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The Big Delta Announcement About Future Flying Today

Voice Of Reason

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Isn't your CEO supposed to make an announcement about flying after meeting w/the BOD? What time?
 

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I think we get $1 billion in immediate credit from American Express. Could that be for future acquistions? Who knows?

Bye Bye--General Lee
 
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I know I posted the webcast link, but not on a computer that allows videos to flow well...Any talk that would indicate furloughs or hiring?
 

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I know I posted the webcast link, but not on a computer that allows videos to flow well...Any talk that would indicate furloughs or hiring?
There was talk of shrinking domestic capacity more than the shrinking in other markets. THere was talk of acquiring 12 mainline airframes and 8 CRJ-900s without talking about the retiring of airframes that will be required to shrink the overall capacity resulting in net losses.

That being said, there is to be significant growth in revenue and profits.
 

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Oh gahd.... Did the new agreement approach how seniority would work in that kind of transaction, or does all the drama just repeat all over again with regard to seniority?


Thankyou sir, may I have another?
 

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There was talk of shrinking domestic capacity more than the shrinking in other markets. THere was talk of acquiring 12 mainline airframes and 8 CRJ-900s without talking about the retiring of airframes that will be required to shrink the overall capacity resulting in net losses.

That being said, there is to be significant growth in revenue and profits.

Thanks, Andy...

I wish you all good luck...hopefully they don't get so far into merger mania that they later decide the are too big and start selling off PARTS of the company....Hopefully you all have protections in place for that.
 

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I'm gonna go dig up all my recorded episodes of the Brady Bunch and get the jump on how this works.
 

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Thanks, Andy...

I wish you all good luck...hopefully they don't get so far into merger mania that they later decide the are too big and start selling off PARTS of the company....Hopefully you all have protections in place for that.

Maybe Alaska is going to buy the new DAL/NWA with all the NON-borrowed $$$ in the bank!?!?!?!?!

Not Likely though ;(

Baja.
 

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The other thing they talked about was up gauging routes with mainline aircraft. They spoke of the DC9 in the fact that now with fuel lower the DC9 will be a very valuable asset with no ownership costs. The quote was "yesterdays trash is today's treasure". Goes along with the DC9 bumper sticker that says "dont laugh its paid for" ;) It appears they will use the md80s and dc9s on previous RJ routes. They want to right size routes and frequency. for instance they mentioned instead of 2 flights a day from ATL-HNL they can run 1 flight on a 747. I suspect thats what they will do with RJs and DC9s and MD80s. Instead of 5 flights a day to BFE they can run 2-3 mainline flights and still move the same amount of seats. We'll see
 

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The other thing they talked about was up gauging routes with mainline aircraft. They spoke of the DC9 in the fact that now with fuel lower the DC9 will be a very valuable asset with no ownership costs. The quote was "yesterdays trash is today's treasure". Goes along with the DC9 bumper sticker that says "dont laugh its paid for" ;) It appears they will use the md80s and dc9s on previous RJ routes. They want to right size routes and frequency. for instance they mentioned instead of 2 flights a day from ATL-HNL they can run 1 flight on a 747. I suspect thats what they will do with RJs and DC9s and MD80s. Instead of 5 flights a day to BFE they can run 2-3 mainline flights and still move the same amount of seats. We'll see



That makes total sense but I commute out of LIT and as of the first of the year they are cutting the mainline flights, 88's, from 2 and 5 or 6 RJ's to all RJ's. I was kind of hoping for 4 or 5 88's a day.

Maybe this is a fluid transition.
 

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The other thing they talked about was up gauging routes with mainline aircraft. They spoke of the DC9 in the fact that now with fuel lower the DC9 will be a very valuable asset with no ownership costs. The quote was "yesterdays trash is today's treasure". Goes along with the DC9 bumper sticker that says "dont laugh its paid for" ;) It appears they will use the md80s and dc9s on previous RJ routes. They want to right size routes and frequency. for instance they mentioned instead of 2 flights a day from ATL-HNL they can run 1 flight on a 747. I suspect thats what they will do with RJs and DC9s and MD80s. Instead of 5 flights a day to BFE they can run 2-3 mainline flights and still move the same amount of seats. We'll see

My goodness....This actually sounds like sound management!! Leave it to RA to steer a straight ship! Good to hear. Scrub those crappy RJ's and keep all the flying mainline!

Baja.
 

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That makes total sense but I commute out of LIT and as of the first of the year they are cutting the mainline flights, 88's, from 2 and 5 or 6 RJ's to all RJ's. I was kind of hoping for 4 or 5 88's a day.

Maybe this is a fluid transition.

Just remember- we are all here to serve you-the profitable non-rev..... You are the key to our recovery plan!

-Profits Aplenty-especially from Africa.....
 

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The general rule is they are going to right size the guage to the market and eliminate service to the bottom 10% markets as any airline should.
 
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