- Sep 5, 2002
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atrdriver said:Problem is, no one in the public cares what we make, or if we have a contract at all. They all think we make $500,000 and only work 5 days a month.
Crash Pad said:Maybe I'm missing something... You all realise big D is going to bankruptcy. When this happens the first thing the judge does is put all the feed up for bid... Mesa, CHQ, all the boys come to town and take a crack. You all are sweating ALPA and a contract. You should be thinking about being the most efficient company in the nation and maybe you get to keep your jobs.
I know... can't happen to me.... We're wholly owned, Delta wouldn't shut down the Atlanta feeder, Mesa won't take my job, we're making millions, somebody has to fly these jets, or my favorite ALPA wouldn't let that happen.
A word to the wise and maybe some ACA, Air Whiskey, and even Mesa pilots can back me up on this. Bankruptcy is business... Business is ruthless... These people have one job in the world and that is to make money for share holders if someone can do your job cheaper that is the end of the discussion... Last I checked ASA is not the best looking or cheapest regional on the planet.
BoilerUP said:I doubt Comair and ASA are going to lose much feed to the contract carriers. United doesn't own any regional carriers, so they can burn bridges with loyal partners left and right (ACA and AWAC come to mind). Delta owns two, and guaranteed feed is the ONLY thing that would make either one of them even halfway viable to spin-off.
Palerider957 said:Spoken like a true sheep.
I know "it can happen here," but at what point do you stop prostituting yourself and take a stand? If other has done this earlier, we wouldn't be confronted with this threat.
No, if standing up for a decent contract means losing my job--so be it. The alternative makes this job not worth the effort IMHO.
Tomct said:Thats right folks, we need to get the word out! Come On ALPA, get some things moving! We need to advertise just like CX and Eagle! Contract NOW!!
Crash Pad said:You all want to win... Do it better than the other guy period. Complete flights,
run on time,
and do it all cheaper than any other carrier.