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ATA - Today Is The Big Day  
User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4308 times:

A few weeks ago the buzz was that on September 12th there would be a strike vote from the pilots. Some sources (like the outrageous Indy Star) even suggested that this date would be the end of the airline.

Well that date has arrived, and my sources in the airline have not been giving out much information, but at the same time they haven't been packing their things either. The mood around ATA has been pretty much the same as it's been in the past few months (except for those furloughs at MDW last week).

So what will happen tonight? Have the pilots come to an agreement with ATA? Will ATA come to a grinding halt if they walk? If that happens - will they quickly convert their bankruptcy to a Ch 7?

I hope everything works out for the benefit of ALL parties. While I don't particularly care for unions, I do understand that they are trying to protect the pilots (which are already underpaid). I just hope they don't choose unemployment over another paycut.   

Thank you all for your contributions.

[Edited 2005-09-12 18:14:25]

I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
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User currently offlineRAMPRAT980 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 600 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

hopefully the pilots won't strike. Has ATA planned for this like NWA did with its mechanics ?

With gun control there can be no democracy.. With gun control there can be no Freedom
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12142 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

Quoting RAMPRAT980 (Reply 1):
Has ATA planned for this like NWA did with its mechanics ?

No, I don't think TZ has the resourses available that NM still has. If the pilots walk, I'm afraid it is the end of one of my favorite airlines.

User currently offlineTundra767 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2005, 430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

Id ont think its going to happen. Buzz on the FA union site is that they are still trying to hash out a deal. IMHO I think the pilots are trying to blow a little hot air at the company. I dont think this will work. Its better to have a low paying job then no job at all. Let's hope they see this.

User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Things seem to have calmed down at ATA. I just got off the phone with my contacts in IND and MDW, and everyone is in a chipper mood, so at this time I think everything is going to be OK.

The unions are still negotiating, but cooler heads seem to be prevailing for once. Bravo to everyone involved.

I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3105 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 2946 times:

Courtesy: USA Today

ATA Pilots Continue Negotiations After Authorizing Strike


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