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Old Jun 25th, 2002, 08:00 AM
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COboy is a troll. No real employee of Continental would take that tone. Even the most rabid unionista has to, at some level, recognize that squeezing for more money at every contract negotiation is going to result in the same thing that happened to the domestic steel industry and threatens the domestic auto industry. The revenue to pay those increases comes from pushing up the cost of the product. For a while consumers will cough up the bucks, but then the resistance level is hit and alternatives are sought. Steel imports soared and thousands upon thousands of steel workers were left unemployed when the steel mills, unable to compete on price, shut their doors.
The domestic auto industry got to that point, too, and the imports ate their lunch.
COboy (although you aren't really a CA employee, I'll act like you are), you're seeing that same phenomenon within the airline industry. Southwest was the only airline to maintain volume and revenue after 9/11. JetBlue has a load factor far above CA, and the other mainstream airlines, and will quickly become profitable.
Air-Tran continues to show month-over-month and quarter-over-quarter load factor gains, and passenger revenue mile gains.
Vanguard, National and ATA continue to prosper while the big guys continue to struggle. Why? Easier booking rules, less red tape, and a pro-consumer attitude.
COboy, if you really were a CA employee, I'd ask you to work on a skill set that'll help you find a job when Continental has to downsize you because their costs spiraled out of control.
Old Jun 26th, 2002, 10:47 AM
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I agree that COboy can't work for there was nothing in my post that was wrong. He/she's the one that doesn't know the industry...or considering Bethune's remark, maybe he/she does?
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