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originally posted by: therlloy
a reply to: Puppylove
You obviously don't understand how much it costs to run an airline. I work for an airline too. We are burning through millions a day flying empty planes. We have to keep flying. But we are running out of money. I work for the most financially healthy airline, and we are still going broke. I too do not know if I will be furloughed or not. And my airline has never done layoffs.
One of the stated purposes of the EU policy is to let smaller airlines get a fair toehold alongside the established airlines that can otherwise dominate entire large fractions of airport availability. In a “Gift of the Magi”-style codependency spiral, large airlines must cling to their spots to avoid losing ground, and small airlines must cling to their spots to keep the progress they’ve made. There’s a finite number of slots, and all are up for changes and trades.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Alien Abduct
And how do you propose to have competition if there's no one left? This isn't just a hiccup that's going to go away in a week or two. You're looking at 80% cuts by the end of the week, and that's on the low end that I've seen. Airports with three runways, have two closed because they need somewhere to store the aircraft that aren't flying. I have pictures from yesterday, going by Marana, that have a couple dozen Delta aircraft in there that weren't there last week.