(Reuters) — United Airlines sought bankruptcy court approval on Friday to hire an independent firm specializing in corporate restructuring to analyze its business plan.
In return the International Association of Machinists has agreed to drop its motion asking the court in Chicago to appoint a trustee to oversee the No. 2 domestic airline’s management of its Chapter 11 case.
United, which wants to hire Bridge Associates LLC, said that its other stakeholders agree an outside evaluation of its plan would be a productive step.
The company expects the review to take a month.
I think this is definately a step in the right direction. This might be the most logical action UA has taken during this prolonged bankruptcy to date. It also prevents a union trustee from running UA into the ground like some other airlines.
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1662 times:
Mark my words, UAL will be the strongest carrier in 2 or 3 years. They are making strides and changes that no other carrier is doing. DL will be BK soon, US will most likely survive but smaller, and UAL will grow.
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1543 times:
United needs to somehow encourage its longterm employees to retire. I was on the people mover at Dulles the other day and heard a lot of bitching, moaning and bitterness from rampers about pension problems and pay cuts. I don't blame them, but their attitudes do not bode well for turning the airline around. An airline needs motivated employees with good work ethics. I feel sorry for them but the industry has changed. Either they put up and shut up or move on to retirement and/or another job.
Klwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1414 times:
Open message to UAL777contrail.........
In the past, I have criticized your posts (with valid reason). But after reading your post in this thread, my hat is really off to you for your unshakeable confidence and pride in UA. I believe you ought to have some UA VP read your posts and see if you can get a position "rallying the troops" and boosting morale at UA. Although I have never met you in person, you seem cut out for the role.
It is that same kind of VISION and "can-do" attitude that will make the difference in the face of adversity!!