Delta Air Lines to Leave Trade Association in April 2016

Discussion in 'Delta Air Lines' started by 700UW, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. FrugalFlyerv2.0

    FrugalFlyerv2.0 Veteran

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    Do you believe in miracles?
    lol
     
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  2. 700UW

    700UW Corn Field

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    Al Michaels does, lol.
     
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  3. ThirdSeatHero

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    BTC comments on Deltas departure from A4A
     
    http://www.eturbonews.com/65299/delta-air-lines-exits-a4a-airline-trade-group
     
     
    Wow - Hardly complementary 
     
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  4. Kev3188

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    I still can't see any sort of upside here...
     
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  5. townpete

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    Of course you wouldn't.

    Like the saying goes: "When you're a hammer, all you see is nails."
     
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  6. townpete

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    Last sentence says it all.
     
    http://www.myajc.com/news/business/delta-ceos-maverick-streak-shows-in-trade-group-ex/npCYn/?icmp=AJC_internallink_110215_Deltaalone
     
    George Hamlin, of Fairfax, Va.-based Hamlin Transportation Consulting, said that as disputes accumulated,
    Delta executives may have faced the question, “Am I carrying some of my competitors or the rest of the industry?
    That’s probably outside of my fiduciary duty to my shareholders.”
     
    “Anderson and his team are running a company for its sake,” Hamlin said, “not for the industry’s.”
     
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  7. townpete

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    So essentially, you have an industry lobby group, who's actual achievements you can fit on a thread of dental floss, being told to pound sand when wanting. DAL to cough up another year s annual fees of $5 million.

    And the typical DAL howling monkey haters have something to feed on....
     
  8. topDawg

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    Pot, kettle........
     
    Once again, You get a lot of things done in the government by yourself right Pete? How many laws have you had changed again? 
     
     
    But groups of people never get political things done. 
     
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  9. Glenn Quagmire

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    All you have to do is look at the successful independents out there.

    Lobbying is so yesteryear...especially after Citizens United.
     
  10. townpete

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    What groundbreaking achievement has this group ever done?

    Ever?

    From the sounds of it they could never really agree on anything, or produce anything meaningful.
     
  11. ThirdSeatHero

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    No, what you have is an airline that can't force its agenda on a group that's been advocating for the industry as a whole since the 1930s, and decided to go it alone.
     
    While you may amuse yourself with your "howling monkey hater" comment, it just goes to show how uninformed you are on the subject.  It isn't just the posters on this forum that have taken issue with Deltas departure from A4A, try reading more than just the AJC and you just might learn a thing or two.
     
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  12. ThirdSeatHero

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    You should really try educating yourself on the subject before posting this nonsense
     
    Try here for starters
     
    http://airlines.org/
     
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  13. jimntx

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    ThirdSeatHero, Townpete's mind is made up.  Please do not attempt to confuse him with facts.  It makes him cranky.
     
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  14. eolesen

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    I spent many years working on both A4A and IATA working groups. A4A is why the industry has things like standard tickets and reservations message standards, ULD containers that can fit on anyone's aircraft, standards for baggage dimensions, and has always worked closely with the DOT and FAA to make sure that regulations coming down from Congress are actually workable when implemented. Typically, A4A will come up with practices 18-24 months before IATA adopts them as their own.

    My guess is you're simply ignorant of what the association actually does, and too busy drinking widget-ade via a firehose.

    BTW, I've known George Hamlin for over ten years. Ask him if A4A provides value, and you'll get a much different answer than the little soundbyte DL CorpCom showed you.
     
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  15. townpete

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    Has the sky fallen yet?

    How will you know if it does?

    lol
     

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