While few in the industry were surprised Friday that Delta President Fred Reid decided to leave the airline in less than three weeks to work for Virgin Chairman Richard Branson, the move holds significant repercussions for both carriers in the months to come as each fashions strategies for the future. Many expected Reid to look for other jobs after he was passed over last November to replace former CEO Leo Mullin when he retired. New CEO Gerry Grinstein at the time went as far as to ...
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