It’s earnings season, and while I figure that if any of you actually care about airline earnings you’re not looking to me for that news, I thought I’d pass on that Delta lost $387 million last quarter. The company is also asking for a 30% pay cut from its pilots. Think about that. Imagine giving back 30% of your salary. It’s crazy, no? (Yes, I understand these are rough times. Yes, some pilots are well paid. But even if you’re making $100k, a $30,000 paycut is significant.)
And just to prove how sick and tired the press is of writing about the miserable finances of the airline industry (or how perfect JetBlue is), the AP has actually published a story about how Hawaiians love Krispy Kreme donuts so much that overhead bins on Hawaiian Airlines flights are filled with them. Really.