bigb wrote:N965UW wrote:dstblj52 wrote:Delta slashed and burned fleets in their entirity putting way heavier requirements on training they still have pilots on md-88 and 777 that havent been moved over yet
Nobody slashed and burned fleets more than AA (A330, 757, 767, CRJ-200, E190) yet they're not the ones looking to cut 100+ flights a day. Parking the airplanes didn't help but something bigger is going on at DL. For whatever reason it's their turn to have a meltdown and hopefully it resolves sooner rather than later.
Remove the CRJ-200 as that was a separate airline
The 757/767 was also a single pilot group. It helps a little that AA was also planning on retiring most of those planes before Covid anyways, as the groundwork for retraining those pilots was being laid and expected. Delta retiring the 777 unexpectedly was also very disruptive, as the fleet was fairly senior.
It still comes down to mostly boneheaded staffing decisions made by DL management though.