TheLunchbox wrote:JetBlue needs to be saved from crewmembers that are never happy and feed off of union exaggeration and they themselves rile-up other crewmembers to create more of a divide. No airline is ran perfectly but no union is perfect either nor has all the answers. They do plenty right but they also have shortcomings which we can all see. i dare you all to come up with one positive thing each for once. If you can't then I just can't take any of you serious. With regards to the direction of the company, I think we're quick to forget the things they're working on: Europe - but they cant make that happen until slots are secured which is the hold-up... be patient, The redevelopment of JFK terminals , A220's which will open up new opportunities, etc. And besides, I don't think they owe it to everyone to lay out their business plan to their competitors. They like to keep it under wraps and part of me is okay with that. There's too many fanboys on forums that look for leaks of information then it spreads like wildfire.
Spinning things to a positive light does not change the highly negative tendencies of JB management. Unionization is not the key problem here... it's the fact that management has no real plan. JB has stagnated for years now. Their only real innovation was Mint and that stopped being a thing years ago since it's just glorified business class at a lower cost. They can have "free" Wifi and TV all day long but does it matter if it works 50% of the time? Besides, nothing is ever free... your ticket costs pay for all of that. I can't tell you how many times my flight has been delayed because of maintenance issues that, under Johanna's regime, keeps increasing. It seems like aircraft are perpetually late because all their maintenance is delayed, done only after the issue becomes a problem, and at the bare minimum regulatory minimums. I can remember several times when they sent an airplane for days without an APU and external cart starts needed. One time, it was almost 100 degrees outside, and we were cooking in the airplane without air conditioning, with all doors closed, while they went through 3 air carts because the first two failed. It was a total third world experience as a passenger that day (and WiFi didn't work, and neither did the TV at my seat).
I don't understand how management can blame employees or how you can. That's the first sign of inept managers. The problem is that management, all of them, need to go. You can make the argument that it's fussy crewmembers but you have to keep in mind that no jetblue crewmember is paid industry wages and has industry workplace protections. Delta pilots are getting as much as $40,000 in profit sharing (senior pilot) to $15,000 for new guys. I heard JB pilots are getting around $300??? That's quite a difference. Sorry but this is squarely the fault of JB management.
Look at this: https://media.thinknum.com/articles/jet ... onization/