Former CO CEO Gordon Bethune is not h...

Former CO CEO Gordon Bethune is not happy with this merger.

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Unknown

Orlando, FL

#1 Sep 6, 2010
NY Times - Former CO CEO Gordon Bethune is not happy with this merger or shall i say "fiasco".
This is worse off than when former CO/Texas Air boss Frank Lorenzo bought Eastern airlines and destroyed it when he got his hands on it.
Not that I worked for Continental but having worked for Eastern airlines for 11 years,it hurts to see United getting their dirty bloodstained hands on Continental. Smisek needs to be FIRED! A388 Seattle, Washington Boeing
CAL Capt

UK

#2 Sep 6, 2010
Where is this article? There is nothing in the times.
UAL

Orlando, FL

#3 Sep 6, 2010
CAL Capt wrote:
Where is this article? There is nothing in the times.
Don't let your mind wander CAL Capt -- it's too little to be let out alone.
UAL Employee

Schaumburg, IL

#4 Sep 6, 2010
Mr Unkown you say that Smisek needs to be fired because United is getting there bloodstained hands on UNited. You do realize that Smisek is Continental's CEO and not United's. All United is keeping is the NAME BRAND. It is going to be run by mostly Continental Executives. Just thought I would let you know how this is going down. I understand your concern because I am a IAM worker and you guys got screwd big time, but Continental is a very well run company now and this is hardly the CO/EA merger, totally different circumstances from this. The Eastern deal was not even a merger.
Robert Cassidy

Westminster, CO

#5 Sep 6, 2010
I fully agree with Gordon Bethune ...one of the very most competent managers in airline history ...CAL did not need this merger. It may have been forced by the financial institutions ...
GoGetter

Decatur, GA

#6 Sep 6, 2010
Robert Cassidy wrote:
I fully agree with Gordon Bethune ...one of the very most competent managers in airline history ...CAL did not need this merger. It may have been forced by the financial institutions ...
Oh Robbie, how's that ignorant 'thing' going for you??
UAL

Orlando, FL

#7 Sep 6, 2010
The CEO is simple trying to get rid of all the Union SCABS at Continental who crossed the picket line in 1982, to work for Frank Lorenzo. Union scabs will pay in my shop! This is personal!
southUALL

United States

#8 Sep 7, 2010
Unable to find the article or the quote attributed to Mr. Bethune. Gordon himself said years ago that there was an over-abundance of capacity in the U.S. airline industry and the marketplace would only be able to sustain two or three large network carriers. This merger may seem premature to some, but better to merge up with a viable partner than try to compete with behemouths and losing your a** in the process.
UAL

Orlando, FL

#9 Sep 7, 2010
southUALL wrote:
Unable to find the article or the quote attributed to Mr. Bethune. Gordon himself said years ago that there was an over-abundance of capacity in the U.S. airline industry and the marketplace would only be able to sustain two or three large network carriers. This merger may seem premature to some, but better to merge up with a viable partner than try to compete with behemouths and losing your a** in the process.
You are a pathetic scumbag. Your parents were scum and you're doing a most glorious job of following the tradition.
southUALL

Houston, TX

#10 Sep 8, 2010
Isn't it bingo time at your rest home, Gramps?
Cal Capt

Hacienda Heights, CA

#11 Sep 8, 2010
UAL wrote:
<quoted text> Don't let your mind wander CAL Capt -- it's too little to be let out alone.
I'm not worried, or letting my mind wander. I would just like to read the article myself. So far no one has been able to show me the article. Do you know UAL?
excalibur

United States

#12 Sep 8, 2010
Of course Gordon doesn't like it. He isn't getting a penny for it!! But if he was the actual CEO, would be saying otherwise. It's all about money with this scumbags, haven't we learned yet??
UAL GUY

Orlando, FL

#13 Sep 9, 2010
Jeff's ass lickers = CAL employees
delta ramp

Griffin, GA

#14 Sep 9, 2010
excalibur wrote:
Of course Gordon doesn't like it. He isn't getting a penny for it!! But if he was the actual CEO, would be saying otherwise. It's all about money with this scumbags, haven't we learned yet??
They all know this is a bad merger, oh well.
Cal Capt

Hacienda Heights, CA

#15 Sep 9, 2010
Does anyone at UAL have a couple brain cells they can rub together? All I see out of you is disdain for CAl employees and your fellow man in general. Time to grow up!
delta ramp

Griffin, GA

#16 Sep 9, 2010
Cal Capt wrote:
Does anyone at UAL have a couple brain cells they can rub together? All I see out of you is disdain for CAl employees and your fellow man in general. Time to grow up!
If I had to merge with either airline I would quit clown.
co 757 Capt

Grayling, MI

#17 Sep 10, 2010
I told myself I would get involved in the forum's and partake in all the na sayers conversations but you have to wonder how many of these people that comment are actually employees with UAL or CO and just how many are employees of other carriers under a discrete name and/or possibly just outsiders trying to cause turbulence in the ranks!

For those of you that are part of the workforce integration our opinions were not asked for and the decision to merge was put in place well above our pay scales! We all make a good living and both carriers and each of our work groups will have something that will benefit each other. As hard as its going to be we have got to stand united and negotiate contracts that unite each work group and show the new "United" that we have power in numbers and we can be an industry leader.
767PILOT

Orlando, FL

#19 Sep 11, 2010
co 757 Capt wrote:
I told myself I would get involved in the forum's and partake in all the na sayers conversations but you have to wonder how many of these people that comment are actually employees with UAL or CO and just how many are employees of other carriers under a discrete name and/or possibly just outsiders trying to cause turbulence in the ranks!
For those of you that are part of the workforce integration our opinions were not asked for and the decision to merge was put in place well above our pay scales! We all make a good living and both carriers and each of our work groups will have something that will benefit each other. As hard as its going to be we have got to stand united and negotiate contracts that unite each work group and show the new "United" that we have power in numbers and we can be an industry leader.
Bankruptsy in 3 years = Another Eastern Airline.
Empty Pockets

United States

#20 Sep 11, 2010
delta ramp wrote:
<quoted text> If I had to merge with either airline I would quit clown.
Why don't you concentrate on your own merger and get out the union vote. DELTA...Delayed...Every...Leg. ..To...Anywhere...CLOWN! You clowns need to pick up the pace.
ual

Orlando, FL

#21 Sep 12, 2010
Empty Pockets wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you concentrate on your own merger and get out the union vote. DELTA...Delayed...Every...Leg. ..To...Anywhere...CLOWN! You clowns need to pick up the pace.
On a good day you're a half-wit. fecal face

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