Well, its just hours to go before the "big" surprise is announced. Best of luck to us all. I do want to say that I don't know much about the AA culture except I've heard that the AA crews are not nice and that also includes to each other. I was told this by someone else so I don't know if it is true. I have flown on AA several times and the crews were always very upbeat and very nice to me and others around me, so I don't know where the horror stories are coming from. I hope our inflight cultures adjust nicely. I rather like our crews...for the most part you have a very nice, but mellow group of men and women working in the skies. I have to say the adherence to uniform dress code is followed in a rather "at will" sort of way which I hear is completely different from AA...where crews write up crews for not being completely buttoned down. I couldn't imagine that happening at US or if so very, very rarely. A couple of things I hope we keep are the crew news sessions. These are just great! It is a #### fest field day at management and I think it has helped to keep the sanity around this place. I've never really seen anything like it and I'm glad we are able to tell D/P and S/K marketing and inflight that their ideas stink and/or are great and not get fired or face retalliation. Think back everyone to all that transpired in those meetings!!!! "This" is true reality television and hopefully it will become part of the new airline - you won't regret participating or watching it. I also hope that Hector Adler stays. I think he really understands the need to upgrade the product, work with the company while keeping the fas as happy as possible given the circumstances. He has never given lip service or been a suit at a desk and things really improved after he arrived and began to make changes. It was really nice to see that our venting was actually listened to and acted upon. Maybe there are people at AA that some of you will want to stay that might now get a chance to flourish...maybe now is the time to give their name a nod as we build a new product??? or will it be the s/o same old. Time will tell.