I'm sure many who have dedicate their lives to United are rather upset about the latest news. I don't work for United, nor have I ever worked for United, or even flown United. That doesn't mean I don't have opinions and theories on UA, just as I have opinions and theories on IBM, Yahoo, my own employer (whom I can't name), etc. Personally, I try to discuss these issues with as much respect and professionalism as possible, keenly aware that my opinion may imply that someone on here is going to be personally affected in a negative way. I also feel most people on here try to do the same. Unfortunately, I've seen too many instances where someone (not necessarily myself) who has made a statement of opinion, with some factual basis to back it up, or a simple theory, which does NOT need some factual backing, as it is just a theory, is shot down with a comment like "XXX would never do that, YYY is too important to them." Most of what goes on here is discussion of opinion, often controversial opinions.
More specifically related to issues raised at the beginning of this thread, most of these issues are opinions. No one, especially me, knows what UA's future would hold. I, as well as most everyone else here, have theories on what will, as well as what should, happen. That said, of UALPHLCS's list, in my opinion, only #5 has any merit. The remainder are generalizations of simple discussions of opinion. I will, when I have time and feel I can add insight, continue to discuss these and other matters, in a professional and respectful manner. If you disagree with my opinions I encourage you to reply to the thread in the same manner. If you have a reason to believe I am factually wrong then please enlighten me. If you feel my theory has a problem which I am not aware of, please feel free to discuss it; however please save me, and everyone else, from the baseless opinion bashing.
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