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Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday  
User currently offlinejetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Posted (2 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 39397 times:
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A person on the Employee Involvement Group posted on Facebook about a "Big Announcement" coming this Monday. I don't know if it's base specific or if it's an company-wide announcement. Anyone have any inside information or care to speculate?


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User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 39359 times:

Maybe they are buying out Frontier....   


Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlinejetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2763 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 39195 times:

Either an OMA hub or an RDU hub to satisfy our resident OMA and RDU fanboys respectiviely.


No info
User currently offlineEricR From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 39168 times:

VS partnership will be announced.

User currently offlinejoeljack From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 933 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 39172 times:

Quoting jetmatt777 (Reply 2):
Either an OMA hub or an RDU hub to satisfy our resident OMA and RDU fanboys respectiviely.

Ha...wouldn't that be the day...if Delta did that...I would 100% switch my flying to Delta from United!!!!


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38866 times:

Is this like AA's "Big Announcement" - some cultural dance group performance at DFW?
Is this like FL's perpetual "Big Annoucement" - still waiting for whatever that one was??

Kidding

Here are my thoughts:

Confirmed, but not officially announced news:
- LHR / LGW realignment (its reported in the press, but DL may issue PR here)

Plausible / semi-confirmed rumors flying around out there.
- Pilot Base Realignments:
- Early Retirement Packages
- DC9 fleet staying into 2013
- 20 more RJs leaving the fleet in 2013
- New program rules for Skymiles / Skypriority / Elite status 2012 program year

More far-fetched rumors:
- Delay in 739ER deliveries
- Order for the narrowbody replacement that was postponed from 2011
- Network realignments (MEM / CVG)
- Anything involving AA

Completely mundane news:
- Some new celebrity chef that is updating the menu
- Expanded technology
- "enhancements to the website"


User currently offlinejetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2763 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38816 times:

Quoting joeljack (Reply 4):
Ha...wouldn't that be the day...if Delta did that...I would 100% switch my flying to Delta from United!!!!

Figured you'd like that!  

It's okay I'd do the same for OKC if that happened...haha!



No info
User currently offlinenwa757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38777 times:

Well, being it's going to be announced Monday I venture to say something positive at least for the stock price. Since most negative news events happen on a Friday, after the Market is closed so not to negatively impact the stock price.

User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4229 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38692 times:
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Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):
Some new celebrity chef that is updating the menu

Todd English wasn't so bad.

Maybe they should bring him back.


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38693 times:

Quoting nwa757boy (Reply 7):
Well, being it's going to be announced Monday I venture to say something positive at least for the stock price. Since most negative news events happen on a Friday, after the Market is closed so not to negatively impact the stock price

That is not necessarily true. The news could be positive or negative depending on your situation. The markets can react favorabily to what may be negative news for employees & communities.

Based on the fact it was posted on "Employee Involvement" facebook page, it is likely something pertaining to employees and likely more of an internal matter. If it was some truly big news I don't think a teaser like that would show up on a facebook page.....


User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38644 times:

Quoting EricR (Reply 3):
VS partnership will be announced.

Interesting and a surprise if it turns out to be true.


User currently offlinePIEAvantiP180 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38604 times:
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Announcing a merger with AA  , and then I wome up lol. As far as I can remember from their last investor presentation they said no big earth shattering announcements this year. I wonder if todays announcement for a board meeting soon has to do with the big announcement on mon. A coincidence or not.

User currently offlinenwa757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38562 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 9):
That is not necessarily true. The news could be positive or negative depending on your situation. The markets can react favorabily to what may be negative news for employees & communities.

True, and now that I think about it, coming from the EIG, it will probably be something like new trolleys or something...haha.


User currently offlinehiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2165 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38337 times:

DL and US have made an agreement on AA...US takes the MIA hub and DL get's to reclaim DFW.

User currently offlineairbuske From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 466 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38211 times:

I'll take a stab since others are too : TechOps intergration delayed by 18 months

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19374 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38210 times:

They're proud to announce service to POU from DTW.  

Either that or Deltalina is offering free collagen injections.   


User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 38084 times:

Layoffs or more cut backs at MEM/CVG? Further LGA route announcements? New Int'l routes from JFK or ATL?


"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 37991 times:

DL is buying AS and half of AS's routes will be discontinued within the first year. The other half will be gone within 5 years.

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19374 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 37879 times:

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 17):
DL is buying AS and half of AS's routes will be discontinued within the first year

C'mon now, if that was gonna happen, AS would probably buy DL.


User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5890 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 37856 times:
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Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 17):
DL is buying AS and half of AS's routes will be discontinued within the first year. The other half will be gone within 5 years.

No...that would only happen if AA took over AS. DL would retain SEA-ANC, LAX-ANC and SEA-LAX.

Gosh...I hope not.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15715 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 37764 times:

Quoting jetjack74 (Thread starter):
Announcement Coming Monday  

It must be good news. If it were bad news it would have been announced already this afternoon.

Quoting EricR (Reply 3):
VS partnership will be announced.

Kind of odd to do that after announcing the end of MIA-LHR. Not that dropping the route wouldn't make sense, it would. But from a PR perspective you would probably rather announce the partnership and then do the rightsizing.

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):
- New program rules for Skymiles / Skypriority / Elite status 2012 program year

Is it even possible for SkyPesos to become more worthless?



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlinecokepopper From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1174 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 36828 times:

My bet is that it's about early retirement packages.

User currently offlinedtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1154 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 36724 times:

Maybe they finally worked out the deal for these  

User currently offlinedtwpilot225 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 36550 times:
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Facebook big announcements usually turn out to be "delta to offer new type of sandwich in its sky club!"
Signinifcant announcements are not leaked ahead of time


User currently offlineAirCalSNA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 36542 times:

Bringing back the Widget?

25 tu154m : They will finally end the charade and call it Northwest Airlines???????
26 manny : Correction. It must be good news for the shareholders that why they are announcing it on Monday.
27 YYZAMS : That would be funny! or the other way around. I am thinking maybe they are getting a 787 and flights from ATL to SIN, AUK, and SYD? or VS codeshare.
28 Post contains images RP TPA : Well, this may be a "big" announcement, but at least it's not a "BIG" announcement. You know---the one where "years from now, you'll remember exactly
29 rwy04lga : Delta will buy LGA from the PANYNJ, take over terminal B as well, and rename the airport 'Delta Airport'. New IATA code will be DLA.
30 rivervisual : Considering the source is the Employee Involvement Group its probably related to the Employees
31 n7371f : The DC-9-50's are staying on into 2013. Confirmed from multiple flight ops sources. What's not confirmed is why...I have heard Delta is grounding an a
32 ZKOJH : DL going to have a crack at fly LAX-AKL after QF pulled off it.
33 CV880 : With exclusive transcons from LGA to LAX/SFO.
34 Post contains links and images KingFriday013 : FWIW Delta's doing a technology tune-up, as they like to call it, on Sunday at 3:30am (more info here). A VS partnership would be interesting. Codesh
35 kiwiandrew : While that would qualify as a big DL announcement here in New Zealand I doubt very much whether a single new route would qualify as a big announcemen
36 slcdeltarumd11 : since it was on the employee based group it could be almost anything
37 Post contains images cessna2 : Hey one can always dream.
38 Post contains images Indy : In a cost saving measure DL is going to introduce the new shared snack program. In this program two pax have to share one bag of peanuts or pretzels.
39 Post contains images AAIL86 : Sky Miles are finally going to be redeemable??
40 Post contains images slcdeltarumd11 : LOL that wouldn't be a big annoucement that would be HUGE . I am personally having the hardest time redeeming DL miles for the last two years and alw
41 Post contains images AndrewUber : Probably just another new livery systemwide. They haven't done that in a couple of years now, they're due. Drew
42 PIEAvantiP180 : I guess it all depends on where you want to go and if you are flexible on your days. A few days ago I redeemed miles for a round trip ticket from Tam
43 usdcaguy : From talking to DL people, I believe the only news to give will be early retirement packages. The announcement will be considered "big" because of the
44 zeke : Chapter 11 ? They seem to be a regular occiurance in US aviation .....
45 United_fan : That would be nice ,gives DL a chance to sub one into ROC one last time.
46 N747pa : New seat covers, carpet and bulkheads flying around on N3752.
47 ERJ170 : Hmm.. DL will announce RDU-LHR using 764 and RDU-CDG using 752? Along with moving LAX to daily service?
48 RobertS975 : Well, I do not see how or why it should be any other way. The current stockholders own the airline and are risking their money in an industry where a
49 Post contains images GSPflyer : Maybe a 77W or 748i order to replace the fleet of 744s Seriously, it could happen. Or we could see more orders for 77L or 777-200ER. Maybe 737-800 to
50 burnsie28 : Or basically nothing. Early outs are coming, but I can't imagine that would be anything the public really cares about. It will have more than that wh
51 dl747400 : Sorry, but your statement just doesn't pass the sniff test. DL offers award availability on every seat up to sellout of the aircraft as long as you a
52 LAXdude1023 : Given the cancellation of MIA-LHR, we can go ahead and throw away any notion that this has anything to do with MIA.
53 soon7x7 : Half off sale on checked bag prices!...Limited Time Only...Hurry, availablility limited!
54 B727FA : If it's from the EIG (the FA group) then my guess it's somehow related to the rumored "New 2012 Buyout" as EIG wouldn't have any other "scoop" on an o
55 alitalia744 : What is significant about N3752 - isn't the bird a 738?
56 SXDFC : Would love to see pics of that.. was never a fan of the current seat colors on DL aircraft.
57 TVNWZ : Actually, it does. Easily. I, and many other loyal Delta Elites, too have a hard time cashing in award flights at reasonable mileage levels with SkyP
58 Post contains links andypar : Daily Telegraph is reporting Groupe Air France and Delta are exploring a merger/takeover of VS. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...lta-to-target-V
59 Post contains images alitalia744 : The article is from February 2011
60 Post contains images rduddji : That's ridiculous...It will be RDU-AMS, not RDU-LHR
61 LV : Every time I see the thread headline I think it says "Allegiant DL announcement coming Monday" and I keep thinking "what does DL want with some tired
62 burnsie28 : Well then don't expect anything, since the seat covers are basically the same in color.
63 DTWLAX : DL taking another shot at flying nonstop to India via its international gateway at DTW? One can always hope!! Does anybody here think if it will be su
64 Post contains images NWAROOSTER : It is interesting to read all the speculators comments. 99% fluff and maybe ONE PRECENT close to the target. My opinion, it going to be an announcemen
65 PIEAvantiP180 : Unless we see layoffs or people getting fired how is anything else going to hurt the employees. Since we are almost guaranteed that neither of those
66 Post contains images NWAROOSTER : Delta "may offer voluntary retirements." But if Delta does not get enough voluntary retirements, this does not mean that Delta will not lay off emplo
67 Post contains images UnitedTristar : same here! old eyes... -m
68 flyibaby : From what I have heard about this voluntary buyout - this is the big one that the ones who have been sitting on the fence in the past have been waiti
69 Post contains images lightsaber : Maybe. As much as I'd like this to be something big, its unlikely a facebook page would be used to leak anything large of merit. But hey, if one is g
70 BoeingGuy : I concur 100% of this. DL's FF awards are an absolute fictional joke. And it's the consumers that let DL get away with this, rather than voting with
71 ERJ170 : Actually, DL DOES want the RDU-LHR flight.. and CDG was already on DL radar until they cancelled (not AMS).. so who know.. but it proabably has nothi
72 cokepopper : DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER! This is what the "BIG" announcement is. Big for employees and not so big for everyone else. Very generous packages a
73 B727FA : DL said they didn't "need" to have anyone take the Fall pkg. But it is making us leaner when people do. I've still not had my hours drop below 75+/-.
74 EricR : This is slightly off topic, but I agree 100%. AA's FF redemption is much, much better than DL's. From my experience, it is really hard to redeem mile
75 burnsie28 : The announcement, which has nothing to do to the general consumer, is the early out package. IIRC its going to be a 73 point package (for those that d
76 WESTERN737800 : I'm hoping they'll bring back DL and NW 727s to offset the retirement of the DC-9s and CRJ-200s.
77 tayser : potentially an announcement to start BNE and MEL to bring the current VA/DL joint services up to daily in both cities? DL's 77Ls are the perfect plane
78 jetjack74 : If it is an early-out package(which has been the scuttlebutt as of late), it's to thin out the ultra-senior ranks this time, as the others haven't wo
79 alitalia744 : Delta's leadership has stated publicly that they're going to be offering an early-out program at some point this year - this was stated by Bastian du
80 flyboy80 : Last year they hired a ton of Japanese Speakers (FAs) There are litterally hundreds of them on the bottom of the seniority list. Are they planning som
81 AAIL86 : RDU-LHR with a 764??? Might as well be GSO-SVO! AA can only make a 763 work with a corporate contract and a oneworld hub on the other end(plus whateve
82 jetjack74 : Yes, I saw that on the portal, but it didn't say when, only on what they were planning on doing. But there weren't any real details, nor a timetable.
83 Post contains images EA CO AS : Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday Announcing the Broadway premiere of "Deltalina - The Musical". "...smoking...is not allowed...on any Delta f
84 Alasizon : I'd entertain that. But like most others said, I too believe that it is the early retirement packages mixed with an announcement of a route or two.
85 Post contains images peanuts : Maybe not a musical but in a way..... DL is pushing the old and saggy out the door and making some room for a bunch more Deltalina's, in different "f
86 flyboy80 : And the nice thing about young pretty flight attendants is you can pay them less and less and they never even know the difference! Which is surely wha
87 cessna2 : They made it work with a 777...and RDU could support more than one flight to Europe with all the money corporations are willing to throw out there fo
88 Cessna172RG : It's a longshot... New west-coast routes from Seattle or Portland to Fukuoka. I know, I know...that would be perfect for me, BUT Delta did operate an
89 bhmdiversion : The announcement is about a retirement (if you can call that) package intended for the more senior Delta employees. The conference call was held on Th
90 AAIL86 : True, but having seen the loads and yields on this flight firsthand (albeit not in the last year), it would be crazy for DL to start RDU-LHR, especia
91 ERJ170 : Like I said before, DL WANTS the LHR route... CDG would probably come about also as they could get the subsidy.. AMS hasn't ever come up as an option
92 Post contains images AAIL86 : Really? I want Roman Abramovich's yacht, but it doesn't mean I'll get it . Who knows, maybe they will go for it. But after that furious exit they jus
93 njdevilsin03 : Miami-London route switching to FLL-London? haha I wish...still.
94 dtwpilot225 : I hear crickets..................
95 Post contains links dtwpilot225 : Wait could this be it???? http://www.cnngo.com/shanghai/life/delta-expand-network-china-320612 more code sharing and less jobs!
96 DLPMMM : Less jobs for who? The article talks about the Chinese carriers code sharing on more Delta operated flights.
97 timf : That announcement was made last Wednesday.
98 nwaesc : Hmmm... That's already available for the PMNW side, and has been for awhile.It's the unfortunately named "SRMEO." It's one of the steps we need to co
99 Post contains links jr : Here is the only news I see today thus far. Spanish language section takes off in Sky magazine... Big? Despegando takes off in Delta’s SKY magazine:
100 Post contains images enilria : That's awesome. I hope they have an interview with the giant bumblebee from the Simpsons.
101 Post contains links BP1 : Just checked my yahoo source and nothing there.........another "rumor" on airliners.net???? http://biz.yahoo.com/n/y/y0002.html
102 stlgph : In "extremely nice local news" Delta Air Lines donated $500,000 to Gwinnett Tech to establish an endowed nursing professorship. Earnings from the endo
103 flyboy80 : 73 point plan was formally disclosed today
104 nwaesc : It's on Dlnet now... More or less the EO program that's been discussed, with a new option for "bridge" medical care for those not yet 65. For that, th
105 nwaesc : 73 point plan has been available for awhile now (at least for PMNW people). I found the RMA stuff pretty interesting, and wonder how that may affect
106 flyboy80 : Sorry, I meant RMA I think I had the previous in my head. Anyways, it will be interesting to see this going forward. It seems to me that a lot of the
107 Post contains links jmc1975 : Would this be it? http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Delta-...stomers-prnews-3480697276.html?x=0
108 SouthernDC9 : Fun big announcement from Delta would be something like: "Delta today released details of our new option for 'bridge' medical care for those not yet 6
109 SANFan : Since nobody seems real sure what the announcement is, and folks still seem to be guessing, I'm wondering if DL will announce their choice for their n
110 burnsie28 : Less jobs? We are not dropping china flights, rather expanding code share to place we can't serve with our own metal. Again it was the Early Out Prog
111 SANFan : Thanx for confirming that to all of us still wondering (and still guessing!) bb
112 NWBOS : Looks great for those on the fence who were thinking of retiring in the near future...the retiree medical account is HUGE! Sad though that you can see
113 B727FA : That's not hard to reach. An emp hired at 27, with 23 years in ('89 hire) could now retire at 50. Not a bad deal. This could EASILY clear out even up
114 jetjack74 : I wish I was as optimistic as you. With so many up here in SEA, being as stubborn as they are, the ultra-senior people steadfastly refusing to retire
115 B727FA : Oh, I know there won't be that many...just an exercise in math.
116 Post contains images usairways787 : I agree and disagree with your post. I agree that most of us "young" guys don't value a lot of the aspects you speak of. But please understand not al
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