DTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 855 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2955 times:
In terms of overall performance in the last 5 years, which legacy airline management has been the least efficient?
This involves management decisions, customer service, onboard services, etc.
I think US Airways has been the least efficient in the last 5 years. Starting from the failed attempt at a hostile takeover on DL to charging for water on flights, US Airways has made more than a few poor decisions.
Has anybody fared worse than US Airways and Doug Parker?
Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 9182 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2895 times:
US 5 years ago was massively unprofitable and a dying airline. Today they are hugely more stable and have a relatively healthy business. I do not really see where you are coming from... It sounds lke hype, not reality. My vote would be UA with AA honorable mention.
Caleb1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2835 times:
Glen Tilton at UAL wins my vote. $40 million taken as compensation during a time when UAL was in the throes of bankruptcy. Moving United's headquarters downtown while leaving the bulk of the employees in Elk Grove. How much money did this move cost? Was it necessary? Glen Tilton wins hands down.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 27021 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
I'd give the price the management teams that that came up with the unsustainable concepts such as MAXjet, Eos, Silverjet which even with 100% LF's would have been loosing money.
I'll also give tha management Bozo award to the ExpressJet which dreamed up the branded scheduled service operation using RJ's that nearly took down it, and for which debt the company will be operating under for quiet a while.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
Airstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2969 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2638 times:
I too was nauseated by Glenn Tilton's self-indulgence (wasn't the company paying $17,000/month for a residential suite for him at the Four Seasons?) except nowadays we also have to accept the fact that the airline emerged from bankruptcy and became profitable-like.
Delta's half-/$$ed paint-scheme changes over the past six or seven years, none of which were improvements on the sturdy, muscular, futuristic titles of the 70's and 80's, satisfies me that their top brass are the dumbest.