Avolar was doomed to fail from the begining. Management was brought in from a Detroit automaker. This management team was used to spending money like drunken sailors. They had no idea on how to turn a profit. They were very good at pading their own pockets. They had Gulfstream pilots back in Detroit making $60,000/yr - yes you read it right! The pilots were going to take a good ------- as soon as management got the chance. The unions at United did the right thing to shut Avolar down. It saved United a ton of money! It should have happened a year ago, before 80 more lives(plus their families) were affected.