TTailedTiger wrote:PotatoPappas wrote:TTailedTiger wrote:It's sad that Delta regressed so much under Anderson and Bastian. Delta started service to some exotic places in Europe, the middle East, and Africa in 2006/2007. These days the only new service we see is to AMS, CDG. I guess the A330 fits the bill for hub to hub flying and the poor folks who now to double connect. Pathetic.
What's pathetic is this comment.... Yes... DL is the leading US airline and they went backward... Anderson saved Delta, and Bastian is taking them to the future. They will do what makes economic sense. Get your head out of the old days, they're done, look toward the future.
There's no need to make things up. Gerald Grinstein is the CEO that got Delta through bankruptcy and back to profitability. Anderson came after Delta emerged. Stop revising history to fit your agenda.
And Glen Hauenstein has run Network the entire time. All of those fun destinations were his idea. That ones that have survived worked. The ones that didn't did not. He also built real hubs in JFK, LGA, LAX and SEA and opened intercontinental flying from non-hubs like IND and RDU.
Delta doesn't add too much crazy stuff anymore because it doesn't need to. Its network is the most mature of amongst the US majors. The risks it needed to take when facing extinction are no longer necessary.