FOrever85 said:Why take pay cuts when they are going to be forced down your throat in two months.
Well, there are no 1100 new furloughs yet. That is just the company's proposal. I doubt the NWA MEC would agree to any deal that would furlough that many pilots unless the deal includes a Mid Atlantic type deal where the furloughs would be flying 76-110 seaters for a subsidiary. That is probably a distinct possibility at this point. Time will tell.Jetjockey said:How far back (hire date) does the new 1,100 furloughs go back?
Truly sorry to hear this bad news.
FOrever85 said:They could fly for free and Northwest would still go into bankruptcy. They want to. This is a golden opportunity for management to get rid of everyone's pension. Why take pay cuts when they are going to be forced down your throat in two months.
Well said MNBOY. The problem is more with their "Limo" service, it is about as bad as a bus, and the product won't sell. I understand the need to want your market share, but if you have a product that you are selling for less than it takes to produce, than why keep selling it at that price? Just to piss off the competition? If the plan involves selling tickets for a loss, and you still can't produce results, then the plan is a loss. It is clear that this is not working at numerous airlines, so just raise your fares to cover the cost, or continue to give out of your own paycheck to support a failing business plan. I do believe that there are some pilots out there that believe their management has failed, but why do they keep giving them money? The LCC's did not put anyone in this predicament, the employees and management at said legacies did that themselves. If riding on Southwest is so bad, as some on this forum have claimed, then why is our product priced the same, or higher than a legacy airline. I think it has come to fruition that the only way anyone would fly on a legacy airline now is if you only charge them $99. Pretty sad state.mnboyev said:Sorry for the rant...But it is hard to understand the anger directed at the rival Competition LCC's. Dont let your management use the low fare model to influence labor give backs. MNBOY