Anyone want to speculate whether DL will regret retiring an entire fleet if the economy comes roaring back faster than predicted by “the experts?”
They really did nothing but pull ahead the retirements of ~30 MD-90s by two years. The MD-88s had long been tagged to be gone by end 2020, anyway, and the MD-90s by end 2022.
I don't think DL is going to miss 30 mid-range, medium-size narrowbodies. The better question is if/how they'll be able to fund the A220/A321neo deliveries, and what/how long has been deferred.