The press releases from southwest are very professional and polished. SW employees may have decent salaries, but it is hard to win over passionate employees when they inform them in a meeting that very few (if any) other than the pilots group would be offered employment with Southwest. Especially the union represented groups whom would have had to bid for stations. Denver is a desireable location, what jobs that would have been created would have gone to senior employees and not necessarily those already here. The republic deal at leasts provides some respite from the gallows that was offered by the company. I respect that the CEO says it was too important for the employees for this to go forward, but he was never talking about integrated Frontier employees. That was apparent from the start.
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