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Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:15 pm

Okay this sounds so far fetched it seems almost impossible.

Word is going around that DL will terminate their reciprocal interline-ticketing agreement with AA. Good sources in both groups say it came down to money. AA asked DL to hold off until after PSS, DL wouldnt budge. Supposedly Sept 14th.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:18 pm

As an agent, DL is by far the worst airline to interline our passengers on as it is. Sometimes they just open up all availability in SABRE and then refuse to honor it when I protect passengers that way.

Sucks for our military passengers trying to get to CSG... But I'm sure there are bigger issues (money) at stake here.
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:27 pm

It would seem this would create huge customer service issues.
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:32 pm

Interline agreement I get, but what ticket arrangements did / do DL have with AA? Are there other carriers with such agreements?
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:34 pm

I can confirm it. The tickets do not price out together at all.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:41 pm

I just find it strange. 10 years ago I could see this, when we had so many domestic carriers but now?...

The details I am too, uncertain of. This could be a partial change meaning the way they bill each other, or a full retreat. Again, hearing this from very good sources. Just want to know if anyone else has heard anything.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:42 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 3):
Interline agreement I get, but what ticket arrangements did / do DL have with AA? Are there other carriers with such agreements?

AA and DL will still sell each other's flights, i.e. on their websites. For example on AA.com if you choose "all airlines", DL flights will come up for purchase on AA stock. So I guess that'll go away.

What about for IRROPS? Just a few months ago AA rebooked me on DL when the AA flight went tech. Would suck if they can't do that anymore.
 
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AA probably decided to stop supporting the fight against the ME3.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:01 pm

Quoting flyguy1 (Reply 7):
AA probably decided to stop supporting the fight against the ME3.

Didn't DP become the head of A4A like Tuesday? If this is true, and I have my doubts, could that be related?
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:03 pm

Quoting 9w748capt (Reply 6):
AA and DL will still sell each other's flights, i.e. on their websites. For example on AA.com if you choose "all airlines", DL flights will come up for purchase on AA stock. So I guess that'll go away.

Did that ever happen? I just tried that on NYC-MCO and only AA/US appear.
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:06 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 9):

I dont think so. I never saw that.

Poster may be confusing an interline agreement with a code-share. As far as I know, the last code-share AA and DL had was years ago prior to the LAX buildup. DLs code was on a few MQ flights out there.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:22 pm

Quoting 9w748capt (Reply 6):
AA and DL will still sell each other's flights, i.e. on their websites. For example on AA.com if you choose "all airlines", DL flights will come up for purchase on AA stock. So I guess that'll go away.

It just means they'll accept each others' tickets.

For example, you can fly CVG-JFK/DL, JFK-LHR/AA on a single ticket with seamless connection. You cannot travel on DL (or any other carrier) and WN on a single ticket, in contrast, as WN lacks interline agreements.

In case of IRROPS, AA will accept your PHX-ATL-LGA ticket on its PHX-JFK nonstop flight. It will not accept tickets from WN since it does not have interline agreements.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:32 pm

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 5):
I just find it strange. 10 years ago I could see this, when we had so many domestic carriers but now?...

I can see it being more likely today. DL is much larger than it was 10 years ago. There's not much need to interline domestically as both DL and AA have extensive networks. Not many airports with sole service from only AA, DL, or UA.

The US4 are truly 4 national airlines. WN doesn't interline with anyone. DL is apparently breaking up with AA. It is easier to go it alone with the scale these carriers have.
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:33 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 9):
Did that ever happen? I just tried that on NYC-MCO and only AA/US appear.

There's some algorithm for what they show (they're obviously trying to push AA flights - I think there may need to be one AA segment for domestic itineraries) but if you ask for DFW-MTJ for a date in summer you will get connections to UA in DEN.
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:35 pm

Quoting Compensateme (Reply 11):
For example, you can fly CVG-JFK/DL, JFK-LHR/AA on a single ticket with seamless connection.

Where though because I don't see this anywhere on AA.com?
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:44 pm

Quoting slowrambler (Reply 13):
There's some algorithm for what they show (they're obviously trying to push AA flights - I think there may need to be one AA segment for domestic itineraries) but if you ask for DFW-MTJ for a date in summer you will get connections to UA in DEN.

That makes more sense, but why would they want to get rid of the ability to fly to a destination you don't serve?

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Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:46 pm

Quoting airliner371 (Reply 14):

Where though because I don't see this anywhere on AA.com?

Google "interline agreement" and you'll find a wealth of information on it. I don't have time to search AA's website but I'm sure the verbiage is buried on it -- the reason you can't readily find it is because interline agreements generally aren't consumer facing agreements.

You can travel CVG-JFK/DL and JFK-LHR/AA... but the ticket will price as CVG-JFK + JFK-LHR -- generally, it will be cheaper & more competitive to buy a CVG-LHR flight. And even if DL had a significantly lower fare CVG-JFK than AA, AA.com -- while supporting the option of displaying other airlines' flights -- will default to AA flights. You have to build such an itinerary via a travel agent.

Another good example is international tariffs.... KE, for example, allows you to travel from many lower Midwestern airports to ICN via ORD on any airline, subject to inventory. Thus, you can travel CVG-ORD on AA/UA then ORD-ICN on KE for one published tariff (again subject to inventory) This is becoming less common as codeshares/joint operating agreements take place.

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Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:49 pm

I don't understand why DL would want to do this. It's an important ability in IRROPs and for destinations you don't serve. It's only a way to disadvantage your customers and drive business to others.
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:00 pm

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 17):
I don't understand why DL would want to do this. It's an important ability in IRROPs and for destinations you don't serve. It's only a way to disadvantage your customers and drive business to others.


Totally agree, DL may be running a better operation than most but no one is perfect. When things go wrong, I cant imagine why you would want to limit your service recovery tools.
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:12 pm

I don't understand this at all. If this means what I think it means, then the result is that AA won't be able to protect pax on each other's flights (as someone already mentioned). To me, this is the worst part and it doesn't make any sense from a customer service standpoint. One of the things that sets the "full service" airlines apart from LCCs is the fact that they have ticketing agreements with each other and can protect you on competitors' flights. You cannot get that with an airline like Southwest.

So then, what happens if you are flying to or from a small airport that is only served by AA and DL, and one of the flights gets cancelled? They would no longer be able to move pax to the other airline. That is terrible. If I fly with someone like AA or DL, I would expect the ability to get protected on another airline. Especially, with so few legacy airlines left in the US, it would be terrible to DL and AA no longer have a ticketing agreement.
 
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On a side note, VS have also stopped interline agreements with several carriers recently, including QR, RJ, JL , AB ( all oneWorld ) and B6 amongst others. Presumably because DL told them so.
 
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If you g to AA website and select Show OneWorld and do PHX-LHR. The BA non stop does not show up. If you do BA website PHX-LHR. All the BA & AA?US flights show. The screw their own One World partner. Worst part is BA non stop is $2422. PHX-PHL-LHR is only $855. thats a crazy big difference in coach for the non stop.
 
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If you g to AA website and select Show OneWorld and do PHX-LHR. The BA non stop does not show up. If you do BA website PHX-LHR. All the BA & AA?US flights show. They screw their own One World partner. Worst part is BA non stop is $2422. PHX-PHL-LHR is only $855. thats a crazy big difference in coach for the non stop. and booking 17th of sept. date.
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:38 pm

Quoting rbavfan (Reply 22):
If you g to AA website and select Show OneWorld and do PHX-LHR. The BA non stop does not show up. If you do BA website PHX-LHR. All the BA & AA?US flights show. They screw their own One World partner. Worst part is BA non stop is $2422. PHX-PHL-LHR is only $855. thats a crazy big difference in coach for the non stop. and booking 17th of sept. date.

That has to do with availability:

This:

US 1896 F2 A2*PHXPHL 6 1210P 741P 321 L/F 0 DCA /E
P1 X0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 W9 V9 G9 S9
US 728 J0 R0* LHR 845P 900A‡1 333 DS 0 DCA /E
D0 I0 C0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 W9 V9 G9

vs.

this:

BA 288 J0 C0 D0 R0*PHXLHR 740P 125P‡1 744 M 0 Q DCA /E
I0 W0 E0 T0 Y1 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:43 pm

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 17):
It's only a way to disadvantage your customers and drive business to others.

Maybe they figured this was the time to do it, given the recent events surrounding the UA brand.
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:44 pm

Its 100% true.

DL apparently wanted an absurd amount of money upfront to renew the agreement. It is renewed each year without much issue but this time DL wanted to play bully and AA refused to go along. It is driving AA back into a relationship with jetBlue which will use already established links that were put in place five years ago. Alaska will of course play a larger role with AA, UA has agreed to team up with AA to deal with the issue, and Southwest and AA are exploring their options to work together as well. It shall be interesting to see how this plays out but it is seems DL is working to isolate itself from everyone but its closest partners.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:59 pm

Quoting JDAirCEO (Reply 25):

Its 100% true.

DL apparently wanted an absurd amount of money upfront to renew the agreement. It is renewed each year without much issue but this time DL wanted to play bully and AA refused to go along. It is driving AA back into a relationship with jetBlue which will use already established links that were put in place five years ago. Alaska will of course play a larger role with AA, UA has agreed to team up with AA to deal with the issue, and Southwest and AA are exploring their options to work together as well. It shall be interesting to see how this plays out but it is seems DL is working to isolate itself from everyone but its closest partners.

I don't believe your explanation of the situation is accurate without seeing exact numbers.
 
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Quoting JDAirCEO (Reply 25):
DL apparently wanted an absurd amount of money upfront to renew the agreement. It is renewed each year without much issue but this time DL wanted to play bully and AA refused to go along. It is driving AA back into a relationship with jetBlue which will use already established links that were put in place five years ago. Alaska will of course play a larger role with AA, UA has agreed to team up with AA to deal with the issue, and Southwest and AA are exploring their options to work together as well. It shall be interesting to see how this plays out but it is seems DL is working to isolate itself from everyone but its closest partners.

This definitely sounds like a lawsuit by AA waiting to happen.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:17 pm

Quoting JDAirCEO (Reply 25):
DL apparently wanted an absurd amount of money upfront to renew the agreement. It is renewed each year without much issue but this time DL wanted to play bully and AA refused to go along.

Why would AA pay DL to have this agreement when if anything AA provides more to DL?

Quoting JDAirCEO (Reply 25):
It is driving AA back into a relationship with jetBlue which will use already established links that were put in place five years ago.

Interesting.

Quoting JDAirCEO (Reply 25):
and Southwest and AA are exploring their options to work together as well.

I find this extremely interesting, anymore details on this? I don't know if it is just Southwest preference that they don't rebook on other airlines or if it is in one of the employee contracts but I find this development, if true, to be very interesting.

[Edited 2015-09-10 14:19:56]
 
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Quoting TC957 (Reply 20):

Is that effective immediately?

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Quoting DELTA777 (Reply 29):
Is that effective immediately?

Yep. Its already done.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:52 pm

Quoting JDAirCEO (Reply 25):
Quoting bobnwa (Reply 26):

I didnt want to say, but what JD said is exactly what I was told. To the tune of $30M more than what they've hostorically agreed upon.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:05 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 27):
This definitely sounds like a lawsuit by AA waiting to happen.

Lawsuit for what? DL offered a service for X price, and AA chose not to pay the price.

Quoting airliner371 (Reply 28):
Why would AA pay DL to have this agreement when if anything AA provides more to DL?


If my understanding is correct, part of the issue is the way in which tickets are priced during IROPS. DL has increased their rates dramatically as part of their negotiations. AA and UA both send significantly more traffic to DL than DL sends to them during IROPS situations because they A) have more IROPS situations due to weather and B) aren't as reliable to start with.
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:11 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 27):

This definitely sounds like a lawsuit by AA waiting to happen.



There will be no lawsuit. AA and DL will no longer interline- they are agreements the both agree upon. I can see UA dropping it too.
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:22 pm

Quoting JDAirCEO (Reply 25):
Southwest and AA are exploring their options to work together as well.

OK, this one seems a bit of a stretch....

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Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:26 pm

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 23):
This:

US 1896 F2 A2*PHXPHL 6 1210P 741P 321 L/F 0 DCA /E
P1 X0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 W9 V9 G9 S9
US 728 J0 R0* LHR 845P 900A‡1 333 DS 0 DCA /E
D0 I0 C0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 W9 V9 G9

vs.

this:

BA 288 J0 C0 D0 R0*PHXLHR 740P 125P‡1 744 M 0 Q DCA /E
I0 W0 E0 T0 Y1 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0

With exactly 1 full Y seat it seems obvious as to why the PHL connection has the lowest rate with every inventory showing max availability.

That last Y seat on the BA flight, they are surely overselling the flight & need the cash to pay the overnight costs for the poor soul that gets bumped with a revenue ticket.
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Quoting JDAirCEO (Reply 25):
It shall be interesting to see how this plays out but it is seems DL is working to isolate itself from everyone but its closest partners.

I can only think of four close partners VA KL AF and AM. MU probably will be one soon.
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I wonder if this is going to go over well with the DOJ?

So, the T&B is completely gone? If you are in SBP and want to connect on to DL at LAX it is now a huge pain in the butt. Also, here's a big one...IT MEANS DOUBLE BAG FEES. You will have to pay another bag fee since they don't transfer your bags. Wow...
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:43 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 37):
I wonder if this is going to go over well with the DOJ?

Are you serious?

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 36):

I can only think of four close partners VA KL AF and AM. MU probably will be one soon.

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Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:50 pm

It is now official. Effective COB Sept 14th. DL came to a mutual agreement with everyone but wanted a separate rate for AA (more money). They couldnt come to an agreement.

This is huge.
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Slow down, everyone. Let's wait for some sort of motion from either AA or DL.
 
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Quoting SkyTeamTriStar (Reply 40):

Its official. I'll try to post a summary of what AA put out. It is now public info. I got wind of it about a week ago but didnt believe it.
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Dear Airport Agents, Premium Services Representatives and Reservations Representatives,
Thank you for yet another successful holiday weekend. We ran a great operation this Labor Day (for our international colleagues, Labor Day is a three-day weekend that generally marks the end of summer), getting millions of customers to their holiday destinations. We couldn’t have done it without all of your hard work, and the rest of our team, too. And a little cooperation from Mother Nature didn’t hurt either!
As you know, we’ve been very focused on ensuring that we have strong service recovery programs in place to help during those times when the weather isn’t on our side or when other disruptions to our operation occur. One tool that we use to help get customers back on their way during irregular operations are the interline agreements we have with various carriers that allow us to reaccommodate passengers on other airlines at a negotiated rate. These agreements also allow airlines to book, sell, ticket, and check baggage on one another. Interline agreements are common across the industry and they generally include a standard, discounted rate for calculating how much is owed by one carrier to another to use their seats during irregular operations.
In April of this year, participating airlines across the industry agreed to new rates for moving customers between carriers during irregular operations. Delta recently decided to go outside of that joint agreement and negotiate an individual agreement with American. We have been unable to come to terms on an agreement with Delta and, as a result, have mutually agreed to end our interline agreement effective September 15. From that date, neither airline will offer interline services to each other, including the ability to rebook passengers at discounted rates on the other carrier when flight disruptions occur. (Note that we will continue to honor valid tickets already purchased on or before September 14 through the existing interline agreement, so there will be no changes there.)
While this is a change, it will not affect our commitment to reaccommodate customers during irregular operations. The new American now has the world’s largest and best network and our team is doing a great job of running a reliable airline. With nine hubs and gateways and nearly 7,000 daily flights, we have more ability to re-route our customers during operational disruption than any other airline in the world. We also have options with our joint business and oneworld partners, plus we have an interline agreement with United, which has the second largest network, and many other airlines, such as Alaska Airlines.
We will have Q&As and guidelines available in Web Ref soon, and of course your station management will be available to answer any questions and provide additional details.
Thanks again for all of your exceptional work and your commitment to our customers.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:18 pm

Well I remember being in TUS waiting for my TUS-DEN-STL flight on UA was cancelled because the UA flight DEN-TUS was stuck in DEN. So they re-booked me on HP TUS-PHX-STL. Came in real handy that time. If two of the US4 are no longer helping stranded pax I may have to rethink my loyalties. And I just talked my Mom (AA retiree) to get a DL branded
Amex card so we could both score some decent points. Flying non-rev on AA is almost impossible these days...dang.

There really should be a law domestically, WN included. IROPS and interlining a must for your four-opoly.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:29 pm

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 38):
Quoting enilria (Reply 37):
I wonder if this is going to go over well with the DOJ?

Are you serious?

I am quite serious. For small communities this is a major degradation of service. It's akin to AT&T customers not being able to call TMobile customers without taping two phones together. If small communities start to complain about this then it will get DOJ attention. The ball is in their court.

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 42):
it will not affect our commitment to reaccommodate customers during irregular operations

Talk about corporate double-speak. By definition it affects their ability to reaccomodate customers.
 
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DL To End Interline/Tkt Agreement With AA - Part 1

Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:34 pm

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 43):
There really should be a law domestically

Yes, let's regulate this deregulated industry.
 
HPRamper
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DL To End Interline/Tkt Agreement With AA - Part 1

Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:37 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 44):
I am quite serious. For small communities this is a major degradation of service. It's akin to AT&T customers not being able to call TMobile customers without taping two phones together.

I think it's more akin simply to cellphone customers no longer having the option of "roaming" instead just losing all service.
 
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DL To End Interline/Tkt Agreement With AA - Part 1

Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:39 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 44):

I am quite serious. For small communities this is a major degradation of service. It's akin to AT&T customers not being able to call TMobile customers without taping two phones together. If small communities start to complain about this then it will get DOJ attention. The ball is in their court.

No the ball isn't in the DOJs court. They aren't going to do anything about it. (and at some point DL/AA will come to an agreement anyways)

I think your politically wishing again...... JMO
 
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DL To End Interline/Tkt Agreement With AA - Part 1

Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:49 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 44):

But at what cost?

Clearly they worked on this until the last hour. Todsy is the 10th!! It just smells typical DL (today). Their way or the highway. Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

Also, DL was hard on the 14th. AA tried to reason with them to extend to Oct 16th but DL said no.
What gets measured gets done.
 
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DL To End Interline/Tkt Agreement With AA - Part 1

Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:54 pm

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 49):

Clearly they worked on this until the last hour. Todsy is the 10th!! It just smells typical DL (today). Their way or the highway. Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

Delta is more reliable than the other 3 big US airlines. I agree with Delta, AA, UA, WM should pay more for the better service Delta offers. JMO (and apparently every other airline besides AA agrees.)


PS sorry I didn't to your PM till now.

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