These aren’t rubes we’re talking about here, these people are experts and good at what they do.
If you compare their resumes and results with their peers at other airlines, you might notice some important differences.
And Delta's staffing meltdown looks especially bad when you remember that they furloughed zero pilots. Their peers who did furlough pilots, and who also had massive staffing rebids, seem to be performing better despite suffering heavier churn.
From my time on this board I’ve discovered that you seem to have a very deep-seated hatred for Delta and their employees based on ONE incident.
This culture of trying to discredit someone rather than talk about facts is a competitive disadvantage for Delta. Rather than focus objectively on business - which American, United do - this pulls the conversation to an irrelevant personal level.
Most customers, lenders, and shareholders are more persuaded by substance than your personal feelings.
In this case the facts don't look very favorable for Delta. But please persuade me otherwise with a fact-based argument.