Originally Posted by Grumble
Trying to make that comparison would be proving you don't understand the problem with working for NAI. They are a US flagged carrier, and they are not working as independent contractors.
But they did create a completely new business model that eventually disrupted the entire airline industry. Oh, and in the meantime while they were growing, they were underpaying their employees, pilots included. It could be argued that Southwest was largely responsible for the stagnation and/or decrease in pilot wages for a period of time.
NAI isn't the problem. The current regulations that allow it to happen are the problem. As someone argued before, thousands of corporations in the US have pseudo headquarters located in Delaware due to significant tax credits allowed. It's perfectly legal. No one want calls everyone at Bank of America scabs and whatever else because the company takes advantage of this.
Calling out NAI and people who work there WILL NOT fix the ultimate problem. If people decide not to apply because of the compensation and working conditions, that MIGHT increase those, however, the underlying problem with the EU and Open Skies will still exist. If you want to fix the problem, work on fixing that.