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United Leaps To New Heights!  
User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

Friendly?

United?

Whats this? hmmm....is this even possible? hmmmm...How many of you in the past fourteen months have enocountered a United Employee that didnt seem to care, give a damn, or was just not friendly? Im sure that most of you have.

Why? Good question. Well, as you all know United attemped to merge with US Airways. Now that idea has been scraped.  Smile In the past 14 months, I have observed very unhappy, as well as rude employees deeling with the passengers as well as not those that are not on the front line.

Well...all of that has changed. The other day, I took United home from MCO to SFO via DEN. I was on an A320 as well as a 777. In MCO the agents were more than accomadating to me and my needs, as well as friendly. We had our share of laughs.

On the A320 flight, I encountered some of the most awsome flight attendants that I have flown with. One of them wants to be a pilot and we talked about that. On the 777, the flight attendants were doing what they can to get the passengers to laugh, and all together the crews that I dealt with were some of the happiest that I've seen for a long time.

What I think that it has to be is that the merger is over. There was a stigma that came around with that merger. It was a sign of evil. A very bad evil. Now that evil presence has been lifted and United can be friendly again.

United has done a complete 180 is a matter of days. The morale of all of the employee's that I've dealt with over the past few days was so high. I couldnt belive it. I forgot that I was on United.

Having a happy workplace is the first step to success. This reflects to our passengers, and hopefully people come back to United. In time, Im hoping that our planes go out with more and more passengers.

Reality still needs to set in. United still has a lot of work ahead of it. The higher morale is great, but now the morale will increase if there is a change in upper managment. Happy employees is the first step to having United do its turn around into the great carrier that it once was.

After the working force likes comming to work daily, United can concentrate on improving their overall service, and bring passengers back.

No more empty Planes!

The point of my post is to make an observation to everyone that United is getting better. Thats all. I can only hope for the best for United. I think that we are on the verge of a turn-around, atleast one can hope so.


I'll get off of my soap box now.

I L U V 7 6 7

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

is today April 1st?

Is there a blue moon rising?

is there two blue moons rising?

The only Blue Moon I would ever expect to see rising is an A320 belonging to a certain David Neelman lifting off the runway beginning another great flight.

And I'd expect to see two lunar blue moons rising before I would ever stake any hope on seeing UAL ascend from the dark abyss that it has sunk into.


User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

>>The only Blue Moon I would ever expect to see rising
>>is an A320 belonging to a certain David Neelman
>>lifting off the runway beginning another great flight.

Has Neeleman named one of his planes "Blue Moon?" If not, that would be a great name for an upcoming jet.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineUALfa@jfk From United States of America, joined May 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

Well David, at least UA loads has increased .6% for July. I know it's not much, but at least it is a teeny-weeny bit of good news. However, I don't know if I'd agree with your assumption that just because the merger is off we are all happy. Sure, most of us are happy with that, but there are A BUNCH of issues that all of us are still having with Dumb and Dumber, --er, I meant Goodwin & Dutta.

See, the thing is, unless those nitwits are FIRED, like, A.S.A.P, there's still a lot to worry about; Personally, I think they're bound to do something stupid again, either out of sheer greed, or just plain stupidity and ineptitude. I'm willing to bet my left nostril that Goodwin is gonna screw up something again, ROYALLY. He, Dutta, Hobgood, Studdert (the real a-hole), etc., are probably gonna neglect "certain" employee contracts AGAIN... They'll probably sell off some high yield route to other carriers just because it didn't do well last Tuesday... Or, maybe they'll go back to charging for inflight movies, only this time, charge $10 for a three-month showing of such "classics" like "E.T" or "Jaws." (Don't laugh. Remember last June, in honor of "Julia Roberts Month", the company decided to show "Mystic Pizza" and "Pretty Woman" on transcons. Those flicks are, like, more than 10 yrs old, right!?) Gee, maybe they'll just do away with inflight movies all together! --I wouldn't be surprised at ANYTHING they come up with. Trust me, David, 90% of your "low moraled" FAs (as well as the rest of the UA employee groups) have NO FAITH WHATSOEVER IN THE GUYS AT THE TOP. There simply is no end to what mind-boggling stupid moves they might attempt.

I hope I soon non-rev on a flight that Goodwin will be on. Hopefully, I'll get an aisle seat; that way, I can conveniently stick my leg out into the aisle just as he's walking to the lav. Of course it wouldn't be intentional. Really it wouldn't.  Smokin cool

We really, and truly need Greenwald back.

http://www.goodwinmustgo.com/



User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1405 times:


ILUV767, sweet story, though all that categorisation of the merger as "evil" does seem a bit overdone, to me  Big grin

Anyway I hope you're right about UAL coming around and out of its blues, from the ground up (no pun intended). Stuff like that can make a big difference, as your own post readily attests.


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6213 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Hopefully United will soon rise again. I would trully hate for another important US carrier to go through what TWA went through . Hopefully United is re-rising .

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User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

I do wish the best for United... they're a cool airline and hopefully they can turn around soon... upper management is always the root of any problem... only if they knew they can be easily replaced, but the only problem is giving them the boot. They'll grab anything sticking out to keep from leaving. Anyways, I do hope they're gone soon and United may (oh look, i'm going to use an awful pun now) rise to their historical heights of greatness.

Kai



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineJzucker From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

UNITED: Rising.

User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4499 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

It's refreshing to hear some encouraging news about United, ILUV767, thanks for sharing it. But UALfa@jfk's warning reminds us that post-merger-failure euphoria will need to be followed by serious action.

In the short term: dump the bizjet plan. Get behind Daley's excellent plan to reconfigure ORD along DFW lines, and lobby hard. Throw Goodwin, Dutta, Studdert et. al. off the end of Navy Pier.

That's what the Board needs to do. But the employees have a difficult part to contribute as well. The hard fact is that ALPA's blackmail contract, extorted during extraordinary circumstances, is *not economically viable.* The other employees will have to resist the temptation to "ALPA envy" and realize that they cannot expect raises of similar percentage.

The market will not allow United to recoup such an increase in labor costs. It already is not allowing United to recoup the cost of the ALPA contract, and that's just one employee group. What a new management could do about that, I don't know; especially now that ALPA already has inked an even better contract with Delta.

And the end of this year's economic softness will *not* allow United to hike fares enough again to pay for these contracts. The low-fare carriers are growing, and bringing airfare justice on more and more routes. The dreamy fat-yield days of the late 1990's are not coming back. If UA and the other Five Families think they can bring those days back by pulling street-thug predatory stuff on the low-fares, they'll be sadly disappointed. These carriers ain't People Express, they're managed well and have good products. DOJ, Congress and consumers also are on the watch. The days of DOJ snoozing while the thugs pound are gone.

In the end the fact stands: The UA and DL pilot contracts are not viable, and similar-percentage-increase contracts with other employee groups would also not be viable. UA's other employees, if they want their airline to flourish, are going to have to accept contracts that don't match ALPA's in proportion.

UA and DL will be asking for concessions from the pilots within two years, mark these words.

Jim



Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)
User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

UALfa@jfk,

that was what I was trying to say, just a lot more discrete:

Reality still needs to set in. United still has a lot of work ahead of it. The higher morale is great, but now the morale will increase if there is a change in upper managment. Happy employees is the first step to having United do its turn around into the great carrier that it once was.

That change in upper managment would be what you outlined.

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

I have a feeling United is starting it's comeback. My mom who is a United flight attendant and said that since the merger was ditched, everyone she's seen has been in a much better mood. Hopefully we will soon hear:

"Come fly our new Friendly Skies."


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

KonaB777 wrote:

I have a feeling United is starting it's comeback. My mom who is a United flight attendant and said that since the merger was ditched, everyone she's seen has been in a much better mood. Hopefully we will soon hear:

Everyone in a good mood...thats what I've noticed, so I guess Im not going crazy!  Laugh out loud lol!

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineCch362 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Goodwin MUST go. I nominate Brenneman!

User currently offlineThe Shadow From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

The last time I checked, advertising was not allowed on these boards... Am I wrong?  Yeah sure

The Shadow


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