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Delta Air Lines Cutting 1,500 F/A Jobs  
User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1889 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.


Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/business/delta/0902/27cuts.html



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User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

That's part of the cutbacks....They want to shrink the workforce to the 60,000 employee level from the present 70 - 74,000 range.

A new retirement package, workshare program and voluntary leaves should soften the blow somewhat.


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6606 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1768 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.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1760 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!!!

User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6606 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

Yikes!!! Thing get uglier as DL reports that it will not meet expectations for the third quarter....not a real surprise.

DL will also be in violation of loan covenants in the fourth quarter of this year. DL must renegotiate the convenants in order to avoid default.

DL stock down 21% at this point....but should bounce back some by the end of the day.


User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

Yeah FlyPNS1... I was just going to post about that. Looks like Delta's really starting to hurt. This is the first time I really feel a bit uneasy about the company's future.

Let's hope the federal government provides relief to the airlines by helping pick up some security costs. This is getting out of control.



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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

I hate to say this to the anti-union people, but "TOLD YA SO".

User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1613 times:

I'd rather have voluntary leaves and early retirement than furloughs. How many pilots got to take 2 years off work, or retire early?


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1608 times:

Let's not rehash this topic again. Either way, the employee suffers in the end.

User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6606 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1605 times:

B747,

Being in a union did nothing to protect the unionized FA's, mechanics, etc at US,AA,UA,etc who all got laid off. So what's your point?

Even worse, the FA's at U not only get furloughs, but those who remain will get paid McDonald's wages.


User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1605 times:

Fair enough.





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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1582 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.


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1573 times:

If you don't want to rehash a topic again, don't post a statement like "TOLD YA SO".

Sorry Searpqx, it was more specifically directed to one poster in particular who has spent countless hours arguing with me that Delta would NOT lay off additional FAs.


User currently offlineUsa4624 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1525 times:

Do you think anybody will really notice? Onboard service on Delta has always been lacking, IMHO.  Big grin

User currently offlineCalpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 998 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

This is just the begining to this for all Major Airlines. All of us will be cut to where we were 15 years ago if this President goes to war, without World support.

User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4588 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1463 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!


User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1441 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.



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User currently offlineFFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 733 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Ouboy,

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.

"Large majority", I doupt it today.


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1347 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.


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