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Least Efficient Legacy Managements In Last 5 Years  
User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 871 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 3002 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?

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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3884 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

I'd probably go with United......

User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 9288 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 2942 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.

User currently offlineCaleb1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 421 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 2882 times:
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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.

User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 2879 times:


United Airlines and their head-honcho, Glen Tilton!

Not all of us can be heroes, some of us can only stand on the sidewalk and clap as they go by.
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27175 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

I would argue that the worst airline managements in the last 5 years are those of airlines that have gone bust and ceased operations.

Two U.S. examples. Very different airlines -- one survived almost 50 years and the other less than 11 months.

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Two (of many) non-U.S. examples (7 years and 18 months, respectively).

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 27178 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 20 hours ago) and read 2725 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.

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User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3005 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2685 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.

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