“We’re seeing a reduction in revenues in the month of January,” Bastian told CNBC’s Phil LeBeau. Bastian said that’s due to government contractors and officials who haven’t been traveling. The airline is also facing certification delays for new aircraft with FAA inspectors not working, Bastian said."
When people say the government shutdown only affects government employees, don’t believe them.
The other issues they’re having are that Trump’s shutdown is stopping them from introducing new jets/routes (the feds have to sign off on changes). Delta is trying to get more corporate customers but can’t roll out the new products.
Maybe Trump should order those Federal employees to work without pay as well.
Delta won’t be the last. I know my airline is in the same boat. Spend millions on new terminal and advertising new routes and ground contract and had already begun selling seats and allocation of fleet/crew for those routes. Schedules are made up so crews are going to get paid due to contract but that means dozen of aircrafts on the ground not making any money
ATC it will take a lot more for ATC to not show up. They are dedicated proffesionals who view their job as a calling. Their respect and mission to keeping our skies safe is remarkable…even when those ■■■■■■■ keep instituting flow and metering ;p
Remember when Trump did that FoxNews interview back in, I think, 2015 or so (which, amazingly, can be found nowhere on the Web anymore) where he stated the best way to get concessions on benefits, etc from American workers was to crash the economy so people would be so desperate for jobs they’d take any pay/benefits?