5 Responses

  1. Scott
    Scott at |

    Disagree, I think getting Congress involved is absolutely the next step, their constituents want the pilots to be trained properly… I myself as a 1K-MM on UA do NOT want computer training, I want them in simulators practicing, imagine learning to drive or how to handle a skid by a computer telling you what to do.

    No, this is the next step, Congress has already had enough of the airlines skimping and I agree with this move.

  2. Carl
    Carl at |

    It is hard to believe that there are not internal methods to communicate with the training pilots and discuss the training.

    Can this be anything other than a tactic by the pilots union to try to gain leverage in their negotiations for a unified contract? Are the union’s issues primarily with management, or is this also between the UA & CO branches of the union?

    In any event, I agree with Seth that Congress is almost certainly not the right arbiter of pilot training procedures.

  3. NB
    NB at |

    This is ridiculous and frivolous. I hope it gets thrown back in their face and does them lasting damage. It’s people like these pilots, and others who misuse judicial and political processes, who do untold damage to our competitiveness.

    Having said that, it does not reflect well on the management of both legacy carriers to reach this sort of stage with their employees.

  4. Oliver
    Oliver at |

    I just completed my annual “harrassment in the workplace” training – a computer based class. I will now be contacting my congressional representatives to ensure that next year’s installment will be simulator-based.