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Congressman calls for federal investigation on Delta Airlines in Memphis

There are 132 comments on the WLOX-TV Biloxi story from Dec 4, 2012, titled Congressman calls for federal investigation on Delta Airlines in Memphis. In it, WLOX-TV Biloxi reports that:

Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen is calling for a federal investigation into unfair practices by Delta Airlines in Memphis - as an edgy ad campaign hits the Internet.

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Spade a Spade

Rochester, MN

#65 Dec 28, 2012
Toad wrote:
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Oh the DAL failures keep a coming...
Delta had an exceptional year for recognition in 2012, winning 33 airline industry awards and confirming the airline’s position as an industry leader in many aspects of our business.
The airline achieved an unprecedented sweep of the major corporate/agency related surveys including Business Travel News, Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Recommend Magazine and The Beat. These survey winners are selected by their readers, an indication that Delta is becoming the preferred airline for business travelers.
Earlier this year, Delta’s push to improve the overall customer experience through technology landed it at the top of the PC World magazine’s list of the 10 most tech-friendly airlines in the U.S.
Delta also won the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees. The airline was one of only 15 employers across the country and the first airline in a decade to receive the award.
In September, Delta was the only airline named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America illustrating its continued commitment to integrate sustainable practices into the workplace.
Other award highlights include Best Achievement in Technology for the Fly Delta App by the Airline Passenger Experience Association; Best Solutions Provider for Delta Techops by OneAero MRO and Best Single Media Promotion for a U.S. Airline for the “Your Bags Journey on Delta” video from Travel+Leisure.
These awards are testimony to the hard work of Delta employees to continually improve its product and provide the best service possible to its customers. Delta enters the New Year with great momentum and will continue to pursue awards during the climb in 2013.
Yea I won a boatload of awards for my business too in 2011 and 2012..So I guess the guys and gals who work for SCABAIR Delta are lying to me about going back 10 years when your airline took over..Funny part about that is they all have the same story yet don't know each other..Pilots,mechanics,stewar desses all the same..
not a fine wine

Duluth, MN

#66 Dec 29, 2012
skygod wrote:
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Not really making much sense with this. Delta TechOps IS an MRO. Explain how using this particular MRO relates to your claims "being more expensive than in-house maintenance", and "different set of rules". Looks like the "scary/stupid" problem exists a little closer to some disgruntled ex-employees than the current CEO. Seeing as the current CEO of Delta TechOps is...Richard Anderson.
Here's what wikipedia says. With all your in depth knowledge of Delta maintenance practices, you should edit the article. Oh, that's right, you've never actually worked for Delta.
"Delta TechOps is the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) division of Delta Air Lines, and is headquartered at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, Georgia. With more than 9,600 Technical Operations employees and 51 maintenance stations worldwide, Delta TechOps is a full-service maintenance provider for the more than 750 aircraft that make up the Delta Air Lines fleet. In addition to maintaining the Delta Air Lines fleet, Delta TechOps also provides MRO solutions and support to more than 150 third-party operators around the world, making it the largest airline MRO provider in North America and the third largest worldwide."
Wowey, and were not in the business of fixing aeroplanes. Every now and then even a blind squirrel finds a nut.
not a fine wine

Duluth, MN

#67 Dec 29, 2012
Toad wrote:
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If yo ever worked in Aviation @ all ur incident claims are about as bogus as they come. Now aanswer that question about MRO's and the DAL fleet
What question did you ask?
not a fine wine

Duluth, MN

#68 Dec 29, 2012
skygod wrote:
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Anyone you've worked for in the last 7+ years gotten any?
Every single one of them. See that's the funny part.
not a fine wine

Duluth, MN

#69 Dec 29, 2012
skygod wrote:
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Not really making much sense with this. Delta TechOps IS an MRO. Explain how using this particular MRO relates to your claims "being more expensive than in-house maintenance", and "different set of rules". Looks like the "scary/stupid" problem exists a little closer to some disgruntled ex-employees than the current CEO. Seeing as the current CEO of Delta TechOps is...Richard Anderson.
Here's what wikipedia says. With all your in depth knowledge of Delta maintenance practices, you should edit the article. Oh, that's right, you've never actually worked for Delta.
"Delta TechOps is the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) division of Delta Air Lines, and is headquartered at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, Georgia. With more than 9,600 Technical Operations employees and 51 maintenance stations worldwide, Delta TechOps is a full-service maintenance provider for the more than 750 aircraft that make up the Delta Air Lines fleet. In addition to maintaining the Delta Air Lines fleet, Delta TechOps also provides MRO solutions and support to more than 150 third-party operators around the world, making it the largest airline MRO provider in North America and the third largest worldwide."
So who are the third-party customers? And when working those 150 3rd party's, does DAL repair their aircraft by DAL's repair station manual or the 3rd party's manual? Do you know? Or would you be guessing?
skygod

Tacoma, WA

#70 Dec 29, 2012
not a fine wine wrote:
<quoted text>Wowey, and were not in the business of fixing aeroplanes. Every now and then even a blind squirrel finds a nut.
Usually the blind squirrel just loses the nut he's found. Then he blames all the other squirrels for taking his nut. Rather than taking responsibility for throwing his nut away. He just keeps his eyes tightly closed, the only reason he was blind in the first place.
skygod

Tacoma, WA

#71 Dec 29, 2012
not a fine wine wrote:
<quoted text>So who are the third-party customers? And when working those 150 3rd party's, does DAL repair their aircraft by DAL's repair station manual or the 3rd party's manual? Do you know? Or would you be guessing?
Who cares? As long as the customer is happy. Remember the $650 million in revenue part? What are you, the Zen Mechanic? Not worthy unless you adhere to your vow of poverty.
skygod

Tacoma, WA

#72 Dec 29, 2012
not a fine wine wrote:
<quoted text>Every single one of them. See that's the funny part.
Every single one of them?

"Not retired yet. Been bouncing around working in the arrogant northeast. My last stop was at one of these... not hack repair stations, but one to far behind the power curve to do it right. The place is very mismanaged. The top working supervisor has never worked anywhere else and thinks his little place of employment is a competitor with Duncan Aviation. The guy controls every aspect of maintenance. He is very threaten by anyone with more experience than him. If something is found that is beyond his experience, of 10 + corporate years, he will convince his boss, who is dating his daughter, that it's not within the scope of the inspection. Most of the mechanics are straight out of a local A&P school, and take his word as gospel. The few mechanics who do know what's going on either placate him to keep their jobs... or put as much distance between him and them as they can. Even his boss knows he's lacking, but if he wants happy times at home he can't F with dad. I walked away from this place after they promoted an ex-Army, spit polished, I'll never forget the... Be All You Can Be... Lessons that straighten out his 28 years of life when he began his 10 years of enlistment time. Watching this guy strut around now that he was the leader of two, was just to much to take. And just more proof of who's really run the show. With bozos like this calling the shots. I didn't feel it was a safe place to work."

You remember writing this don't you? This is one of your award winners? Looks like you and Chump Change are in the "Couldn't Tell The Truth If My Life Depended On It" Club. The only funny part is you mutts being dumb enough to think there is anybody out there that doesn't know you are full of crap.
skygod

Tacoma, WA

#73 Dec 29, 2012
not a fine wine wrote:
<quoted text>So who are the third-party customers? And when working those 150 3rd party's, does DAL repair their aircraft by DAL's repair station manual or the 3rd party's manual? Do you know? Or would you be guessing?
Do you know? Tell us exactly how much time you've spent in a Delta TechOps facility. I fly their product all the time.
Toad

Lagos, Nigeria

#74 Dec 29, 2012
skygod wrote:
<quoted text>Every single one of them?
"Not retired yet. Been bouncing around working in the arrogant northeast. My last stop was at one of these... not hack repair stations, but one to far behind the power curve to do it right. The place is very mismanaged. The top working supervisor has never worked anywhere else and thinks his little place of employment is a competitor with Duncan Aviation. The guy controls every aspect of maintenance. He is very threaten by anyone with more experience than him. If something is found that is beyond his experience, of 10 + corporate years, he will convince his boss, who is dating his daughter, that it's not within the scope of the inspection. Most of the mechanics are straight out of a local A&P school, and take his word as gospel. The few mechanics who do know what's going on either placate him to keep their jobs... or put as much distance between him and them as they can. Even his boss knows he's lacking, but if he wants happy times at home he can't F with dad. I walked away from this place after they promoted an ex-Army, spit polished, I'll never forget the... Be All You Can Be... Lessons that straighten out his 28 years of life when he began his 10 years of enlistment time. Watching this guy strut around now that he was the leader of two, was just to much to take. And just more proof of who's really run the show. With bozos like this calling the shots. I didn't feel it was a safe place to work."
You remember writing this don't you? This is one of your award winners? Looks like you and Chump Change are in the "Couldn't Tell The Truth If My Life Depended On It" Club. The only funny part is you mutts being dumb enough to think there is anybody out there that doesn't know you are full of crap.
This is also so funny.
not a fine wine

Duluth, MN

#76 Dec 29, 2012
skygod wrote:
<quoted text>Every single one of them?
"Not retired yet. Been bouncing around working in the arrogant northeast. My last stop was at one of these... not hack repair stations, but one to far behind the power curve to do it right. The place is very mismanaged. The top working supervisor has never worked anywhere else and thinks his little place of employment is a competitor with Duncan Aviation. The guy controls every aspect of maintenance. He is very threaten by anyone with more experience than him. If something is found that is beyond his experience, of 10 + corporate years, he will convince his boss, who is dating his daughter, that it's not within the scope of the inspection. Most of the mechanics are straight out of a local A&P school, and take his word as gospel. The few mechanics who do know what's going on either placate him to keep their jobs... or put as much distance between him and them as they can. Even his boss knows he's lacking, but if he wants happy times at home he can't F with dad. I walked away from this place after they promoted an ex-Army, spit polished, I'll never forget the... Be All You Can Be... Lessons that straighten out his 28 years of life when he began his 10 years of enlistment time. Watching this guy strut around now that he was the leader of two, was just to much to take. And just more proof of who's really run the show. With bozos like this calling the shots. I didn't feel it was a safe place to work."
You remember writing this don't you? This is one of your award winners? Looks like you and Chump Change are in the "Couldn't Tell The Truth If My Life Depended On It" Club. The only funny part is you mutts being dumb enough to think there is anybody out there that doesn't know you are full of crap.
Thanks for the repost.
Toad

Lagos, Nigeria

#77 Dec 29, 2012
not a fine wine wrote:
<quoted text> Thanks for the repost.
Chicken Little.........the sky is falling, the sky is falling..........no, wait, lemme get back to you on that topic. Funny and ur caught. BTW, Stewardess? Is this the best insult you can muster?
Spade a Spade

Rochester, MN

#78 Dec 29, 2012
Toad wrote:
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Chicken Little.........the sky is falling, the sky is falling..........no, wait, lemme get back to you on that topic. Funny and ur caught. BTW, Stewardess? Is this the best insult you can muster?
I didn't think it was an insult because that is what you are..Must bother you to be one since you brought the question up..But aren't you also that amazing mechanic from the cabin who sees all? Remember,righty _______, lefty ______!!
not a fine wine

Duluth, MN

#79 Dec 29, 2012
Toad wrote:
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Chicken Little.........the sky is falling, the sky is falling..........no, wait, lemme get back to you on that topic. Funny and ur caught. BTW, Stewardess? Is this the best insult you can muster?
I think the time change is confusing you. I never call a flight attendant a stewardess. As a matter of fact I have a great amount of respect for the work that you do. However, I really do not think any of you three, ong, sky god, or you really understand the changes that have taken place within the airline maintenance business. The pay has dropped out the bottom. Even your Delta techs are ten years behind the pay. Hell back in 05 nwa mechs were making what Delta makes today. How many people are going to jump into a field where the pay keeps going down. And when ever I hear someone say "the safety record speaks for its self, I gag on the lie. The safety record was built on the old maintenance system not the new. IF IT AINT BROKE DON'T FIX IT! So tell me how much you value your mechanics, and then tell me about how much you know about what they do.
thefryingpan

Maple Grove, MN

#80 Jan 2, 2013
not a fine wine wrote:
<quoted text>Even your Delta techs are ten years behind the pay. Hell back in 05 nwa mechs were making what Delta makes today.
There's these 2 walleye see. They are on a stringer under a dock on a lake in Minnesota.. One turns to the other and sez, "Boy that leech tasted good!" The other sez, "Too bad about the hook, huh." First one sez,"We sure had it good.", "What happens next?"
not a fine wine

Duluth, MN

#81 Jan 3, 2013
thefryingpan wrote:
<quoted text>There's these 2 walleye see. They are on a stringer under a dock on a lake in Minnesota.. One turns to the other and sez, "Boy that leech tasted good!" The other sez, "Too bad about the hook, huh." First one sez,"We sure had it good.", "What happens next?"
The rich guy who owns the lake house with the dock, pays some servant to clean and cook the fish. He eats good and the servant gets to do the dishes. Lol
Al here

Williamstown, NJ

#82 Jan 4, 2013
Toad wrote:
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Oh the DAL failures keep a coming...
Delta had an exceptional year for recognition in 2012, winning 33 airline industry awards and confirming the airline’s position as an industry leader in many aspects of our business.
The airline achieved an unprecedented sweep of the major corporate/agency related surveys including Business Travel News, Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Recommend Magazine and The Beat. These survey winners are selected by their readers, an indication that Delta is becoming the preferred airline for business travelers.
Earlier this year, Delta’s push to improve the overall customer experience through technology landed it at the top of the PC World magazine’s list of the 10 most tech-friendly airlines in the U.S.
Delta also won the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees. The airline was one of only 15 employers across the country and the first airline in a decade to receive the award.
In September, Delta was the only airline named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America illustrating its continued commitment to integrate sustainable practices into the workplace.
Other award highlights include Best Achievement in Technology for the Fly Delta App by the Airline Passenger Experience Association; Best Solutions Provider for Delta Techops by OneAero MRO and Best Single Media Promotion for a U.S. Airline for the “Your Bags Journey on Delta” video from Travel+Leisure.
These awards are testimony to the hard work of Delta employees to continually improve its product and provide the best service possible to its customers. Delta enters the New Year with great momentum and will continue to pursue awards during the climb in 2013.
Pretty proud of this award too! Survey: Delta ranks #3 in rude airline workers. http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_ca...
thefryingpan

Maple Grove, MN

#83 Jan 4, 2013
There's these 2 exNWAs see. They are sitting on a dock fishing on a lake in Minnesota. One turns to the other and sez "Boy, we sure made good money in 2005." The other sez "Too bad that 25% raise was just a trap." First one sez "We sure had it good, except for all the guys that lost their jobs before the strike, and then the guys that lost their jobs after the strike." Second one sez "You think the phrase hook line and sinker applies?". First one says "Nah, you never hear fish bragging about good tasting bait." Second one sez "yeah, that would be one dumb fish."
thefryingpan

Maple Grove, MN

#84 Jan 4, 2013
not a fine wine wrote:
<quoted text>The rich guy who owns the lake house with the dock, pays some servant to clean and cook the fish. He eats good and the servant gets to do the dishes. Lol
He could go on strike. Good servants are hard to replace.
Spade a Spade

Rochester, MN

#85 Jan 4, 2013
Al here wrote:
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Pretty proud of this award too! Survey: Delta ranks #3 in rude airline workers. http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_ca...
Dick will get this straightened out. He refuses to be anything less than number one in ALL categories!!

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