Just glancing the flight schedules in and out of there should give one a clue of how insignificant it is.
ROTFL. Deltaflyertoo, you don't put a schedule together to look sexy to an armchair quarterback like yourself. You put it togheter to make your operation work, and to make it profitable. Sure, it's be nice to have flights to HNL
, and the like, but if it doesn't have a chance to be profitable, that kind of defeats the purpose. CLT
may not be the sexiest destination, neither is BUF
, but on the CO
route system, they make money in CLE
Furthermore, somebody mentioned it would be a PR nightmare if the pulled out. For who? CO?
It wouldn't be a PR
nightmare, except in a hub city that closes, but it would be a logistics nightmare, and, whther you like it or not, a financial drain on the company, because 1. You will, in effect, have lost the millions of dollars you poured into the hub you're leaving, and 2. You'll need to spend million of dollars to start up a new hub, or to relocate aircraft and employees to other stations.
Here on the west coast, they have a very small presence..
And on that, you base all of your "knowledge". I find that amusing. Here in the Midwest, and on the east coast, CO
has a very large presence, and closing a hub would be felt, even if it is a "lame" hub, as you so intelligently put it.
CO knows it will be a month of discomfort for the 3000+ people they let go.
Again, you're not informed correctly on this account. Some employees would be let go, especially newer one; some would retire, some would choose to stay in the smaller station, but when a hub closes like this, and using DEN
as examples, many employees will transfer, and they can transfer damn near anywhere they want to in the CO
system. If CLE
would close, I could transfer, say to IAH
would pay me a stipend for moving expenses, and even give me a pretty generous amount of money toward the down-payment on a new home in IAH
, since I'm a homeowner in CLE
. That's what happened when DEN
closed as hubs. CO
greatly improved the relocation package after mechanics in LAX
, who had to relocate in the early '90's because the MX
base was closed, were given almost nothing by Lorenzo and Company to relocate.
My mom was layed off from Continental over 2 years ago and she's still bitter about it.
No it is not, but in the climate after 9/11, there's not much the airlines could have done, save cut everyone's pay, and that is a last option at CO
, since we've been down that road so many times. Most people I know who got laid off, weren't happy about it, but most understood what was going on at the time. Hope your mom is doing better.