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  1. Wandering Aramean had a GREAT writeup of the DL Airbus deal.

    Continued attacks against DL by @gary are really getting tired…

  2. @Robert and I chose not to write up the Airbus deal because it wasn’t that interesting to me today, I simply made not of it here. I see that Wandering Aramean noted the jet engine deal maintenance, and I simply referenced Julie Johnsson who made the point earlier.

    As far as “Continued attacks against DL by @gary are really getting tired…” Continued Delta hypocrisy gets really tired, the attacks from me are REALLY easy to stop . . .

  3. I thought Seth was nuts, claiming that “the profits from the Pratt & Whitney MRO contract could essentially pay out the capital costs of acquiring the aircraft.” with no substantiation. When you even do a cursory attempt at running the numbers, the cost of the 100 planes will be north of $6B- how do you turn out that kind of profit servicing $15B worth of engine repairs?

    Plus, much, if not most of the money paid to DTO to service the 1,100’s will be paid by Delta! What’s next- a claim that better Delta meals will pay for themselves by the higher profits generated by the Delta catering arm!

    At least Gary, as a CFO, gets his basic math right. And Delta deserves to be bashed over buying Airbus when it wraps itself in the flag vs the ME3.

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