Complete Moron! That man is not capable of managing a McDonalds, much less an airline.
Isnt that letting him off easy? That man is not even capable of flipping burgers at McDonalds!
I agree with you completly. I've been trying to talk my dad into possibly leaving and going to a regional carrier. They right now are in the best position for growth. After all, look at SkyWest come 11/1/01. They take over most of AirWisky's operations in DEN.
Goodwin is also making cut after cut after cut. In his recient letter to the employee's, he said the following:
James Goodwin wrote:
"However, much of our sucess in generating revenue will depend upon you. Once we bring customers back to our ticket counters, gate areas and airplane cabins, it will be up to you to make them comfortable and provide them with the service they've come to expect from United."
Now, when I look at this, I think of all of the cuts. I think of the CRJ's being sent to places that now are having customers leave like mad. I think of the meal cuts, and the cuts in inflight service. He expects that the employees given nothing to make the customer happier, can make them happier.
Just be glad that you got out before doing DEN-IAD with a beverage service only. Imagine how many passengers that you would have to apologize to. Long term, I dont belive that making cuts in every which way is the solution to the problem. United needs to focus on its strenghts. One of those strengths is inflight service. I've done transcons and midcons on both Delta, United and US Airways. I can by far tell you that UA had the best service. If only United advertized about that, maybe some people would still be flying us? I cant help to think that if they didnt cut meals, but maybe charged a passenger somewhere in the lines of $1 to $15 for inflight amenties that they could keep meals, and advertize them. Its stuff like that where Goodwin shows his studpidy.
That was evident last summer, and through out the year. You may remeber my post in April entitled "No more Lemonade at United." It was about all of the service cuts back in April to help fund US Airways. Now, he is cutting service even more. I know that it is for survival reasons, but then again...WHY IS HE STARTING AVOLAR? I guess we will never know.
Also, what I want to know is how does he expect to bring the passengers back? Many of our high yeild passengers are fed up with United...and the sad thing is that I dont blame them! Jim Goodwin, would you mind explaining how you are going to recapture our business traffic again?
UALfa@JFK, I agree with you that UA managment wants United to die. The sad thing is that United is worth more broken up, then it is as a whole. What is even worse is what about the now close to 80,000 member workforce? I wonder what will happen to them?
Support another ESOP! GOODWIN MUST GO! http://www.goodwinmustgo.com
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