Pilots differ on seniority terms

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  • Updated: October 6, 2008 - 9:44 PM
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holmstromOct. 7, 08 1:59 PM

Did you know that Delta is acquiring you? They will get their way so you will just have to take it! If you don't like it then quit!!!

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wormfarmOct. 7, 08 3:01 PM

Always interesting for me to hear people say, if you don't like it quit! It is a similar theme to 'America love it or leave it', or that it is not patriotic to disagree with national policy decisions. Complex issues require thoughtful deliberation to come up with good decisions In the case of Delta and Northwest you have two airlines that are bringing different strengths to the table. Delta has a large European presence. Northwest is strong in Asia. The combination of the two makes sense. To think that one group should suffer and not have their contribution count when the cards are dealt is simply ludicrous. Northwest tried that back in 1986 when they bought Republic Airlines. It didn't work then, and it won't work now. Companies are now blending, as many families have done over this past generation. No one calls for one set of children to live out in the barn, while the other kids stay in the house. There is strength in blending the family, just as there is strength and synergy from combining these two airlines. This merger can be a good thing for both pilot groups. It does not need to have a winner and a loser. In the long run it can be win win.

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reppilotOct. 7, 08 4:00 PM

The NWA pilots refused to go date of hire with the Republic pilots and forced them to suffer and NWA to spend a tremendous amouint of money managing the most screwed up integration of senority in history. Best thing to happen to the NWA pilots is have thier entire list stapled to the BOTTOM of the Delta list. Matter of fact, that is what the NWA pilots first suggested happen with the Republic list. Guess what goes around comes around. Serves the greedy folls right.

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snortchOct. 7, 08 8:46 PM

At least 50% of the current NWA pilots were not there in 1986. Most of those pilots have left with hefty pensions in hand! Wormfarm has some thoughtful comments that would prove useful. To make dumb remarks such as reppilot is just ignorant!

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