Delta Air Lines released the other day 15 minute long “documentary” about the gulf carriers trying to inform its employees what is at stake.
You can access Delta’s page for the announcement here.
Here are the best parts:
1. Joining with the Unions!
Delta has been as anti-union as possible as far as I can recall and here they would like unions to join them with the fight.
Army needs Delta planes to move soldiers around the world.
Thought that he would have been so toxic at this point that he would not have been mentioned but he probably still plays well in the southern states where Delta is strong.
All the big three US airlines are basically domestic airlines with some international flying thrown in. Domestic flying is protected as is most of their international flying (from ME3 due to locations of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha).
These open skies agreements that are referred several times on the propaganda video don’t mean that airline such as Qatar could fly freely between any foreign country and United States. Emirates currently flies from both Milan and Athens to New York.
It seems that Delta truly hates Qatar Airways because the airline flies to Atlanta (Delta’s main hub) and the Qatar’s CEO is not shy sometimes saying out loud what he thinks (about US airlines).
I believe that Delta’s time and money would be best spend by taking care of their product (soft and hard) to be competitive against the foreign airlines (they already have a controlled oligopoly on domestic travel). Here they are merely trying to limit competition on international air travel and force consumers to pay higher prices for their substandard product. Not quite a winning combination!