Mbm3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 871 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4493 times:
Quoting Dreamflight767 (Reply 1): So if Union rules prohibit this, why would UA send their crews for "efficiency" when I'm sure they are doing their own jobs as fast as they can already.
I am sure that the UA crews could learn some new approaches to the way they operate. NASCAR crews are simply amazing - can you imagine changing 4 tires, filling up with fuel, changing the suspension and cleaning the wind screen in 15 seconds?
Maybe UA will not be much faster, but they may find ways to achieve their goals in an easier or more streamlined fashion.
Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 2): Does this mean if a UA baggage cart is hit by a AA baggage cart that the driver of the UA cart will throw his ear protection at the AA cart?
Let's just hope they don't start bump drafting 777s down the taxiway...
Let Me Tell You, Landing A 772ER Is Harder Than It Looks!
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13765 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4472 times:
UA's ramp service people learning to improve efficiency in turn arounds of airline flights by observing NASCAR pit crews is a pretty good idea. While it won't mean they can get the planes out in 15 seconds, they could learn from the strict organization and coordination, staffing, specificy of assignments, and many small things to improve efficency that these pit crews do to help their driver/car win. It could make these workers consider how they could adapt what they learn to their work and slice maybe several minutes in turnaround time, reduce delays and make sure everything is done and done right.
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4454 times:
I am very impressed by this forward type thinking. If this is an example of the way the new United will be doing things; thinking outside the box; searching for answers in unexpected places; realizing there is more than one way to skin a cat; realizing the way they've been doing things all these years is not necessarily the right way.....there might be hope for the airline after-all.