|Quoting SkyTeamTriStar (Reply 7):
DL went to KE to help clean house for the most part (whether DL was asked to or not). I could be mistaken but this happened before KE was a part of SkyTeam.
Close, but no cigar.
did have some very bad communication problems in the cockpits due to cultural/seniority issues.
These problems were not addressed by DL
, but the addressing of the problems and proof that the problems were solved by KE
was required before KE
could join Skyteam.
The program is still in effect at KE
to address communication problems in the cockpit.
I sat next to a retired US Airways pilot in C one year ago who was hired with others to continually retrain all KE
pilots in their professional communication skills. It was an interesting conversation and he was quite forthcoming with both progress and faults.
If the KE pilots were truely unqualified, I doubt this man who was doing their pilot training updates would have felt comfortable flying them. He was one in a position to know and be objective.
[Edited 2007-12-12 11:20:57]