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Is The New CEO To Late For US Air  
User currently offlineGREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 508 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4992 times:

With the new CEO of US AIRWAYS coming into the top position he is faced with many challenges. What needs to be done within the group to turn itself around? Is it to Late? If YOU were the CEO what would you do?


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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4986 times:

I think US finally has a "chance" to make it!




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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4929 times:

A LOT depends on whether the unions embrace the tough concessions that will be required to make US survive. If they do (which is a 50/50 proposition) then I'd say US will make it; if not, then its hasta la bye-bye for US. Basically, the ball is in the unions' court but the new management has a monumental task ahead of them in selling a new, revised culture to the unions.

Good luck to both sides!

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

I believe it will come down to this new CEO's ability to restore credibility with the employee groups and convince them VERY QUICKLY that a.) US has a new business plan that can succeed and b.) that he and management can be trusted to implement that plan.

US really has a golden opportunity here: if they can pull things together and have a great summer season, then their prospects are greatly improved for the short term, and possibly even the long term.

I hope for the best for US! Things don't look great right now, but then the same was true for UAL, and they have managed to make huge strides towards recovery. So, the jury is still out on US.

Q3 results will determine their fate, IMO.


User currently offlineAa717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4872 times:

You guys are kidding me, right? The replacement CEO is one of Bronner's boys. The union's have had better relations with him!?

Yeah, and Carl Icahn's managers were good for TWA...  Insane TC



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User currently offlineGREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

My Knowledge of US AIR is very limited but is it a union run airline?


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User currently offlineGREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4730 times:

If it is a union run airline do they have problems when acquiring new aircraft.


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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4640 times:

...is it a union run airline?

While it isn't a traditional "union-run" company, in the true sense of the word, labor relations with union representation (at least here in the States) is a tricky business. While UAL was a "union-run" airline, look what the pilots' union did to it in the Summer of Hell in 2000?

If US cannot get the support of their union people, who's contracts are not presently up for negotiation, and win the cost concessions they supposedly need to survive, then the hand writing is on the wall and they are doomed to failure.

It is a very delicate situation when you have staked your income on a certain amount and then it drops year-over-year. Agree to the concessions and definitely lose some of your spendable income; don't agree with the concessions and possibly lose ALL of your spendable income.

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineGREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

What was the Summer of Hell?


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User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

Atleast we have a better chance now then with Siegel, Siegel just didn't get it from day one and it showed.

User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

My Knowledge of US AIR is very limited but is it a union run airline?

As said above, US is not "union-run".

US does have a very high percentage of its labor groups unionized, however. The pilots are represented by ALPA. The flight attendants are represented by AFA. The mechanics, fleet service workers, and maintenance trainers are all represented by the IAM. The dispatchers, flight crew instructors, and simulator engineers are all represented by the TWU. The customers service agents / reservations agents are represented by the CWA.

In addition, union representatives hold 4 of the 15 seats on the US Airways Board of Directors. ALPA, IAM, and CWA each nominate one director; AFA and TWU together nominate one director.

If it is a union run airline do they have problems when acquiring new aircraft.

I'm not sure what you mean by this. US did have perhaps the most restrictive RJ scope clause in the industry, but not any longer.



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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

Same message...different face. There's not a whole lot new that the new CEO or any other can do.


Aa717Driver, Bronner is one of the reasons that USAirways has made it this far.


User currently offlineAa717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4559 times:

'Siegel didn't get it.'? And Bronner does?

Bronner doesn't want to run an airline any more than Carl did. Insane

Those who refuse to learn from history... But at least USAir is consistant--they welcomed Stephen "don't call me Steve" Wolf with open arms.

Good luck.TC



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User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4510 times:
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Doesn't anyone think that the choice of a former Lehman Bros. CEO looks a bit suspicious? This guy has a history of maximizing shareholder value -- that's a fancy term for selling off the stuff that is worth something. Could the new guy simply be Bronner's man to carve up some, if not all, of the airline to get RSA their investment back?

Remember: Bronner is in this to make money, period. He has no interest in making US a long-term player if it doesn't make RSA rich in the process.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4488 times:

I am not sure a new CEO is going to do anything, we will have a better idea after WN starts service at Philly. I still feel USAirways will be gone soon.

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