spinotter wrote:WayexTDI wrote:fjnovak1 wrote:Its amazing to me how many people on here get their rocks off by trying to discredit a great effort by DL and their employees.
Exactly. DL is the airline people on a.net love to hate.
Did DL do this as pure philanthropy? No, of course. They will get great PR out of this, most likely much more than the actual cost of the flight.
But, at the end of the day, they helped a group of people who were stranded; and that's all that counts.
Wayex - I don't think that DL is the airline people love to hate on a.net. It has been UA and now more AA, but DL is the airline that people envy and emulate. Any company making double the others' has to be admired, right? But what percentage of the motivation was altruism, and what percentage profit motive? Hard to say outside the secret halls of ATL.
UA & AA have been mostly criticized for the facts that have drawn negative publicity to them (Dr Dao, etc...).
DL, on the other end, seems to be criticized for positive things they do: "it won't last", "it's just PR", etc.
At least, that how it transpires.
Disclaimer: yes, DL is my favorite airline, so maybe my opinion is biased.