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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

All that I know about this guy is what I have read in Hard Landings and what I have heard about him anecdotally. What is he up to now, what did he do after he took EAL down?

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User currently offlineKkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3262 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.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3206 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.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/067...-5640067?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3149 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.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5952 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

A name that makes my blood BOIL!!!!  angry 

But for the record,....is it Bryan or Bryant?



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineLatinAviation From Ireland, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 4):
But for the record,....is it Bryan or Bryant?

Bryan.


User currently offlineMoPac From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

In the Hard Landing postscript, didn't Petzinger mention that Bryan ended up groundskeeper at a golf course?

User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2986 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 4):
A name that makes my blood BOIL!!!!

But for the record,....is it Bryan

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.
User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13249 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3025 times:
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Quoting APFPilot1985 (Thread starter):
What is he up to now, what did he do after he took EAL down?

If there's a God, he spent a fair amount of time rummaging through dumpsters behind KFC to exist, occasionally going, "Oooh! There's one with meat on it!"



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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5211 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

You could argue that EAL's fatal union dispute gave the unions carte blanche for the rest of the 1990's; they got anything they wanted out of management for quite a few years.

They're paying for it now, of course; but at the time, things sure looked rosy.



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