Pmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3151 times:
I know that Champion has lost all of the MLT/Worry Free Vacations business and is in jeopardy of losing all the NBA contracts as well. My company is working on a group of charter flights for 2008 and we've sent RFPs to several charter companies, including Champion. All the companies responded within 24 hours, Champion has been e-mailed twice and has not responded at all.
So, has Champion already admitted defeat and given up?
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4350 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3019 times:
NWA is going to force the death of Champion. It's too bad for the employees... who probably see the writing on the wall. I guess the bright side is that this allows the employee group to start looking for other work, so that when the final nail is hammered into the coffin, they have an income. THe last remaining days will be bleak for CHampion as they fulfill current contracts. Most employees will probably have already left for a better job.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4573 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
Pity, it is/was the biggest passenger operator of the 727 on this moment. Very few airlines operate more then a handful now, after Champion the biggest remaining pax operators are Hewa Bora and Aerosur, both with 6.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
BlueFlyer From Tuvalu, joined Jan 2006, 4921 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2239 times:
Quoting KELPkid (Reply 10): I'm sure many NCAA teams and bands will be dissappointed if and when Champion closes shop...this seems to be a niche market for them
One of the reasons they'd be closing shop is the loss of the NCAA contract to another carrier due to Champion not meeting the newer NCAA standards (something about the age of the fleet, if I recall correctly), so if anything at all, the NCAA teams will notice a newer plane...
Quoting SCCutler (Reply 7): Wow, it is unusual for a dead airline to be advertising newly-posted jobs.
No, it's not, for a number of reasons.
a) If no one told HR that the airline will close shop in 6 months and HR sees vacancies, HR will advertise them;
b) Maybe they're not closing shop just yet, it could be just another a.net rumor (surprise);
c) There's lots of good money to be made in the short term with a company that is shutting down for one reason or another if your job skills are necessary and in demand. The company may be forced to offer significant bonuses to retain these employees up until the last minute to keep them from walking away sooner rather than later. My employer does the same thing in other industries, providing "shut-down" laborers at vastly inflated rates (5 to 6 times the regular salary) to companies that badly need their expertise but lose their own workforce as they seek employment elsewhere.
When we unleash the dogs of war we must go where they take us
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29051 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
For all practical purposes they have lost the NBA contract as well. Here is a snippet from recent NWA VP of Flight Ops update.
Northwest is in final discussions with the NBA and has an agreement in principle to re-establish a VIP charter program using seven specially configured aircraft. NBA-designated aircraft will be going through interior modifications starting in late summer for targeted completion by the start of the '08 NBA season.
(NWA plane to be used is the A319)
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