Originally Posted by RJtrashPilot
Yes. AA pilots don't want any division, especially now. Since the shoe is on the other foot and they are in bankruptcy, they surely wouldn't want the same screw job that they gave the TWA pilots a decade ago. What was one of the reasons they cited? Oh yes, that the TDub guys should accept the staple job because their company is in bankruptcy and they should feel lucky just to have a job. I guess they learned from their own mistake.
No comparison between AA/TWA and AA/US whatsoever. Two totally different scenarios, dynamics, sizes, career expectations, etc. In fact, the ONLY similarity is that AA is in Ch 11, but in a vastly different financial picture than TWA was at the time of acquisition. USAir won't be "picking up the assets of AMR" like AMR did with TWA. This deal will be a full blown merger, much like DL/NW and UA/CO.
Not saying the staple job was fair: it wasn't. And also not saying I won't get screwed: I fully expect to lose a ton of seniority out of this if it goes through. More than anything, I hope we DID learn a ton from our past mistakes.
And there is not a day that goes by where I don't say a prayer of thanks for my job!