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.