DL to cut 9000 jobs

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"Among the highlights of the plan:



--Delta intends to realize $970 million in annual financial benefits in the bankruptcy case through savings such as debt relief, lease and facility savings and fleet modifications. The company has already rejected leases on 40 mainline aircraft, which it was not operating at the time of its Chapter 11 filing, and plans to reduce the size of its mainline operating fleet by an additional 80-plus aircraft by the end of 2006.

--Ongoing improvements to Delta's route network are intended to provide $1.1 billion in annual benefits. The effort includes reducing domestic mainline capacity by 15 percent to 20 percent. It also will increase international capacity by 25 percent in 2006 to pursue more profitable routes."

If these are highlights I would hate to see the bad part.
 

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FlyBoeingJets said:
"Among the highlights of the plan:
--Ongoing improvements to Delta's route network are intended to provide $1.1 billion in annual benefits. The effort includes reducing domestic mainline capacity by 15 percent to 20 percent. It also will increase international capacity by 25 percent in 2006 to pursue more profitable routes."
so in ten years they can do the same to their international routes with what they're doing to domestic now?
 

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Kind sounds like the same plan that Pan Am used so succesfully just before their demise. As for pilot furloughs, lets see? 9,000 employees and not one pilot, dream on General Lee.
 

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I have a feeling a large portion of that will be CMR with some draw down at the other two hubs. I think small town America will continue to be important to DL(particulary in the Southeast) as yields are much better in those markets than flying an RJ between two major cities. The NE RJ routes have too much competition with US Airways and the other Legacys and should be drawn down considerably.
 

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"The company has already rejected leases on 40 mainline aircraft, which it was not operating at the time of its Chapter 11 filing, and plans to reduce the size of its mainline operating fleet by an additional 80-plus aircraft by the end of 2006."

120+ Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's 1200 pilots and a whole lot of FA's and mech's. good luck guys.
 

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Spooky 1 said:
Kind sounds like the same plan that Pan Am used so succesfully just before their demise. As for pilot furloughs, lets see? 9,000 employees and not one pilot, dream on General Lee.
Well, we lost 2500 Captains in a little more than a year. If we park 75-100 airplanes, how many stews will have to sit out? What about rampers? How about gate agents? There may be some pilot furloughs, but losing 2500 on our own before this mess will leave us with the least amount IMO. There haven't been any stew retirements or ground people. It's unfortunate, but true Spooky. Also, it is time for those 187 PRPs to leave--by July, 06---and they will go.


Bye BYe--General Lee
 

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G4G5 said:
"The company has already rejected leases on 40 mainline aircraft, which it was not operating at the time of its Chapter 11 filing, and plans to reduce the size of its mainline operating fleet by an additional 80-plus aircraft by the end of 2006."

120+ Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's 1200 pilots and a whole lot of FA's and mech's. good luck guys.
Wait, we are short on pilots right now. We are adding more INTL flight that will require a third pilot. And, we planned on 75 aircraft leaving already.(already planned for it with zero furloughs for those 75) We don't know which planes will leave, and we will be ordering some sort of 100 seater through GE who already has the options. You are off.


Read this please:


in annual financial benefits through savings such as debt relief, lease and facility savings and

fleet modifications. The company has already rejected leases on 40 mainline aircraft, which it

was not operating at the time of Delta’s Chapter 11 filing, and plans to reduce the size of its

mainline operating fleet by an additional 80-plus aircraft by the end of 2006. These actions

accelerate by two years Delta’s plans to simplify the fleet by four aircraft types.



So, those 40 were not flying. The other 80 were the 4 aircraft types we have known about---the 732, 733, 73G(glass), and the 762. That came to about 75 planes. I don't know the other 5.






Bye Bye--General Lee
 
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the only arena the legacies would get their azzes kicked is whereever JBLU and LUV are NOT, and thats international

however not many "new routes" left in that arena, AMR, CAL cover most all major international cities

its not like we are re-inventing the wheel here
 

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I know this is not the F/A forum, but here's recent info out on a very recent DL F/A conference call...

- DL needs to cut 2250 F/A's. (I think there are currently about 14500 on payroll)
- Bottom 70% will now have 3 ADays (reserve days) a month.
- Medical Benefits to continue to decrease
- Pass Benefits will cost $50/year per pass rider (including employee)
- Four different separation packages TBD...

The ADays thing is actually a benefit for junior ones who don't get furloughed as they previously had 9 in ATL, and the middle to high seniority had none. This may encourage more senior F/A's to take a package and run...

Don't have any immediate info on Pilots...
 

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The press release points out that the a/c reduction at CMR is being studied. They did point out that Cinci will have to be right sized. I'm still betting that CMR is history before they exit.
 

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What's a PRP? Thanks.
 

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F9 Driver said:
What's a PRP? Thanks.
A retired pilot that came back for a "specific" amount of time to keep flying so the fleets weren't parked. In the contract, the old one, we had to give only 24 hours notice for retirement, and most pilots were watching the GATT rate, which fluxuated. The company could not put out bids for people that may not go, so we had to come up with something so 25 777 captains couldn't ground the 777 fleet if they decided on Aug 31st to go Sep 1st. We have 187, and they were supposed to leave Dec 31st, but the company now wants until July 1st, 06. They will eventually go. Most are line check airman or 777 captains. (hard to replace IOE pilots or Sim evaluators on a moments notice) And, I do want them gone ASAP.

Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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What's a PRP? Thanks.
A Post Retirement Pilot. Last year in order to avoid parking the wide bodied fleet due to large numbers of retirements, ALPA agreed to allow the company to recall current and qualified retired Delta pilots to the left seat they just retired from until a replacement can be trained. Currently there are approximately 200 PRPs flying in the left seats of DAL wide bodied aircraft. The PRP program is scheduled to end December 31, 2005, but the company wants top extend it to July 2006.
 

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satpak77 said:
the only arena the legacies would get their azzes kicked is whereever JBLU and LUV are NOT, and thats international

however not many "new routes" left in that arena, AMR, CAL cover most all major international cities

its not like we are re-inventing the wheel here
Er' um' and what when AAI, or JBLUE, or LUV orders a 787?
 

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Er' um' and what when AAI, or JBLUE, or LUV orders a 787?
he11 when that happens, its all over for the legacies. Turn off the lights
 
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