While traveling around many different cities in the US, I am hearing a lot of employees worrying about their cities and the RFP's that out out for them. What used to be mainline work, had gone to Express and now to other service providers based on cost and not allegiance. Does anyone know the status of cities that are curently in the RFP process. Seems like an intence process for the employees waiting to hear what company they may work for next. DGS seems to be doing quite well, however I still find it odd that carriers like US and UA would want to have an affilate of a competetor work on their aircraft. When push comes to shove with staffing on the ramp, which carrier would get serviced first? DL or US, UA?
This is just one example of many but I would like to know you opinions on the matter. Cost cutting may look good in the beginning, but if the product fails, then the cost savings are out the door.