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MrMarky
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Well there's no Delta board selection available here, but what better place to put info about a legacy airline in distress than here at TWA.

As I'm sure everyone is aware, US Scareways has made a hostile takeover bid to try and snag the airline out of bankruptcy court by appealing to Delta's creditors. Actually, it's not even US, but America Worst, who bought US out of bankruptcy as they are now trying to do with Delta, but the purchase of US was not a hostile takeover. So then HP decided to adopt the US name as the name for the combined carrier. Don't these destitute airlines have anything better to do with their money? Like give us some decent food maybe? [Confused]

I'm sure this sounds familiar -- the sacrifices the employees and retirees have made to assure Delta's survival and success.

Frankly I'm sick of it and wouldn't wish the fate that fell upon the vast majority of TWA people to fall upon anyone -- even a Republican. [Big Grin]

So I thought I'd pass on an email I got from Delta and a link to a site where you can sign a petition against the UseLess Scareways plot.
FLAG RISES AGAIN!!

Here's a link to the petition and below that I have pasted in the text of their email message for those who may be interested:

"Keep Delta My Delta"

As an AA loyalist, I rarely fly on Delta, but I sure as hell don't wanna see them go away or see their people out of work.

Happy Kwaanza everybody! [Big Grin]

Marky

Here's the Delta e-mail message:

As 2006 comes to a close, we want to say "Thank You!" for choosing Delta and honoring us with numerous industry awards based on your high marks. We have big plans to make 2007 even better for you, and wanted to give you a sneak preview of what's in store. We also have a more immediate announcement: we thought you might be interested to learn that our airline now has taken a crucial step toward becoming the very best, truly global airline—one that is committed to constantly improving your travel experience and expanding your access to the world.

Delta has unveiled its plan to exit Chapter 11 in the spring of 2007 as a strong, independent, standalone carrier. Delta's standalone Plan of Reorganization is intended to enable us to emerge as a fundamentally new and different airline that will be a strong global carrier with a profitable, long-term future. Delta's standalone plan will help:

Keep airfares more competitive in more worldwide markets.

Keep the convenience and choice of our extensive domestic and international route system.

Enhance the value and reach of your Delta SkyMiles® and partner airlines opportunities.

Protect the high level of customer service you deserve and have come to expect.

Deliver greater operational reliability and on-time performance.

At the same time, Delta's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected the unsolicited proposal made by US Airways to merge with Delta. The people of Delta have been buoyed by the outpouring of support from customers who oppose the US Airways' proposal and want to "Keep Delta My Delta!". Many of you have asked how you can help. If you'd like to lend your support, we invite you to log on to KeepDeltaMyDelta.org and sign our e-petition. Thank you!

Importantly, we continue to move full steam ahead to deliver the exciting new improvements and products we have in the works for you! Among the many things you can look forward to enjoying are:

Totally horizontal lie-flat seats in select Boeing 777 BusinessElite® class sections coming in 2008.

Your personal music and video selections on your own iPod from Delta's industry leading in-seat entertainment systems featuring cool new programming—all on-demand.

Upgraded technologies to help you better plan and manage your trip through a new SkyMiles award calendar on delta.com, combinable SkyMiles awards, expanded Delta Messenger service and multi-lingual capabilities on-line and on the kiosks.

High-quality food and beverages from celebrity partners like Michelle Bernstein and Rande Gerber on many Delta flights worldwide.

2006 was an exciting year for Delta and our customers. Having made significant improvements to our products and added more than 70 new international destinations, we were honored when readers of Business Traveler magazine recognized Delta as having the best loyalty program, best airport lounges, and best Web site. We were inspired when a J.D. Power and Associates survey ranked Delta #1 for customer service in aircraft cleanliness, baggage handling and flight crew, and in the top two among all network carriers for overall customer satisfaction. And now, as 2006 draws to a close, we are focused on making 2007 even better for you.

On behalf of the 45,000 Delta people dedicated to serving you worldwide, thank you for continuing to choose us as your preferred airline, and warm wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.


Lee Macenczak
Executive Vice President of Sales and Customer Service

© 2006 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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extwacaptain
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Mr. Marky,

I hope the employees of Delta appreciate your concern for their future as much as we at TWA will always remember your support for "our" airline.

It takes 3 (three) things to make an airline....Some airplanes, passengers and employees. That's the EASY part, but a great Airline is like a perfect martini.... which also only requires 3 ingredients. ...a little vodka (or gin) a splash of vermouth and some ice. It's that twist of lemon and the onion or olive which make it outstanding. "That little extra".

Happy passengers and happy employees are that little extra which will always be associated with a Great Airline. Mr. Marky, each time you flew with us you added your special touch, bringing out the finest performance of our employees. You were like the twist of lemon or the olive. You made something great even better.


[Smile]

Randy

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Jeff I.
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quote:
Originally posted by extwacaptain:
Mr. Marky,

I hope the employees of Delta appreciate your concern for their future as much as we at TWA will always remember your support for "our" airline.

It takes 3 (three) things to make an airline....Some airplanes, passengers and employees. That's the EASY part, but a great Airline is like a perfect martini.... which also only requires 3 ingredients. ...a little vodka (or gin) a splash of vermouth and some ice. It's that twist of lemon and the onion or olive which make it outstanding. "That little extra".

Happy passengers and happy employees are that little extra which will always be associated with a Great Airline. Mr. Marky, each time you flew with us you added your special touch, bringing out the finest performance of our employees. You were like the twist of lemon or the olive. You made something great even better.


[Smile]

Randy

Captain Randy -

And ..... continuing with the cocktail metaphor, from the TWA passenger perspective, Mark is the Johnny Walker Blue of TWA customers. Indeed, his efforts following the AA "asset purchase" allowed all of us TWA frequent flyers to have our existing miles counted toward our overall "accrued" miles on American. In my case, this allowed me to begin my American years as a Lifetime Gold member (barely) but last year put me over the hump to become Lifetime Platinum.

May FLAG live on, Mark. Cheers and a Happy Holiday season to the Johnny Walker Blue man (the tops) among TWA passengers!

Jeff I.

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MrMarky
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Hi Randy and Jeff,

You are both way too kind. but thanks for the kind words. Jeff we've never flown together somehow, but surely I'm no match for you as a passenger.

And Captain, my demeanor while hitching a ride pales in comparison to the father of all martinis (and cheap scotch of course [Big Grin] ). Not only have you flown millions of miles while not one of your passengers ever got so much as their shoes wet, but you also doubled as TWA's public relations department, without question the best in the business!

Randy, polite as you always are, you of course left out those occasions when I was more like "garlic" shall we say.

Every once in a while I just had to have a religious experience, which in my case meanscomplain!! [Big Grin]

The Merriest of Chrismas to the both of you and of course to our gal Sally too!

Marky

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Hi Marky. Interestingly, there are about 25 of us ex-TWAers here at America West, er, UScair. Since the US merger we've been stagnant seniority-wise and can only imagine more of the same if this montrosity of a merger goes through. Parker's ego knows no bounds.

Merry Kriskwaanzakah!

Adam

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