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by Alpha 1
Wed May 16, 2001 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Strike
Replies: 44
Views: 2352

DE727UPS

Why don't those pilots donate the overtime to the poor souls who aren't making anything income because they don't have a strike fund? It's amazing to me-this "brotherhood" crap. The pilots are getting some money-donate it to the people that the pilots have screwed out of a job for once. Oh, that's r...

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by Alpha 1
Wed May 16, 2001 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Strike
Replies: 44
Views: 2352

RE: Comair Strike

Aaaah, I knew we'd get around to someone saying these Comair pilots have a "right" to make more money than the company can pay them. And I figured, JETPILOT, based on your union ass-kissing record here, you'd be the one to say it. None of those guys have any "rights" beyond getting a decent salary. ...

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by Alpha 1
Tue May 15, 2001 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Airlines Lacking In Service?
Replies: 7
Views: 2772

GF-A330

Remember, the flight crew is there mostly for safety reasons in case of an emergency. While I agree they should give a decent level of "service", that is not their primary function on the aircraft.

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by Alpha 1
Tue May 15, 2001 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair..more Willing To Hang Itself Than Negotiate
Replies: 48
Views: 2444

Jetpilot

And now you want the pilots to demand MORE??? WITH INTEREST? Are you really that militant and that stupid? C'mon, grow up a little. How about this happen: all the employees who had their jobs interrupted by the pilots strike should demand that ALPA and the Comair pilots reimburse THEIR salaries-with...

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by Alpha 1
Tue May 15, 2001 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Pilots: We'll Get Jobs
Replies: 33
Views: 3411

RE: Comair Pilots: We'll Get Jobs

Yeah, JETPILOT, there won't be any scabs at Comair, because the all-knowing union, in it's god-like wisdom will have run the airline out of business, just like Charlie Bryan helped to do at EA.

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by Alpha 1
Tue May 15, 2001 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair..more Willing To Hang Itself Than Negotiate
Replies: 48
Views: 2444

RE: Comair..more Willing To Hang Itself Than Negotiate

And who is the union's brainwashing propoganda accountable to? Not much, it seems to me. Just remember, without a company, there isn't a need for a union. That always seems to get lost among the die-hard union supoorters.

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by Alpha 1
Tue May 15, 2001 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair..more Willing To Hang Itself Than Negotiate
Replies: 48
Views: 2444

RE: Comair..more Willing To Hang Itself Than Negotiate

JETPILOT, I'm sure you're a favorite at ALPA-because all you seem to know how to do is to tow the union line and kiss ALPA's ass. You're credibility isn't very high on this one, one-sided as you are.

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 14, 2001 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Pilots: We'll Get Jobs
Replies: 33
Views: 3411

RE: Comair Pilots: We'll Get Jobs

There you go JETPILOT: you wanted to see the reson why they rejected the contract-and the biggest reason? 45 minutes added to the workday! Wow! What a HUGE reason for shutting down a company and putting thousands out of a job!! I think that's tantamount to slavery, yesiree. So much for your honorabl...

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 14, 2001 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Fly To Cleveland Hopkins Airport?
Replies: 5
Views: 4595

RE: Which Airlines Fly To Cleveland Hopkins Airport?

As far as I've ever seen, Canada 3000 does not operate into/out of CLE.

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 14, 2001 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oh, Jeez: They Call It 'Boing'
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

RE: Oh, Jeez: They Call It 'Boing'

I wouldn't be too thrilled that Cobain was from there. Talk about your big-time loser.

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 14, 2001 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Pilots Vote Down Offer
Replies: 38
Views: 2714

Jetpilot

And when you're challenged by somene, the best you can do is try to put them down? What a big man you are, JETPILOT. If you're an example of what the Comair pilots are like, then I can see why they don't give a rat's ass about their fellow employees that they have helped to hurt so much.

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 14, 2001 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR-Outside Gates At Term. C
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

RE: EWR-Outside Gates At Term. C

The information monitors you are mentioning have been installed at all the gates at Concourse C in CLE as well. I'm not sure if D has them or not.

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by Alpha 1
Sun May 13, 2001 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Pilots Vote Down Offer
Replies: 38
Views: 2714

RE: Comair Pilots Vote Down Offer

It's unfortunate to see so much screaming at each other. We have a real division here-we have guys like DCA ROC guy, who doesn't have respect for any airline poeple, along with Twotter, who is very anti-union in his outlook, and on the other side, we have JETPILOT and DE727UPS, who always think the ...

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by Alpha 1
Sun May 13, 2001 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Pilots Vote Down Offer
Replies: 38
Views: 2714

RE: Comair Pilots Vote Down Offer

Twotter, it does no good to hurl names at any person or group here. It is quite sad, if indeed everything you posted here was in the deal, and they felt it necessary to turn it down. As I've said before on here, maybe the pilot's didn't get everything they wanted in this deal, but to sabotage the co...

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by Alpha 1
Sat May 12, 2001 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will This Freq Flyer Trick Work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1596

RE: Will This Freq Flyer Trick Work?

Airsicknessbag-the "double profit" thing is an old-wives tale. The airline does not make money on the ticket until it gets to their revenue accounting department, so a carrier can't make "double profit" on a seat. If I'm not mistaken, the money is with ARC-the Airline Reporting Corporation, until th...

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by Alpha 1
Fri May 11, 2001 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will This Freq Flyer Trick Work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1596

RE: Will This Freq Flyer Trick Work?

10% no-shows? There are some flights certain days of the week, I'm sure that have 20% no-show factors. And yes, the "trick" our friend is trying is one reason why flight are overbooked.

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by Alpha 1
Fri May 11, 2001 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will This Freq Flyer Trick Work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1596

RE: Will This Freq Flyer Trick Work?

It is a plane, not a prison, but most airline agents won't let you check it short like that. They are required to check it through to the final destination as listed on the ticket, and anyone who is saying they want it checked short will be told this by 99.999% of agents-even at the gates. So take y...

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by Alpha 1
Fri May 11, 2001 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will This Freq Flyer Trick Work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1596

RE: Will This Freq Flyer Trick Work?

They will care, just like any carrier would care if you don't plan on honoring the fare as bought. First, they have to check bags through to the final destination. If you make a deal about not wanting it checked through, they'll know your trying a hidden city trick. They'll still check the bag throu...

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by Alpha 1
Fri May 11, 2001 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Mechanics Ratify Contract - NO Strike!
Replies: 19
Views: 2413

RE: Northwest Mechanics Ratify Contract - NO Strike!

According to Bethune last October, CO has no union contracts up this year. The next one up is the pilots in 2002.

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by Alpha 1
Thu May 10, 2001 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do We Need A Passengers Bill Of Rights
Replies: 8
Views: 2455

RE: Do We Need A Passengers Bill Of Rights

What's amazing is all these problems, apparently, took years to reach this point, yet those who want a PBoR want the airlines to fix them in 6 months. And yet one thing that has been completely overlooked is the "lottery" mentality that exists in this country: people want to be compensated for EVERY...

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by Alpha 1
Thu May 10, 2001 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Mechanics Ratify Contract - NO Strike!
Replies: 19
Views: 2413

RE: Northwest Mechanics Ratify Contract - NO Strike!

There wouldn't have been a strike anyway-President W. said he wasn't going to allow a strike at any major airline this year. And I had to laugh at what 737doctor said-he calls it a crap deal, then in the same post he calls it the industry-leading deal. How can it be both? Hopefully, NW can take a pa...

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by Alpha 1
Thu May 10, 2001 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Continental Start Flying To Nrt?
Replies: 6
Views: 3900

RE: When Did Continental Start Flying To Nrt?

No, it did not. In fact, I think the EWR-NRT flights were the debut of the 777 in the CO fleet.

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by Alpha 1
Wed May 09, 2001 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Pilots To Turn Down Contract
Replies: 16
Views: 2802

CV640

Goody for the Flight Attendants. It's amazing that some people will gladly toss away their jobs like that. If I were any other worker at Comair, I'd never forgive the pilots, if Comair goes under. To hell with the "union solidarity" crap. If somene is purposely threatening my livlihood, to hell with...

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by Alpha 1
Wed May 09, 2001 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic CO 757
Replies: 42
Views: 2676

Ray Chuang

Let's not start getting bureaucracies "mandating" anything. Start mandating things like that, and they'll want to mandate more things. Pretty soon, airlines will drop routes instead of reconfiguring their aircraft to meet some bureaucrats standards.

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by Alpha 1
Wed May 09, 2001 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was The MD-11 Really That Bad?
Replies: 13
Views: 4489

RE: Was The MD-11 Really That Bad?

I recently flew a DL MD-11 ATL-MCO. Very beautiful ship, bright and comfy on the inside. I have heard everything all of you have said about the aircraft, and was wondering about it. I asked B747-437B about it and he said another reason for it's less-than-successful run was that it came into serive r...

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by Alpha 1
Wed May 09, 2001 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Pilots To Turn Down Contract
Replies: 16
Views: 2802

RE: Comair Pilots To Turn Down Contract

I'm not a Bush fan, but it's ludicrous to blame President Bush for this one. You can't attack him for not allowing other carriers' employees' to walk, then attack him for allowing it at Comair. This thing has been stewing for a long time, and it's the pilots and the company, not Mr. Bush, who is at ...

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by Alpha 1
Wed May 09, 2001 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Pilots To Turn Down Contract
Replies: 16
Views: 2802

RE: Comair Pilots To Turn Down Contract

CV640, it's all well and good to say "don't sign a contract ou don't like", but if the pilots stay out much longer, they won't have a company to sign with.

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by Alpha 1
Tue May 08, 2001 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Won't Comair Give In To Its Pilots?
Replies: 74
Views: 3171

RE: Why Won't Comair Give In To Its Pilots?

You're confusing a few things here-Joe Taxpayer in the U.S. doesn't pay for our aircraft; they don't subsidize or salaries; they don't pay the leases on our property. They don't pay the landing fees we have to pay. In many cases, like Concourse D in CLE, bonds were floated for the construction, but ...

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 07, 2001 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic CO 757
Replies: 42
Views: 2676

PTICA2000

It doesn't stop flying anywhere...they fly nonstop for CO CLE-LGW, EWR-DUS, EWR-LIS. Occasionally, when there are hight west-to-east winds, they may have to fuel stop coming back to the states-the LGW-CLE has done like 4 of these in 2 years...stopped in BOS, YYZ, YUL and one other place which I can'...

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 07, 2001 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Won't Comair Give In To Its Pilots?
Replies: 74
Views: 3171

RE: Why Won't Comair Give In To Its Pilots?

If you think "limited re-regulation" is going to limit an employee's ability to advance in the company and to earn a living, I'd say we've crossed over back in the U.S.S.R! Sounds like you almost relish that idea. As I've said, I don't agree with the pilots' turning down the offer at Comair, but how...

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 07, 2001 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic CO 757
Replies: 42
Views: 2676

RE: Transatlantic CO 757

Actually, CO plans to pull out the 757 from Transatlantic service when there are enough 764/762's to replace them. CO does realize that the 752 is not the ideal plane for Transatlantic hops. But when CO began to expand it's Eurpoean presence about 5/6 years ago, there just wasn't many widebodies in ...

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 07, 2001 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scabs
Replies: 46
Views: 2410

DE727UPS

I didn't mention that particular situation, did I? Maybe I should hae phrased it has "a job that I would qualify for", since I don't qualify to be a pilot. Either way, I"ll bet you threre are pilots out there looking for work who would cross their line in a heartbeat to get work, and if the pilots o...

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 07, 2001 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Won't Comair Give In To Its Pilots?
Replies: 74
Views: 3171

DCA-ROCguy

I said that-not DE727UPS, and you're statement that we are some kind of public trust is just plane idiotic, pure and simple. And nothing will make me accept this "fact" of yours. You can try to justify your stance all you want, but you're just saying that 'cause you feel you pay too much . Well, I f...

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 07, 2001 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic CO 757
Replies: 42
Views: 2676

STT757

STT757-what is that baloney about? CAL has no such policy about not filling a 757 on TransAtlantic. Only an airline that doesn't want to make money would impliment such an idiotic "policy". Having worked CLE-LGW many, many times, and after it seeing it go out full virtually every day between mid-may...

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 07, 2001 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic CO 757
Replies: 42
Views: 2676

RE: Transatlantic CO 757

It's easy to say that people should complain to Bethune, but there's still not a lot of 762's in the fleet, so if it's not available, you run the route with the next best thing, the 752. One reason the 762 has not been put on CLE-LGW was concerns over the very future of the hub in CLE, due to the co...

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 07, 2001 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scabs
Replies: 46
Views: 2410

RE: Scabs

If I were looking for work, and was asked to take a job at a company where a union had walked off the job, I woudln't hesitate. If they don't want to work, there are thousands of people who could care less about that union and would want to pull in a paycheck. And for all the pro-union people on the...

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 07, 2001 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Won't Comair Give In To Its Pilots?
Replies: 74
Views: 3171

Jetpilot And ROC-DCA Guy

JETPILOT, you sound a lot like Charlie Bryan when he headed the IAM at EA before they went out of business. But there's nothing heroic about helping take a company under just to prove a point, and ruining the lives and careers of so many people who weren't a part of your job action. That's not heroi...

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by Alpha 1
Mon May 07, 2001 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Making A Million Each Long Haul
Replies: 22
Views: 1983

RE: Airlines Making A Million Each Long Haul

The money on Translatlantic flights is made in the Business/First Class section. For example, if CO fills all 16 BizFirst seats on their CLE-LGW flight-just on the one-way, mind you, it will pay for the flight BOTH WAYS, and everything else-economy on the round-trip, and BizFirst LGW-CLE is pure pro...

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by Alpha 1
Sun May 06, 2001 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The 737 Safe?
Replies: 35
Views: 2857

RE: Alpha 1

And as I said, I have no qualms about the 737. It's only been the bulwark of commercial aviation for 30+ years. I've flown it many times without incident, as have most poeple on this board. Anything that is mechanical will have problems from time to time, but there's no doubt in my mind to the solid...

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by Alpha 1
Sun May 06, 2001 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The 737 Safe?
Replies: 35
Views: 2857

RE: Is The 737 Safe?

Yeah-it's so poorly engineered that it's been the most popular and most enduring commercial aircraft for the last 30 years. Get a grip.

Don't worry about the safety of the 737, or any other Boeing or Airbus aircraft. They're just fine.

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by Alpha 1
Sat May 05, 2001 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?
Replies: 57
Views: 2321

RE: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?

Oh, give me a break-a public good. It's mass transportation, whether any of us like it or not. We have no "public good" to let you fly for below what we think we can make a profit on, or what the market is willing to bear. We have no "public good" that says I can't make a decent living simply so you...

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by Alpha 1
Fri May 04, 2001 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?
Replies: 57
Views: 2321

RE: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?

Miller22, I never said pay them by how far the routes are-my point is that they are beginning to fly routes once only capable by mailine jets, and now they're flying sophisticated jets themselves, and they shouldn't be paid like they're flying a 19-seat turbo anymore. And remember, RJ's are being bu...

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by Alpha 1
Fri May 04, 2001 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA F/As Conduct A Crippling Summer Strike?
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

RE: Will AA F/As Conduct A Crippling Summer Strike?

You don't have to worry-W has already said he won't allow employees of a major carrier to strike this year.

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by Alpha 1
Fri May 04, 2001 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?
Replies: 57
Views: 2321

RE: DCA-ROCguy, Part III

If there's so much money to be made on 19-37 seat turboprops, then why are airlines like Comair and COExpress getting rid of all their turboprops? Why? Easy-they can make better profits on routes that aren't profitable with mainline jets, and were not within reach with turboprops, like the CLE-DAL, ...

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by Alpha 1
Fri May 04, 2001 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?
Replies: 57
Views: 2321

RE: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?

DCA-ROCguy, thanks for the laugh! Obviously, it goes beyond what you're paying on your ticket, but you're jealous of what they make, I think. Pilots make what they make, so deal with it. And you're not just paying the pilots' salary with your ticket-your paying the gate agents, the bag agents, the r...

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by Alpha 1
Fri May 04, 2001 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?
Replies: 57
Views: 2321

USAirways737

Look at it this way-and this is coming from someone who is not a huge fan of unions: before there were unions, early in the 20th Century, company's could do whatever they pleased to their workers-put them in horrific working conditions, pay them wages that would stagger you and I at their paltriness...

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by Alpha 1
Fri May 04, 2001 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?
Replies: 57
Views: 2321

DCA-ROCguy, Part III

I'm not gonna spare you anything, because it's a fact, whether you like it or not. And yes, the day of the 19-seater is fading away, especially in the role of commercial air travel. It does no good to try to compare-who was it, Cape Air to Comair or COExpress. COExpress and Comair are going to all-j...

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by Alpha 1
Fri May 04, 2001 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?
Replies: 57
Views: 2321

DCA-ROC Guy, Part II

In many ways, Regionals are still "regionals", but wake up a little bit. The advent of the RJ has changed the way "Regionals" fly. Example: COEX flies RJ's nonstop CLE-DAB , CLE-JAX and CLE-DAL. Before the RJ, CO could not fly those routes profitably with mainline jets, but can do so with RJ's, yet ...

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by Alpha 1
Thu May 03, 2001 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?
Replies: 57
Views: 2321

DCA-ROCguy

First of all, your airfares aren't "sky-high". Airfares are, on average, 37% LOWER than in 1978 when deregulation was implimented-that's given for inflation and the cost of living. That's an economic fact. I don't agree with the OH pilots turning down this payraise they've been offered, but at the s...

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by Alpha 1
Thu May 03, 2001 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?
Replies: 57
Views: 2321

RE: Comair Strike: Which Party(s) Is Justified?

In the American system of labor, employees who are organized have the right to strike if they feel they are not being treated well enough. Part of labor relations between a company and it's workers is negotiations, and negotiations invariably mean that compromise-neither side always gets what it wan...

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