The Battle for Eastern Airlnes

#2
I enabled a SCAB. I didn't know it at the time but he purchased block time in a Seneca we had on the line for lease - 50 hours worth - and I made him a good deal. Said he needed to get current and build just a little more multi. When he was done (about a month) he scabbed for Eastern. I am not sure how I didn't end up on the SCAB list. Velocipede would for sure never let me in his jumpseat though.
 

jynxyjoe

The Kickin' Chicken!
#3
I enabled a SCAB. I didn't know it at the time but he purchased block time in a Seneca we had on the line for lease - 50 hours worth - and I made him a good deal. Said he needed to get current and build just a little more multi. When he was done (about a month) he scabbed for Eastern. I am not sure how I didn't end up on the SCAB list. Velocipede would for sure never let me in his jumpseat though.
I think if you smoke a bunch of jerky, and while smoking throw his name in a piece of paper into burn bucket, then eat the jerky, you absolve yourself of any sins inadvertently created by the scabbo.
 

Murdoughnut

Well sized member
#9
Who won?



Jk.

Frank Lorenzo can share in Gary Kelly's ass cancer as far as I'm concerned. Not that I wish ass cancer on Gary Kelly. But I kinda do on Frank Lorenzo...
What you got against Gary? I rather like the guy - have hung out with he and his wife a couple times.
 

ATN_Pilot

Socialist Pig Member
#11
For those interested in learning more in-depth about Eastern's demise, I recommend reading Ground: Frank Lorenzo and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines. Of course, Flying the Line Vol. II is also a great book to read about this era, from the perspective of ALPA.
 

BigZ

Well-Known Member
#12
For those interested in learning more in-depth about Eastern's demise, I recommend reading Ground: Frank Lorenzo and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines. Of course, Flying the Line Vol. II is also a great book to read about this era, from the perspective of ALPA.
I'd rather not assume stuff, so what's your take on "Hard Landing" and "Glory Lost and Found"?
 

ATN_Pilot

Socialist Pig Member
#15
If you ask the machinists, most of them will tell you to this day that they won. That Charlie Bryan was victorious, regardless of the airline going out of business. Because at the end, Eastern wasn't savable. Victory was about putting an end to Frank Lorenzo.
 

ATN_Pilot

Socialist Pig Member
#16
I'd rather not assume stuff, so what's your take on "Hard Landing" and "Glory Lost and Found"?
Hard Landing is excellent. Should be required reading of anybody in the business. I haven't read "Glory Lost and Found" yet, but it's on my Audible list.
 

Richman

Well-Known Member
#18
Hard Landing is excellent. Should be required reading of anybody in the business. I haven't read "Glory Lost and Found" yet, but it's on my Audible list.
Hard Landing is a good read, but it would have been better if they author hadn't been such a SWA fanboi. I get that it was a struggle for them to start up, but the way he gushed kinda ruined the tone for me.
 
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