Delta CEO Bastian changes pugnacious airline’s tone

When the U.S. government insisted that Delta give up some flights to Mexico City to win approval for an alliance with Aeromexico, Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO, complied instead of taking the DOT to court, as Anderson did in a 2015 dispute. As for consultant Garfinkle, he credits Delta for giving up some flights to Mexico City in the Aeromexico case rather than taking the DOT to court, as the company did in a 2015 dispute over a Seattle-to-Tokyo route.