He has a great idea. Just terminate thousands of jobs and do them all a huge favor, as AA and UA threaten to do, by forcing them to ‘move on’ and rebuild their lives. And, at the same time, spare them the indignity of having to further endure the gulag conditions at Delta. A remnant of the toxic cul...Jump to post
My point was that payrolls preserved at Delta will be used to provide for families.
Comment on toxic culture stands. I lived one at Northwest. The difference is night to day.
"while you ramper dudes can instead buy an Xbox and football tickets". How elitist and condescending . They're paying for housing, will have medical care, and putting food on the table for their families. You embody the toxic culture at your carrier (I assume AA with your 'cactus" cal...Jump to post
All options presented to flight attendants were clearly spelled out and awarded in seniority order. As a schedule holder you can bid to for up to 97 hours ( this number can vary +\- 5 hours or so) if you wish to fly high. You also have the ability to pick up more time or drop time via the swap board...Jump to post
Agreed. Part of the problem is that everything gets thrown into “Delta plans to emerge into a smaller carrier” when some topics, such as “Delta announces no F/a furloughs” deserve their own or a different thread. Delta, as all airlines, will emerge smaller than they were going into spring of 2020. I...Jump to post
Wonderful news. Delta went the extra mile by offering a very generous retirement/ early out package. Paid leaves for those over 65 or 60 and over with underlying health issues, split lines, one month on one month off, temporary duty assignments in other departments, etc...Without our flexibility, so...Jump to post
There’s no such thing as a plane that is “too clean”.Jump to post
Today is the deadline for signing up for early out and enhanced retirement packages. Although generous, there is likely to be a defecit between those who have accepted or have chosen long term leaves versus the actual headcount reduction that's going to be needed. I hope that number is far less than...Jump to post
Ed Bastian has stated that this downturn will be used to accelerate facilities construction projects such as Lax, Lga, JFK,etc... It is an opportunity to accelerate timelines up to a year in some cases and better position the airline as a premium product coming out the other end. Also, I don’t think...Jump to post
Bastian's comment was made after the retirement of the 777 fleet had been announced. I think something's cooked. Maybe Boeing will take the 717's and 777's off Delta's hands as part of an order. Boeing is hurting on several fronts. Not the least of which are the troubles and cancellations in the MAX...Jump to post
Filing for Chapter 11 does not necessarily equate to "going out of business." If the situation remains as dire as it is, I expect that if one of the 'Big 3' files, the other two may also. Maybe pre-packaged. Do it while you have a cash cushion to come out the other end. UA/CO and AA/LCC ha...Jump to post
This recovery is going to take awhile. Even if Covid goes into dormancy with warmer weather, summer travel is going to be a wash. Advance bookings are light. No one is in the travel mindset right now. People have taken a big economic hit and many are concerned about their livelihoods.businesses are ...Jump to post
It wasn’t that long ago that the DOJ forced Northwest to divest their stake in Continental because of concern that combination would be too large. Well, look at where we are today. A scenario where we basically emerge with 3 airlines is unlikely, but not out of the realm of possibility. Europe has b...Jump to post
Let’s have some fun and discuss a scenario where the 4 major US players all come out of this smaller with some in acute distress, maybe chapter 11. What was once ‘unthinkable’ may be looked at, i.e: Delta/United merger. Carve outs could be DL at JFK/LGA to account for EWR and DTW for ORD. United wou...Jump to post
Congratulations on your new uniform. My experience with uniform crack downs, and I support them 100%, is that crew member compliance will improve over the short term. However, unless management is willing to go the distance and peer pressure keeps people in line, things slide. They may check in with...Jump to post
A330-800 neo perhaps, with a good deal from Airbus to jump start sales of this model?
Can't say Delta is Boeing averse in this case They've stated repeatedly that they wanted to be the launch customer. Boeing just won't have anything to offer.
If they're starting with a clean sheet of paper, it seems doubtful that they'll have a timely offering to replace the Delta 767-300 fleet
What's most likely to fill that role now?
Profit sharing payout increased to nearly 17% , or two months of compensation.
Congratulations to all The Delta team for a stellar year.
It’s going to be a great Valentine’s Day.
Will the A350’s be modified to incorporate Comfort+?
I just flew on a refurbished 777 and the Comfort+ cabin was huge.
I take it 763 mods have started. Odd they’re not on the list. When is the first scheduled for completion and is there a schedule for the remaining frames?
I’m still not clear which current A350 platform can handle Delta’s 4 longest routes ATL-JNB, ATL-PVG, JFK-Mumbai, and LAX-SYD. They’ve committed to an additional 14 frames as part of the Latam investment. 4 are currently in service with Latham and 10 new frames. Ed Bastion has confirmed all will be ...Jump to post
There’s always more to these stories than meets the eye. I don’t know her nor have I ever flown with her, BUT, the word on the street (or galley) is that she was notorious for allegedly taking things off the aircraft and no one wanted to fly with her because of it. My understanding is that Delta off...Jump to post
Comfort+ is the same as main cabin, only with additional leg room and recline.Jump to post
Launch date was yesterday.
If anyone has experienced it first hand yet, share your thoughts.
It’s expected that the first 1-2 months will be a learning curve for cabin crew.
The IAM was not able, nor will it ever, deliver the goods. The perception of them by many was that they were too militant and anti-Delta and would have almost ensured an adversarial relationship with management. I prefer the status quo. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That being said, if one were t...Jump to post
Oh jeez, here we go again. Another thread by people who don’t even work here, telling us how badly we really have it over at Delta. The ‘plight’ at Delta inflight! If that were the case, why is Delta recognized by Forbes as one of the top 50 employers to work for. Same by GlassDoor and others. I don...Jump to post
Generates revenue and, more importantly, you’re more likely to book Delta on subsequent trips if you have these perks. The 8 drinks more than pays for the membership.
Others will soon copy.
Codeshares and Joint ventures are two different animals. What you’re seeing is the formation of a global airline group. Delta/Aeromexico/LATAM/WestJet/Air France-KLM/Virgin/China Eastern/Korean/Virgin Australia and perhaps AZ (we’ll see how that one plays out). Missing link at this point is an open ...Jump to post