Captain Heard
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Everything Is Going To Hell...

Wed Oct 03, 2001 11:57 am

We look at the past couple of weeks. Everything has gone to hell.
*The tragedy on September 11th.

*Ansett Australia has basically been destroyed.

*Swiss Air has been destroyed.

*Lay Offs all over the world as a consequence of Sept 11th.

Everything has changed which is a tragedy in itself.
Never have the countries in the world seem so close together. As I an from Australia, I feel as though a fellow countrymen...a brother has been taken away.
We are no longer allies.. we are brothers.

We all need to stand strong through these times. As I have always said. 'We'll get there' and we will.

God Speed to us all.

-Cpt

 
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RE: Everything Is Going To Hell...

Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:01 pm

I'm in Hong Kong,but I'm Australian Chinese and although i think this belongs to non-aviation part but...
I'm on your side Captain!We are brothers!May god bless the world,us and the aviation industry!

Best Regards
Chris
 
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RE: Everything Is Going To Hell...

Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:03 pm

I couldn't have put it better myself. It seems like all of the airlines I wanna fly are going under. My dream was to jumpseat in a Finnair MD11, but with all this talk about steel bars over the doors and sky marshalls--fat chance.  Sad
 
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RE: Everything Is Going To Hell...

Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:04 pm

Don't forget about Midway airlines. They are out of business too.
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
 
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RE: Everything Is Going To Hell...

Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:18 pm

Hate to say it, but Midway was already at Chapter 11 before Sept. 11.
Add Sabena to the list
What is really the biggest tragedy of all is the employees that got fired or laid off. Imagine that. Working for a company for 30+ years and getting fired because of the economy.
How many employees in total so far have been affected?
 
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RE: Everything Is Going To Hell...

Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:20 pm

I heard over 100 thousand.
 
Captain Heard
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RE: Everything Is Going To Hell...

Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:25 pm

Unfortunately I know what it is like for someone to loose thir job because of this.

My mother has (had) worked for Ansett for 18years. It hard to see her leave after all this time.

But my mother is strong, joking about from time to time. She lauged when she saw her Ansett ID.

Date of Expiry: 2006  Smile

-Cpt
 
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RE: Everything Is Going To Hell...

Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:26 pm

I still can't believe Swissair is gone.
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: Everything Is Going To Hell...

Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:29 pm

126,000 at last count. Very sad.
 
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RE: Everything Is Going To Hell...

Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:34 pm

Over 100000 -- that's just for the US airlines -- not even considering the airlines that are laying off, or have gone under competely in the rest of the world.