So? What does he espouse? United, Delta and American all going CH-11 Just so the E190,and E195 E2 can get in?
No, United, Delta and American are not going into CH-11 just so the E175E2 can get in, but today there's many other factor that can make them forced to go into a bankruptcy filing as consequence and with that increase the possibility of a forced renegotiation of the scope clause. Boeing's CEO already speculated that a major airline could go out of business this year and there's been a strong speculation in the market that AA will seek bankruptcy protection again. If this by any chance really materializes, one of the possible consequences is the possible change of scope clauses applicable to AA, it is only natural that the other two seek to try to balance her scope clauses with a possible new scope contract of AA creating a chain effect.
What I think is childish is to ignore that ask for Chapter 11 protection is a valid resource for a company in need and. In the past airlines have used bankruptcy to escape expensive labor contracts with various degrees of success, or I`m wrong in this regard? The currently airline industry’s has been built over many bankruptcy request in the last few decades, all major airlines in the US had already had, at least, one bankruptcy filing in their history and had benefits in the restructuring process allowed by it, so why the bankruptcy route has to be discarded right away like a dirty word?
Furthermore, in the case AA it would not be the first time that Doug Parker would use this resource.The market going forward will change a lot and it will change very quickly as things unfold in the coming months, there is no guarantee that anything that was treated as a golden rule in the recent past will continue like this going forward. Furloughs andlayoffs will become commonplace in the coming months as was commonplace in a not so distant past, and to be honest using bankruptcy as a financial tool would not be something completely unheard of the industry either.
IN the event you haven't been reading? American, USAir and AM west as now part of AMERICAN
Have ALL been in CH-11. A second CH-11 if not absolutely Necessary? would render them possibly out of business. And you expect them to do that and force in the E2
for American Eagle?
The Eagle companies are Not all
American Owned. So? Exactly HOW would you force cuts on American Pilots and enrich American Eagle with Larger planes?
That's like telling GM workers?
"We're going to Lay you off unless you let us outsource your jobs to SUBARU". Are you kidding? Here's the reality.
I give this example because I was doing a little reading on line at www.Airlinepilotcentral.com
and Just the regional and Major Profiles.
check this out. United Flies 794 mainline airplanes of it's own, with 13.300 Pilots. United Express?
Flies 474 airplanes with 4700 Pilots with the majority of those airplanes Bought and OWNED
By United. So? Why exactly would United ALPA even think about relaxing scope when United OWNED Airplanes are being flown outside of United?
Were United to absorb all of those 474 airplanes and the 4700+ Pilots? I'm sure they could buy and fly any damn thing they pleased? Anywhere they pleased! I would have done the same for American and Delta but it was late and I got sleepy. But? I told you where the information Was so you can get your Own eyes Tired looking it up. Depending on how "Airline Geeky" you are? You can find your answer. and Extrapolate your OWN conclusions,
It's a damn sight more complicated than you make it out to be. . Having lived through a CH-11 at United? It ain't no walk in the Park nor Picnic. I lost my Pension and over $100K in ESOP stock for my retirement. in the 15 remaining years? I had to save 19% of my pay to even Have any money at retirement. So? What you're talking Is Nonsense! Nobody would cut their throat for an airplane Not even built in the USA no Less. We have no skin in the game. and as it was said in a movie I once saw? What's in it for Us to Do that?
Why would you even wish this turmoil to befall someone for this trivial reason?
If the USA majors want or need a scope compliant airplane? You can damn sure BET it would et Built! Embraer Can, has, and still Does build scope compliant airplanes they're not out of Business are they?
You just want them to compete with Airbus and Boeing. Well? It might happen Later? But it Ain't happening NOW! and I just told you WHY.