MauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2492 posts, RR: 24 Posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3589 times:
CO today reached a deal with theire Pilots, in need of cost cutting, but the cabin attendents didn't wan't to co-operate with the cost cuttings, wich will give them a lower salary. However Co stated that the order of the 787, wich was rumoured to fall if they didn't reached an agree, will be definitif even if the cost cuttings aren't going to work. however the lease of 8 757-300's and order for 6 737-800's is still uncertain...
767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3567 times:
Glad to hear they're going to get some much needed widebody aircraft. CO is really taking the advantage in going after the international markets, as the domestic market in the U.S. is extremely competitive and the bread and butter of the legacy carriers right now is the int'l markets.
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
PANAM_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4256 posts, RR: 88
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3455 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW COMMUNITY MANAGER
Quoting MauriceB (Thread starter): however the lease of 8 757-300's and order for 6 737-800's is still uncertain...
From Continental via Bloomberg
The labor agreements will enable the airline to move forward
with plans to purchase 10 Boeing 787 aircraft beginning in 2009.
The company will also lease eight Boeing 757-300 aircraft starting
in a few months and will accelerate delivery of six Boeing 737-800
planes into 2006.
Cwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 3129 times:
At the employees expense?! This is more like investing in their employees and companys future. In the long run, they can only benefit from an expanded and profitable international network, and these aircraft are the tools they need to accomplish that.
Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
IAHTowTeam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 3099 times:
Cwapilot...I completely agree!!! We aren't going to be BUYING the aircraft, just leasing them, which means we will actually be ADDING more jobs, moving all the flight crews up in seniority because of newhires so now, everyone should be happy and we have begun to secure our future as one of the last legacy carriers who will be left standing. Not completely out of the woods but this was a step in the right direction. Way to go all those unions who ratified thier contracts, you are the smart ones. We all get to keep our jobs now! Flight attendants.....suck it up!
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6116 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2885 times:
I don't think it really comes at the employee's expense.
Let me be the first to say that I am a CO frequent flier but NOT an employee, so take what I say with that in mind, but...
I think that, by bringing in the 753s this summer, Conti will be able to put more 752s on transatlantic... where they MAKE MONEY.
By bringing in the 787s in the future, they can make MORE MONEY on current routes and open new routes to potentially make MORE MONEY.
The pay cuts had to come regardless of this order- CO publicly said that if the unions didn't ratify, the order would immediately be cancelled, and DEEPER CUTS WOULD BE DEMANDED, either nicely or through bankruptcy.
So how does that equate to employees paying for airplanes?