1011man : ok I saw that in Anderson memo he said you guys would get DLnet 1.0. how long till you go to DLnet? They do already. P&G along with GE use Delta.
107 NWAESC : One of 'em (6624, IIRC) was running a charter in Alaska this morning. Not sure where the other one is. I'll have to check the EQPRTG list when I get
108 JRDC930 : I respectfully disagree. Im no expert but in my aviation studies, mergers dont always save a company, and often cause more problems than not. Take Am
109 KingAir200 : 6623 ferried up to MSP from MSY after completing the Saints charter. We don't paint anymore, so I don't think it's there for that.
110 DeltaL1011man : they don't paint at all? wow......I guess they will have to start sending more of them to VCV for paint. How many paint bays does the NW hangar have?
111 Bagpipes : What happens tp TPA? will NW leave A and move to Airside E and move UA/AC to A?
112 SYfan100 : Several thoughts 1.What about Memphis? Some have said it will remain a hub, while others have said it no longer will be a hub. 2.What about the focus
113 KingAir200 : Probably none, although it's been years since I've been in the hangars at MSP.
114 Cws818 : New York? Maybe Atlanta, Upper Midwest? Of course Africa? Well, its easy to be the biggest US carrier to Africa when you are the ONLY US carrier (cur
115 Cws818 : Which is not an enormous deal, really. Who else would they choose?
116 DeltaL1011man : DL does 75% of its own MX........I would say they will try to bring more NW MX back in house Plus its more space for the money making MRO work which
117 NWAESC : Wasn't that a miserable failure last time?
118 Post contains links ERJ170 : Someone put up a Q&A.. here is an excerpt.. Q: What will happen to Delta and Northwest employees? A: Delta has said no frontline workers will be invol
119 Centrair : This is minor to things like livery and FF programs but I wonder if the first sign of the merger will be ...signage. Here at NGO we see NWA signs and
120 Cws818 : By most accounts, YES! Others, however, cling to the notion that it was a failure of ExpressJet. However, ExpressJet flew in DL livery, under DL flig
121 NWAESC : I'd say in the near term, anywhere that DL has it's own AMT's, they'll be taking over for the vendors (eg. BOS). Longer term, maybe they'll reopen so
122 DeltaL1011man : AFAIK they are using the Delta hangar in ORD. BOS might be the same not sure. I know DL has one in both BOS and ORD though. Pretty bad shape. AFAIK t
123 Cws818 : Yes, they did say that in April, when the merger was announced. A lot (perhaps far too much) has happened in the six months since then. It was then p
124 Sparky35805 : Does NW still own or lease the old SO/RC hangar in ATL? Sparky
125 DeltaL1011man : No read below this is true.
126 MarcoPoloWorld : Wonderful news about the approved merger. There are some 500 airlines in the world - way beyond that what is necessary to maintain healthy competition
127 OOer : Thats not what they said....they said... No hubs will be closed due to the merger... They can say whatever they want about the reason...but its gonna
128 Nwaflyer : Hey Bobnwa, It has now happened. Now what? Many millions and other concesions are owed to the state of MN and the MAC. I am sure Anderson wants to neg
129 OA412 : But does that contract ensure the profitability of that flight. IINM, the contract that AA has with Glaxo ensures the routes profitability.
130 OA412 : . Had they said anything else, DL/NW would have faced enormous opposition from those state's representatives.
131 Cws818 : Indeed!! Although, at this point, they could probably announce the downsizing of MEM with few political consequences.... As for CVG, we'll have to wa
132 JRDC930 : Also ensuring oligopoly prices and segmentation of air travel by wealth. Less competition is never good for the consumer IMHO. A democratic administr
133 Post contains links PremoBrimo : Good Northwest! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqQ2TEQhoy8 To all of the great employees of Northwest past and present, THANKYOU! You made a great air
134 PSU.DTW.SCE : Wow. I found out in-flight on DTW-LAS this evening with the FA made an announcement regarding the merger. RIP Northwest. You have treated us very well
135 SNCntry32 : You said it! Not me.. I am just going to sit and watch the war unfold... I hope soo too. With Richard at the helm, I hope he still remebers...
136 SkyguyB727 : Here's a funny thing. When I go to DeltaNet1.0 and click on the press release link announcing DOJ approval of the merger, I get a "page not found" err
137 Davescj : While this is true, a DTW transatlantic makes more sense. One, bigger airport with more mainline flight connections, two, concentrate your internatio
138 NWAESC : Going the other way, who at NW will let him forget? Earning the trust of NW employees is a huge task for him (and essential if this thing is to succe
139 Columba : First Pan Am and now Northwest that will be merged into DL Not that I have anything against DL but NW was my favorite US carrier and Pan Am is the air
140 Sparkingwave : Delta has a new chance to prove itself as an airline worthy of the status of international airlines. But it has a long way to go. Even with acquiring
141 Davescj : Clearly SQ and EK are in a class by themselves. But, I do think VS and Qantas levels are reachable by DL over the next few years. I would suggest the
142 Bobnwa : It has now happened. Now what? Many millions and other concesions are owed to the state of MN and the MAC. I am sure Anderson wants to negotiate in t
143 NW748i : Since I don't live in DTW anymore I might as well make the switch too. Hopefully UA will have competitive fares out of IAD. No thanks, Richard... I s
144 TN757Flyer : Other than a Pacific presence, Delta has already proven itself a strong international airline, and has for many years. Quotes like these are simply c
145 Drerx7 : I am no Delta or Northwest fan but I think this is definitely a good thing for the industry. I flew Delta for the first time in many years (after a se
146 DLPMMM : These mergers actually increased competition. Both TWA and US were a matter of hours or days away from shutting their doors for good. If they had not
147 CasInterest : Well at RDU it could happen, especially since all 4 empty gates in Terminal 2 are right next to Delta. I don't know what the timeframe will be for th
148 JRDC930 : Yes but from a consumer point of view it still wont be good in the long run i my opinion. From an economic stand point...probably so, but they cant k
149 Worldtraveler : I knew this was going to happen when i was out of the country world traveling. Congrats to DL and NW and their employees and their customers. this is
150 Mayor : One only needs to look at your profile and see "Economic communist" to know where you're coming from.
151 Burnsie28 : None, its been a long time since they have and MAC is tearing down part of NW's hangers to make way for the eventual concourse H. According to Bastia
152 Panamair : Gee, I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that many economies around the world are tanking currently and for the forseeable future (next 12-24
153 Lexy : I really think that's temporary because gate space will be increasing at ATL after the new international terminal is finished and alot of the common
154 NWAESC : That's strange, there's a whole lot of financial info out there that indicates otherwise... What's your source?
155 Lexy : Burnsie, come on buddy. Don't be so jaded with red sunglasses here. They are flying around this country in airplanes old enough to be most of the ANe
156 Burnsie28 : Yes it does... but that still doesn't excuse them from promises made. Delta will have to replace them, they don't have a 100 seat aircraft and they a
157 Lexy : Promises? Who said anything about that meing made. They haven't made any promises about anything. Agreed and I said that in my post you quoted. Let's
158 Burnsie28 : Maybe, but again, DL doesn't have a plan either, so either way its still the same.
159 NWAESC : This is a joke, right? Where have you been for the last 6 months?
160 FlyPNS1 : The funny thing is that this is an obvious lie. DL has had as many as 1,050 daily flights scheduled from ATL, but today they only have about 900. So
161 Mayor : And, you know that, HOW?
162 SESGDL : Actually DL had over 1,200 daily flights from ATL at its peak and today has slightly over 1,000. There's plenty of room for expansion, mainline is cu
163 IflyKPDX : Kind of random, but how many NW 744 flights are there currently out of each city they operate in?
164 FlyASAGuy2005 : Of corse they would say that . Personally, I would see below. This is probably one of the best synopsis i've heard on this ENTIRE board since the ann
165 YWG747 : RIP Northwest! I wonder how many routes will be chopped or scaled back....
166 Bobnwa : Let's count the major (Trunk carriers as they were called then) US airlines just before deregulation. American United TWA Pan Am Easterm Western Delt
167 Mayor : And of those "trunk" carriers, Delta may have been the most successful, profit wise, at the time and for many years before that.
168 JRDC930 : They were sucessful afterwards too, just not after sept 11. Ending competition is not the soultion, though the least reprehensible merger is probably
169 Mayor : With only 12 routes overlapping, how does this merger reduce competition?
170 FlyPNS1 : Simple example, let's say I want to fly MOB-IND. Today, I will have five options: DL, NW, US, CO, AA With the merger complete, I will have four optio
171 JRDC930 : Their combined fleet will allow for the redeployment on any route they wish to monopolize, and drop the ones with little demand. In addition and perh
172 Burnsie28 : Because thats what they have told the pilots union. Two at terminal one- Gates 5 & 6 True only 12 directly overlapping routes, but take for example s
173 JRDC930 : Yes but in this economic crisis the general public which uses air travel as a public good, cant have the "Luxury" to root for whats best for the indu
174 DeltaL1011man : Expect any new International flights, mayor citys, new citys and so on. DL still has room to grow.
175 Post contains links Mattbna : Disclaimer: The people in this forum that have never actually flown on a commercial airline before (DL or NW in particular) should really consider lea
176 JRDC930 : Could not have said it better... . Did not know about the machinist response. I dont want to trail off, but people cant put their faith in the DOJ th
177 Burnsie28 : just in from the IT Departments, Rumor has it that Deltamatic is only going to be temporary until 2011 when PARS will then take over, that when Worlds
178 AndyDTWnwa7 : Ok, I posted this in another thread, noone responded, so I decided to post it here since it is more appropriate for this thread. Is anything from NW r
179 CasInterest : NW currently has 2 gates: Gates 5 and 6 in Terminal 1. DL currently has 5 gates: Gates 15-19 in Terminal 1 DL is moving to Gates 8, 9,10,11,and 15 in
180 NW : Who are you hearing this from?
181 Mattbna : I wouldn't count on it. I still find it interesting that someone that seems in-the-know (like yourself) says that there are currently no NW 744s out
182 DLX737200 : I'm curious what will come out of the combination of station employees. Several situations interest me: What will happen in a city where we have: Delt
183 Mattbna : Down the road they will probably all get screwed out of jobs. I truly feel sorry for all of the hard working people that have (for some reason) been
184 Burnsie28 : I believe NW's are painted in Asia for the 744's. Here is what is supposidly happening. Stations that have outsourced are being re-bidded, so for exa
185 DLX737200 : If they ALL get screwed out of jobs, there will be no one to work the flights. So they can't ALL get screwed out of jobs. Maybe just the contracted w
186 JRDC930 : Dont underestimate the greed and stupidity of airline management...they may force themselves into a strike and in that way there would be no one to w
187 FlyASAGuy2005 : Thank you! I would also like to see how they will ultimately align the DCI carriers. Delta's strategy about multiple carrier in one city was so that
188 Burnsie28 : IE, all of NW's top management since Checci bought the airline.
189 TN757Flyer : Consolidation in the industry is inevitable, whether it's good or not. In no case, anywhere, by any credible source or analyst, was NW ever mentioned
190 Jetlanta : Not exactly my friend. They've got about 985 ops scheduled for the Spring/Summer timeframe. I would not expect to see any major cuts from that level.
191 Acey559 : I heard at work last weekend that Comair bid for taking over ground handling at MLI, as well as a couple other airlines and contract companies. I don
192 Newdan : oh really thats odd. Interesting to hear.
193 DeltaL1011man : Proof? DL has 3 paint bays. bay 10) 744-less bay 12) M11-less bay 11) 757-less. Which means Delta could in fact paint a 777 and a 744 at the same tim
194 JRDC930 : No its subject to the DOJ which is subject to the president, which will be a democrat. Consolidation will NOT occur if the industry steps on the feet
195 NWAESC : This is how it was told to us at NW: 1.DL above wing/outsourced below & NW outsourced= DL works "both" above wing. Below stays the same (eg. COS, RDU
196 JRDC930 : IMHO the only reason this passed the DOJ is because of the Bush administration's anti-labor anti-working man policies. The DOJ is respondant to the p
197 Mattbna : Obviously, no one has proof of anything yet. However, the general consensus seems to be that there will be a lot of NW employees that get screwed-ove
198 NWAESC : Likewise, if the posts here on A.Net are indicative of the prevailing attitude of DL employees, we're going to have a long road ahead of us...
199 DeltaL1011man : Not saying the 777 isn't in bay 10. I don't know. When I get the chance I'll make my way up and see. I was just saying they could paint both a 777 an
200 Mattbna : I completely with you here. Many months ago it was repeated quite often in the media that if this merger wasn't approved prior to the end of the moro
201 Mattbna : Do we really need to think a lot about this? Should we break out into a history lesson here of what has happened time and time again in large airline
202 Jetlanta : I'm sorry, but I'm as big a Dem as anyone, but you are making an off-base assumption. The DOJ doesn't get some random authority to block mergers. The
203 Mattbna : Although I did agree with JRDC930, I would like to clarify that you quoted his words from reply #196 and not mine. Matt --
204 TN757Flyer : My statement of consolidation has nothing to do with politics. It's been coming out of the mouths of airline CEO's for years. Just about all have agr
205 JRDC930 : Regardless of what CEO's say legislatures will always be involved.Just look at the Minesota legislators so vocally against the merger, and thie effor
206 Steeler83 : My input on the hubs: Primary hubs: ATL - Southeast, East-West, International routes to Asia, Europe, Middle East and South America DTW - Midwest - No
207 DeltaL1011man : I'm sure they are worried. Hell i would be to. But Most don't say it 4-5-6 times a day Its not just you. many others. Oh trust me........your not the
208 Jet13 : Is Steenland still part of the airline too?
209 DeltaL1011man : Nope JFK is a full hub. LGA shifts from Hub to secondary hub to Focus city. Same for LAX. BOD
210 Post contains links Mattbna : For those that haven't been keeping up with the news for the past few months (very specifically phrased Google News alerts are a good thing) - this ar
211 KingAir200 : That's why us N.E.R.D.s gotta stick together.[Edited 2008-10-30 19:19:47]
212 Access-Air : All I can say is that this merger should not have happened..... Its not going to accomplish anything beneficial to the travelling public except to giv
213 Steeler83 : LaGuardia is a hub for DL? Well, if that's downsized considerably, that should make LGA more accessible and less delay-prone I'd bet...
214 DeltaL1011man : That wont happen. LGA is worth a alot to Delta. They will keep both. If DL gave up slots AA and US would just take them and add the number of flights
215 Jhooper : My Delta stock went up almost 20% today!
216 Mayor : Please enlighten us, oh wise one, about this "detailed history".
217 Mayor : Yes, please do. The DL/WA merger was very, very successful as was the DL/NE merger before that. The PA thing was an acquisition of assets, nothing mo
218 Ckfred : Has there been any decision as to consolidating gates at ORD? I don't think DL's gates or NW's gates can handle the extra flights.
219 Bruce : My contact tells me that N663US is "out of service" and in Singapore, and that an A330 (N814NW) is or was being ferried to Hong Kong. So take from th
220 Davescj : As opposed to both airlines going bankrupt, and the situation worse for more people? I think the merger was the right biz plan for the company. Does
221 Midex461 : To all DL/NW employees, from all of US in PHX, GOOD LUCK!
222 Bobnwa : What credible source did you hear that from? Any other wise words for us less informed. General consensus among what NWA employees? You must know a d
223 Post contains links FWAERJ : On a side note, American Express (the issuer of the Delta SkyMiles credit card) cut 7,000 jobs yesterday. Makes you wonder if DL gave the co-branded c
224 Post contains links Davescj : I doubt it, though of course it is possible. USBank offers the NWA co-branded credit card, but AMEX and DL have had a long standing relationship. I h
225 TN757Flyer : See below I don't believe JRDC930 is getting my point. This was not a hostile takeover. I'm well aware any merger has to pass DOJ review, and some po
226 KingAir200 : Interesting, although I don't show either of those out of service.
227 Burnsie28 : True, but Delta said they were not going to start repainting until 2009. NW and DL were the strongest of two carriers, NW said they would have made m
228 Davescj : This I completely agree with. As to NW/DL branded cards, now that the suit between MC/VISA/AMEX is resolved, I think they may keep both. For example,
229 Bobnwa : Are you seriously suggesting that NW will lose a "few thousand jobs" in MN? Nothing indicates that. Burnsie, seriously, what about the pilot seniorit
230 Davescj : I could see this in some senses -- mechanics? call centers? That stuff will be centralized eventually, so I could see some job loss. Dave
231 JRDC930 : Yes some times Unions get greedy like AZ, but not to often in the US. Mergers dont have to happen. If capacity had been cut a long time ago we wouldn
232 CV880 : Get over it...MSP lost to SFO when Wells Fargo was acquired by Norwest, SFO lost to CLT when BofA was acquired. CLT will lose to SFO because Wachovia
233 JRDC930 : The legislature could make life verry hard on DL if they try to play hardball with congress. I think DL will listen.
234 CV880 : I don't believe the bonds are a Congressional issue. It's a State of Minnesota issue, and if the State chooses to 'call' the bonds for redemption, De
235 Mayor : Legislature, maybe.........congress, no. Where is the indication that they will lose "thousands" of jobs coming from? Delta has made no reference to
236 Bobnwa : Add to that the thousands who work for DL in BOS,NYC.SLC, CVG etc. Awful lot of folks from the North.
237 Mayor : Exactly. DL hasn't been a predominently southern airline since expansion started in the 70's and 80's. Don't be fooled just because the HQ is in ATL.
238 Burnsie28 : I wrote this earlier, the seniority agreement is still being worked out... its in Arbitration which if the pilots fail to get an integrated seniority
239 Bobnwa : Then why did you say that the DL pilots were going to get two years seniority for every one year by a NW pilot. I am very well aware of the arbitrati
240 KingAir200 : There might be a few, but probably not a lot. There aren't a whole lot of SO people left in the company anymore. Out of curiosity, where did you work
241 Rwy04LGA : LGA practically is already. Correct! None of those other airlines have a domestic system anywhere NEAR as large as Delta's. I work for Delta and can
242 Lexy : Damn good point! I haven't met, and I have met a bunch in the last year, a DL employee that didn't enjoy their job and appreciate their company. I wa
243 JRDC930 : you must not have talked to the counter agents, they way their attitudes are youd think they wanted to die...
244 Lexy : Well, look at the jobs they are performing. It's not exactly the most happiest jobs at the airport for starters. They typically are first in a long l
245 Micstatic : Well now I'm curious
246 CV880 : Must not have been DL.....reading the bins of a 757 used to be like reading the Nat'l Enquirer.
247 Lexy : Rest assured, I was too!
248 Nwaesc : What, what?! I thought all DL'ers were living the dream; what gives? Say it ain't so! (sarcasm mode off) No it's not. That's half the fun of getting
249 Nwarooster : Delta has already stated that it will pay the state of Minnesota the 200 million that is owed the state as Delta is moving the headquaters to ATL form
250 Cws818 : That's not the most fair point of comparison - EK and SQ dont have a domestic system, whatsoever (and SQ couldn't, even if it wanted one). Furthermor
251 DALMD88 : They stay in the system. Any station that is currently manned by DL or NW mechanics will stay that way. Stations like SEA and BOS which are current D
252 Nwarooster : Northwest has its own mechanics only at MSP and DTW. All other stations use contract mechanics. Northwest quit painting its aircraft at least 10 or 1
253 C767P : It is a two way street. I am convinced that if MN wants to get that money that Northwest had no intention of replaying to the state, Delta will not b
254 DeltaL1011man : also SFO,CVG,DTW and ATL beat me too it With people they have to deal with day in and day out...........I bet its a b**ch of a job. But hey someone h
255 Rwy04LGA : And you think it's fair to compare an airline that has NO domestic system to worry about and is able to operate ONLY high-yeilding international rout
256 Cws818 : No, I am saying that those carriers and DL are entirely different animals. They are very very different and there is room for both types to thrive wi
257 Nwarooster : Darn right I am an Anderson. I also know Richard.
258 Davescj : Sounds reasonable to me. I expect my employees to be on time. If you start getting to work late, expect to be written up, and eventually fired. Didn'
259 BAW716 : As a strong SkyTeam supporter, I believe that this merger could be a good thing for the stockholders of both airlines. I also believe that if done pro
260 Luv2cattlecall : I think I asked this elsewhere but can't find the post...but did NW slow down their repainting schedule for the past few months while this was still u
261 Lexy : Dude, that ought to be the quote of the year right there. That's hilarious!
262 NWAESC : It's not unreasonable to me either, and I'm as "pro-union" as they come. There are disciplinary steps involved at NW as well. If an employee can't fo
263 Western727 : Folks, I realize this belongs in FlyerTalk but I thought I'd get your .02, 'o beloved a.nutters, since y'all share my affection for flying in a way th
264 NASCARAirforce : It will be interesting flying DAL direct MCO-DTW now without having to stop at ATL. What type of aircraft you think they will do on MCO-DTW now? Maybe
265 NWA757300 : I remember back when this merger talk got started, AF/KL was going to invest up to $750 million. Does anyone know if AF/KL plans on investing in the n
266 Post contains images MasseyBrown : AF/KL withdrew their earlier participation offer. I'm not sure why; it may have been that DL felt they didn't need the additional cash. It may also h
267 Bobnwa : I suggest you look back at the IAM's actions in BOS about 15 years ago when they backed the IAM members. !. that were arrested for a theft ring that
268 NWAESC : Bob-- I'm well versed on what happened in BOS. To say that the inmates were running the asylum is an understatement. This is quite possibly the most
269 AirNZ : Yes, it's pefectly fair indeed. First of all, let's get real and get over this implication of something being 'unfair'. No-one is forcing Delta to ha
270 Bobnwa : I didn't mentioned the manager because she was not supported by the IAM and was immediately fired by NW because she was a felon. She got what she des
271 Pilotboi : *Raises hand high in the air* I helped! LOL Well mostly on the 88 fleet. You could find anything you wanted in there...classified ads, porn site reco
272 Nwaesc : Well, I'll be damned... We agree on something. Who knew? Then you were either completely isolated from the operation as a whole, extremely biased, or
273 Davescj : For what it is worth, I'm in the same situation, but the other side. I became a CO convert. I won't go near US or UA if avoidable, I am not wild abou
274 AndyDTWnwa7 : Still havent seen any response to my previous question... Is the new Delta keeping anything from NW, or is everything converting to how (the old) DL c
275 Post contains links Rob2507 : Was the Susan Taraskiewicz case in BOS ever solved? http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/4967300/detail.html
276 Mayor : Why don't you do a search, here on a.net, to find the myriad of threads on just this topic? You are also able ( and seem very good at it) to spin it
277 AndyDTWnwa7 : I did do a search and have also read numerous threads as they have come up. I have found a 'myriad' of posts on 'They will be keeping BizElite', 'Swi
278 DeltaL1011man : The NWA web site. (it will get the Delta.com link and Delta logos/color though) the Credit cards will be worked out in 2010 though Anderson likes the
279 Alitalia744 : today's nwa.com will become tomorrow's Delta.com. They are keeping the web from NWA. The airport kiosks will be NWA's version i believe with pretty n
280 DeltaL1011man : PARS is out Alitalia. Cost to much and would take to much time. DNS and DeltaMatic will be kept. Other than that spot on.
281 Alitalia744 : Thanks 1011, haven't been paying attention much lately on the IT issues...
282 DeltaL1011man : anytime I want to say it was on "fly together win together" but not sure.......I know I saw it somewhere other than here though.
283 KaiGywer : “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
284 Longhornmaniac : Hey Jack, It is a pretty sticky situation for you, with no obvious answer. I'll preface everything by saying that I am a loyal AA flier, but I'll be
285 Davescj : I think both will be kept. AA is a good example. Now that Citibank (the partner bank) offers both MC and AMEX, you can get AAdvantage points on eithe
286 NWAESC : I don't know what DNS is, but if it's the system the ramp uses, that's incorrect. The new company will be keeping/using NW's WorldFlight system. That
287 Bobnwa : I know one thing the IAM did back then, was give NWA Guy Cook, who was an extremely capable individual(sarcasm). I notice you did not address the sit
288 Gsosbee : It all has been decided. They just haven't chose to announce it yet. PS. Is anyone else having problems with the spell checker?
289 Nwaesc : Really? That's the best you can come up with? Clearly, I've been giving you too much credit. Try again. This time, take your mgmt. tinted glasses off
290 KingAir200 : MSP Tested, DTW Approved. Honestly, not a whole lot. The Coach Choice program is coming over, as well as WorldFlight, NWA's system for weight and bal
291 Mayor : I believeDL's WebVision system for cargo will be kept as it is a much newer system than what NW uses. At least that's what I've heard from the cargo p
292 NWA757300 : On the inflight side, I've heard they are interested in our purser program. From what I understand DL doesn't have a dedicated purser position like N
293 CV880 : On that thought, it's promising to see that one can book NW code shares to NRT/BKK/SIN via delta.com, but still unable to book PVG/PEK/ICN/HKG and fo
294 DeltaL1011man : thats because Delta doesn't codeshare on NW to PVG,PEK,ICN and HKG (I don't think GUM,MNL and PUS) BKK and SIN they do and NW codeshares on ATL-NRT.
295 CV880 : The comment was only made because yesterday, Nov1, the codeshares of NRT/BKK/SIN did not show up in booking requests and now they do.
296 DeltaL1011man : Which i understand. I want to say they signed a new deal pre-merger (long thread about it) which said DL will codeshare on NRT-BKK,NRT-SIN and LAX-NR
297 CV880 : Why not immediate on the domestics, other than the limitations of DeltaMagic?
298 Post contains links Western727 : I much appreciate both of your , especially Longhornmaniac with your in-depth reply. You both bring up excellent and valid points. Longhornmaniac, I
299 DeltaL1011man : They need to get the Asia side first.......go ahead and get the name out there
300 CV880 : Poor excuse.....they've had 6months to do either. All I see is wasted potential revenue. If I'm on nwa.com and want to go from LAX to ATL, i should s
301 CIDflyer : I certainly hope so, I really like my USBank Worldperks Visa card. Would be nice if delta could keep it, not to mention Visa is accepted pretty much
302 Sdexplorer00 : I also believe that the web site will remain delta.com and kiosks remain Delta software now that PARS won't be used. Some functionality of nwa.com wi
303 Post contains images Longhornmaniac : Seems like a very reasonable and well-reached decision on your part. I don't have anything wrong with your decision, or any facts surrounding it. Tru
304 CV880 : One good aspect of DeltaMagic.......along with TravelNet.
305 DeltaL1011man : I think DL was going to keep there GIDS anyways. Not heard any web site changes.
306 Burnsie28 : I hope not since the DL website never loads correctly on Internet Explorer. Plus its lack of functionality. Either way, its usually not too hard to c
307 Mayor : Just couldn't resist getting your little dig in, huh?
308 NWAESC : Here's a question for everyone: Why change over, just to change back? Seems like a huge waste of money and headaches for the agents...Why not just wa
309 Mayor : I agree (imagine that!). Over the years, I believe that DL has tried several different res. systems and only have been successful, lately. Cargo, on
310 C767P : IE7 and Delta.com work fine for me. Just curious, what you are unable to do?
311 Bobnwa : Burnsie, Are you still going to get back to us on your claim about two years for one seniority for the pilots? Not able to find out anything about th
312 Mayor : I've never had a problem with any airlines' websites, either. I use DL's mostly but I also usually use DL's Travelnet. I haven't used any of them to
313 Post contains links Mayor : BTW, for those of you that are expecting job cuts, this may be of interest to you. Bastian states that any cuts will be done thru attrition or early o
314 DeltaL1011man : I have yet to see this. Its a rumor going around ACS and I'm not saying its wrong but I have a hard time believing they will pay to move it all to De
315 Sdexplorer00 : The Delta GIS are proprietary and work only with Deltaterm. Would not have been compatible in my understanding.
316 Rwy04LGA : Delta at LGA scans bags at pierside, planeside and baggage claim. The MOST important question...... Can Delta Ready Reserves nonrev on NWA yet?
317 KingAir200 : Interesting. From what I've heard though, it's only the bigger stations that do, whereas at NWA, everybody scans, no matter the size of the station.
318 Nwaesc : I would hope they have better sense than to try and do this... Money aside, this would be a logistical nightmare. Strange, I think non-revving is the
319 DeltaL1011man : DeltaMatic may be bad but I just can't see the point in moving all of NWA from PARS over to DeltaMac then turn around two years later and move all of
320 Bobnwa : I feel very confident that the folks making the decisions have more facts than the would be CEO's on this forum. They don't need to explain every mov
321 DeltaL1011man : Bob please. You know as well as I do that it sounds stupid. Your just saying it would be right just to disagree with me. And BTW as a stockholder, th
322 Dl757md : Delta can't paint a 777 and a 744 in-house simultaneously. An MD-11 fits in bay 12 with about 3ft to spare at each wingtip. An MD-11 has a 169ft wing
323 Bobnwa : The price of DL stock has not gone down since the merger was approved, in fact it gone up quite nicely. Apparently your thoughts do not not reflect W
324 Ocracoke : I flew into TVC a few times this past summer on DL, and bags were scanned there as they were offloaded from the plane. Funny thing is that TVC is onl
325 KingAir200 : I don't know. Last I heard, they didn't scan at every city. Maybe they have increased the speed of rolling out the scanners.
326 MasseyBrown : Sad to say, many eminent US companies are trapped (they think) using inefficient and inflexible legacy IT systems. It rarely affects the opinions of
327 N801NW : It happened at my company when we were taken over. An open, standards based computer systems was replaced by an archaic, proprietary system so "new"
328 TwinOtter : It is now Nov. 5. What tail # got the paint and where is it? As you had "credible" information, this says quite a bit about your credibility!
329 AirframeAS : I am predicting that this just might be another HP/US type mess.
330 Lexy : I never made the claim it was a fact. I said that it was basically a rumor. If you question my credibility, it's because you can't read and understna
331 Nwarooster :
332 DeltaL1011man : Good for them? Man.......I sure wish I cared about what you do/say/think but......I don't. If what i have been told is true don't worry I'll be jumpi
333 NWAESC : Don't look now, but DL stock is on a good downward slide over the last 2 days....
334 TwinOtter : Shrug, sorry. Words mean things, and all I can do is read what you wrote: "Folks, there is already a 747 in paint at this very moment getting the Wid
335 DeltaL1011man : almost two bucks. Also note.....alot of the top brass selling large numbers of shares.....not a good sign.....if it will go up a little more i will s
336 Rwy04LGA : He made a comparison that was unbalanced and I called him on it. HE said my comparison was unfair and I called him on it. We disagreed. Don't like it
337 Lexy : You didn't read what I posted in Reply 48. Granted, the post you quoted was worded wrong (that's my fault), but post 48 should help you figure it out
338 DLPMMM : As are most all the stocks around the world since Obama won the election. Coincidence? I would say that that this has nothing to do with the DL/NW me
339 NWADTWFA : Could stocks be plunging because there are a lot of shares being dumped right now? All Execs and employees were given stock. 2 days ago that stocked w
340 DeltaL1011man : Ed just made 1M on Oct. 29.
341 KingAir200 : Well, I mean, probably not because we all know Obama is going to bring down the world...
342 Mayor : EVERYTHING is on a downward slide the past couple of days.
343 Bobnwa : It appears that all stock has been dropping for the last two days. Is that not true?
344 NWAESC : Yup, but you made the comment that DL stock had "been going up quite nicely." All I did was point out that upward climb had stopped. Looks like the m
345 Burnsie28 : On all the computers that I use, anything after the home page, like stuff that uses the database, such as searching for airfares or flight status, th
346 Mayor : Seems to work just fine on my large screen computer. Perhaps you should upgrade that Commodore 64 that you're using.
347 Nwarooster : The stock market is nothing but a great rummer factory. Investment brokers make money while the investors loose money.
348 DeltaL1011man : Thats not true. you just have to know when to invest in them. My uncle made a killing off both B6 and WN when they both started growing. Don't worry
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