Yesterday flight attendants at US Airways voted to reject a contract offer endorsed by their union. This is not the first but the second time this year that they have rejected a deal.
This means that FA's at US are still working under separate contracts between East and West - five years after America West and US Air "merged". The pilots have also not agreed to a joint contract.
For those paying attention, here is the real story: US Airways operates as two airlines, the old America West (West) and the old US Airways (East). It's such a mess that flight attendants and pilots from one can't work routes or aircraft from the other.
And now our Dear Leader Laura Glading wants to take us straight into this disaster.
I have to ask - if we're going to operate as three separate airlines under a single name, what's really the point of merging?