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by DL777200LR
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 5398

Re: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK

The DL738 had the winglet changed and returned to service last night. Don't know about the AA 752, but there was a 752 still in one of the AA bays earlier this evening.

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by DL777200LR
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: DL A350 - AMS-JFK on 31 Aug
Replies: 37
Views: 6958

Re: RUMOR: DL A350 - AMS-JFK on 31 Aug

On a totally unrelated note, it's nice to see the "NW-style" tail numbering for the 350s. 35xx fits right with 31xx, 32xx and 33xx. I am not sure that numbering scheme is exclusively legacy NW...legacy DL's 737s (from before the merger) all have the same set up as well: 737-700s are 3601-...

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by DL777200LR
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft AC Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: Aircraft AC Failure

This was most likely more than just an air conditioning failure, if I recall correctly the 744 has 3 independent pack systems. Even if 1 pack failed it should be more than enough to cool the plane. On the ground with only APU, 1 pack is more than enough to cool a 763/764/77L

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by DL777200LR
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 27116

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

Does anyone know how to find out if the beach is open? I have zero plans to hang on the fence so I don't care if they stop that, I just want to be on the beach/in the water and watch airplanes. Was thinking of going this Saturday. The beach is currently open, there seems to be a security guard watc...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: aircraft logbooks
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: aircraft logbooks

At my airline, logbook is blue, cabin log is red, standby engine log is green.

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure
Replies: 48
Views: 7238

Re: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure

What kind of shoddy operation is Thomas Cook operating? I can see for a couple of flights until the winglet can be repaired but 6 weeks??? I believe it`s perfectly safe to fly without a winglet, it is after all a fuel saving device. Also I`ve flown Thomas Cook & found them to be excellent, not ...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 183
Views: 44235

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

They are currently down to 7 747's and 18 777's before a single A350 is on the line, plus it's full summer schedule. In theory the A350 could replace these aircraft 1/1, retaining the same schedule as today. I am surprised that they didn't go with the -1000 though. Added 10 A333 242T while retiring...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3452

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

Yip, you need someone with technical savvy, there is too much that could go wrong on a push back to trust this to a non technical person. Are you not perhaps mistakingly thinking that the push back guy is non technical? For instance at ORTIA, SAA has a dedicated foreign operator division and they o...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 183
Views: 44235

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

I am more interested in the pilot group synergies. The full allotment of 25 A350's would replace all 777's and 747's one for one. The A330/330NEO/350 will be a very efficient lineup from a pilot staffing perspective. A true 767 replacement is still up in the air I suppose. The 77Ls are not leaving ...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 183
Views: 44235

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

I am more interested in the pilot group synergies. The full allotment of 25 A350's would replace all 777's and 747's one for one. The A330/330NEO/350 will be a very efficient lineup from a pilot staffing perspective. A true 767 replacement is still up in the air I suppose. The 77Ls are not leaving ...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3452

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

I get the fact that a mechanic performing a pushback is a better option overall, however the majority of push backs are just pushing the aircraft back and clearing the pilots for engine start, disconnecting the tow bar and removing the bybass pin. This does not require a maintenance personnel to per...

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by DL777200LR
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3452

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

Doesn't make sense to me not having the engineer do his own pushback. What would happen if an engine required a manual start, or if there was a hot start or worse a tailpipe fire, a non technical person wouldn't know what to do. We have a dedicated departure section and we always did our own depart...

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by DL777200LR
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I become an airline executive
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Re: How do I become an airline executive

I'm sorry but pilots need better pay? What about the rest of an airline's employees? Pilots earn the most money by far compared to any other work group, and particularly mainline captains? Whom earn the most come on now. Anyways interning is a great way to get your foot in the door and allows you to...

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by DL777200LR
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3452

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

At my US airline, once the work was done or if any was done at all, no AMT would be on the headset or near the plane. If the flight crew has an issue they talk to maintenance on the maintenance radio frequency for assistance and someone will be sent out to the plane if required. If it's a minor issu...

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by DL777200LR
Sat May 27, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Man-Hours
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Man-Hours

Task hours is the estimated time required to perform a job, for 1 mechanic.

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by DL777200LR
Tue May 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quick question: Can some engines on some types be started with the PACS running?
Replies: 29
Views: 2268

Re: Quick question: Can some engines on some types be started with the PACS running?

I've heard references to pilots (possibly accidentally) doing this. I'd imagine that a Trent-powered 77 APU (which I believe can start both simultaneously) would struggle starting both engines simultaneously off the APU with the PACS on. Same with the 74 starting 2 engines at a time. I seemed to re...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail numbers for international Delta-operated flights
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Tail numbers for international Delta-operated flights

ATL-DFW, MSP-DFW, DFW-LAX and DFW-DTW are domestic flights not international. From my knowledge LAX-HND was most likely a 77L (71XX) or 77E (700X) and NRT-ATL was either a 77L (71XX) or 744 (63XX) I don't remember when the 744 stopped flying out of ATL.

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by DL777200LR
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical Systems
Replies: 14
Views: 1977

Re: Electrical Systems

On the 777, the APU has 2 starters, electrical and pneumatic. The APU and both engines each have their own individual generator With their own switches in the flight deck. The APU Generator can be turned on or off but the IDG requires the engine to be running for it to run. The IDG ( Intergrated Dri...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 10696

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

Doubt JFK will be a destination as no one in maintenance will be going to training for it anytime soon, other stations are being allocated spots most likely being ATL, DTW, MCO, NRT and PVG for starters. All A321 flights started with ATL-MCO-ATL

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by DL777200LR
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL131 MUC-ATL diversion
Replies: 1
Views: 1524

Re: DAL131 MUC-ATL diversion

MrGtheSheepA346 wrote:


https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL131/cc3af6d

DAL131 diverted minutes ago to AMS, does anyone know why?


Apparently the # 1 engine experienced some sort of oil loss, and was still in AMS today.

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by DL777200LR
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance Paperless Survey
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Aircraft Maintenance Paperless Survey

Being able to use a tablet is great, it allows you to look up anything that may be required while never having to leave the plane and signing off job cards while saving tons and I mean tons of paper that gets printed every single day. It will take time to adjust but overall is a great concept

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by DL777200LR
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5001

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

People will always complain, it's always the same routine on any Delta thread regarding any sort of compensation increase or profit sharing and the negativity on a positive subject is astounding. And as Boof loves stating facts, you should try looking at all the facts instead of only the ones that m...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to add up too 25,000 jobs over five years
Replies: 36
Views: 5541

Re: Delta to add up too 25,000 jobs over five years

I personally hired five people away from DL last week, all of whom were Ready Reserve and said the same thing - they'd have stayed if DL had valued them enough to make them "regular" employees. Delta does not use ready reserve or any reserve system. So not just one but five DL employees w...

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by DL777200LR
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Performing maintenance in cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Performing maintenance in cold weather

You take 5 minute breaks in the truck with the heat on and then go back outside and freeze. JFK has brutal wind chill in the winter which makes it that much more fun lol. Just look at the Delta 767 engine change in Cold Bay, no nice special tent but it would be nice to have one.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown
Replies: 135
Views: 33441

Re: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown

Would they be able to take off again with all of the pax/luggage/cargo with only an 8600 ft runway, will it require a different plane(s) come in for the passengers, or could they take off but with a fuel stop before LAX? I'm assuming some of that may be decided based on the non-fuel payload weight ...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL ready for the A350?
Replies: 187
Views: 39252

Re: Is DL ready for the A350?

You can bet there is plenty going on behind the scenes. Courses overseas for the first group of engineers, certification exams, the whole shebang. The first maintenance A350 training classes were at the Airbus facility in Miami in October while the training department prepared for the A350 and sinc...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need female AMTs for article in D.O.M.
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Need female AMTs for article in D.O.M.

stratosphere wrote:
Good luck not too many females in the AMT ranks women seem to be smarter and go for pilot and dispatcher type jobs


So pilots/dispatchers are smarter than maintenance? U mind explaining why it's a better choice to become a pilot or dispatcher?

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Maker Decal on Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 2399

Re: Engine Maker Decal on Engine

Many A330 Rolls Royce operators also have the RR decal on each engine. Trumps 757 has the RR decals as well. I don't believe there is an incentive, it might just be the original engine cowl from manufacture and if the cowl is replaced it most likely will be replaced with a generic cowl without the d...

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by DL777200LR
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About APU start up / Shut down
Replies: 65
Views: 6359

Re: About APU start up / Shut down

As mentioned above, the GPU is only for supplying electrical power to the aircraft. When the APU is not serviceable (ie. inoperative). Pre-conditioned air (heat or cooling) can be supplied by an external hose if required. Engine start without an APU requires a pneumatic start cart (basically an APU...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Re: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement

So do you care to share these figures?

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by DL777200LR
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Re: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement

Does anyone have the physical top of scale hourly figures for AMTs, Lead AMTs, etc?

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by DL777200LR
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747's
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Delta 747's

Most are based in DTW for Asia bound flights, and soon they will all be gone. I believe one was just flown to MZJ this week.

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by DL777200LR
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While
Replies: 65
Views: 7996

Re: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While

Airplanes are powered down overnight when maintenance is done, but sometimes may remain powered if departure time is not far away. Maintenance may also power down the plane if required. many widebodies fly overnight thus may not have as much downtime as narrowbodies and an aircraft will usually not ...

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft purchase options
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Aircraft purchase options

I was wondering, is there any place to find out all the options that Boeing/Airbus have available for each of their respective aircraft? Ex: Tire pressure synoptic page/brake temp page/ electrical cowl switches and things of that nature that do not come standard already. It would be great to be able...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL livery modification coming?
Replies: 132
Views: 35055

Re: DL livery modification coming?

Ship 7005 has been at AMA for a few days now, maybe that one will have the "new" paint as well?

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 8092

Re: DL and the 777

77L was used for ATL-LIM last year but seems to be back to a 764 next summer.

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 8092

Re: DL and the 777

The A330 isn't a poor airplane by any means, however delays (MTC delays) at JFK were much more frequent on A330s than 777s even factoring the difference in frames on the ground, which was about 9:3 for this past summer.

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 12101

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Still don't understand why we do that considering the main stat talked about is on time efficiency and that doesn't do anything to aid that. Guess it just sounds nice lol.

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL livery modification coming?
Replies: 132
Views: 35055

Re: DL livery modification coming?

All the freshly painted planes come with Delta painted on the belly, I guess this is something different? Most likely not significantly different since they already painted older planes with the "new" paint scheme. Guess we find out next week.

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this takeoff unsafe (Video)?
Replies: 16
Views: 3685

Re: Is this takeoff unsafe (Video)?

Why waste time de-icing when you can just blow it off during takeoff. :)

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 8092

Re: DL and the 777

Ik but I'd love to see a 77W in DL livery. Our 777s almost never break down especially when compared to our A330s and I just love how the 777 functions as an airplane. It will be a sad day when we retire these birds. Hopefully they will put one of the 77Ls in the Delta Museum.

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 8092

Re: DL and the 777

Still a chance for a end of the line cheap 77W order :)

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 12101

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Perhaps new hires for FA and pilots but not other work groups. Again the only focus is always pilots and FAs for some reason lol.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Airbus A330 Engine Type?
Replies: 27
Views: 3904

Re: Delta Airbus A330 Engine Type?

Yea sorry was thinking about the A330-900 which will have RR.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 8092

Re: DL and the 777

8 777-200ER and 10 777-200LR. Delta prefers A330s and that seems to be because of price. Both 777 and A330-300 hold 292 so for delta they fall under the same category seating wise and as you can see delta ordered 25 more a330-300s. Honestly our 777s are much more reliable than the A330 and I would l...

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Airbus A330 Engine Type?
Replies: 27
Views: 3904

Re: Delta Airbus A330 Engine Type?

Delta registered some if not all of the new a330s with NW to honor the North West heritage. All the GE powered A330-300s are the new 242T variant while the PW powered are the lower weight variant a330-300. Ships 3322-3331 are the GE engines while ships 3301-3321 are the PW. The a330-200 have RR.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 12101

Re: Delta Pay Increase

No sorry maintenance has other stuff to do besides listening to management all day long.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 12101

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Consistency towards what? Is DL's on time performance not consistent? Are employee's not being consistent in maintaining that operation every single day? And I don't know what JD power award you are referring to.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 12101

Re: Delta Pay Increase

And I'm sure when you message me about the PS, I'll be looking at that $10k+ check in disgust and I'll start complaing on a new thread about how unfair it was to receive such a small check and that Delta Mechanics should now unionize.

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 12101

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Lmao everyone knows the PS check will be smaller, did I ever state DL is king and there's nothing better ever? I wouldn't work for another airline even if I got the opportunity to. You seem to believe that all DL employees should round up and complain because certain work groups might not be the bes...

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