DAL September Traffic up 8% on 4.2% capacity increase


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Aug 9, 2003
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Delta September Traffic Rises 8 Percent
Wednesday October 5, 3:48 pm ET Delta September Traffic Grows 8 Percent on Increased International Travel, Capacity
ATLANTA (AP) -- Delta Air Lines Inc., which filed for bankruptcy last month, on Wednesday said September traffic rose 8 percent on heavier international travel and a 4.2 percent increase in capacity. Revenue passenger miles increased to 9.4 billion from 8.7 billion a year ago. A revenue passenger mile equals one paying passenger flown one mile. Domestic traffic expanded 7 percent during the month, while international traffic jumped 10.9 percent.

Available seat miles, or capacity, was 12.86 billion seat miles versus 12.35 billion a year ago. Load factor, or the number of passengers carried as a portion of available seats, grew to 73.1 percent from 70.5 percent.
During the month, the airline flew 8.9 million passengers, up 2.1 percent from a year ago. Delta shares edged up 1 cent to 79 cents on the New York Stock Exchange.


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Nov 25, 2001
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kinda like kissing your sister...

... gotta make money or the increase in traffic is pointless, guess they're still trying to make up on volume.


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Dec 21, 2001
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Next quarter - DAL Traffic down 70% on 15%, no 17%, well we think it is 12%, actually, 18%, we promise no more than 25%, well it worked out to be 33% (we think) due to factors beyond our control. Also, if anyone has seen ship numbers 7007, or 7004 please call our corporate offices at 800-LOSTJET. We don't know where we put those airplanes.

Delta is randomly cancelling flights and not telling passengers until they arrive at an empty gate. A few large corporations have sent memos advising their employees to use caution when considering travel on Delta Air Lines. One memo referred to Delta service as "unreliable."

Others have pointed out that American Airlines and others who have cut flights have had the decency to publish their cuts so people could plan around the service reductions. Delta is randomly cancelling flights at the last minute and with their usual level of customer service simply waiving the rebooking fee.

Here is Delta's next DOT report

Delta had a ___ increase / decrease in capacity due to:
___ War
___ The White House
___ Pilots' union
___ Price of Oil
___ Weather
___ Competition from other airlines
___ Factors beyond our control
___ Increase in sun spot activity
___ Unusual delays at Newark
___ A computer virus
___ Randy Rademacher
___ Unfavorable economic conditions
___ Because anyone with any sense left the General Office years ago carrying a big pile of money
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737 Pylt

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Jul 8, 2003
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You forgot to mention how its all the evil mainline pilots' fault. If it weren't for more rj's there would have been an explosive profit!

General Lee

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Does anyone get the feeling that Fins dislikes Delta? Is Delta really cancelling flights at the gate without notifying people?(for reasons other than wx or MX) Is he sure about that?

Bye Bye--General Lee
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