DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22 Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
Delta Air Lines plans to cut about 1,500 more flight attendant jobs as the airline grapples with a grinding financial slump that shows little sign of easing.
Delta's senior vice president of in-flight service, Sharon Wibben, told flight attendants Thursday in a periodic teleconference call that the Atlanta airline will try to make the job cuts through voluntary exit offers.
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6773 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1966 times:
It's sad to see DL laying off more employees, but at least they are trying to offer some retirement packages to help out. Ideally, it would be nice if DL didn't have to layoff anyone else, but DL has to trim down in order to compete with BK airlines like US.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
Please no more layoffs at the jobs of the airlines, ok and letting people are staying into the job like F/A and etc to do. I want all of the people must to be keep with the job as for much the long time by itself. And this is best very important as for you guys and pilots and etc to do. Please don't do it again with the layoffs at the Delta, ok? Thanks!!!
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1780 times:
B747 - If you don't want to rehash a topic again, don't post a statement like "TOLD YA SO". I don't see where being unionized would have helped the FAs in this case, and as posted above, it hasn't helped any of the union FAs at the other struggling carriers.
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4640 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1661 times:
More job cuts are sad...but DAL needed to do this. Unlike the hopes of many, DAL stock never did recover and was actually down 24.4% for the day. Only airlines to go up today were US Airways, Midway and Atlas.
Calpilot...if the President...the Country goes to war, it will be with the backing of a large majority of Americans. One also has to consider the flip side. The war will be short. The minute Saddam is out of there the country is already in a position to be an economic leader (they are very reach in resources). Their population is well educated and most of them hate (are scared of) Saddam. Word has also been leaked out that a deal with the Saudis will allow for them to "flood" the market with excess oil to help ease the blow. The only negative thing in this for the Saudis and other allies...Iraq would grow to be another democracy -- something they don't like.
We'll get through this just fine...just hold on tight!
DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
Do you think anybody will really notice? Onboard service on Delta has always been lacking, IMHO.
I think 1,500 flight attendants will probably notice. How classy of you to have a joke at the expense of people who will at best have to retire early or take some time off work or at worst be furloughed.
It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
FFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 733 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 1548 times:
You have ever been to Middle East? In your age...? If not, pls be adviced that there is no chance of any democracy to work in that region. History, culture; everything leads to dictatorship. That is the only system which works there.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 1545 times:
Their population is well educated and most of them hate (are scared of) Saddam.
No matter how much the Iraqis hate Saddam, they hate the United States even more for destroying their country through bombings and sanctions over the last decade. So don't count your chickens until they have hatched.