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This is how you attract Flightcrew!

Old 14th Feb 2015, 16:12
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This is how you attract Flightcrew!

Delta "ups the ante" with a great profit share to it's employees.
"The 2014 payout is a record for the airline industry, and among the highest for any U.S. corporation."

A top move for a company also in the global Airline race to attract experienced crew in the rapidly dwindling pool of pilots.
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Old 14th Feb 2015, 17:26
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Amazing. I hope it starts a cascade of improving Ts and Cs - god knows we need to see upward movement in EU locos.
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Old 14th Feb 2015, 22:01
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Different part of the world; different social paradigm; different industry logistics; different legal system (although one still biased against organized labour).

Not being part of the EU project/experiment of the self-immolation of the ignored masses certainly helps.

But all is not doom and gloom. Little Britain's RT remains top notch and above reproach and consequently sets a lofty standard which none can emulate, only envy. Supposedly.
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Old 14th Feb 2015, 22:18
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Back in the sixties and seventies Delta was reckoned to be the highest paying airline in the world, and one of the hardest to get into. At one time the staff, in appreciation, all clubbed together and bought their employers a brand new B757! Looks as though Delta are well on their way back to the top.
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Old 14th Feb 2015, 22:28
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It's cyclical. Contractual conditions at all US legacies have been less than optimal over the past decade - nice to see them in the ascendant. For those looking to jump aboard timing is everything. At the nadir it took 20yrs of seniority to hold a position as a junior FO.
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Old 15th Feb 2015, 05:53
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Will Virgin Atlantic be doing the same ?

If they made profit this year, that is.
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Old 15th Feb 2015, 09:16
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Back in the sixties and seventies Delta was reckoned to be the highest paying airline in the world, and one of the hardest to get into. At one time the staff, in appreciation, all clubbed together and bought their employers a brand new B757! Looks as though Delta are well on their way back to the top.
It was a B767-200. "Spirit of Delta". I positioned in it during the late 80's and sat staring at the plaque on the front first class bulkhead. "This Airplane was presented by the Employees of Delta," or something very similar.


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Old 15th Feb 2015, 10:04
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Being used to covert threats on our intranet and yearly demands to cut benefits in half "or else" this is too much for me to process. Bonus? What??

I'm used to hearing that "everything that goes wrong at this company is ultimately your fault" so be sure to feel really bad, let us steal your pension and be grateful. Oh and we could really use you on your next day off so how about some goodwill buddy?
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Old 15th Feb 2015, 12:57
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We as a profession, often correctly sadly, are far too quick to slate beancounters and CEO's. Due in most part to the fact we are all continually screwed on a daily basis by our "leaders".

So lets all tip our hats on this one to Richard Anderson, I'm sure he's one of many, but I hugely admire the guy, great to see an airline treating its employees with respect.
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Old 15th Feb 2015, 18:54
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cvg2iln, incredible how you managed to turn a positive news thread about a US carrier into a petty rant about a completely unrelated topic while managing to add nothing in that post to the discussion. Chip on one shoulder or both?
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Old 18th Feb 2015, 19:58
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Chip on neither Sonny Jim. Incredible? Nothing I've posted is. But one side of the Atlantic isn't the same as the other. You have my sympathies yet you did acquiesce to add ingredients to the stew in which you now cook.

Spirit of Delta died shortly prior to their bankruptcy. Many current and ex employees (drawing a pension) are not the happiest of campers.

It is good to see Delta once again making money. Hope all the legacies do likewise. Onward and upwards.
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Old 22nd Feb 2015, 14:42
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I work for Delta, and have since the Northwest merger. I've said from the beginning that Northwest made Delta a better flying operation (flight ops, standards, training) and Delta made Northwest a better company (labor relations, doing the right thing, common cause, corporate ethics).

Today, I feel like I won the lottery to be working for Delta. From the top down, I'm convinced the company sincerely cares for its employees, customers, shareholders and business, which I'm convinced is why it has done so well over the past several years relative to its peers.

I'm no Kool-aid drinker, but I do love going to work. I think our passengers like and respect the airline; I'm happy to extend some effort and do what I can to give our customers a better experience; I'm proud of our status as the premier US carrier on just about any metric; I want to continue to make us better; and last, but certainly not least, I enjoyed receiving my profit sharing check of roughly $20k USD on Valentine's Day.

I realize that carriers don't tend to stay at the top of the heap forever. Success breeds arrogance. I'm just happy to have spent the past five or so years here in the sunshine.
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Old 22nd Feb 2015, 15:02
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Good post BenThere.

It is good to read a positive post about an employer. There is so little chance of a similar review from any of us on this side of the pond. We can but dream of the day when our employers stop screwing us to the floor to provide a bigger and better return for executive management and shareholders.

Three cheers for Delta. Now that is how to run a company. Are you listening EJ/RYR/MON et al. No, of course your not.
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