Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Airlines-do They Support Democrats Or Republicans?  
User currently offlineCOexERJ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

Just watching CNN and wondering who airlines swing their support to. Everyone knows labor votes Democrat, but what about airline bosses?

4 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Thats very stupid but USAirways is Republicans official airline and United is Democrats official airline. I dont know for how long and I dont know if this is for supporting politicians or just for business.
Like USAirways is official airline for Rep's. They have some big meeting in upstate NY and whats going to happend after that meeting? They gonna still be their official airline????
Democrats have big meeting in Los Angeles and same question about United. Do they gonna stay with Democrats after that party?


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

As someone who works in and around the halls of power in Washington, I can assure you that airlines, like most other interest groups, give their support to incumbents of both parties. Their contributions will slightly favor the majority party. When Democrats were in power, they got the edge. Now that Republicans are in power, they favor Republicans. Business is business and they have to work with both sides.

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2665 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

If indeed USAirways is the official airline of the Republican Convention, it's because they have the most flights there, and they would never let another carrier "dis" them at their own hub city. Same for United at LAX, although to be fair, LAX has a slightly more even distribution of flights of several airlines than at Philadelphia.

User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

I've got news for you...the world has changed. Biocoastal has it right...lobbyists will support whomever will further their interests. Gone are the days when it was basically "Rockerfeller Republicans vs "FDR Democrats". Democrats have succumbed to the syron song of Wall st. and Republicans have become more populistic. Remember the 'Reagan Democrats'? As a union member airline employee I can tell you this: There is no lock-step knee-jerk affinity for Democrats anymore...this isn't the 1950's ( or eve the 60's and 70's for that matter ) Oh, you have some die-hards, but they go mostly unheeded-- in fact I remember we all got what would amount to a admonishing "nasty gram" from our union after the great GOP sweep of '94 because exit polling indicated that over 40% of labor ( I hate that term ) er...union members voted Republican. They were actually admonishing us for independent thought and not voting "single issue" as they always exhort us to do. This union member is more Conservative than your average suburbanite "suit". Basically airline employees are just a slice of America. Oh yeah, times have changed.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
TMR France Europe - What Airlines Do They Use? posted Wed Apr 28 2004 16:22:26 by CHRISBA777ER
Do They Say Potato Or Potahto? posted Thu Apr 15 2004 02:54:22 by Schweizair
Chicago Cubs-What airlines do they and other teams use? posted Sun Sep 28 2003 22:32:37 by Ual777contrail
Singapore-what Airlines Do They Own? posted Sat Feb 24 2001 15:07:40 by Republic
AAs MD-80s: Do They Stay Or Do They Go? posted Thu Feb 22 2007 21:22:23 by BoomBoom
Varig Brazilian Airlines...Do You Believe Or Not?! posted Sun Jan 28 2007 20:06:20 by FCFONTESTORRES
Low-cost Airlines At GLA...do They Use Airbridges? posted Wed Nov 15 2006 15:15:15 by 8herveg
Airlines That Do Not Serve Coke Or Pepsi? posted Wed Oct 4 2006 16:27:38 by DeltaDAWG
The Smaller Airlines, How Do They Stand? posted Fri May 19 2006 09:16:31 by QXatFAT
Lots Of New Airlines -- But How Long Do They Last? posted Thu Apr 6 2006 05:10:13 by FlightShadow