No more furloughed pilots: 600 recall notices issued

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    Jeff must be praised for bringing all United pilots back to work.
     
  3. Misplaced Texan
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    This is good news.


    I'm stunned though that an airline that is losing customers hand-over-fist and constantly cutting mainline routes could re-employ 600 pilots.
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    :rolleyes: (for the humor-impaired, I was making fun of most of you there).

    Sent from a place using a fruit thing.
     
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    I believe I heard a rumor that UA was going to open a low cost carrier affiliate. Think it might call it TED. RAR! Kinda the end of United, don't ya think?*

    *Total complete sarcasm and levity here folks
     
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    Someday when I have a lot of time on my hands and hate myself sufficiently, I'll go back through the blogs and TOBB and come up with a comprehensive list of every decision that was going to be the end of UA.
     
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    Well in this case "TED" was, is and continues to be the end of UniTED:);)
     
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    Here's the short version:
    • TED
    • Buy on board meals in Y for LHR flights, and giving everyone in C a free BOB item instead of catering a proper meal on three class domestic flights, excluding p.s.
    • Unlimited Domestic Upgrades (UDUs)
    • The infamous plastic tray meals in domestic F, which make the worst of today's domestic F catering look pretty good.
    Of course, some of those were really lousy decisions, but through it all, the airline survived in one form or another.
     
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    Those are all good ones, but I'm sure the list is much longer.

    You wouldn't know it now from all the hate lavished on "COdbaUA" but I'm pretty sure not a month went by on the old UA forum that some decision or another wasn't going to immediately force UA into BK and eventually liquidation.
     
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    May I plagiarize your disclaimer? I've found an uncommonly frequent need for it over the last couple of days. :(
     
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    Consider that one to be public domain. ;)

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    Will you really live long enough to compile that list? ;)
     
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