UA furlough numbers released

MCDU

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Welcome to USAIR
 

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Wow - that's a big number. Not too surprising though. If oil continues to climb I would expect many more to be furloughed at all legacies. It's time to DRILL FOR MORE OIL off our own coasts... Solar won't cut it for at least another 10 years...

Good luck to those impacted.

It's time to conserve and stop being wasteful
 

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It's time to conserve and stop being wasteful

We have 800 BILLION barrels of oil in SHALE in Montana waiting to be turned into oil. We import 4 billion barrels a year from abroad. That means we have 200 years worth of oil in Montana alone, and the governor of that state said it would cost $50 a barrel to make it into gas. Sounds like a good alternative, except to current oil companies.


Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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I hope the gummers really enjoy going to work. They better as alot of the young folks will have to leave.

I find it absurd and almost unbelieveable that people aged 60 get to stay while those with a mortgage and two kids are given a pinkslip and a "good-luck sport" as they wonder where the next paycheck will come from.

How did it come to this??


Best of luck to all those who are going to be affected by this!!


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dane
Wow I didn't know mortgages, college tuition and other expenses stopped at 60. I can't wait, only 14 years to go.
 

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It's time to conserve and stop being wasteful
Let me guess, you wear rainbow clothes and smoke a lot of weed too. Conservation doesn't work well when we are going to have so many vehicles, airplanes, etc. using gasoline for the foreseeable future. Sure, let's build an electric car. That won't help the thousands of airplanes flying around the US currently using gasoline. We should work on both fronts - reducing our dependence on foreign oil (bloodsuckers) and creating new technologies further reducing that dependence. We need to work both concurrently and not just hope we can build hybrids of the sky in the next year - that won't happen. You need to live in the here and now - not in IDEAL WORLD. If we have the untapped resources, we should start to use them. Putting unnecessary constraints on our economy won't help us achieve GDP growth. Even if new sources of oil are a few years off (new oil fields), the promise of more oil could reduce some of the pricing pressure. It's better than standing still.

Rant over. Good luck to all the UAL guys out there.
 

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I hope they back off trying to kill you guys 90+ hours a month and allow a few more of your brothers to keep a job. Tilton should be shot on sight!

Good luck guys,
Gup
 

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:uzi:AGE 65 :smash:
Wait until mccain gets in the office, The latest out of apaad is they have mccain onboard to bring back the geezers that already retired back on property with thier old seniority #'s (re writing the law). Of course that's not even taken his stance on open skies and how he thinks it's good for competition.
 

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I hope they back off trying to kill you guys 90+ hours a month and allow a few more of your brothers to keep a job. Tilton should be shot on sight!

Good luck guys,
Gup
You are right on the money there. Hopefully that is being worked out as we speak..or I should say type. Just out of curiosity, I know you guys are always touted as being very productive, what is a southwest average month.
 

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I think the system wide average including reserves is about 73 hours.

I just don't see how you guys are holding up. I could do 95 hours for one month, maybe two but then I'd be too tired to care and the sick calls would go through the roof. Or worse, a mistake. That'd be worth about $2 billion.

Keep a brother alive!
Gup
 

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I totally agree that the 65 thing sucks but that is old business. I am just looking to find a way to keep my job over the next 6-12 months because of all of this furloughing crap.
Age 65 OLD NEWS? The time frame you are referring to is only a 6 to 12 month reference.

AGE 65 is fresh. And those that are responsible need to pay just as those that are being hurt by AGE 65 are paying.
 

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Time out...

Hi Eagles,

I am sorry if you didnt recognize the generalisation. By and far, most of us are done with the major expenditures once we (hopefully) reach 60. Chances are that those furloughed are still having to meet obligations that the 60 year olds no longer remember.

Sincerely,

dane
 

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Hell, at CAL, our lines are built around 90+ hours. That's what I've been doing since I was hired. Last summer I got credit for 117 hours, 98, and 104 hours. Something has got to give. I'm going for a LOA from pure exhaustion.
 

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It's time to DRILL FOR MORE OIL off our own coasts... Solar won't cut it for at least another 10 years...
And destroy the coastline for two years worth of oil? I don't think so. We need to reduce our consumption of oil, not drill for more. There's enough in that ********************hole of a desert for all of us without drilling the in the oceans surrounding the US.
 

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I think that UAL should purchase a bunch of 777-300s to lower their costs per seat mile. It might help them out financially.
 

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And destroy the coastline for two years worth of oil? I don't think so. We need to reduce our consumption of oil, not drill for more. There's enough in that ********************hole of a desert for all of us without drilling the in the oceans surrounding the US.
Destroy the coastline???:confused: How so? Most people wouldn't even notice the rigs IF they could even see them. Drilling for oil WONT "Destroy" the coastlines. That's a tree-hugger~drama queen comment.:p
 

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And destroy the coastline for two years worth of oil? I don't think so. We need to reduce our consumption of oil, not drill for more. There's enough in that ********************hole of a desert for all of us without drilling the in the oceans surrounding the US.
Amen brother.

I live in Florida and don't want my East and West coasts polluted by yet another Exxon accident.

To all those who think drilling is the answer --> Let me ask you this: What are you going to do after that resource is depleted? What is your plan then?

You can't just hope somebody will come up with a miracle. You have to make it happen...now.

If the price of oil suddenly came down dramatically, how soon do you think it would be before all those Hummer and Ford Excursion TV ads would reappear?

We need a Manhattan-style project started immediately to find a permanent energy source that is unlimited, pollution-free, and will not contribute one bit to Global Warming. In the meantime, we have to conserve like there's no tomorrow and force the automakers to implement drastically improved CAFE standards...within the next 5 years, not 20.

Obama has already proposed such a plan to deal with this problem once and for all. You won't get any of that from union-hating McCain.

Republicans have no answer except to drill...drill...drill so their buddies and lobbyists in Big Oil can get richer...richer...richer.

Progressive leadership is what we need and what will get us through this.

Vote Obama '08!
 

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If Norway is able to do it with ZERO pollution, then we can. I say DRILL the gulf coast and kill the dolphins.....:nuts:
 

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Do it all! Drill, invest heavily in alternative fuels, and get this country off our knees when it comes to OIL.
 
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