I know for a fact that if SWA won the auction,120 F9 pilots would have been furloughed immediately at the closing of the transaction. Every other F9 pilot would likely be furloughed within the next year or two after they had been stapled to the bottom of the SWA pilots list. Apparently, only certain employees at SWA are really important to them. That is too bad. The reduction in growth at SWA, and the decline in the effectiveness of their business model probably will lead to slower growth for them. I would have been perfectly happy to work for SWA but am certain my job security, along with that of every other F9 employee, is much better with RAH than SWA. Good luck to all of us in this business. Even the mightiest have their days, just ask the employees at UAL, DAL, NWA, CAL, Pan Am, Eastern, Braniff, and all the other giants that have hit the wall.
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