In the latest bit of news from the hell that is our beloved airline industry, US Airways flight attendants are going to take a strike authorization vote because they're so fed up with delays and crappy contract offers. The vote will run between October 31 and November 20, and I'll predict the result now: Yes to a strike.
For those of you less familiar with the airline industry, we have a unique set of rules about strikes. These rules mean an actual strike is pretty unlikely, at least for the rest of this year.
The bigger takeaway from this is that it's a giant, flashing red light that not even our clueless APFA leadership should be able to miss. Let me put it this way, if you walked into a room and found a bear and a tiger fighting, would you jump in? Or would you leave the room?
For reasons that no one can quite figure out, Laura Glading still insists that a merger with US Airways is the best option for us. We know that she's blinded by hatred of AA's current leadership, but at some point AA flight attendants are going to have to wake up and realize that she is leading us into a giant, unresolved mess from the last merger US Airways attempted. More than FIVE YEARS AGO.
Can someone please explain how jumping into the middle of this cage fight between the US Airways flight attendants and Doug Parker is going to benefit us? I'm at a loss.
You know it's really bad when even a former US Airways AFA president is warning AA'ers about the merger.