I work for UAL at the Network Operations Center, The Only problems we (UA) have are a Lack of Understanding of what the ( CO
) side is trying to achieve. UA
has been doing it with More Automation and Co does it with more manpower.
Many of the UA
systems were far superior to CO
's and there weren't as many "Chiefs"!! Co has brought in a LOT of Chiefs and they would like to TELL US how it's done. And they Would, if they actually KNEW how it's done. Some of their Stuff is pretty good, Some?? Not worth a DAMN! But then again?? That's ALL
they know. And they really don't want to hear any other way, (for the moment) , Suffice to say, We'll Change their ways before they change ours,
Some of their stuff is already coming undone when we ask questions that they have no answers for and had NEVER thought of.
It's my opinon that in 2 years many of them will have jumped ship and Scurried back to Houston. I personally think moving them to CHI-Town was a PLOT to weed out the weak among them. They DO
have some pretty outstanding people as do WE
Senior mnagement has even changed some and loosened up. Before?? They NEVER would have considered opening up the schedule with "spares". Their aim was to fly EVERY Plane Every Minute of EVERY DAY
If an airplane went out of service for repairs?? Then "Crank Down" the inbound for the outbound until that airplane was fixed.
Then complain about it later. Trouble is? You can't do that forever. At some point the "piper has Got to be paid" and now you have 5-6 airplanes out of service because you re-routed to account for the ONE airplane. There's Been a LACK of understanding amongst the Non Maintenence side of UAL that you're going to DO
the maintenence. Whether you do it NOW? or Later,,, , It's Going to get DONE!! And when it comes due? We ( in maintenece) don't care What you wanted to do. Here's what we're Going to do and you're going to have to Live with it !!. The CO
side does a LOT of planning
(though I don't see their execution as any better than the UA
side.) They do their maintenece as planned, When planned, and that's a good thing. The UA
Side gives up airplanes "Grudgingly" at best, and Whines about it the rest of the time.
will hang with an airplane until Hell Freezes over rather than cancel the trip. UA
will eventually cancel the trip or another trip that's less of a priority in connecting passengers . So the Philosophies NEED to be melded into common Core.