Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1345 times:
Read on their website earlier that they were working at 82% normal levels already. Maybe that's what CNN misread as meaning they would reduce capacity to 82%?
CNN has been known to get their facts wrong (who won the elections again last year?)
Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1302 times:
DL will reduce by 20%. Hourly flights to LGA/BOS/PHL will probably be axed to several daily frequencies. Marginal routes will also be axed and replaced with RJ's.
DL has not been specific as to cutbacks. The ALPA at DL has given them some flexibility as far as duty times and overtime pay.
DL has said to its f/a group that it will seek to give voluntary leaves of absence from 1-5 years before they begin to furlough anybody. So far, everyone is working a full schedule and endeavoring to return the airline to its normal level of operation, despit the loss of DCA.
Delta737 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 516 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1291 times:
Delta has had no specific cuts as of 1010 PST.
There were NO talks of reducing frequencies and replacing with RJ's. In fact, the C2K contractural language doesn't allow that.
DCA is remaining closed, however we are begining limited shuttle flights between IAD and LGA.
DALPA has agreed to some flexibility with overtime and bank usage (flying over the monthly cap) until September 30th.
Some of the news media has reported that Delta *is* laying off, but according to all of my resources (DALPA forums, ALPA website, Deltanet, the Dave Bushy Code-A-Phone, Newsline and the everpresent pilot gossip network) there have been *no* layoffs reported.
RJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12 Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1193 times:
Delta hasn't said nothing about cut flights and employees. I think that CNN must be confuse. But I think that Delta will cut a some employees and probably short routes with a few rentability. Also Delta could retire a some of 727-200 Advanced. These are a great oportunity to do that.
Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1142 times:
Leo Mullin testimony to Congress and press interviews.
F/A Leaves of Absence:
Conference calls to employees from VP of Inflight Service.
Pilot Work Rules:
Anecdotal comments from various DL pilots.
Inevitable due to softness of traffic. Why operate flights every 30 mins to LGA from ATL when you are only filling 40-50% of seats?
Although DL is in a favorable cash position relative to its peers of similar size, Mr. Mullin has said this evening that the financial package from congress is imperative to the health of the industry. There is currently a wait and see plan of action. DL is anxious to see how much federal money is granted to them and how that will affect short term planning.
Coloneh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
DL is waiting to see what the gov't does before acting.
DL should offer voluntary leaves of absence to all work groups. Delta is NOT sitting on so much cash as you may think, I know what is published and it is very expensive to operate an airline and with the sluggish economy continuing, plus the blows DL suffered from its pilots slowdown earlier, and along with Comair pilot's strike a while back....it is all going to add up. Travel is slowing down, the rest of the economy NOT just the airlines, is suffering too. And with less money to spend on travel, including business travel, the industry will suffer more. Even with Gov't subsidies, the airline industry is still going to face reductions in many areas.
Delta is also reluctant to furlough due to what happened in the early 90's with the infamous "7.5" !
But I am almost certain DL will end-up having to axe many jobs. People still have the "it can't happen to us" mentality.
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1089 times:
It is just over a week since the World Trade Center attack. I think most people were expecting this to happen. Once things calm down a bit, the load factors will rise again. Numerous sources have said that Delta is in perhaps the best shape of any of the airlines. (see the news articles at http://biz.yahoo.com/news/airlines.html