I don't really think much about the DL
executives on Mahogany Row and what they make.
I do know that DL
pilots are the highest paid pilots for any U.S. based major carrier. The Delta pilots have been unwilling to take the necessary pay cuts like the rest of the major carriers pilots have in order to keep the airline afloat.
As they continue to make on average 30% more than the rest of their colleagues flying for AA
, US, UA
, and CO
...they do nothing put continue to put the airline in jeopardy.
could recognize even a 15% to 20% return of pilot salaries to their bottom line, it would help them dramatically. Would it solve all the airline's financial problems? NO! Would it be a drastic step in the right direction? ABSOLUTELY!
I have no skin in the game here. I don't work in the airline industry, I am not a pilot. I just know that DL
pilots are making a lot more money compared to the rest of the pilots of the major carriers and without their concessions....they only facilitate running the airline into the ground.