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by ewr757
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant
Replies: 87
Views: 15882

Re: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant

The sterility of the cockpit works both ways, including from the cockpit towards the outside (cabin) as well. The flight crew in the cockpit (and the flight attendants in the cabin regarding their responsibilities) are to be focused only on flying the aircraft technically correctly and safely and t...

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by ewr757
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant
Replies: 87
Views: 15882

Re: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant

However, barring any setbacks, I think she should be demoted to the right seat whenever she is mentally cleared to fly again. That's not how it works at all. F/Os are held to the same training and ability standards as Captains. If she's not fit for duty as a Captain, she's not fit as an F/O. You do...

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by ewr757
Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

Cory: My response was harsh. That was a result of flying all night and a lack of coffee this morning. My apologies. Basically, my feeling is these cuts will have NO effect on the probability or outcome if <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> files for bankruptcy. My belief is tha...

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by ewr757
Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

Cory:

My response? When you get to be my age, or fly CO jets for a living, or even work for CO for that matter......we'll talk. How is that?

Do you get my drift here son?

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by ewr757
Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

Falcon: >>That's why we see this attitude from our erstwhile pissed off f/a, and our self-righteous pilot on here. ,< If you think I am alone or a minority with my thinking you are mistaken. Either way, I don't care. You just keep doing what you do best and print those boarding passes. I'll keep doi...

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by ewr757
Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

Bernard: >>That was aimed at one person, but was insulting to many of us with college degrees who choose to work as airline agents<< Well Bernard, it was aimed at one person who continues to label me as an idiot as well as well as other labels. Take a pill and relax. >>The implication is that upward...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

>>guess that's the rub, here; you haven't yet accepted that paycuts, in one form or another, are inevitable.<<

But the masses staying on the job is not an automatic guarantee through an 1113 i.e. involintary process.

[Edited 2005-03-17 00:15:00]

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

CMH >>What, exactly, do you think this is?<< I could only guess there is pressure being applied to <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> about future engine orders as compared to keeping the leases presently on these. I would bet there is some talking going on about converting 14...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

EA >>This isn't about covering the costs entirely, but minimizing the loss.<< We should increase utilization on them >>Assume the lease rate is $100K/mo, just for sake of argument - but <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> only makes $50K a month in revenue for those flights. Big...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

>>CO is on the hook for them, but if they sublease them to others who pay enough to cover the leases, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> doesn't lose money - but loses the use of the aircraft.<< Flawed thinking there. If we can't make money on the lease rates, you're saying ano...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

>>No, I'm saying that you - and your co-workers, not just pilots - should take a small paycut to enable OTHER co-workers to keep their existing jobs and help the company grow and succeed.<< The company can not grow and succeed with aircraft that are not cost effective. Management can not expect empl...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

>>Isn't the tentative agreement a way to do both, however?<<

In that respect are you saying I should cut my pay to hire someone off the street? That would also go against the mantra the compnay claims we are not financing new aircraft. They can't have the argument both ways.

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

>>How do you propose avoiding furloughs for the OTHER employees affected by the 735 fleet being sold, though - such as the rampers, agents and flight attendants who will be let go as a result?<< Several points I mentioned earlier. I think the time would be absorbed by increasing utilization of other...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

EA >>Please elaborate on this one, since I'm confused about how you arrived at this conclusion<< Reply 29: For Falcon "But let's talk facts, (even though you will ignore them anyway). 24 735's at a crewing of 6.2 pilots per aircraft works out to 149 pilots. There are 160 retirements for 2005 along w...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 777 Tail Strike?
Replies: 40
Views: 14782

RE: CO 777 Tail Strike?

Wbmech: Someone told me the FedEx DC10 (the one with the aft fuselage covered by the tarp) over on the cargo ramp had a tail strike the same day. Any info? I know it is apples and oranges.. I was just curious. Thanks. BTW, I think our <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> is the f...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

CMH >>EWR757: You're a man of good conscience, and I respect that. I don't agree with many things you say, but I do appreciate your position.<< Not a problem. I understand and respect another opinion. I appreciate a good discussion to view the other sides of the equation. I don't think I have ever t...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

Falcon >>Like I should REWARD someone like you for screwing around with our future? Riight. 25B looks mighty good for you right now.<< It's not a reward. It is a common courtesy. Something you obviuosly do not have the integrity or maturity to understand. But if you want to play games, be sure you p...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

COA764 >>Your forgetting about all other groups that will be impacted by 24 a/c exiting the fleet. Lets say an average days flying equals 5 segments x 24 that is - 120 flights a day. So you might see stations close or the flying pushed to Express that means lots of people (other than pilots) poundin...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

>>And it's you're doing-not mine, not management-yours. Hope you enjoy the center seats you'll get traveling on personal time, my friend.<<

How petty and pathetic Falcon. Grow up.

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

Falcon >>One thing to say "take a hike" because of your self-centered opinion; it's another for you to be saying that to a fellow pilot who will lose his job so you don't have to feel any pain yourself. Totally different, sir.<< You have a reading comprehension problem Falcon. Not one pilot on the p...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

EA >>So I take it you're <acronym title="MAT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)"><acronym title="MAT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN</acronym></acronym> FAVOR of furloughs, then? Because a loss of 24 airframes from the fleet means a large number of employee furloughs, since the company won't need as many...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

>>"Management by Threat" is a tactic used by amateur executives, rather than professional managers (and it rarely works). Professional managers get their points across to the people they manage by, over time, developing a culture of mutual respect between management and non-management by demonstrati...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

>>What part of skyrocketing fuel prices and falling ticket prices do they NOT understand. What part of ever-increasing government fees and taxes to cover "security" do they NOT understand? I'm not even good at math, and I can see it as clear as a cloudless day, yet they bury their head in the sand.<...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

More expert analysis from Falcon >>Sure, you don't fly 'Emma, partner, so why do you care if someone else loses their job, right? Again, everything centers around you, Ewr757, and to hell with everyone else. Why am I not surprised.<< Interesting comment from you. Especially since you're so quick to ...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

>>And remember, you have to get $3 million per day.<< <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym>, don't forget that those figures include money for the CPA at XJET. I'd like to see <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s stand al...

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by ewr757
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Situation Without The Concessions
Replies: 191
Views: 7623

RE: CO's Situation Without The Concessions

I was wondering how long it was going to take Falcon to berate and attack another for a differing opinion. Especially when it does not affect his pay or benefits directly. No reasonable discussion or debate on facts....just hype and propoganda. What a guy! As far as parking the 735's...sounds like a...

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by ewr757
Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Flycon. >>but I'm the child.<< At least you are starting to admit it. Progress. >>And believe me, what I said, sound like exactly what you demand-everyone else doing the "shared sacrifice" and you giving up zippo. That's what you'd perfer, and you know it.<< You must be real wealthy guy there Flycon...

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by ewr757
Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Gnomon >>>One of your remarks (noted below) notwithstanding, I actually consider your perspective to be much more reasonable than viewpoints articulated on this forum by pilots at some of your competitors, and I empathize with you to a point.<< Thank you. It is difficult to discuss things on a forum...

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by ewr757
Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Oh, probably 90%, with forswearing stock options forever, and no bonuses, unless, of course, he himself gets one. Maybe an exaggeration, but when I read what Ewr757 writes, that's the attitude that comes off. Flycon: The only thing you are proving time and again is you sound like a child. Do yoursel...

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by ewr757
Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Flycon >>I don't ever cry to the mods about something people write about me on here, my friend. It's a fairly free forum, you can say what you want.<< LOL, sure Falcon. You know the truth. I know the truth. It kind of goes back to that lying thing you have a problem. >>I'll stand by what I've said a...

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by ewr757
Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Flycon >>And nothing on any of them that merits a reply to them.<< Of course not from you. I just consider the mentality, ignorance and attitude of your replies. Obviously you have neither the integrity or intelligence to debate facts or pointed questions. Maybe you should call Rueters and complain ...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Slider: >>EWR757- Like <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, I think we agree more than you may think as well.<< I'm sure we do. I think my initial reply to you was...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Cory6188 >>If all of the contracts end up as nice as that of the mechanics', I don't think that any of the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)"><acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym></acronym> employee groups have anything to gripe about.<< Technical services already had a c...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Gnomon: >>Thanks partially to the behavior of pilots unions in the last five or so years, I think you're asking a lot of anyone there<< Care to explain? How about the bloated golden parachutes paid out to many management teams across the industry? Like Mullin at <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Flycon. I have answered your mantra over and over. Let's try again. >>You're giving up 8.9% of your pay.<< From 1997 pay scales. >>Management is giving up 20%-screw when they last got a payraise, they're giving up 1/5 of what they make,<< Apparently you can't read the news article I posted or you ar...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Actually <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> I agree with you more than you think. I agree good CEO's need to be highly compensated in the right environment. The q...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

EA <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> >>While that's true, you also have to address a very real situation - the fact that airline executives are not the same as the rank-and-file employees.<< I think many CEO's and especially ...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

>>Paying them is hardly the problem some want to make it out to be. Especially since 75% or more of the top W-2 wage earners in <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> are pilots. That's called hypocrisy.<< If the job paid what 25% of the other W-2 earners made you would not attract...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Flycon: I'm not sure how many times I have to repeat the same thing to you. I don't care what they make. It only matters when they ask us for concessions and I do not see shared sacrifice. I really don't know how to bring it to a more basic level than that for you to comprehend. >>No one is impresse...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Alpa Contract And Defined Contribution
Replies: 3
Views: 2454

RE: CO Alpa Contract And Defined Contribution

1) Freezing the old plan. No

2) No. No

3) Like 401's? IRA's? Yes

[Edited 2005-03-02 18:16:08]

[Edited 2005-03-02 18:16:27]

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Flycon: >>You still won't detail what YOU would do<< Why should I discuss this with you again? I stated before many times the answer is on the revenue side of the equation. >>I didn't ignore anything, but the truth is, which you ignore, is management is taking a 20% wage cut;<< Not even you can be t...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

EA <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> >> if the price of fuel becomes so outrageous that even the B6s and F9s of the world can't afford to stand pat any longer. Until meaningful, sustained fare hikes become a reality companies...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Flycon >>And I've never had a problem with that,<< Yes you do. Your jealousy and lame anti union attitude reek with every ignorant post you write about the subject. Some of your opinions and comment are so far off the wall they point to obvious issues you have. >>but you're bashing management when 1...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

EA <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> >>No, because by that point additional increases in fuel will be affecting EVERYONE to the point where competitors will have no choice but to go along with fare hikes to compensate for the...

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by ewr757
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Falcon Grow up. People can have an opposing opinion especially over an issue that affects them directly. That's the difference between you and I. I respect your decision to gladly hand over your pay and benefits while they line their pockets. You don't see me critizing your lack of conviction. But s...

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by ewr757
Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

EA <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> >>There's no shame in such a plug - I also feel that <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s pilots have historically been underpaid vs. the rest of the industry.<< Than...

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by ewr757
Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Falcon: As usual you reply like a child with no substance. No point in debating an annoying insect with a chip on his shoulder. Your underlying jealous attitude drips with every post you make. ContnlEliteCMH: First off, thank you for your business >>You insist that the deal you are getting here shou...

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by ewr757
Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

>>their pilots are the most professional in the business as far as I'm concerned. << Thank you. May I put in a shamless plug that we have always felt we were never compensated as such? >>where we'll have to agree to disagree<< No problem. I don't mind debating an opposing opinion with someone like y...

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by ewr757
Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

>>Sorry EWR757, but I'm agreeing with Falcon on this one<< Why should you be sorry? I do not expect anyone but the pilots to understand my position which is shared by many. Unlike Falcon, I respect your opinion which you are entitled too. >>why should what level of a hit management takes influence y...

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by ewr757
Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8279

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

Falcon, talking to you is like trying to explain physics to an insect. You wanted my opinion and I gave it to you. If you don't like my answer that is your problem. Your sophomoric response is expected and dismissed. I think it is hypocritical of management to bestow upon themselves hundreds of mill...

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