"FACT - without AA
wouldn't have made it out of the year 2000, let alone survived 9/11."
TWA made it out of 2000 alone, the merger/buyout/sellout whatever you want to call it was announced in Jan 2001 and completed later that year.
"FACT - AA
was under NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER to hire TW
This might be true, but they did say they would maintain a vast majority of TWA's route network, (which they have done to some extent) which implies that they would need some TWA employees to run the route network, unless they planned on shutting down AA
's route network and only running TWA's (and no one was thinking they would do that!) or hiring new employees (which to my knowledge they have not done).
I don't think too many TWA employees are complaining anymore. Most are without jobs and complaining isn't going to get their jobs back. I believe that many AA
employees did not want the TWA employees, hence the problems integrating the seniority lists. My neighbor works for AA
and used to complain about how "TWA employees are stealing AA
blind", etc, etc, so it's not only the TWA employees who are complaining. The people of Missouri are complaining because AA
has not held to their word with the TWA merger. Sen. Bond (R-MO
) held hearings about the TWA-AA merger trying to sort why TWA was taking the brunt of the cuts. Most of us understand that after 9/11 all cards were off the table but still.....
has been dealt a severe blow. I feel sorry for PIT