Nuggetsyl, interesting question and totally legitimate! I saw in your profile that you're EWR
based so it wouldn't be that big of a deal since United does not have a base there anymore. There is some recall rights for the couple hundred FA
's that were previously based in EWR
put in the contract when that base closed if there was ever a merger with an airline based in EWR
What is your seniority/hire date? I know we did an enormous hiring in 97/98 which tapered off to about 1,000-1,500 hires a year thru the first half of 01. In 2006 we hired just shy of 1,500 and we have plans for slightly more than that for 2007.
Hope this helps add some context!
The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better