On 4/24/2003 6:42:11 PM texflyer wrote:
NHBB,I remember back in the days of Plane Business forums,you were a much happier camper.
texflyer, you make a valid point.
That was mostly pre 9/11. (Boy, don''t we ALL yearn for pre 9/11)
Now fast forward to the last 6/9 months.
With AA nearing BK-11, the smartest thing that should of benn done, was IMHO, to SHRINK the company, for the cost savings needed, without BK even becoming an issue.
But NO, "they" had to come up with "shared sacrifice", WHICH WE "ALL" KNOW WAS A BUNCH OF BULL SH*T !! RIGHT ??
You''ll get these "monday morning quarterbacks" who will tell you that WN, and B6 are "just waiting for AA to pull out of routes/cities" Hey, "NEWS FLASH" WN, and B6 are''nt waiting for ANYTHING. There doing it already.
texflyer, If you or I buy a fine old home, thats in such bad shape that it''s unlivable, we would (99% of the time), Strip it down to it''s basic''s(frame), and rebuild it,slow but SURE(RE-CALLED EMPLOYEES), and turn it into the best home on the street.
Sound familiar ????????/
Crandall did "just that" to AA once before, and turned it into a FORCE, that had one heck of a run.(15 years)
If you(using "you" in the general sense) look at it that way, as opposed to BOO HOOing because "I(using "I" in the general sense) will get laid off", it''s CRYSTAL CLEAR, which way is the best way, for long term viability !!!!!!