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AMR (AAMRQ.PK) CEO Tom Horton is having discussions with officials from American Airlines and US...

AMR (AAMRQ.PK) CEO Tom Horton is having discussions with officials from American Airlines and US Airways (LCC) over what his role would be at a combined airline. Whatever position is carved out for him, it's believed that it will be below US Airways top exec Doug Parker who is most likely to be pegged as the new CEO of the world's largest airline by traffic if the merger is finalized.
Comments (9)
  • Just pay Horton off and show him the door. Keeping Horton on in management does nothing but keeping employees morale low and udermine Parker.
    30 Jan 2013, 09:18 AM Reply Like
  • If you guys think Parker can run an airline you better think again.

     

    He is running an airline based on paying his people at far less wages than all other major airlines. Tim Tebow could run an airline with that kind of advantage. He has never, never, run an airline to profit when on equal labor cost footing.

     

    And I won't even mention the DUI and mug shots and nights in jail. Ooops, I guess I just did.

     

    If the merger happens the UCC would be well advised to find someone out there who knows what they're doing. Horton and Parker aren't capable.
    30 Jan 2013, 09:56 AM Reply Like
  • Parker doesn't have the economies of scale at LCC so to be competitive he has to cut costs in order to compete on fares and show a profit. Seems to me that Parker knows how to manage within the environment he is in, something Horton has not done.

     

    Your management theory is not the world an airline CEO lives in so its irrelevant.
    30 Jan 2013, 11:05 AM Reply Like
  • Economies of scale?

     

    Please explain JetBlue, Alaska, Spirit, and others who pay much higher wages and profit on far less " economies of scale "

     

    Parker is a one trick pony and profits only from a labor cost advantage. If he runs a new American, it will lose money from the beginning until another C11 filing.

     

    Count on it.
    6 Feb 2013, 07:12 AM Reply Like
  • "world's largest airline by traffic if the merger is finalized"

     

    Too big to fail. I know, nothing is too big to fail, but seriously, do you really think it can fail?
    30 Jan 2013, 11:32 AM Reply Like
  • i retired from US Airways but am still in touch with several still employed people. They said working there is a nightmare now. They have an adherence they have to stick to and it's so strict that people are being fired left and right. They expect a 6 month employee to perform at the level of a 20 year employee...no exceptions. They hired some woman from somewhere else and this is her program. They said the new hires are voluntarily leaving in droves after being out of training for a couple of weeks. All of them are just counting the days to retirement. I don't know what American's working conditions are but if they're not like this then they're in for a BIG shock .
    30 Jan 2013, 06:51 PM Reply Like
  • I heard both workplaces suck. But American workers get good benefits for their hard, hard labor. Would love to travel for free.
    30 Jan 2013, 09:15 PM Reply Like
  • absolutely. This airline if merged will have more problems than any other in the past. No problems with unions have been solved and wages only increase.
    31 Jan 2013, 05:51 AM Reply Like
  • Am not looking forward to this merger. Just want Horton out and all his top heavy executives and New, young blood in with fresh ideas. Horton and Parker are too buddy, buddy and are just both in this deal to take what money, tears and sweat/blood from the employees!
    12 Jun 2013, 02:53 PM Reply Like
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