Originally Posted by ghwk
You sound delighted with glee at the way this is playing out. Very sad for everyone.
Not at all.. It is sad but then the unions most of all caused this nightmare of not doing the right thing while the company is in Bankruptcy..
The judge can do anything on contracts if he does not like them (contracts)..
why the unions do not get this after going through the same thing with UA, CO, DL, US Air is beyond me..
why they give the members bad info is almost criminal and now the pilots are butt hurt and are causing even more problems that are going to do nothing but sink the ship..
the Pilots and unions think they are being smart by getting out on the runway and calling in a bogus malfunction all that does is cost the airline even more money PAYING full fare at the other airlines to get their passengers to their destinations..
real smart getting 300 bucks for a ticket and then turning around and paying 800 to put them on CO Dl or UA.. or they wind up paying the customers for their inconvenience by putting them up in a hotel and buying them meals plus up to 800 for them not getting to their destination on time..
Or even better yet setting out on the runway and not allowing passengers to deplane.. that gets them government fines.. BIG ONES..
These morons just do not get it that the Bankruptcy judge can do anything to contracts the unions have ZERO power..
IIRC there is a federal law about preventing airline unions from striking so the employees are screwed..
Again AA is losing millions daily in advanced bookings and frankly they need every buck they can scrape together to get out of bankruptcy..
US air is just waiting to pick over the bone and that airline is the last one you want to own you..
last time I heard they still do not have a working relationship between teh two uninons that cover the Flight attendants one for the old America west folks the other for the US air folks this has to be going on since 2004..