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Old May 1st, 2007, 10:23 PM posted to rec.travel.air
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Now that Delta in out of bankruptcy are they safe to fly ?

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 02:46 AM posted to rec.travel.air
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Now that Delta in out of bankruptcy are they safe to fly ?


Sure. Why not? I flew on Delta a week ago and I am still alive.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 09:13 AM posted to rec.travel.air
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Here in rec.travel.air, Mxsmanic spake unto us, saying:

These days, you never know, however. If there weren't any government
regulations forcing airlines to do maintenance and observe safety issues,
aircraft would be raining out of the sky.


Strangely enough, some of the labor unions actually help to enforce
safety on aircraft as well.

Most flight crews aren't going to be willing to fly on something which
is unsafe, for example, since their butt is on the line, and a pilot's
union gives them the power to say "I won't fly unless this is fixed" as
a group even if management wants them to cut corners.

I was never in a union when I worked for the airlines (programmers are
not unionized -- if they were, I'd still be there), but I know enough
people who were and who took their jobs seriously to believe that the
major airlines would be relatively safe even without the morass of
federal regs they have to comply with.

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 09:13 PM posted to rec.travel.air
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wrote in message
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Now that Delta in out of bankruptcy are they safe to fly ?

They're fine.


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Old May 6th, 2007, 02:58 PM posted to rec.travel.air
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On 2 May, 09:13, (Richard Steiner) wrote:
Here in rec.travel.air, Mxsmanic spake unto us, saying:

These days, you never know, however. If there weren't any government
regulations forcing airlines to do maintenance and observe safety issues,
aircraft would be raining out of the sky.


Strangely enough, some of the labor unions actually help to enforce
safety on aircraft as well.


What Co wants to see a major accident..? It would be suicide
from a business point of view.

Ryanair pilots were apparently recently in trouble with management,
apparently they were in too much of a hurry to land he damn things
and meet deadlines.

Not that I would be complacent, in any organisation it is still
possible for management to pass the buck, giving the appearance
of enforcing standards is not always the same as actually
doing it.

Most flight crews aren't going to be willing to fly on something which
is unsafe, for example, since their butt is on the line, and a pilot's
union gives them the power to say "I won't fly unless this is fixed" as
a group even if management wants them to cut corners.


I was never in a union when I worked for the airlines (programmers are
not unionized -- if they were, I'd still be there), but I know enough
people who were and who took their jobs seriously to believe that the
major airlines would be relatively safe even without the morass of
federal regs they have to comply with.


Yes, but we will always need some oversight..

-Rich Steiner ---http://www.visi.com/~rsteiner--- Mableton, GA USA
Mainframe/Unix bit twiddler by day, OS/2+Linux+DOS hobbyist by night.
WARNING: I've seen FIELDATA FORTRAN V and I know how to use it!
The Theorem Theorem: If If, Then Then.



 




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