Milesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2046 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1006 times:
The reason for this picture is the idiot bean counter that runs Delta Air Lines. Southwest is expanding and making money charging low fares. Express's load factors were high and are still that way. The tourist traffic has recovered. What will not recover is the high yield business traffic, and that is what Delta is attempting to capture with high fares, no in cabin service, and no leg room. The other hidden reason is that Delta Express was cut 50% was a power play with DALPA, and that led to the furloughing of pilots, primarily from the MCO base on the 737-200. It is a shame that those aircraft are parked but 9/11 is only the excuse. Bad management is the reason.