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    The more things change.....


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    The majority of those who have come to Envoy in the last few years are clueless about all of this and will run the Envoy pilot gerbil wheel as long as the sugar water tube of flow to AA is in sight. Don’t even need to taste it, just be told what it is. So focused on the mirage in the distance, they are oblivious to what is around them, but that is EXACTLY what certain powers that be want.

    Of course, even a weed needs periodic watering and so.....................I give you the Stooges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo665 View Post
    The more things change.....


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6bPmf7DzNtg
    An oldie but a goodie that still holds up. The problem with the new hires (pipeline and RTP) is that they don’t know any better. This is their normal. I don’t blame the RTP guys, it’s a way to get into the 121 world but it seems like all the pipeline guys I fly with just think that so long as they can jump on a plane and go someplace for a day or two on a whim it’s all good.

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    Well played Mr.Pink, well played indeed.

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    Mr. Pink Strikes AAgain!

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    The Trump Administration’s new effort at strangling Maduro in Venezuela with oil sanctions is likely to drive the price of oil back up. Already near $55 a barrel. The US Shale producers very light crude cannot fill the loss of heavy Venezuelan crude and the Saudi’s are in the process of scaling back production to trim the present market glut which would be bad news for Parker’s claims for increased profits in 2019, unless this situation is short lived. If oil shoots back up to over $70 a barrel, it would likely eat up the supposed increased revenue planned.

    Of course, that assumption is nebulous in the first place considering GDP is expected to fall this year, the economy is cooling, interest rates are rising and AA remains strangled with pilot staffing and thus little room to work its pilots even harder who are now flying Envoy schedules to 1000 hours/year. If oil prices climb and stay up and the revenue fails to materialize, the 1.5-2 billion AAG needs this year to fund pensions and service debt could make for a VERY lean year. Also considering both mechanics and pilots are demanding industry-leading contracts, it appears likely AAG will be too broke to even give either of them so much as two bits. On the good news front, it’s being reported that the jets at AA still look shiny, so all is not lost for the AA pilots at Envoy.

    Stay tuned.
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    Oh wow! He is also oil market modeler and analyst as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dacuj View Post
    Oh wow! He is also oil market modeler and analyst as well.
    No, just passing along info I read. You know how to read, Mongo ? I’d be willing to hear your rebuttal with facts. But, as always I’ll just have to be satisfied with zilch. I’ll say it again.......

    We’re still waiting !
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    The day he actually provides any form of a factual rebuttal will be the eighth sign of the impending apocalypse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirsnacksalot View Post
    Thought your new base was happening last year. Another empty prediction void of fact there Nostradamus.
    More like Nostradumbass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoOtPilot View Post
    Well just like I said at the beginning of this thread...


    Now is time to provoke our unions, he will give them every reason to join forces. He will push them to the breaking point.
    Flight attendants, mechanics, pilots, baggage handlers. He will use psychological warfare and mental intimidation.


    From Our Union:
    The company refuses to negotiate in good faith on new reserve rules language to replace our old, outdated language. They demand that we all take more concessions for any improvement, even when we have the worst rules in the industry. They even threatened the Union with an ultimatum to continue negotiating.
    ~January 24, 2019~

    If you are not projected to flow before 2021...you are here because they LIED 🤥 and you will be here for a long ride.

    No need to bluff or lie, just facts.
    The flow will STOP. 🛑
    The company refuses to negotiate in good faith on new reserve rule language to replace our old, outdated language. They demand that we all take more concessions for any improvement, even when we have the worst rules in the industry. They even threatened the Union with an ultimatum to continue negotiating.
    Your MEC
    ~January 24, 2019~

    Absolutely nothing has changed...company keeps playing the Union and wasting your dues...
    While the company has a plan...ALPA has no words for an update on recent developments if there are any. In the meantime your MEC Chairman “Houdini” keeps working on his escaping act in front of your eyes.

    “What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.”
    ~Harry Houdini~
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoOtPilot View Post
    Now that Doug Parker has gone from running a dinky regional carrier like America West to become the boss of the largest airline in the world. It is time to move on and finish the agenda.

    Doug Parker is making the picture out to be worst than it is. American has dropped to the bottom among the legacies Delta and United. They continue to outperform The New American, even though labor cost at Delta and United is higher than American.

    But keeping pace with rising wages is not Doug Parker’s flight plan.

    Dough Parker’s attitude is that the fastest way to turn the company around, is to reduce labor costs.

    “American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom have sent out a letter to American employees today announcing upcoming layoffs:
    “However, as leaders take the time to look at their organization, there is the potential for some involuntary departures as well.”
    ~June 2018~

    "We are intent upon running the most reliable operation in our post-merger history...and cost saving initiatives," Doug Parker said in a statement.
    ~January 24, 2019~

    American have trimmed their route system. I wonder who is picking up those routes?

    His #1 objective is to cut costs to make a profit. Now is time to provoke our unions, he will give them every reason to join forces. He will push them to the breaking point.
    Flight attendants, mechanics, pilots, baggage handlers. He will use psychological warfare and mental intimidation.

    Dough Parker is going to use the system to deplete union resources, even if company lose most of their cases. Is just a way to keep the unions busy and off guard.

    The stress will begin to show on their employees. Parker wants more productivity from all groups. This is his D-Day, this is the transformation of American Airlines into America West...his masterpiece. We most assume that one group will try to strike. I wonder if Parker has been preparing the company financially solid in the event of a strike?

    How many times the word Bankruptcy have been said at headquarters, more layoffs or the possibility of a strike?

    Now he will be looking for an excuse to pick up a fight with a union and that fight
    will be the beginning of his D-Day.
    Just like I said on 01-25-2019,

    But keeping pace with rising wages is not Doug Parker’s flight plan.

    Dough Parker’s attitude is that the fastest way to turn the company around, is to reduce labor costs.

    Dough Parker is going to use the system to deplete union resources, even if company lose most of their cases. Is just a way to keep the unions busy and off guard.

    The stress will begin to show on their employees. Parker wants more productivity from all groups. This is his D-Day, this is the transformation of American Airlines into America West...his masterpiece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoOtPilot View Post
    Just like I said on 01-25-2019,

    But keeping pace with rising wages is not Doug Parker’s flight plan.

    Dough Parker’s attitude is that the fastest way to turn the company around, is to reduce labor costs.

    Dough Parker is going to use the system to deplete union resources, even if company lose most of their cases. Is just a way to keep the unions busy and off guard.

    The stress will begin to show on their employees. Parker wants more productivity from all groups. This is his D-Day, this is the transformation of American Airlines into America West...his masterpiece.
    Doug Parker and AAG are right on schedule...he keeps imitating Mr. Frank Lorenzo.
    The flow will stop and in 2021 you are going to find out... “The Real New American” and for you Envoy Pilots, get used to it, this is just the beginning, or should I call it a warm up for what’s coming.

    Unless you hurry and find out what AAG is hiding, your negotiating power is “0”.

    It’s Time! You open your eyes, even Mr. Dacuj is going for a little surprise.

    Pay raise is just a thicker curtain of smoke 💨.

    Hope Your Union stand strong! Because America West management is a whole different monster.

    They have the stomach to do, what they are going to do to their pilots.

    Good Luck and God Bless
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    Great piece in MarketWatch by Brett Arends today. He talks about "Corporate Zombies", that being bad companies that should have gone out of business who are kept "staggering around" by easy money policies. Specifically, low interest rates that allow such companies with "lousy management and terrible products and dismal prospects to stay in business long after they should have gone the way of all flesh". Easy money allows for companies with high debt to just borrow more because it is so cheap as opposed to correcting their problems, AKA "kicking the can". Recently AAG borrowed yet again to make a pension payment exactly because the rates are so cheap. Some call this "good debt" and in a way it is, but it also has a flipside in that at some point, you cannot borrow any more cheap money and you must face that debt if profits don't solve it for you first.

    Looking at AA's profit plunge over the past several years, it's difficult to see how they will dig themselves out of their ever increasing debt hole without playing the ace card. Again, this plunge has occurred in exact opposition to Parker's confident claims of the opposite several years ago and the fact the global and domestic economy is humming at full power. What happens when it stops humming as it ALWAYS eventually does in a cyclical world ? AAG just ordered 50 more aircraft from Airbus and although these will all be replacement aircraft (30 conversions of previous orders, but 20 new ones supposedly replacing 757's) it's more cheap money loaded into the AAG debt pile and a pile that is already mountainous.

    All fine and nice until time and timing come together for this zombie to have no other alternative but to walk into the whirling fan blades of the courthouse steps. So the question for pilots here (and at AA) is, "are you also your own financial zombie" ?

    What's in your savings account ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagleboy View Post
    Great piece in MarketWatch by Brett Arends today. He talks about "Corporate Zombies", that being bad companies that should have gone out of business who are kept "staggering around" by easy money policies. Specifically, low interest rates that allow such companies with "lousy management and terrible products and dismal prospects to stay in business long after they should have gone the way of all flesh". Easy money allows for companies with high debt to just borrow more because it is so cheap as opposed to correcting their problems, AKA "kicking the can". Recently AAG borrowed yet again to make a pension payment exactly because the rates are so cheap. Some call this "good debt" and in a way it is, but it also has a flipside in that at some point, you cannot borrow any more cheap money and you must face that debt if profits don't solve it for you first.

    Looking at AA's profit plunge over the past several years, it's difficult to see how they will dig themselves out of their ever increasing debt hole without playing the ace card. Again, this plunge has occurred in exact opposition to Parker's confident claims of the opposite several years ago and the fact the global and domestic economy is humming at full power. What happens when it stops humming as it ALWAYS eventually does in a cyclical world ? AAG just ordered 50 more aircraft from Airbus and although these will all be replacement aircraft (30 conversions of previous orders, but 20 new ones supposedly replacing 757's) it's more cheap money loaded into the AAG debt pile and a pile that is already mountainous.

    All fine and nice until time and timing come together for this zombie to have no other alternative but to walk into the whirling fan blades of the courthouse steps. So the question for pilots here (and at AA) is, "are you too your own financial zombie" ?

    What's in your savings account ?
    He is blaming the past administration:

    Before the American/US Airways merger, American’s previous management team placed a gigantic order for a hundreds of new airplanes. Sure American needed to get new metal after years of neglect, but these were mega-orders that others probably wouldn’t have found wise to place.

    ~Doug Parker~
    October 2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoOtPilot View Post
    He is blaming the past administration:

    Before the American/US Airways merger, American’s previous management team placed a gigantic order for a hundreds of new airplanes. Sure American needed to get new metal after years of neglect, but these were mega-orders that others probably wouldn’t have found wise to place.

    ~Doug Parker~
    October 2018
    Funny considering all Parker is doing now is periodically squatting over past managements ****pile and dropping another deuce on top.

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    Delta just announced a major upgrade to its international economy service. Considering it’s already reportedly substantially better then AA, it’s yet another lick of bad news. Delta economy passengers already enjoy circulation and now will get free cocktails, upgraded food and exit chocolates. A nice touch from a REAL airline as opposed to a credit card/service fee company using airplanes as a mule cart.

    No way AA can compete with this as it will cost too much money they don’t have. They don’t have the people product to pull it off anyway. My guess is they’ll respond to Delta’s latest global move by adding new RJ service from DFW to Macon, Georgia and Escanaba, Michigan to rock the industry.

    What’s in your savings account ?

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