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Old 11-30-2011, 02:57 PM   #5  
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Originally Posted by Tsuda View Post
Borenstein says a big part of the reason costs for these airlines are so high is because of labor relations. It's not just about higher wages it's because of what their contracts say workers are allowed to do.
I was thinking high operating costs may have been because of interest on $26 Billion in debt, no doubt in the last few years AMR must have been paying loanshark rates. I wonder how many pilots were involved in securing those credit facilities?

Labor is a popular scapegoat, and seems to be a common theme in any article that UAL Scab Cordle is mentioned in.

By the way, the article ignored Hawaiian Airlines who is a legacy carrier AND filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 21, 2003.
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