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  1. In-flight crew efforts to bridge the gap - FlyerTalk Forums

    […] decent bit of momentum and growing quickly given that they just started last week. More details: United in-flight crews make efforts to bridge labor strife Facebook Page Twitter Account __________________ Wandering Aramean | Twitter | Lounge Guide | […]

  2. Ex-CON1K
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    I see nothing wrong in a flight crew gently indicating they’re a “Continental” flight crew for some time to come. Part of the commercial imperative in the merger was reassuring Continetal flyers that service wasn’t going to fall off a cliff on account of the merger (remember, much of Continental’s premium growth at EWR in the early 2000s was a direct result of United’s plunge in customer service levels).

  3. Valentino
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    Just a little clarification in regards the comment “it is strange that the Union it’s getting in the way rather than helping the situation”. Unfortunately the whole story was not communicated, the first crossover offer was presented during the Union election and without any input from the UA Flight Attendants Union. The second offer was incorporated into a tentative agreement and this time around the elected Union had control of the terms and modified them favorably to the flight attendants. Out of fifteen thousand flight Attendants only 119 wanted to crossover.

  4. Ex-ConEWR
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    A little more clarification about the crossover. When the crossover was first presented, the UA Flight Attendants Union had the opportunity then to renegotiate any term it found unacceptable. The only difference is the crossover then and now was a right to rescind period not contained in the original. The UA AFA rejected the original crossover because they ‘thought it gave them leverage in their negotiations’. After rejecting it, the company gave them a middle finger and said, fine, we’ll just hire off the street. Which is exactly what they did. Had the original crossover been extended at the time it was presented, many of those crossover would have held lines this summer in IAH. 99.9% of the crossover are happy with their decision. They are making more money and have more control and flexibility over their lives, even on reserve.

  5. Recent flyer
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    Funny, I tied the behavior to the CEO’s comments about “culture” on the video at the beginning of the flight, and thought it might be sanctioned at the top as part of change management. Perhaps a little healthy competition and pride internally may encourage (what I see as) an inferior UA ethic to improve and prevent a (further) slide of CO morale and performance. As a flier of both former airlines, I imagine the goal is to make the combined airline look and feel more like Continental used to be and less like United. I have only heard the legacy CO employees identify themselves as such.

  6. EndlosLuft
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    I really don’t understand the inferior UA product bit. Are you talking about flight crews because in the last year I have seen some pretty bad legacy CO crews. As the Wandering Aramean said it’s time to put this UA vs CO stuff behind us. It’s either one airline or not.

  7. Crosschecked
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    We have a small window of time to share a scarf, a tie and a good word. Soon our new uniforms will be distributed and we will all look alike as we move further into this merger. I support any idea that will bring us together helping to alleviate some of the strife that comes with merging two airlines. I’m trans-con and thrilled to have made the change to the other side.