Delta... you sad pathetic airline.


Obviously there is much "buzz" about Continental joining Star Alliance today.  I just received an email from Delta which made me laugh out loud as to how pathetic their attempt to steal some attention was.

Dear Mr. fozz,
Things may look a little different the next time you fly from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

As Delta and Northwest Airlines® join forces, we're working behind the scenes on an airport makeover. Beginning November 3rd, Delta signage will replace Northwest signage throughout Newark airport.

Look for Delta blue and red at former Northwest check-in and ticketing locations, lounges, gates and baggage claim areas. Rest assured, our new signage and airport staff will ensure you get where you need to go.

Our consolidation and rebranding efforts at airports nationwide will continue through 2009, and we'll finish rolling out our new look internationally by the end of next year.

So stay tuned for more merger updates — and thanks for choosing Delta!

Remember to visit for merger information, flight, hotel and car rental reservations, and real-time flight notifications. Then get the inside scoop at


Really Delta?  Is that it?  You had to send that today?  What next?  You're going to tell me the positives of flying out of JFK and LGA?


Hunter October 27, 2009 at 01:15 pm

Seriously - it's enough from you already. You're happy having left our broken home. Just move on.

Fozz October 27, 2009 at 01:55 pm

@Hunter: Seriously, this was a bad idea on DL's marketing group to send that email out today right before the formal announcement. I feel for the folks on the ground at DL, their management is taking them off a cliff.

Hunter October 27, 2009 at 02:26 pm

Who cares? Seriously. What difference does this email make? How does it hurt dl people? Who cares?

@Fozz: I got the "Your SkyMiles Accounts Have Been Merged" e-mail today (for the third time).

I guess DL just wanted to send something out today.