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  • More noise about airfares [View news story]
    Flying is not a right! If you can't afford it, drive or take the bus! Since when is it not ok for the airlines to make money! It's about time!
    Dec 15, 2014. 11:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Delta's Competitive Advantages Sustainable? [View article]
    Most glorious? You are kidding, right? The Delta pilot group has always taken care of the the other groups,ie flight attendants and mechanics, ticket agents, gate agents, etc. management knows that if they don't, they will also unionize. I don't know about other airlines but being a pilot is not as glorious as it has been portrayed in the past.
    Nov 14, 2014. 02:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Delta's Competitive Advantages Sustainable? [View article]
    Delta pilots have never gone on strike, only Comair pilots went on strike. By the way, the majority of Delta pilots, not all, but the majority are either previous military pilots or retired military pilots. They have always thought of themselves as partners with management in the airline business so have worked to make Delta one of the best airlines in the industry. In my opinion the Delta pilots should have stopped thinking of themselves as still in a flying squadron where they were equal to commanders who think in "missions" and remembered they were labor. They were the only union at Delta until the Northwest merger and I am not sure if the Northwest unions stayed union after the merger. I do get tired of people complaining about how an airline failure is due to labor. Management has a lot to do with business failures too. Of course, this is my humble opinion.
    Nov 14, 2014. 09:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Delta's Competitive Advantages Sustainable? [View article]
    There are obvious reasons why Delta is doing better. The biggest is change in management. When Leo Mullin was CEO he wasted so much money buying Comair to get exactly what you are referring to regarding more flights and smaller airplanes. It didnt work. He also spent a fortune remodeling Logan Int'l which was a waste of money, the list is long...remember Song...new tail design. Gerald Grinstein took Delta into bankruptcy just to screw the pilots by taking half their pay and dumping their pension. When Delta bought Northwest Airlines it could have been an ugly merger but thanks to Richard Anderson and the pilot group, the pilot seniority list merged smoothly and Mr. Anderson seems to have a vision for Delta that consists of more than lining his and upper managements pockets. I think Mr. Anderson is on the correct path. In my very humble opinion, of course.
    Nov 13, 2014. 11:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Delta Air Lines: A Good Flight Experience For Investors [View article]
    I take issue with the comment about Delta pilots "demanding" higher pay and improved pensions. First of all before the merger under Gerald Grinstein the Delta pilots took a total of a 48.5% pay cut! The first pay cut was suppose to be "do it once and do it right and we won't go into bankruptcy" and then management came back and wanted another 20.5%! Plus Delta dumped their pension (the defined benefit plan was dumped to the PBGC - which is about 30 cents on the dollar) and the defined contribution was started from scratch. I know many Delta pilots (including my husband) who was not young when this happened and at the time all commercial airline pilots had to retire at age 60. Since Then congress has raised the reirement age to 65. So please don't lump all airline pilots in the same group. The Delta pilots gave Delta more than any pilot group in the industry and they have always had a good relationship with management. By the way, after the merger (smoothest one so far) the Northwest pilots didn't take a pay cut, they got a pay raise and if memory serves me correctly not all the Northwest pilots lost their pension. I am sick and tired of the hostility I have seen towards pilots unless you are one of their passengers, then everyone wants to talk to a pilot.
    Apr 9, 2014. 01:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing workers approve contract securing new 777X for Seattle [View news story]
    I do not understand, I personally want the BEST airplane machinists building the plane I am on, not someone who is learning how to build planes. A car is one thing, an airplane much more complicated. Look at the problems of the 787 being outsourced. No, give me the best.
    Jan 4, 2014. 01:35 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing workers approve contract securing new 777X for Seattle [View news story]
    The Right to Work Law does not protect employees from getting fired though which is why corporations like to build in the states that have it. That means they have a right to fire you with no cause. It protects the employer not the employee.
    Jan 4, 2014. 01:30 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson Controls to expand in China [View news story]
    Too bad they can't add the jobs here rather than china.
    Sep 13, 2013. 04:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Delta Sheds Its Memphis Hub, Expansion Efforts In Major Cities Could Become Common [View article]
    I think Cincinnati will be next.
    Jun 5, 2013. 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Airlines for America, a trade group that represents large carriers, has said that its members don't have any plans to cancel or postpone flights because of the expected closure of 148 air-traffic control towers. The FAA announced the closures on Friday as part of its program to save $627M because of sequestration. The cost cuts will also affect major airports such as Chicago's O'Hare, where controllers will be required to work fewer hours per month. [View news story]
    Funny how it's always Obama's fault. Republicans have no hand in this what so ever? Ok
    Mar 24, 2013. 01:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AMR And US Airways: Is Labor A Poison Pill? [View article]
    I'm guessing you are not a pilot nor a flight attendant. You along with many other uninformed passengers think pilots are overpaid (which they are not) and that flight attendants are there to serve you food and drinks without realizing their main purpose it to know what to do in an emergency. I would bet you are a pain to deal with on flights. Walk a mile in their shoes before you call them crybabies.
    Feb 10, 2013. 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Romney Win Could Be Bad For The Market [View article]
    Well said!
    Oct 14, 2012. 12:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Romney Win Could Be Bad For The Market [View article]
    Thank you for your comment! Finally someone stated what I thought.
    Oct 13, 2012. 09:52 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) and United Continental (UAL) will face a trial over property damage to the World Trade Center buildings after a judge in New York ruled that he couldn't determine if insurance payments covered the damages that World Trade Center Properties LLC is seeking. In a court filing, the carriers are alleged to have been negligent during the terrorist incident. [View news story]
    Really... Ridiculous!
    Sep 5, 2012. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The weekend's box office numbers saw a bit of a surprise when political documentary 2016: Obama‚Äôs America edged into the mix with an estimated $6.238M haul to beat several big studio debuts. Despite the unexpected surge in the film, the overall theme from the weekend is that the late summer doldrums are now in full swing and that the industry still hasn't been fully recharged since the Colorado theater shooting in July. Seeing the August movie slump: DIS, LGF, VIAB, SNE, TWX, CMCSA[View news story]
    I just finished reading the book BARRACK OBAMA by David Marannis and plan on seeing the movie if I have time to see what is different. I did not read anything in mr. Marannis's book that led me to believe the President is "anti-colonial" like his father or anti-American, anti-white or the anti-Christ. I enjoyed the book and have no reason to believe all the hate and misconceptions of him. That's just my opinion and am not trying to change anyone's mind about what they may think of him.
    Aug 27, 2012. 02:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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