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Delta To Recall Pilots

Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:48 am

On the Delta News Network today.

ATLANTA, June 9, 2006 -- Delta is recalling between 60 and 70 furloughed pilots this summer as the airline restructures its network to improve revenue and better meet customers' domestic and international travel needs.
"We're pleased that Delta's network and revenue improvement initiatives are affording us the opportunity to bring furloughed pilots back to Delta," said Gary Beck, senior vice president -- Flight Operations. "Recalling these pilots will help us meet new schedule demands and add flexibility to ensure a smooth, reliable, on-time operation, something we know our customers value."
The recalled pilots will begin training in late June and will return to line flying for Delta in late summer.
With the June schedule, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers will serve more domestic destinations than any U.S. carrier and on June 29 will become the only U.S. airline to serve all 50 states with the introduction of new nonstop ASA service between Atlanta and Wilmington, Del.

Good news for the pilots and contrary to what many who opposed the latest concessions said in that it would lead to more lay offs.

Now if they would quit outsourcing mtc. for more than it costs in-house it would begin to restore my faith in management.

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RE: Delta To Recall Pilots

Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:56 am

This is good news. I like Delta, even though I've only flown with them a few times, and I have a friend who is a powerplant tech who used to work for them at LAX. They transferred him to DTW and then laid him off. He works for AA now, but he always said he'd like to work for Delta again. I'd like him too as well so I can get the non-rev tickets back to Europe. I'm dying to fly the ATL - EDI route!  yes 
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RE: Delta To Recall Pilots

Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:24 am

Agree about the Mtc outsourcing............the quality was way better in house and DL got it done alot cheaper. I don't think it will ever come back though, as DL management won't admit they screwed up and most of the equipment needed to do HMVs has been cut up in the corner of the TOC parking lot. But hey, they say they're saving a whopping $5 million a year........(even though they are paying more than that to fix the planes once they come back from the outside companies!!!!!!!)
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