As someone who is on board a UAL plane everyday I can't help but wonder were some people get their idea's.
DOES NOT have new dishes. EVERY airplane I've seen dishes in F class its the same stuff used since I've been hired. So don't believe a word of what another airlines F/A has to say about UA
Doesn't spend money on flowers, although I KNOW a few F/A's that do on their own accord. And NO One has gotten new uniforms. As a matter of fact UA
's vendor stopped shipping uniforms to employees for several months to save UA
Secondly, if UAL has a new livery, and I'm not convinced they do, then all of the very GOOD reasons for this change has already been discussed to death on these forums. If your going to post messages proclaiming UA
stupid for a new pain scheme, in this thread you're going to sound like an idiot until you get your facts straight.
1) A simplified paint scheme (predicted) will save UA
weight, and maintenance, and money. Painting them 5 different colors as in the current scheme. (2 different shades of blue, Grey Red and Orange) as opposed to three (white and 2 shades of blue) saves MONEY.
has to paint its airplanes. D checks HAVE TO BE
DONE. To do them all the paint has to be stripped. So the only planes repainted will be those getting overhauled.
3)If there is a intangible feeling the public gets about the current colors that will be changed by the new colors that's a plus, icing on the cake.
NWAFA is probably an AFA member who has come in here with a bunch of crap that the Union has spouted to get all the F/A's worked up over the Pension differences.
AFA (typically) is putting retirees before the people who are actually still working.
I have no problem with the disagreements UA
's unions are having over the Pensions. I want it resolved as well. But the IAM isn't running around spreading all kinds of wild stories about mismanagement. Maybe NWAFA, UA
's F/A's should have gone with ESOP all those years ago, then they would have representation on the BOD
and know what the hell they are talking about.
A little less Hooah, and a little more Dooah.