Delta cutting staff, trimming flights

Delta cutting staff, trimming flights

There are 150 comments on the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution story from May 17, 2012, titled Delta cutting staff, trimming flights. In it, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that:

Delta offered early retirement packages in April, including a one-time medical account offert to cover health care in retirement.

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not a fine wine

Hinesburg, VT

#142 Jun 11, 2012
DAL 7576 Check Airman wrote:
<quoted text>Bra, I think they've got some bad feelings. It's like when a passenger is really upset, you listen. Maybe all he needs is someone let him get things off his chest. What's it hurt to listen? These guys did what they thought they had to and paid a real price. If they want to vent, I can swallow my pride long enough to let them.
In a way it was, what was given us. None of us wanted to give up our jobs. The union had very little to do with it. Nwa was getting out of the maintenance business. They were convinced they could pay less and get the same. It didn't work, and now they're gone.

One day you should take a look at the aviation maintenance job pages. Two things they can't get. Aviation structures mechanics & avionics techs. They're not having trouble finding people who write their employee number in the blocks of the block by block inspection paper work. But when the blocks aren't there they can't find people who know how to do the job. Like I said... the inspection are like a paint by numbers... doesn't take a lot of skill to make it all look good. However, it does take skill to know what they are asking for within those blocks. And it does skill to know how to work the aircraft when the step by step blocks have never been written for the problem. Does the QRH cover everything? Example: two engines out over the Hudson. Which is better, a 250 hour pilot or a 10,000 hour pilot? Because you now have one of two things working on your airplane. A non FAA mechanic or a 250 hour mechanic. Fly Safe & and train them well DAL 7576 Check Airman.
not a fine wine

Hinesburg, VT

#143 Jun 11, 2012
DAL 7576 Check Airman wrote:
<quoted text>Feel bad for you dude. There's a lot to what your saying. Not sure what to say, but it seems to me that dwelling on it isn't going to change things. The folks that need to listen won't listen. I bet that's the way its always been. Best thing you can do is move on. Take it from the man with 3 ex-wives. Being happy makes them crazy.
I have moved on. And if I knew something better than I know airplanes, I'd move on from that too! Hell, I try to live places where when I look up, I don't see an airplane. Do know how frigging hard that is? LOL... keep-em flying safe.
Spade a Spade

Rochester, MN

#144 Jun 11, 2012
DAL 7576 Check Airman wrote:
<quoted text>Bra, I think they've got some bad feelings. It's like when a passenger is really upset, you listen. Maybe all he needs is someone let him get things off his chest. What's it hurt to listen? These guys did what they thought they had to and paid a real price. If they want to vent, I can swallow my pride long enough to let them.
I'm here for one reason, SCABS! I have a major dislike for them. Always have, always will. Hell I still don't buy Hormel. ong is a wannna be airline employee who couldn't get hired anywhere in the airline industry. He loves SCABS and is full of it.
Old NWA Guy

New Philadelphia, OH

#145 Jun 12, 2012
Spade a Spade wrote:
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I'm here for one reason, SCABS! I have a major dislike for them. Always have, always will. Hell I still don't buy Hormel. ong is a wannna be airline employee who couldn't get hired anywhere in the airline industry. He loves SCABS and is full of it.
tone it down Spade. You know you spit wnen you areset. You know that by any available measure the maintainnce on the NWA fleet improved,with the departure of the AMFA.
Al here

Sicklerville, NJ

#146 Jun 19, 2012
Old NWA Guy wrote:
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tone it down Spade. You know you spit wnen you areset. You know that by any available measure the maintainnce on the NWA fleet improved,with the departure of the AMFA.
Totally clueless...yup still talking out of your ass..
Al here

Williamstown, NJ

#147 Jul 23, 2012
Cutting staff and flights...interesting though how much money they are spending on aircraft, oil refineries etc...must be the NWA in them...bawhahahaha
Old NWA Guy

New Philadelphia, OH

#148 Jul 23, 2012
Spade a Spade wrote:
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I'm here for one reason, SCABS! I have a major dislike for them. Always have, always will. Hell I still don't buy Hormel. ong is a wannna be airline employee who couldn't get hired anywhere in the airline industry. He loves SCABS and is full of it.
Wrong on every count in your juvenile statement. But what can you expect from an assw---e who brags about pissing on someones grave to let the world know. Spade you know nothing about the airline industry and never did. You really are a pathetic washed up has been. You didn't even last the entire 444 days of your strikeso what does that make you, a "super scab"?
Jose Manuel

New Port Richey, FL

#149 Jul 23, 2012
Mi Brother Pedro and Mi Familie We Now Here Free We get Jobs There for Cheep
Charlie Manson

Nashville, TN

#150 Jul 23, 2012
Helter Skelter... It's time to kill those CEO's at their homes. Murder there entire family's as well. It's time to show these airline CEO's they now risk loosing their lives if they continue there devil ways. Once they start being killed, they will flee the airline industry, not knowing which employye group is committing homicide.
Jack

AOL

#151 Aug 16, 2012
Lock em out. Use media spin to cover your tracks and hire useless scabs. Its been done before. Thats how things got as bad as they are.

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