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  1. Oliver
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    On the retirement of pilots… good for them. Can’t really blame them if they come to the conclusion that this move would be beneficial to them. Anyone who has stock options and sells the stock is ultimately doing a similar thing (sure, we call it “diversification”).

    Handing out PJs to a few F pax is extra work? Seriously, the FA union needs to check the unemployment numbers.

    Regarding retired UA employee pass riders, I think the system is switching to the CO system. Another group that is going to ridicule the “I think I’ll like the changes” line 🙂

  2. NB
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    Apropos the UA pass-riders element to the story, it has always struck me that UA is largely run for the benefit of its employees, so I’m not sure that they have all that much to complain of.

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