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Old 10-31-2017, 03:01 PM   #1  
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Default DAL vs AA

If one was lucky enough to get an offer from both American and Delta today which would be the better choice?
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If one was lucky enough to get an offer from both American and Delta today which would be the better choice?
I think American just due to the rapid seniority you would accumulate
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:16 PM   #3  
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Age is a big consideration.

People over 40 will probably way junior at delta for their whole careers
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Too many variables. DL has a better contract right now but AA has a massive amount of retirements that are just starting.

DL has also hired a whole lot more people during this wave.

Really comes down to where you want to live. They’re both really good jobs.
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Delta has less debt than AA and UAL.

It all depends where you live, where do you want to be based and your age.
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Part of the reason DL has less debt is the age of their fleet. Replacing older aircraft, which they'll have to do eventually, will close the gap somewhat.

Check my previous posts. I answered this exact question and showed retirements in a side by side comparison between DL, UA, and AA. I think the thread was asking about a comparison, or decision process, if you had to choose between DL or AA.
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Roughly 45% of the DL seniority list will be retired in the next 10 years. I would base it on where you, or more importantly your wife/family, wants to live. I can’t even begin to explain how much better your qol will be if you don’t have to commute.
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If one was lucky enough to get an offer from both American and Delta today which would be the better choice?
Whichever one allows you to drive to work. After that, whichever one calls you first. Having worked for both, the contract is much better at DAL. I've made WAY more money, with more time off at DAL than I would have if I had stayed at AAL.

Best of luck!
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Whichever one allows you to drive to work.
YEP, commuting sucks.
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Don’t commute!!!
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