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"We Know You Have A Choice..."  
User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 23
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4080 times:
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I was going to put this in civil-av, but thought better of it... since the source is completely unreliable (but very funny anway).

A friend heard it from a friend (get the picture?) that on a recent UA flight, upon landing, the FA concluded her "welcome to" announcement with:

We know you have a choice when it comes to bankrupt airlines, and we appreciate you chosing ours.

Like I said, dubious source, but funny none the less.


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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

I honestly don't know who's really to blame for the mess the airlines are in.

Is it the management for running outdated business models and buying too many planes?

Is it the employees fault for demanding job security, pensions, and so on?

Is it the publics fault for demanding Nordstroms service at wal Mart Prices?

Or is it all of the above?


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

Quoting Matt D (Reply 1):
Is it the employees fault for demanding job security, pensions, and so on?

Yeah, because wanting to plan for your future is so awful.  sarcastic 

Quoting Matt D (Reply 1):
Is it the management for running outdated business models and buying too many planes?

 yes 

Quoting Matt D (Reply 1):
Is it the publics fault for demanding Nordstroms service at wal Mart Prices?

Actually, I think the success of Southwest, jetBlue, Frontier, Alaska and others has shown that what passengers want is Macy's service at Macy's prices with the occaissional good sale.

Quoting PA110 (Thread starter):

We know you have a choice when it comes to bankrupt airlines, and we appreciate you chosing ours.

That is funny



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User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4023 times:

too much supply and little demand maybe?

User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21527 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3987 times:

Quoting Matt D (Reply 1):
Is it the management for running outdated business models and buying too many planes?

Is it the employees fault for demanding job security, pensions, and so on?

Is it the publics fault for demanding Nordstroms service at wal Mart Prices?

All three are factors, but methinks primarily the first one.

Yes, unions can and do get overzealous, customers increasingly want more for less, but while you hear of service being cut and employees laid off when an airlines funds take a turn for the worse, you never hear of executive bonuses being cut - crappy and selfish management is the biggest problem (and I know that this problem isn't restricted to the airline industry - it's everywhere).

-Mir



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

I wonder if they took it from the signature listed in UALPHLCS' Profile.  scratchchin 


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