WidebodyPTV wrote:Cubsrule wrote:It's both, I think. There's an outstanding chance that, at least in the US, we'll be done with the present level of social distancing in 3 or 4 months, but that means that everyday life will be back closer to normal, not that the economy will be.
I agree completely. But in the past several days, I've seen plenty of 'when this is over in a few months, what new routes will XXX see' and 'will DL use the downtime to expedite cabin refurbishments' type questions on here and elsewhere. I think a lot of users are naive toward the rebuilding process that's going to take place.
The former probably isn't a fair question, but the latter might be. Doesn't the slowdown give Boeing a chance to get the MAX up and running, 787 operators a chance to sort out engine issues, etc.? It may (note: may) also allow cash-rich airlines like DL to get some maintenance or refurbishments done.