There is plenty of scuttlebutt coming from the big 'A' regarding changes in Delta's business plan going forward. Most, if not all, alterations would be due to the oil price crisis and now the massive drop-off in travel to and through Tokyo. These are just rumors mind you...but it's stuff that is quickly making the rounds through the flight ops side. First up is talk that Delta is looking at parking the 747-400 fleet. Attached to that rumor is that all up-coming interior conversions for the 744 are indefinitely on hold. If true, the latter would be a damning event for the future of the fleet. The 744 fleet is also the only fenced- off aircraft for pre-merger NWA pilots. Removing the fleet would kick-off a massive downward spiral on every other aircraft type and who is flying what based on seniority (which is why I don't necessarily believe the rumor(s)). There is also a lot of talk that the IT department is having to shelve numerous upgrades - internally and on the frontal facing delta.com. Again, at this point just talk. Take it for what it's worth. The last big thing I was being told was Delta acquiring AirTran's 717's after the Southwest buy goes through...and most of us probably agree it's a rather silly suggestion.