Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Applications for Boyfriend...

What are friends for? 

Apparently book two is in process... Flight For Safety... and I can hardly wait to read it. K.P. the brilliant author of Flight For Control is giving me a new boyfriend.  On twitter I said I was accepting applications. The question was asked, "How do I apply?"

So guys, here's the deal....

Follow my blog. 

Then, in 100 words or less, tell me why you would like to be my heart-throb. If past equals future, I'm thinking there might be some steamy scenes in the next book, too. 

Ladies: If you know someone who would be great... let me know. I'm all in for the matchmaking game. Remember... friends don't let friends date creeps. 

I'm thinking, the best response might get to share some pages with me in Flight For Safety. Oh... and if you put your name down, and I pass it on, you are giving full permission to be in Flight For Safety. 

P.S. It's really pathetic when the most action you get is in between the pages of a fictional novel. But I will take what we can get. Especially chapter 4. 
My personal favorite. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DAL T/A ... Not as Adverstised.

Did someone buy off the ALPA MEC?  Appears they're not acting in their membership's best interest. Or are they?

I've just read a little bit of the T/A over at Delta, and it's not as pretty as they say. Marketing isn't everything when you don't have a product of substance. They are rushing this contract into play, when it's not due until January. Two weeks to have an agreement is ridiculous. Why the rush?

DAL management needs this contract signed to lease the 717 Aircraft from SWA. But why is ALPA rushing this through? Something is stinking in the wind.

This is the time to stand strong. 
Set the industry standard for the rest of us.

Despite the majority, not all ALPA reps approves. Detroit voted NO. As did one of the ALPA Captain Representatives from Seattle.  He says....

1.       The pilots gave us their direction through surveys, emails and phone calls.  That direction was not met by this T/A.
2.       The MEC gave the Negotiators direction directly.  That direction was not met by this T/A.
3.       I do not believe that this T/A is the best we could have obtained given the state of our airline or the business plan we expect our management team to have in mind. (opinion)
4.       The concept of “the pilots should get to decide” implies that the MEC has done their best job and is sending on the best deal.  I don’t believe that was done.

What I don't like is the fact they are taking 5% of these pilot's profit sharing. Chevy' Chases Christmas Vacation comes to mind when Frank Shirley cancelled Clark's Christmas Bonus. You just don't go there. Profit sharing should not be taken away. The Oil refinery, new planes... profits are going to be huge. Don't you think employees should share the wealth?

Delta say's they're all about the People. I'm just sayin... don't mess with profit sharing.  From a psychological aspect...a bad, bad, move. Seriously Mr. Anderson... don't be a Dick. Take care of your people, and they'll take care of you.

Cool commercial BTW.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

US Air and American?

Who in the world thinks that US Air and American merger is a good idea?

  • American ate TWA and stapled their young to the bottom of the list. 
  • Not Nice Boys!
  • UsAir didn't like what came down the path with America West, and decided to pull from the union. 
  • Not playing if things don't go your way? 


I'm just sayin... combing these two groups of pilots together is like asking the Joker to play nice with Batman. Some things just don't work. And whatever happens to American and USAir, they probably deserve. Everything that goes around, comes around.
Don't ya think?

Love to hear your thoughts on the subject...Maybe someone should beat the stupid out of all of them.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Stupid Says as Stupid Does

Some minister says we should beat the gay out of our kids at the first sign of gayness...

I say we should beat the stupid out of Politicians, Airline Executives, Employers, Employees, and whomever else shows signs of stupid behavior...including that minister.


[stoo-pid, styoo] Show IPA adjective, stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est, noun
1. lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
2. characterized by or proceeding from mental dullness; foolish; senseless: a stupid question.
3. tediously dull, especially due to lack of meaning or sense; inane; pointless: a stupid party.
4. annoying or irritating; troublesome: Turn off that stupid radio.
5. in a state of stupor; stupefied: stupid from fatigue.

Who is in your life would you like to beat the stupid out of?