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Old Oct 9th, 2004, 04:37 PM
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USAirways & United, Delta and AA Soon To Follow:

With United and USAirways in bankruptcy, Delta not far, AA is also on deck for bankruptcy court.

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Old Oct 9th, 2004, 04:42 PM
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There are rummors of a strike by United's pilots. Also that UA is closing all operations in Miami as of January 5th.
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That's so stupid on the part of the pilot's. The unions need to realize that the model is changing and relax the work rules. By union contract, it takes three laborers to turn a plane for the big six...two for Southwest. So wages aren't the only thing to look at. You also have to look at the laughable work rules like the fact that USAir's pilots work only 24 hours per week.
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That's what happens in a true free-market economy but is this supposed to be news or just the product of a slow day in the office?
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AA posted a profit for the quarter.
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Anyone who thinks the airline industry is operating in a "true free market economy" needs to take economics again. The tip of the iceberg is revealed if you just begin to talk about both regulation and deregulation, 9/11 and fuel prices -- and you can go from there. As to whether a transportation system on which the entire country depends should be subjected to constant freefall, with the government involved only when it's politically expedient (and completely unpredictably), we are now seeing the result. What you are seeing is chaos, not policy.
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