...and this is simply one more example of the industry trying its hardest to avoid spending one extra cent on updating its own equipment. I doubt they feel they even have that extra cent.
Last year was a lousy year and probably that extra
cent went to the airlines' officers' payay.
Delta's CEO was scrambling to get his due:
As Chief Executive Officer at DELTA AIR LINES INC, Edward H. Bastian
made $17,291,985 in total compensation. Of this total $945,833 was received
as a salary, $3,516,987 was received as a bonus, $4,125,096 was received
in stock options, $8,375,463 was awarded as stock and $328,606 came from
other types of compensation.