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by N983AN
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1283
Views: 147180

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

It would have to be the AA MD80's for Mainline. I assume they operated STL-LGA with the MD80 until the closure of the STL Pilot Base in 2017? I'd have to do some research... The only downside of going from E175 to Airbus A319 is the loss of First Class Seats which I assume is an indication of lack ...

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by N983AN
Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1283
Views: 147180

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

AA seems to be adding 2 mainlines a day to LGA starting NOV 2nd. I can’t remember the last time the had mainline on NYC. It would have to be the AA MD80's for Mainline. I assume they operated STL-LGA with the MD80 until the closure of the STL Pilot Base in 2017? I'd have to do some research... The ...

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by N983AN
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends Sydney
Replies: 75
Views: 13928

Re: American suspends Sydney

airzona11 wrote:
How long-standing was this route?


Began as a daily 77W 12/17/2015

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by N983AN
Fri May 14, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds BOS-DFW/CLT/YYZ, LGA-YYZ
Replies: 83
Views: 14592

Re: Delta Adds BOS-DFW/CLT/YYZ, LGA-YYZ

There's a lot more than just DEN and SAN, lol. IAH & PHX deserve a mention Also CLE, JAX, PDX, STL (STL is long overdue IMO). 1) CLE-operating 2x E175s today 2) JAX-operating 2x E175s today 3) PDX-long and thin route over flying multiple hubs. 4) STL-WN stronghold, former AA hub resuming servic...

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by N983AN
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76317

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

In all fairness JetBlue’s seat back IFE is pretty bad, even the newer upgraded one. :roll: compared to what? I fly all the airlines for visiting family and sometimes for work, recently more on B6 and they have by far the best product IMO. I guess you'll always have your few that are never satisfied...

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by N983AN
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1283
Views: 147180

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetblue_airways/usn/usnews-story.aspx?cid=981&newsid=74365 BOS-STL on American. About time someone else adds it. AA actually starting to make a decent play here. When did AA drop BOS before? I know they did it in '08 as we went to the Cards/Sox interleague ser...

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by N983AN
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX T4/T5 Renovation
Replies: 64
Views: 13255

Re: AA LAX T4/T5 Renovation

Oh wow, I can't believe this happened. That's pretty crafty on DL's part (despite them just opening a Sky Club in there?) The T3 SkyClub was in the location of the Virgin America lounge; it's not a space that was built out from scratch by Delta. It was originally built out by TWA as an Ambassador C...

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by N983AN
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1283
Views: 147180

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

It emptied back into the concourse. I think that is one reasons it moved. Holy crap, so if you were ending your trip in STL, you had to re-check your bag, re-clear security only to leave airside and then go re-collect your bags from the domestic bag claims? I can see why that moved. I believe that ...

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by N983AN
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMFA looks to oust AA mechanics union
Replies: 68
Views: 9386

Re: AMFA looks to oust AA mechanics union

As a European and not knowing US working practices, why cannot both unions represent the workers? Or is some law evolved that don't allow this? The Railway Labor Act governs airline industry collective bargaining rights. Despite the name “railway” the law applies to airlines and subjects airline em...

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by N983AN
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49412

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

WN is fighting to survive and certainly is not looking to get in a contentious fight with their labor partners or exploit the crisis and gain additional concessions. Amazing so many seem dubious of the company yet blindly trust union leaders who are looking out for the institutional interests of the...

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by N983AN
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49412

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

WN has asked for a 10% paycut at WN from the unionized workgroups. And the IAM Mechanic and Related had our CBA abrogated in bankruptcy part 2 as we could never agree to the concessions asked. I was on the Negotiating Committee. Don’t let the facts get in your way. 10% base rate cut in this environ...

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by N983AN
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49412

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

Really unfortunate as history of no furloughs has been a source of great pride for WN. Have to give WN management and Gary Kelly credit for trying and stepping up to the plate taking $0 base, rest of management & admin 10% pay cut. Seems the IAM and TWU are determined to erode the history of co...

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by N983AN
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49412

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

Really unfortunate as history of no furloughs has been a source of great pride for WN. Have to give WN management and Gary Kelly credit for trying and stepping up to the plate taking $0 base, rest of management & admin 10% pay cut. Seems the IAM and TWU are determined to erode the history of col...

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by N983AN
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 983
Views: 111674

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Jshank83 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
Why does CUN say resumes on wiki, I cant remember them ever flying there after the dehub


I think I saw AA flew it til 2005.


Was a S80 Saturday seasonal service through March 2006.

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by N983AN
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 108
Views: 18294

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Oh, OK. Thanks for this then. I thought AA were removing AVOD hardcore right now. I haven't flown AA since like 2018. I just remember DL's overhead LCD screens were fading fast before they installed AVOD on some of the 738s and whatnot back in like 2016. AA always kept they in great shape for the c...

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by N983AN
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14481

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

IAM 142 is well experienced in concessionary bargaining during the serial bankruptcies at USAIR and TWA, they have never met a concession they didn't like and ultimately provide the company. Samuelson is living in denial. He still hasn't figured out the airlines aren't the same as the MTA and NYC of...

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by N983AN
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 36229

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

There is a former employee and IAM activist who has literally corrected people hundreds of times on another aviation forum for referring to the airline as “USAIR”.

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by N983AN
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 41517

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

people do get their jobs back You mean like the IAM represented Ramp group at SEA for AS? :duck: They did win the arbitration. Says a lot about you when you take glee in people losing their job. Like how the IAM “won” the Airbus arbitration at USAIR but work didn’t come back in-house? Are you famil...

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by N983AN
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 41517

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

In April, 2018, the IAM was awarded the exclusive right to organize Delta Flight Attendants by the AFL-CIO. ...And that exclusivity period has ended... The IAM couldn't close the deal. If they truly have the FA's best interests at heart, they will bow out gracefully, and throw their support behind ...

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by N983AN
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Flight Attendant's Vote To Authorize Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 2597

Re: Hawaiian Flight Attendant's Vote To Authorize Strike

Is this just to feed union leaders egos or what? Symbolic at best, there won’t be a strike.

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by N983AN
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 443111

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I don’t think PHL nor CLT are 777 bases for AA meaning it would have to rotate through MIA DFW or back through LHR but I believe the schedule between arrival and departure at BOS would be excessive to rotate through LHR They could theoretically also rotate it through JFK -- wasted capacity, to be s...

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by N983AN
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 41517

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

“Several” is not a big sample when compared to a 25000+ FA group. Also, DTW is a former NWA hub. Very easy to find union-loving FAs there. I’m in the camp of letting them control their destiny. However, every statement in this thread voicing support or opposition has to be looked at with suspicion....

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by N983AN
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 443111

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

That said, I think the A350 is going to come to prominence in Boston next summer... Interesting...let's look at the possibilities. AF - Just received their first A350s, unlikely, but certainly a possibility BA - Similar to AF, unlikely, but possible CX - If they desire to make most NA stations A350...

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by N983AN
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with Yoram Elgrabli, El Al North America [video]
Replies: 1
Views: 1581

Interview with Yoram Elgrabli, El Al North America [video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNpYm6YIl8A In-depth interview with El Al's North America Managing Director Yoram Elgrabli. First 24 minutes are about Yoram personally, his heritage, Army service as tank commander in IDF and Jewish peoplehood. The second half of segment will be of primary interest t...

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by N983AN
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 30363

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Can anyone explain LY (El Al) The etymology is from the original name of TLV Airport, Lydda before being named for PM Ben Gurion. Initially, EL AL linked Tel Aviv with major European cities — Paris, London, Rome and Zurich. It operated from the Tel Aviv airport originally named ‘Lydda’, which was ...

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by N983AN
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 25676

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

I’m not so sure that AA is using a new slot for BOS-LHR. The flight numbers that are going to be used for the flights are 108 and 109, which are currently used for one of the daily LAX-LHR flights. Which makes me wonder if AA will go 1x daily for the summer season of 2020 on LAX-LHR. Unless they pl...

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by N983AN
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 37438

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

I have a lot more confidence in what the the company puts out who PAYS ME in a relationship of consensual, voluntary exchange than the unelected, undemocratic and inept TWU-IAM Association which requires payment of dues/agency fees in a non-consensual manner.

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by N983AN
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 37438

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

At least LAA plan is being funded and the company is required to cover shortfall unlike IAMNPF.

When were benefits cut last?

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by N983AN
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 37438

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Such a defeatist AA has spent $15 BILLION over the past few years to buyback stock, and to cover all of the Association members in the lower cost, better coverage LUS IAM health insurance is a cost of $39 million a year. The IAM insurance has survived three rounds of concessions in two bankruptcies...

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by N983AN
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 37438

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

People can’t have it both ways and insist the value of the contract reflect the current economic environment and industry structural changes over last decade. Then claim this vaunted IAM medical has dodged two bankruptcies, a transition agreement and the 2014 standalone LUS agreement. Medical costs ...

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by N983AN
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 4569

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

ORD-EZE (2007-2008) 763
ORD-DEL (11/2005-03/2012) 777
ORD-DME (2008-2009) 777/763
ORD-NGO 2005 777

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by N983AN
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 37438

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

They don’t staff extra ramp workers for deIcing. And catering actually saves them money. They didn’t get catering in three rounds of concessions in two different bankruptcies, didn’t get it the 2008 JCBA with HP nor did they get it in the 2014 Section 6 CBA. But didn’t more small cities close to sa...

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by N983AN
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 37438

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The problem is the IAM wants to hold out and have small stations like MCI and ONT staffed mainline fleet service that aren’t reasonable based on industry standard and where the IAMs own agreement at UA requires to be staffed. They want LAA TWU line maintenance in high cost cities earning less to se...

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by N983AN
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 37438

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The problem is the IAM wants to hold out and have small stations like MCI and ONT staffed mainline fleet service that aren’t reasonable based on industry standard and where the IAMs own agreement at UA requires to be staffed. They want LAA TWU line maintenance in high cost cities earning less to sec...

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by N983AN
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 37438

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

#5 is incorrect. He is not the President of the IAM, that would be Robert Martinez, Sito is General Vice President of Transportation. Him being on the UA BOD is irrelevant. So, you're right that he's actually the General Vice President of Transportation, but I don't know how you can call that irrel...

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by N983AN
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 75
Views: 12904

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

Another thing lost on many here is that circa 2006-2011 AA was restricted by APA on flying ultra long routes and some of the DFW-Asia flying would be pushing the block hour restriction. The pilots granted AMR a one time waiver for AA 292/293 ORD-DEL-ORD which operated November 2005-March 2012, but t...

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by N983AN
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 11466

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

Long enough to screw over the employees who worked at TW. AMR did not screw the LLCers, their own bargaining representatives waived the successorship labor protective provisions in order for the deal to go through. Blame the IAM, not the company who extended them full company seniority. Had they no...

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 6751

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

You experience in STL masked what was happening with TWA. TW was a disaster. JFK was being slashed rapidly. They tried little focus cities in LA and SJU. They were down to two cities in Europe and TLV/CAI The only reason STL was doing so well is they brought any remaining resources home to that bas...

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 6751

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

No idea where the displaced TWA F/A's in STL went but it was a pretty screwed up situation of how AA handled it. Part of it was because of the fallout of 9/11 but I believe they still have a crew base open at STL even right now. I do recall flying LAX-DFW-PVR in 2008 and on the second leg I was in ...

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 24551

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Because the members voted for him. Just like how LUS IAM and LAA TWU “voted” for this association? Would you like a Kleenex? NMB said no vote needed. And crying about accomplished nothing. Then why does this union association maintained website still indicate that a vote would be held? Didn’t union...

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 24551

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Boof02671 wrote:
Because the members voted for him.


Just like how LUS IAM and LAA TWU “voted” for this association?

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 24551

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

The same was said about Janus, RTW in states like Michigan. It’s only a matter of time. Keep living in denial. I know the IAM has been great for you, but for people actually working at airlines and paying dues they are clearly not delivering. Why is the transport division run by a TWA guy who hasn’t...

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 24551

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

What you don’t get is no one at LAA wanted TWA, the IAM, USAIR or this stupid association that didn’t get voted on as promised. The IAM is insignificant and once compulsory dues go away the IAM will further it’s downward spiral. Aren’t they trying to organize Uber workers or something?

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by N983AN
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 24551

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

The IAM relinquished the LPPs to protect their own financial interests and have the transaction consummated. Had they fought TWA may have gone belly up which would be better nAAtives and not all that different considering the plight of LLCers that followed. The IAM was okay fighting it to the last d...

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by N983AN
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 24551

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

so long as their leaders get to maintain their cushy gigs and the organization continues to draw dues. TWU is playing the same game. As long as they keep everyone divided, leaders get to keep their jobs and pay. Just keep feeding the BS, demand everything and refuse to budge on anything - they'll b...

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by N983AN
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 24551

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Yeah like HDQ is scared of a cocky overzealous public sector MTA track worker that repeatedly fumbled large numbers and believes Michigan is an Ivy League institution. The IAM has shown repeatedly it talks tough and issues fiery press press releases but ultimately cowers so long as their leaders get...

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by N983AN
Thu May 23, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 24551

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Boof02671 wrote:
Watch the LGA Town Hall Samuelsen gave a Isom hell!


Why nothing from Sito Pantoja?

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by N983AN
Wed May 22, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 24551

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

I’m not militant. Im a realist. My understanding, if I'm to believe your online profiles, is that you're also no longer an IAM member. So why are you so invested in what's going on at AA? This posters own content on THIS site directly contradicts being an active AA employee or ever working on the A...

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by N983AN
Wed May 22, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 24551

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

From a coworker “A planner, with little or no real aircraft maintenance experience. Fills the on-ground time with as much work as possible...irregardless of station actual manpower, parts availability, tooling required...then the inept station manager arbitrarily assigns parts based on the ATA, not...

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