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Delta's Recovery Plan

Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:49 pm

As announced during the conference call today:

1. Updating and upgrading customer products and services, including cabins and online functionality, and maintaining two-class service in mainline operations;

2. Redesigning Atlanta's hub operation to add more flights for greater customer choice and reliability while simultaneously reducing congestion;

3. Dehubbing Delta's Dallas/Ft. Worth operation and re-deploying those assets to grow hub operations in Atlanta, Cincinnati and Salt Lake City;

4. Adding 31 new nonstop flights to 19 additional destinations from key focus cities;

5. Growing Song, initially by 12 aircraft; -- Reducing fleet complexity by retiring at least four fleet types in
four years and increasing overall fleet utilization and efficiency;

6. Eliminating 6,000-7,000 jobs over the next 18 months, lowering management overhead costs by 15 percent, and reducing pay and benefits; and

7. Creating an Employee Reward Program to include equity, profit sharing and performance-based incentive payouts.

More details in this link.

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RE: Delta's Recovery Plan

Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:55 pm

Any ideas as to which types will be retired? My guess is the 732s, 733s, 762s, MD90s. Feel free to tell me I'm wrong  Smile.
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RE: Delta's Recovery Plan

Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:56 pm

Absolutely craptacular!
It's much ado about nothing.....

The only move of significance is getting rid of 6-8K employees---Delta has always been bloated. But it's likely management should make concessions first....
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RE: Delta's Recovery Plan

Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:01 pm

DFW is being dropped to 21 mainline flights....