**A LITTLE OFF TOPIC, but here we go....***
I respect Delta wishes to honor its employees, this is good for moral. All I am saying is the last thing a company needs to be doing is changing its image every few years.
Not only Delta, but ALL
the major US carriers must be focused on maxamizing profitability, and reducing cost where possible anywhere and everywhere.
"Delta must transform itself and change the way we do business. But we do not intend to assume a low-cost carrier business model...."
Let me ask you this, If you had the opportunity to speak with and learn valuable money making and personal success information from a self made millionaire, would you speak with him or her and would you entertain the information they provided you? I for one would.
So why in gods green earth do the legacy airlines not take notes and relize the discount carriers are operating in a way that yields profitiabilty...Delta and others know the
the LCC's are making money....alot of it!
The industry needs to remember things have changed alot in thirty years, people dont expect all the bells and whistles anymore....and for this I say if you want a reasonably priced seat with of course a little leg room, no harm in that, I say stream line alot of the domestic services, flights 2.5 hours or less....pretzels and a drink, up front about the same. International flights are of course different and should offer more.
The LCC's know all this and are thankful the majors somehow do not.