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User currently offlineCaboclo From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 203 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

In light of recent events, will US Air employees be able to get a job at other airlines if (when) the company goes under?


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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

If I was a betting man... I would bet.....









NO!!!

Besides.. who the h@ll is hiring anyway? If you ask me, they need to be doing everything they can to keep the job they have.. but I digress and hop off the pulpuit..



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User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Doubtful.

Airlines have laid off or furloughed thousands of employess in the past few years. US employess will go at the bottom of that list with no seniority to help them out. They would be better off looking for work outside of aviation because even with US demise it will still take time for the airlines to return to a decent profitability where they can bring back their laid off employees first. I mean AA is cutting 5% of their US routes and laying off another 1200 to 1500 pilots for 2005. US ceasing operations will help, but It still is not the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that the majors are looking for.



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 978 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

Besides.. who the h@ll is hiring anyway?

WN... hired several hundred pilots in 2004

If you ask me, they need to be doing everything they can to keep the job they have..

They seem to be doing the opposite...  Big grin

In light of recent events, will US Air employees be able to get a job at other airlines if (when) the company goes under?

I would say maybe, when US goes under, they will likely be chopped many ways. The big gainers will be WN, NW, B6 in my opinion. WN will take-over as much US main-line as possible, NW wil take their international traffic, and B6 might get some of the regional action if they get in there fast enough. I believe the A32X are leased, so no one can really buy those assets. B6 might make a move at their LGA gates and shuttle service.

It will be messy, but a good deal of US employees will be needed at other carriers to fill the vacume they leave behind.


User currently offlineB777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

I would hope no airline would hire those employees responsible for the fiasco in PHL this past weekend. The only people they jurt by their childish actions where those wanting to go see their familys for Christmas. If US Air goes under, the employees will be as much to blame as anyone else.

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
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Not by the non-union carriers in my opinion. After hearing some comments on this forum and talking to managers in person, they feel that hiring a person who is used to the work rules and benifts of a major carrier would be a "distraction" to the other workers and possibly cause friction. I'm sure you know what that actually means.

If US fails whether that helps UA will make a differance. What tidal change the collapse of both carriers make in pension and contracts at all carriers may make it difficult for anyone to make anything near what the industry was used to and would bump all down to what our leaders would call a more "world economy reality wage"



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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Only airlines that will hire these folks are commuters, and only my opinion.

Airlines will increase service into US strong holds, but these said airlines have folks on furlough, they will be recalled long before a US employee dons the blues of UAL.


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User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1323 times:

As employee attendence records are not forwarded as a part of a background check, a person with previous airline experience could probably get another airline job so long as they were in good standing when they left. If US folds, other carriers will pick up any slack, and many employees will simply get new uniforms. Union membership also cannot be used as critieria in the employment decision. Not every union member loves thier association, but they join either because the company is a closed shop or to get along with co-workers. The bottom line is that people who want the job bad enough, will find ways to get it.


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