KingAirer said:Im really asking this under true ignorance, But was is the purpose of buying a company like midway. Theyre not even flying the equipment that they will be for U. U isnt hurting for pilots as the have lots on furlough. Why not give the contract to a WO or to an already contracted company such as CCAir. is it because they would go for the j4j easily???
If Midway gets running again, the Midway pilots will lose their jobs to the USAir pilots who will replace them. Of course Midway pilots are also "represented" by the ALPA.
I have to disagree on this one.. How many airplanes does Midway have, or will have under the agreement? If 50% of those airplanes will be flying with U pilots, then none of the currect Midway pilots should lose their jobs.
As much as everyone complains that all of the RJ flying should be flown by U or one of the U companies, that is completely impossible. In the situation U is in, there is no way they can secure enough financing for all these jets. They have to let outside companies secure the financing for their own jets and pay them on a contract basis.. How can they afford to do it any other way?
So do I have someone else that would put an ALPA Apartied sticker on their bag?surplus1 said:Since being a regional pilot in ALPA is much like being a black man in the old South Africa, you should have no trouble understanding why that's OK.
328dude said:Surplus, I value your opinions, but give it a rest man. Every other thread is you on the same topic. You apparently don't know the whole story about U and what has been going on over here. Opinions are one thing, but shear ignorance is another.
Sit down, relax and have a Twinkie
If you want to play MEC to somebody, then put yourself on a ballot and hope for the best.
chperplt said:Right or wrong, this is where the industry is right now. Deal with it..
If you think that where the "industry is right now", justifies discrimination, injustice and theft of seniority, then I really feel sorry for you and your kind.
Don't feel sorry for me man.. I have a very good education, a decent job, and job security.
You need to take a step back and relax a little bit. Your one more 2000 word post from a heart attack.
I feel sorry for your attitude. That apparently escapes you.
If we knew each other you would understand why I find that especially amusing. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to smile.
328dude said:I have come to the conclusion that Surplus like to appear that he is well informed of all airlines intricate workings.
They finally got a TA and I hope it's what they wanted.
Sending stuff back to ALPA? Right...... Would you send back a benefit check from ALPA when you needed it? .....didnt think so.
Give it up, this time have a Ensure.
Smoking Man said:Do you think a Utopia would work? Or does the yen need the yang? The fire not need the water? Good need the EVIL? Sorry that you don't approve about us, and you could do it better, I guess with age comes wisdom.