Doug Parker - XPRS Pilots sleeping in airport terminals in front of passengers

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Dear Mr. Parker:

As you are now the head of an international airline don't you think it would be most embarrassing if one of your regional partners used a CRJ to create a smoking crater somewhere in the western U.S.? Don't you think it's time that Mr. Orenstein and Mr. Lotz started treating their employees like professionals? Don't you think their pilots deserve adequate rest? Don't you think it's UNSAFE TO HAVE PILOTS SLEEPING ON AIRPLANES AND IN AIRPORT TERMINALS "IN FRONT OF PAYING PASSENGERS" JUST TO SAVE A COUPLE HUNDERD DOLLARS ON HOTEL ROOMS!?!?!?!

It’s only a matter of time before the media gets hold of this unwise, unsafe business practice and passengers begin BOYCOTTING America West/US Air Express and choosing alternative airlines to fly on. Airlines that don't schedule pilots to sleep on airplanes. Airlines that don't USE REDUCED REST REQUIREMENTS AS A SCHEDULING GOAL. Airlines that treat their pilots like assets and the professionals they are, not some liability that must be endured for the sake of doing business.

I urge you to "convince" Mr. Orenstein and Mr. Lotz that their business practice is folly before YOU are the one who has to answer for their UNSAFE SCHEDULING PRACTICES.

Thank you for your time Mr. Parker.
 

bitememesa

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Ha...especially with all the cool underlines and colors, all I have to say is,

"Nice"

Heck I'm even on reduced rest tonight...scheduled of course.
 

Hung Start

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Ahhhh, they would have read this, but they're home sleeping.
 

Draginass

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First of all, Mr. Parker doesn't give a rat's butt about your personal problems like your perception of fatigue.

Secondly, the travelling public doesn't care about your fatigue either, unless the price of tickets goes up. In fact, they'd be happy to have $2 an hour Chinaman pilots if it saved them a buck or two on a ticket.

Get used to it. You may have a college education, but you're a blue collar worker . . . just like the janitor.
 

Dewey Oxberger

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But unlike the janitor, I speak English!
 
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