Kkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3924 times:
I'm not sure what became of him after 1990. He and Borman and then Lorenzo had legendary fued which destroyed in a rapid period of time what was in the mid 1980s, the largest carrier in the free world.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3868 times:
"Grounded: The Inside Story of How Frank Lorenzo Took Over and Destroyed Eastern Airlines" by Aaron Bernstein is a much more detailed book on the dismantling of EA, and includes a great deal of info on Charlie Bryan's role in the whole affair.
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3811 times:
Actually Charlie Bryant could foretell the future. One statement that is attributed to him is; "I'd rather work for the devil than Frank Borman."
Now if that isn't a prophesy that came true, then I don't of any that did.
On the other side of the Borman/Bryant feud, Frank Borman tried to get the IAM shop stewards in Miami to campaign against Charlie during the election that brought him into office. He called a meeting of all the chief stewards and made his case to them.
I was told about that by one of the Miami chief stewards and Charlie knew about it within 20 minutes of the meeting ending. Charlie, at that time, was a mechanic in Atlanta.
My blood as well. But I think it's appropriate to blame Charlie only so much. He led intelligent, rational men into a strike that destoyed the company. These guys should have had enough sense to know that if the company lost, we all would lose, and we did. I blame the rank and file as well, for demonstrating a pack-mentality. They would have followed Charlie into the bowels of hell. How stupid. It's kind of the same thing that happened at Northwest.
And yes, it's "Bryan".
Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.