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(The Consumerist)   American Airlines says it's not fooled by an increase in pilots calling in sick; threatens to bring in NFL replacement refs if things don't change soon   (consumerist.com) divider line 22
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2012-09-28 12:55:58 PM
They won't be able to tell if they're in control of the plane when it touches the ground.
 
2012-09-28 02:27:30 PM
It's American Airlines, how would you be able to tell if service levels dropped?
 
2012-09-28 02:36:48 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: It's American Airlines, how would you be able to tell if service levels dropped?


The same as when italians go on strike. The scabs make things better
 
2012-09-28 02:38:53 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: It's American Airlines, how would you be able to tell if service levels dropped?


When the planes start dropping from the skies, maybe.
 
2012-09-28 02:45:50 PM

SnarfVader: They won't be able to tell if they're in control of the plane when it touches the ground.


Excellent.
 
2012-09-28 02:49:30 PM

Smeggy Smurf: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: It's American Airlines, how would you be able to tell if service levels dropped?

The same as when italians go on strike. The scabs make things better


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You sound confident, but I'll pass on scab pilots until they work out the kinks.
 
2012-09-28 03:19:48 PM
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/oblig
 
2012-09-28 03:25:37 PM
Hey, if pilots are finally willing to own up to being too drunk to fly, that's fine by me.
 
2012-09-28 04:04:20 PM
Did Consumerist get hacked again?
 
2012-09-28 04:05:08 PM
The pilots are also making up fake repair orders and sending them in right at departure time to cause delays.

I love when unions drag the customer into their labor dispute. I really enjoyed the 2+ hour delay in Dallas last week.
 
2012-09-28 04:22:46 PM
So is it a case of...

dilbert.com

Or...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-28 04:35:48 PM

mcreadyblue: Did Consumerist get hacked again?


LOL

They are back up using WordPress VIP with no comments.

Such comedy gold as "I didn't take my PC to Geek Squad and the local shop sold me a $150 laptop that only lasted 5 months!!!!!! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!"
 
2012-09-28 05:03:13 PM

Rapmaster2000: Smeggy Smurf: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: It's American Airlines, how would you be able to tell if service levels dropped?

The same as when italians go on strike. The scabs make things better

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You sound confident, but I'll pass on scab pilots until they work out the kinks.


I'm talking about replacing Italian workers. The common man. You know, morons.
 
2012-09-28 07:51:50 PM
I'm glad I haven't had to fly in the past 10 years.
 
2012-09-28 09:21:43 PM
They'd lose the lawsuit...

Airlines make pilots fly insane hours before a break. No doctor would testify that such a workload wouldn't have an adverse health effect. Plus they make shiat for money on average so I don't know what they'd expect to gain from a lawsuit. That extra $150 every two weeks ain't gonna save the airline.
 
2012-09-28 09:52:11 PM

PsyLord: I'm glad I haven't had to fly in the past 10 years.


Why do you hate American?
 
2012-09-28 10:25:18 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: It's American Airlines, how would you be able to tell if service levels dropped?


The stewardess with the 5 o'clock shadow wouldn't ask you if you would like to pay $5 for an 8oz warm Coca-Cola and a package of 3yr-old peanuts.
 
2012-09-28 10:43:10 PM
The story of the collapse of the leading American airline, the company that introduced loyalty programs to great success, is worthy of the most massive Harvard business case. Unfortunately, it's a book, not a 16-page business summary.

/Too big to fail.
//Not too big to flail.
 
2012-09-29 03:18:56 AM

24-Bit Voxel: They'd lose the lawsuit...

Airlines make pilots fly insane hours before a break. No doctor would testify that such a workload wouldn't have an adverse health effect. Plus they make shiat for money on average so I don't know what they'd expect to gain from a lawsuit. That extra $150 every two weeks ain't gonna save the airline.



This is not true at all. You are talking about regional pilots but they are just paying their dues like many other people, med students for example. Pilots have certain rules that always give them breaks. They also cannot fly more than 12 hours total in a day I believe. The only problem is rest between shifts. Sometimes it only needs to be 8-10 hours so that doesn't leave much time to get to the hotel and sleep.
 
2012-09-29 10:14:52 AM
It seems the AA pilot's union is taking advice straight from the Eastern Airlines union playbook.

/It worked out great then, right?
 
2012-09-29 03:51:52 PM

buzzcut73: It seems the AA pilot's union is taking advice straight from the Eastern Airlines union playbook.

/It worked out great then, right?



Eastern was a poorly run airline with horrible management. But everyone loves to blame the workers for a companies problem, the worship of the rich and powerful knows no ends
 
2012-10-01 03:54:15 PM

intelligent comment below: buzzcut73: It seems the AA pilot's union is taking advice straight from the Eastern Airlines union playbook.

/It worked out great then, right?


Eastern was a poorly run airline with horrible management. But everyone loves to blame the workers for a companies problem, the worship of the rich and powerful knows no ends


See also: the demise of Circuit City.
 
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