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cactiboss
10-12-2012, 11:31 AM
Hearing rumors merger talks are done, ucc backing Horton stand alone. Anyone hear anything?


lolwut
10-12-2012, 11:35 AM
I heard Richard Branson is buying AA and is going to merge them into Virgin America.


At least my rumor has a source. Branson: 'It would be quite fun' to buy stake in American Airlines (http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2012/10/10/branson-to-buy-stake-in-american-airlines/1624389/)

eaglefly
10-12-2012, 12:08 PM
Hearing rumors merger talks are done, ucc backing Horton stand alone. Anyone hear anything?

Perhaps a certain recent court ruling has left the water too muddy for either Horton or Parker ?

It's going to take Parker a long time to clean up the pilots seniority mess and perhaps he's electing to kick the can himself for awhile ?

He IS profitable after all.

Perhaps the AMR UCC wants no part of the US Airways mess ?


cactiboss
10-12-2012, 12:37 PM
Perhaps a certain recent court ruling has left the water too muddy for either Horton or Parker ?

It's going to take Parker a long time to clean up the pilots seniority mess and perhaps he's electing to kick the can himself for awhile ?

He IS profitable after all.

Perhaps the AMR UCC wants no part of the US Airways mess ?
I don't think our court battle matters one bit. The fact the AA fa's have a petition out pro merger to hand to the ucc means they still need convincing. Parker now has his normal duties back on his schedule, something that wasn't happening while he was pursuing amr. You add that with some unverifiable rumors at the school house and it got me curious, just wondering if anyone on the AA side had heard anything.

cubguy
10-12-2012, 01:54 PM
I've been hearing quite the opposite. Maybe Parker went back to PHX because his job is done in DFW.
Standing by....
CG

Flyby1206
10-12-2012, 02:04 PM
NDA period ends Oct 31st, should be interesting to hear what comes after that

badflaps
10-12-2012, 02:08 PM
I sorta like the Virgin/AA concept....guess who is running VA?...Yeah, put the bunny in with the pit bulls.

LittleBoyBlew
10-12-2012, 03:56 PM
Hearing rumors merger talks are done, ucc backing Horton stand alone. Anyone hear anything?
Perhaps the UCC find greater value in a standalone AA, even if it involves giving the APA an industry standard contract. Less risky than a wild card LCC merger with loose ends.
In fact the recent court proceedings may have some merger steering potential, we might see an expedited push for an East/West cba, or OTHER alternatives. This only to quench UCC anxieties.

R57 relay
10-12-2012, 04:20 PM
Parker is holding a crew news session in PHX on Tuesday the 16th. First one in a few months. Something tells me it will be a standing room only event and quite lively. Not sure why, just a hunch.

cactusmike
10-12-2012, 04:47 PM
Actually west pilots are talking about boycotting. I won't go anyway, Doug is always in full BS mode at those dog and pony shows. And then someone will get up and ask a stupid question like why we don't have quiche in our breakfast crew meals. Way too aggravating.

labbats
10-12-2012, 05:32 PM
Actually west pilots are talking about boycotting. I won't go anyway, Doug is always in full BS mode at those dog and pony shows. And then someone will get up and ask a stupid question like why we don't have quiche in our breakfast crew meals. Way too aggravating.

Haha. So true of every airline.

Flyby1206
10-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Actually west pilots are talking about boycotting. I won't go anyway, Doug is always in full BS mode at those dog and pony shows. And then someone will get up and ask a stupid question like why we don't have quiche in our breakfast crew meals. Way too aggravating.

Haha. So true of every airline.

Oh my god so true! I keep thinking of our CEO/COO conference calls where people call in and ask about new uniform shirts or when will we start flying stupid stuff like FLL-MCO.

Sobchak
10-12-2012, 06:33 PM
Horton will do whatever it takes to cash in $50M. Everything else is secondary.

KillingMeSmalls
10-12-2012, 08:30 PM
I actually saw Horton today. We both parked at the same time and awkwardly walked into a Subway together. It was kind of an awkward silence, so I asked him if he was Tom Horton.

He said, "Yes, do you work for American?"

I lied and said yes.

There was some more awkward silence, so I broke it with, "You have a pretty nice car."

He responded, "Well, if you set your goals, you're determined, and you really work hard and put in long hours, I can get an even better one next year."

fastback
10-12-2012, 10:36 PM
Thank you Smalls.

CaptainBigWood
10-13-2012, 12:50 AM
What was ToHo driving? American made no doubt.

R57 relay
10-13-2012, 06:58 AM
Actually west pilots are talking about boycotting. I won't go anyway, Doug is always in full BS mode at those dog and pony shows. And then someone will get up and ask a stupid question like why we don't have quiche in our breakfast crew meals. Way too aggravating.

That would probably send the best message but there always seems to be the usual suspects there that have to ask questions. Ever notice that is usually ground instructors asking the questions at CLT?

teddyballgame
10-13-2012, 08:32 AM
That would probably send the best message but there always seems to be the usual suspects there that have to ask questions. Ever notice that is usually ground instructors asking the questions at CLT?

I have been told by US people that ground school instructors and check airmen are required to attend the Crew News sessions in CLT.

I guess that's to ensure that a) there is an audience, and b) that it's mostly friendly.

Kind of like those televised Hugo Chávez rallies.