"...but in my simple thought process a commercial air carrier has several basic responsibilities.
1. Keep their airplanes safe and sound.
2. Transport passengers and baggage safely and on schedule.
3. Treat both employees and passengers with dignity and respect."
Good point, and if u ask meet its even more simple then that, there are 2 things that can happen to an airline to drive down its popularity,
i.e. TW800, the PA highjacking, etc...
2. Customer Service Issues
snow-in at detroit, and this.
IMO a customer service issue is more damaging to an airline then a crash weather or MX
And considering how much US has been in the news lately; my entire family knows how badly US is doing! And thats before i tell them all the stuff i know! That says something.
After hearing this news on CNN i knew immeadiatly the end is in sight for US, sorry to say it. They made it further then i predicted tho, this time last yr, i estimated oct as the chp. 7 date, but oct was when they claimed chp. 11. After reading up on the bankruptcy reports, and the pay-cuts, i estimated feb as the chp 7 date, but after this my guess is in the next two weeks.
I hope i'm wrong, for all the good working people at US. I agree those ppl who sicked-out this past weekend, should be ashamed, yet it happened last yr too, and mgmt should have been prepared.
This whole work for free thing?? I dunno, u must really have to believe in your company to do that, and well i know if i worked for US i def would not volunteer. but hey, i dunno, if i was working there, maybe i'd see things in a different light.
"My understanding of workers comp is that you have to be on the clock to get any compensation, and since a volunteer, technically isn't....."
Good point! i wonder if mgmt really thought this thru...becuz i wonder how many employees are wondering the same thing on purpose?! like, sueing US?! thats all US needs now, is a lawsuit from its own employees. Not good, not good.
IMHO i think that as sad as it is, US needs to liquidate, as stated by many others there is just too many flights/airlines in the american domestic sector. And US going under would help the rest out, i.e DL
, and UA
....I have never flown US so i cannot speak about there service, but i would like to fly with them, so at least to say, i've been on them, when they no longer exsist. To the hardworking employees: Start job-hunting now, before it gets crazy, you deserve to work for a good airline, like IMO WN
Top 3 airports: PVD 22.1%(142 flights), PHL 13.6%(87 flights), PHX 9.3%(60 flights)