Ok people...who would you say is the most 'important' group at an airline, and why you feel the way you do?
Pilots like to say that they are the most important because without them, the plane goes nowhere, and thus makes no money.
Mechanics think that they are the most important people because if the plane is not fit to fly, then the pilots cannot fly it anywhere.
CA's/GA's want to think that they are the most important people because they are the front line interaction with the public that can "make or break" an airline vis a vis "customer service".
F/A's belive that they are the most important because they represent the airline on a "one on one" basis with the pax while in flight, and are there for safety in the event of an emergency.
The marketing departments think that they are the most important because they feel that THEY, not the FA's/GA's/CA's make the airlines 'image'.
The CEO/COO's and such believe that THEY are the most importnat because they are the highest ranking (and highest earning) people in the company.
The stockholders believe they are the most important because, without their "ivestments" in the company, nobody would have a place to work.
The customers believe that they are the most important because without them, there would be no revenue generated, and thus no airline.
Please tell me that they all go hand in hand....it's a team effort...that none can exist without all the others...
Or do you really believe that one group really is more important than the others.