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    Seriously, how anyone couldn't see what would happen once Parker took over. It was apparent how he ran things at USAir. It's like the Munich pact where Europe handed Hitler Czechoslovakia to avoid war. One year later, Hitler invaded Poland. Horton, was the fall guy who had to appear to be the villain so that Parker could takeover with the support of the AA unions. One year later they're at war with him. One can only hope the board is tired of his alcoholic rants, and sends Isom up to bat.

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    Isom is no better
    Sir, can I have another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF View Post
    Seriously, how anyone couldn't see what would happen once Parker took over. It was apparent how he ran things at USAir. It's like the Munich pact where Europe handed Hitler Czechoslovakia to avoid war. One year later, Hitler invaded Poland. Horton, was the fall guy who had to appear to be the villain so that Parker could takeover with the support of the AA unions. One year later they're at war with him. One can only hope the board is tired of his alcoholic rants, and sends Isom up to bat.
    I think it's obvious the APA and most AA pilots have a severe case of buyers remorse. The reality is that likely everyone will lose eventually. Dacuj talks about flow to the "largest airline in the world" like size is most important. From a competitive standpoint now and most importantly in the future, AA is foundering. Yes, huge cash is rolling in right now, but debt is skyrocketing right along with it. The product is mediocre at best and Delta is crushing AA in virtually all metrics with United poised to ditch AA as well. Parker has alienated most of his front line employees to the max and that critical component is a must to compete in the future. The most disturbing part is Parker either hasn't figured that out yet or worse, doesn't care.

    That's not a winning plan for any corporation by any reasonable consideration. Parker can always bail with his millions, but the employees not so easily.

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