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Interesting Article about SWA from Motley Fool....

General Lee

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Again, all because you decided to sellout on other important items. Well done Sir!

Ha ha ha. You sold out your brothers at AT. Can't wait for one of their guys to be your Captain. Good times. We got a raise and dumped RJs. You got hate and lost the family. Enjoy it! And thanks for downsizing their ATL operation for us.


Bye Bye---General Lee
 
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Didn't he say he was done with this "back and forth" and "out" three posts ago?Must have lots of time in a hotel on those 6 day trips.
 
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oh oh Jenny thinks she'll bring back OysYoYo. Jenny didn't the mods bust Oys and tell you to stick with your Jenny handle? Sellout, thanks for allowing more big RJs at DCI, I'll never get outa here you putz!
 

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Can't wait for the General to leave again on another SIX day trip. Maybe a sweet 36 hour layover in Dakar. Better keep an eye out for that Eboli virus General, we'd hate for anything bad to happen to you.

Maybe OYS could take over.....oh wait, nevermind.
 

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[QUOTE Your culture at SWA has been smashed by your merger, treating your fellow pilots like DIRT. That may never be repaired. Good luck!


Bye Bye---General Lee

Are you referring to posts on websites by anonymous children? The AT guys I have met flying the line or at the bar appear thrilled to be on the swa partition. Captains that have flown with ex-AT guys have all told me they are great guys, perform professionally, and are happy to be here. Please tell me you are not posting something as ridiculous as the above based on quotes from losers (on both sides) from FI.
When I fly through ATL, the AT pilots I meet in the terminal all smile and say hello. Not flipping me off telling me to go F myself.
I have personally never treated anyone like dirt, unless they had earned it.[/QUOTE]


135 have gone through......from the captains I am flying with!!!! Good luck with those 825 guys.
 

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Ha ha ha. You sold out your brothers at AT. Can't wait for one of their guys to be your Captain. Good times. We got a raise and dumped RJs. You got hate and lost the family. Enjoy it! And thanks for downsizing their ATL operation for us.


Bye Bye---General Lee

I didn't sell anyone out, show me what I did. Your the one who sold bigger RJs and less profit sharing for your small raise.

You initially were against the deal, you first instinct was right.....then you decided to sell your future pilots out for more money.

Nice job.
 

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I didn't sell anyone out, show me what I did. Your the one who sold bigger RJs and less profit sharing for your small raise.

You initially were against the deal, you first instinct was right.....then you decided to sell your future pilots out for more money.

Nice job.


You didn't sell out your brothers at AT? RIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT. Oh, then SWAPA must have? They sure didn't seem to stand up for them. I can understand the SLI thing, but the pay parity thing is ridiculous. Did you vote on anything towards the AT guys? Did you vote on the deal?

And I began to see what now you must see, the economy not doing very well. I thought 20% raise in 3 years was a good deal, and it is. How are your contract talks going? Pretty bad I would assume. I have a feeling GK will be asking for money back, and your union will delay, delay, delay. Pushing back 30 738s is just one sign that your huge profitable quarters are now being affected by GAS PRICES, something your hedges used to cover for you. And did you say we sold out our future pilots? Huh? We just added 88 of your 717s, and cut 140+ RJs out of the picture, for good. We have caps on the number of RJs now, plus a ratio to keep it that way. That is FANTASTIC. We also added international codeshare protections that we didn't have before. And again, for you one more time, the profit sharing cuts don't go into effect if the profits are higher. Next year (Feb 14th, 2013) we still get the same profit sharing as we did this year. It's the following year, 2014, that could be affected, but with higher ancillary revenue and lower debt payments (when debt gets to $10 billion from $18 billion in 2013, we save an extra $500 million per year in interest), it is looking like profitable years will INCREASE the profit sharing, not reduce it. (15% up to 20%) Oh well, you try to slam, but it never pans out. Lou-zer.



Bye Bye---General Lee
 
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You didn't sell out your brothers at AT? RIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT. Oh, then SWAPA must have? They sure didn't seem to stand up for them. I can understand the SLI thing, but the pay parity thing is ridiculous. Did you vote on anything towards the AT guys? Did you vote on the deal?


Bye Bye---General Lee

General,

You've clearly lost it. I'm sorry that I've rattled you so much. You see SWAPA is a different union than AAI ALPA. The only provided input from our side. ALPA was supposed to negotiate for the Airtran pilots. Both sides passed the current deal by around 83%. I wasn't sure if you heard that or not.

Negotiations? They are progessing well. I don't see any pay cuts in our future. And here's two really important points for you....

1- We won't reduce our 401k/Profit Sharing.

2- We don't allow any RJs, even larger ones like you DID!

You're a laughing stock GL. Very similar to Joe Biden. Nothing but a laugh line.
 

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Sorry General, I re-read you post.

Your saying your happy about increased payrates in 2015, and that your not losing profit sharing until later and your selling that as a win? With more larger RJ's?

The 50s weren't profitable, and you guys let that leverage go and Anderson is laughing all the way to the bank. You GAVE him the out with the larger RJ replacements.

LEVERAGE LOST GENERAL. Never to return. You guys were completely played. Some of your own pilots came on here and GOT IT. You didn't.
 

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General,

You've clearly lost it. I'm sorry that I've rattled you so much. You see SWAPA is a different union than AAI ALPA. The only provided input from our side. ALPA was supposed to negotiate for the Airtran pilots. Both sides passed the current deal by around 83%. I wasn't sure if you heard that or not.

Negotiations? They are progessing well. I don't see any pay cuts in our future. And here's two really important points for you....Y

1- We won't reduce our 401k/Profit Sharing.

2- We don't allow any RJs, even larger ones like you DID!

You're a laughing stock GL. Very similar to Joe Biden. Nothing but a laugh line.

First off, the AT guys were told that if the vote didn't go well, it could be an asset sale. Did you hear about that? Maybe you didn't? Your head is in the Texas sand, we all can see that. You are clueless.

Your negotiations are going well you say? Your union wants to keep them going for years, GK has hinted in the media that he wants to cut costs. You deferred 30 738s, are paying DL big bucks to take the 717s, and have brought back the "how can we save $5 a day program" that was started by Herb 20 years ago. You are even starting fare increases due to higher fuel, something you never used to do. Besides your bad Body Odor, it doesn't pass the smell test. Good luck with that.

So Clint Eastwood, keep talking to your only friend, the empty chair, and dream of your Xmas Eve home away from home, MAF.



Bye Bye---General Lee
 
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Sorry General, I re-read you post.

Your saying your happy about increased payrates in 2015, and that your not losing profit sharing until later and your selling that as a win? With more larger RJ's?

The 50s weren't profitable, and you guys let that leverage go and Anderson is laughing all the way to the bank. You GAVE him the out with the larger RJ replacements.

LEVERAGE LOST GENERAL. Never to return. You guys were completely played. Some of your own pilots came on here and GOT IT. You didn't.

Clint,

The larger widebodies, 744, 777, 764, A330, already pay more per hour than your 737s. By 2015, the 757/767 will also. You will still be negotiating then most likely.

The 50 seaters were still on lease well past 2015. That is what you fail to understand. They would have had to keep them and fix them up, because the regionals would not have just given them up. Instead, the get 1 larger RJ and turn in 3 old ones, which actually is a great deal for us. Over 140 fewer RJs total will be gone after this 3 year contract is over. Also, had the RJs stayed, there would have been too much capacity out there to add your 88 717s. It was a great deal, just like the 4 moldy quesadillas you ordered last night at the hotel bar in LBB. Your belch signals I'm correct, again.

So, the leverage was used, and mainline growth created. Someday you and your empty chair will figure that out.


Bye Bye---General Lee
 

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Clint,

The larger widebodies, 744, 777, 764, A330, already pay more per hour than your 737s. By 2015, the 757/767 will also. You will still be negotiating then most likely.

The 50 seaters were still on lease well past 2015. That is what you fail to understand. They would have had to keep them and fix them up, because the regionals would not have just given them up. Instead, the get 1 larger RJ and turn in 3 old ones, which actually is a great deal for us. Over 140 fewer RJs total will be gone after this 3 year contract is over. Also, had the RJs stayed, there would have been too much capacity out there to add your 88 717s. It was a great deal, just like the 4 moldy quesadillas you ordered last night at the hotel bar in LBB. Your belch signals I'm correct, again.

So, the leverage was used, and mainline growth created. Someday you and your empty chair will figure that out.


Bye Bye---General Lee

Wait a minute General. I think I might see a glimmer of hope here.

Yes Delta would a have been on the hook for several million dollars on engine overhauls. But you guys said 'hey, don't worry about that for a few bucks extra per hour, you can trade those in for larger, new RJs.' Don't worry about that engine cost, we got you covered. Anderson is laughing is @ss off. You guys turned out to be stooges. Some got it, you didn't.

You keep harping on the -700 deferals, you do realize those will be now be more efficent 800 Maxs right? Probably 3 time for effecient than those old DC-9s, and the MDs most likely. Oh, and good luck with those 717 engine failures....your gonna need it. And enjoy the extra sim cost that goes along with it too. How many sim types is that now? ELEVEN?

Holy return on investment Batman. That sounds like trouble when you add in the un-funded pensions!
 
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General Lee

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Wait a minute General. I think I might see a glimmer of hope here.

Yes Delta would a have been on the hook for several million dollars on engine overhauls. But you guys said 'hey, don't worry about that for a few bucks extra per hour, you can trade those in for larger, new RJs.' Don't worry about that engine cost, we got you covered. Anderson is laughing is @ss off. You guys turned out to be stooges. Some got it, you didn't.

You keep harping on the -700 deferals, you do realize those will be now be more efficent 800 Maxs right? Probably 3 time for effecient than those old DC-9s, and the MDs most likely. Oh, and good luck with those 717 engine failures....your gonna need it. And enjoy the extra sim cost that goes along with it too. How many sim types is that now? ELEVEN?

Holy return on investment Batman. That sounds like trouble when you add in the un-funded pensions!

You're right, there was savings in engine overhauls, but more that 300 50 seaters were on the hook well past 2015. The thing with 50 seaters, they go in and out of style depending on the price of oil. High oil, they are bad, low oil they are the best thing ever. Well, this agreement quickly gets rid of them, and caps 50, 70, and 76 seaters, plus ensures at least 88 717s that would not have been here had the 50 seaters stayed. That is a fact Clint. So, we get rid of 50 seaters sooner, over 140 fewer total RJs, and gain 88 717s from you, with 25 more possibly coming from the AZ desert if DL wants them (supposedly has first right of refusal for them with Boeing). So we grow, RJs shrink in total clearing ramps and airspace, and your company will help pay for all of that. Thanks! Yes, RJ engine overhauls not paid for, but 300 plus 50 seaters gone for good. Deal!

Do we have 11 types now? You know we do more than domestic flying, right? Certain routes around the world need certain planes. I bet the sims were thrown in the deal though, and $2.5 billion last year in ancillary revenue will easily pay for it all. Would SWA ever charge for bags? Your fat old Capt in the commercials says........wait for it......"SWA would NEVER do that....." (even though AT does....?). And if DL keeps making that much PER YEAR in ancillary revenue (UAL made $5.2 billon last year), the pension problem will be paid for.


Bye Bye---General Lee
 
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HAHA, a 39 hour 6 day? You've got to be kidding me. Keep it up General, tell me more.


And for the record....that sounds like it sucks. Glad you enjoy a six friggen day trip.

Yeah it doesn't sound great. I like my 30hr 3day trips with about 14hrs of those 30 on rest watching TV, napping, reading, etc. One leg each way, mostly daylight flying and it's possible to basically stay on my home time zone if I want to. That's assuming I don't bid reserve and fly a trip or two every couple of months.

Really is tragic.
 
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