State of the Airlines

Monday, January 31, 2005

NEW: United Airlines Pilots are On-Board

United Airlines announced today that their pilots, represented by ALPA, have approved the latest tentative contract which includes yet another round of concessions for the union members. Approval rate was around 75% which shows pretty good solidarity in my opinion. United is not breathing any easier though. They are still waiting for the results of the flight attendant vote on their tentative contract and have a group of cantankerous mechanics to deal with. Flight attendants should complete voting today. The mechanics union is scheduled to go before the bankruptcy court to present their deal today as well. Another interesting week at United Airlines.