Before I start, just a quick question, did this flight load via jetty or stairs in Doha ?
|Quoting captainmeeerkat (Reply 68):|
Name for me please all the non-US airlines who have used the same legal structure many times to survive when their business was in the toilet?
Off the top of my head, Japan Airlines, the bigger question is which countries have laws that allow for this type of bankruptcy, otherwise you end up with this ......
|Quoting FCAFLYBOY (Reply 61):|
dress it anyway you like, even call it something else, but they are still paying less than they should have.
Let's list the UK airlines that have been through the bankruptcy process and are still flying.... List finished, yep, they go into administration and are liquidated, meaning thousands of lost jobs, normal regular folks suddenly out of work, I will take the US Ch. 13 process any day over that....And yes i've been through one, a billionaire lost a chunk of money during it and 3000 people kept their jobs.
|Quoting 11725Flyer (Reply 79):|
Qatar Airways CEO Ali Al Baker said the Doha-Atlanta route would “rub salt in the wounds” of Delta.
He got what he deserved.
I can tell you this, in my industry we have an unwritten rule, when it comes to PR
we do not trash our competitors, simply because one day they may be in a position to make us look stupid, flying into ATL
after saying that in public and expecting any help in any form is simply asking to be bent over, some here on A'Net may not like it, but DL
will happily screw them over every chance they get.
What would A'Net's reaction have been if Ed Bastian had said that regarding flying into Doha (yes imaginary I know, Dl doesn't fly there) and then QR
provides no help to DL
|Quoting enilria (Reply 82):|
While headquarters' staffs of airlines seem to all hate each other, the airport managers typically get along swimmingly and work together all the time, somewhat because they have to
Very true, though in this case i'm sure word has come down from headquarters that QR
gets no help.
|Quoting alyusuph (Reply 96):|
I hope they are certain they will never ever fly to QR's turf.
I very much doubt they were planning on it, what's the passenger count per day to Doha, 20 ? It's all to do with connections.
As above, I am sure it would have be easy for DL
to figure out a way to accommodate the QR
flight, but as soon as Al Baker opened his mouth he made sure his own airline gets zero help from Delta, yes Delta could have been the bigger "person", but why bother ?