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Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:17 pm

A person on the Employee Involvement Group posted on Facebook about a "Big Announcement" coming this Monday. I don't know if it's base specific or if it's an company-wide announcement. Anyone have any inside information or care to speculate?
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:22 pm

Maybe they are buying out Frontier....   
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:32 pm

Either an OMA hub or an RDU hub to satisfy our resident OMA and RDU fanboys respectiviely.
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:35 pm

VS partnership will be announced.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:35 pm

Quoting jetmatt777 (Reply 2):
Either an OMA hub or an RDU hub to satisfy our resident OMA and RDU fanboys respectiviely.

Ha...wouldn't that be the day...if Delta did that...I would 100% switch my flying to Delta from United!!!!
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:59 pm

Is this like AA's "Big Announcement" - some cultural dance group performance at DFW?
Is this like FL's perpetual "Big Annoucement" - still waiting for whatever that one was??

Kidding

Here are my thoughts:

Confirmed, but not officially announced news:
- LHR / LGW realignment (its reported in the press, but DL may issue PR here)

Plausible / semi-confirmed rumors flying around out there.
- Pilot Base Realignments:
- Early Retirement Packages
- DC9 fleet staying into 2013
- 20 more RJs leaving the fleet in 2013
- New program rules for Skymiles / Skypriority / Elite status 2012 program year

More far-fetched rumors:
- Delay in 739ER deliveries
- Order for the narrowbody replacement that was postponed from 2011
- Network realignments (MEM / CVG)
- Anything involving AA

Completely mundane news:
- Some new celebrity chef that is updating the menu
- Expanded technology
- "enhancements to the website"
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:01 pm

Quoting joeljack (Reply 4):
Ha...wouldn't that be the day...if Delta did that...I would 100% switch my flying to Delta from United!!!!

Figured you'd like that!  

It's okay I'd do the same for OKC if that happened...haha!
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:02 pm

Well, being it's going to be announced Monday I venture to say something positive at least for the stock price. Since most negative news events happen on a Friday, after the Market is closed so not to negatively impact the stock price.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:06 pm

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):
Some new celebrity chef that is updating the menu

Todd English wasn't so bad.

Maybe they should bring him back.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:07 pm

Quoting nwa757boy (Reply 7):
Well, being it's going to be announced Monday I venture to say something positive at least for the stock price. Since most negative news events happen on a Friday, after the Market is closed so not to negatively impact the stock price

That is not necessarily true. The news could be positive or negative depending on your situation. The markets can react favorabily to what may be negative news for employees & communities.

Based on the fact it was posted on "Employee Involvement" facebook page, it is likely something pertaining to employees and likely more of an internal matter. If it was some truly big news I don't think a teaser like that would show up on a facebook page.....
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:08 pm

Quoting EricR (Reply 3):
VS partnership will be announced.

Interesting and a surprise if it turns out to be true.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:10 pm

Announcing a merger with AA  , and then I wome up lol. As far as I can remember from their last investor presentation they said no big earth shattering announcements this year. I wonder if todays announcement for a board meeting soon has to do with the big announcement on mon. A coincidence or not.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:13 pm

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 9):
That is not necessarily true. The news could be positive or negative depending on your situation. The markets can react favorabily to what may be negative news for employees & communities.

True, and now that I think about it, coming from the EIG, it will probably be something like new trolleys or something...haha.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:29 pm

DL and US have made an agreement on AA...US takes the MIA hub and DL get's to reclaim DFW.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:36 pm

I'll take a stab since others are too : TechOps intergration delayed by 18 months
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:37 pm

They're proud to announce service to POU from DTW.  

Either that or Deltalina is offering free collagen injections.   
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:44 pm

Layoffs or more cut backs at MEM/CVG? Further LGA route announcements? New Int'l routes from JFK or ATL?
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:53 pm

DL is buying AS and half of AS's routes will be discontinued within the first year. The other half will be gone within 5 years.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:02 am

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 17):
DL is buying AS and half of AS's routes will be discontinued within the first year

C'mon now, if that was gonna happen, AS would probably buy DL.
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:03 am

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 17):
DL is buying AS and half of AS's routes will be discontinued within the first year. The other half will be gone within 5 years.

No...that would only happen if AA took over AS. DL would retain SEA-ANC, LAX-ANC and SEA-LAX.

Gosh...I hope not.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:07 am

Quoting jetjack74 (Thread starter):
Announcement Coming Monday  

It must be good news. If it were bad news it would have been announced already this afternoon.

Quoting EricR (Reply 3):
VS partnership will be announced.

Kind of odd to do that after announcing the end of MIA-LHR. Not that dropping the route wouldn't make sense, it would. But from a PR perspective you would probably rather announce the partnership and then do the rightsizing.

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):
- New program rules for Skymiles / Skypriority / Elite status 2012 program year

Is it even possible for SkyPesos to become more worthless?
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:47 am

My bet is that it's about early retirement packages.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:50 am

Maybe they finally worked out the deal for these  
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:57 am

Facebook big announcements usually turn out to be "delta to offer new type of sandwich in its sky club!"
Signinifcant announcements are not leaked ahead of time
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:57 am

Bringing back the Widget?
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:01 am

They will finally end the charade and call it Northwest Airlines???????
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:31 am

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 20):
It must be good news. If it were bad news it would have been announced already this afternoon.

Correction. It must be good news for the shareholders that why they are announcing it on Monday.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:32 am

Quoting hiflyer (Reply 13):

That would be funny! or the other way around.

I am thinking maybe they are getting a 787 and flights from ATL to SIN, AUK, and SYD? or VS codeshare.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:13 am

Well, this may be a "big" announcement, but at least it's not a "BIG" announcement. You know---the one where "years from now, you'll remember exactly where you were when you heard this!!!"  
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:05 am

Delta will buy LGA from the PANYNJ, take over terminal B as well, and rename the airport 'Delta Airport'. New IATA code will be DLA.
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:17 am

Considering the source is the Employee Involvement Group its probably related to the Employees
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:30 am

The DC-9-50's are staying on into 2013. Confirmed from multiple flight ops sources.

What's not confirmed is why...I have heard Delta is grounding an additional 20 CRJ-200's and with the equipment flow involving larger Connection planes, the -50's are needed. Also going around is a rumor that the 737-900ER's won't be showing up as quickly as expected in 2013. Not sure I buy that one as much as making up slack with more 50-seaters leaving.

[Edited 2012-02-24 19:46:53]
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:37 am

DL going to have a crack at fly LAX-AKL after QF pulled off it.
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:18 am

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 29):
Delta will buy LGA from the PANYNJ, take over terminal B as well, and rename the airport 'Delta Airport'. New IATA code will be DLA.

With exclusive transcons from LGA to LAX/SFO.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:24 am

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):
- "enhancements to the website"

FWIW Delta's doing a technology tune-up, as they like to call it, on Sunday at 3:30am (more info here).

A VS partnership would be interesting. Codeshares would certainly be nice   An announcement that VS is picking SkyTeam would be even cooler, and SQ following VS would be the icing on the cake   

I don't think the DC9s sticking around would qualify as a "big" announcement (although I'm all for it).

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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:27 am

Quoting ZKOJH (Reply 32):
DL going to have a crack at fly LAX-AKL after QF pulled off it.

While that would qualify as a big DL announcement here in New Zealand I doubt very much whether a single new route would qualify as a big announcement in the US.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:29 am

since it was on the employee based group it could be almost anything
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:31 am

Quoting EricR (Reply 3):

Either an OMA hub or an RDU hub to satisfy our resident OMA and RDU fanboys respectiviely.

Hey one can always dream.  
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:35 am

In a cost saving measure DL is going to introduce the new shared snack program. In this program two pax have to share one bag of peanuts or pretzels.  

DL is doing a couple new seasonal routes out of MCO. Maybe they are looking to revive that hub or at least expand that operation since WN and FL are merging and reducing competition to MCO. Just wildly speculating. I hope nobody sees my snack idea and runs with it lol.
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:35 am

Quoting jetjack74 (Thread starter):
A person on the Employee Involvement Group posted on Facebook about a "Big Announcement" coming this Monday.

Sky Miles are finally going to be redeemable??  
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:46 am

Quoting AAIL86 (Reply 39):
Sky Miles are finally going to be redeemable??

LOL that wouldn't be a big annoucement that would be HUGE  . I am personally having the hardest time redeeming DL miles for the last two years and always find availability on AA or UA when Delta has nothing   I really wish they would allow one way awards already!
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:58 am

Probably just another new livery systemwide. They haven't done that in a couple of years now, they're due.   

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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:40 am

Quoting AAIL86 (Reply 39):
Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 40):

I guess it all depends on where you want to go and if you are flexible on your days. A few days ago I redeemed miles for a round trip ticket from Tampa to Zurich with ease, in the middle of the summer to. I called the sky miles help desk and they were so helpful, it took me less then five min to finish everything. I guess it depends on how lucky you get.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:17 pm

From talking to DL people, I believe the only news to give will be early retirement packages. The announcement will be considered "big" because of their size. I can't imagine anything else impacting employees that significantly being announced. Note that Wall Street will see this is a "positive" as Delta is getting rid of overhead and cutting its non-fuel costs, which have continued to grow in spite of the steps taken last year. It's a good idea to announce this on a Monday, as the move will likely give DL a much-needed bump in its stock price.

Don't you just love how corporate airlines have become? It's not about trying this or that route anymore for the sake of creativity, it's about the bottom line and the stock price. I suppose it was always supposed to be about profitability, but carriers like DL are actually taking that seriously these days, and the impact on employees has been a move from a fear of failure and layoffs to the impacts of cost-cutting and increasing demands on workload and performance. I don't think the unions were ready for that shift as the focus has always been on scope and saving jobs, so we'll have to see how that pans out in the next round of contract negotiations among the different carriers.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:42 pm

Chapter 11 ? They seem to be a regular occiurance in US aviation .....
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:07 pm

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):
- DC9 fleet staying into 2013

That would be nice ,gives DL a chance to sub one into ROC one last time.
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:58 pm

New seat covers, carpet and bulkheads flying around on N3752.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:11 pm

Quoting jetmatt777 (Reply 2):
Either an OMA hub or an RDU hub to satisfy our resident OMA and RDU fanboys respectiviely.

Hmm.. DL will announce RDU-LHR using 764 and RDU-CDG using 752? Along with moving LAX to daily service?
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:21 pm

Quoting usdcaguy (Reply 43):
Don't you just love how corporate airlines have become? It's not about trying this or that route anymore for the sake of creativity, it's about the bottom line and the stock price. I suppose it was always supposed to be about profitability,...

Well, I do not see how or why it should be any other way. The current stockholders own the airline and are risking their money in an industry where a company can lose more money in a single year than it has made over its entire 70 year history. And the history of the airlines of the world is littered with the carcasses of the thousands of airlines that have failed.
 
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RE: Alleged Big DL Announcement Coming Monday

Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:14 pm

Maybe a 77W or 748i order to replace the fleet of 744s   

Seriously, it could happen. Or we could see more orders for 77L or 777-200ER. Maybe 737-800 to replace the MD-80s?

Concerning routes, is it possible to see....

Hubs at MEM and/or CVG being eliminated for good. That capacity to be moved somewhere else...perhaps expansion at LAX, LGA, or opening a new hub at MIA or DFW.

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