Please look at who was #1 on-time in the industry last year. Skywest, a UAX feeder. I'm not sure what bad stats you are talking about. As for ACA
(where I think you work), I'm not going to bother getting into that discussion again but I used to work there so I can first hand say that to blame UAL for ACA
's problems in on-time performance is sticking your head very deep into the sand. Trust me, there is plenty of blame to go around for everyone.
For all you that are disgusted with UAL for the G concourse debacle, take a step back for a second and remember what happened. ACA
decided to pull their feed and start their own airline. Now guess who owns the gates at the shiny new B concourse and the main terminal area? You got it, Indy Air. UAL simply didn't have enough gates to run 80 or so RJ
's in and out of the C/D concourse. During the international bank we fill almost every gate with mainline aircraft. So what to do? The decision was made to VERY quickly build a commuter terminal in the only space that is available on the airport - the old employee parking lot. I was actually stunned that the thing went up as quickly as it did. Is it a smooth operation? Not on your life! But it allows us to have UAX feed at IAD
, which was miraculous due to the time frame, and due in no small part to the dedicated, professional service of the Air Willy employees.
So now here we go again. If I could send one message to the AWAC employees... jump into my nightmare, the water is warm. United is coming back to EVERYONE for more concessions. It is simply a matter of survival. Thanks to fuel and NO pricing power, especially at IAD
, we are still bleeding money. There is very little that can be done on the revenue side while carriers are charging $39 on most of our routes, so they HAVE to look at the cost side. That means we ALL
get to bend over AGAIN. Don't take it too personally, and don't think that you haven't been doing a good job. You have. I have faith that you will keep the flying that you are doing now. There is a LOT of posturing going on, and United management is handing out their wish list to everyone that costs them money. If it makes you feel any better; if their present request for concessions goes through either by vote or by court order, an A320 Captain at United will be making less than a BAe-146 Captain at Air Wisconsin. Hell, if I had just stayed at ACA
I would be getting a PAY RAISE to be a Captain on the A319. Oh, and that is AFTER the termination of our pension. It sucks all over. Just hang in there and try not to get too upset. There will be a lot of dust that will settle before anybody knows what is going to happen. Like I said, I suspect you will keep your flying. Keep up the great work