Troubled Airline Plans To Bring Back More Than 1,000
Financially-troubled Delta Airlines
is about to recall 1,060 pilots laid off in the wake of the 9/11
attacks. Traffic is that good.
"We will be meeting this week to determine the timing and the
pace and the logistics of this," Delta spokesman John Kennedy
For the first four months of 2004, Delta's passenger load barely
exceeded pre-9/11 levels. They were laid off in spite of an
agreement reached the summer before 9/11 that forbade the airline
from putting pilots on furlough.
Talks between Delta and the ALPA over pay cuts the airline says
it needs to stay in the sky have stalled. The airline wants the
country's highest-paid pilots to agree to a 30-percent reduction in
wages and benefits. Delta pilots have offered only