State of the Airlines

Thursday, January 20, 2005

NEWS: Hawaiian Airlines gives Pilot's Union a Little "Nudge"

Looks like Hawaiian Airlines had to up the ante in the ongoing negotiations with their pilots union. Hawaiian filed a motion to have the bankruptcy courts extend and modify the terms of the current contract. I'm thinking that the judge is going to go along with this as long as the airline isn't trying to invoke anything to radical. All the other union deals hinge on finalizing a deal with the pilots and their exit from bankruptcy is on hold until they can take care of this. Much is at stake. The pilots union is the odd man out here...I don't think this is where they want to be.