Pan Am was raped trust me.I was there.I still have the letter that put me and 24,000 others out of work on Dec 04 1991.
How did Delta rape Pan Am?
In 1991 Pan Am was seriously hurting (We never got back on track after 103) The Gulf War, (CRAF killed us)
Sky High Fuel prices, Public perception was in the crapper.A myriad of ills, to put it mildly.
Anyway, Delta says Okay, we'll invest XX number of millions of dollars in this "Streamlined" version of Pan Am.
In exchange, we will take the following:
1.North Atlantic Routes
3.JFK Facilities (Not all, just WorldPort and Cargo Bldg)
4.The Pan Am Shuttle @ LGA
After all of that was "taken" by Delta, they turn around and say "Well, after careful review, we feel Pan Am is no longer a viable entity, and we are not going to invest any more into it."So, they hold back a key payment to Pan Am, and Pan Am bleeds out.
Yeah, DL hired Pan Am'ers, ask any flight attendant who sat on reserve in ATL for seven or eight years!
Or anyone who uprooted their life to start over in ATL.
This subject will get you a thousand responses
depending on who you ask.
Yes, I actually *do* work for an airline,how about you?