The pilots of United Airlines are asking President Obama to step
in and persuade the Department of Transportation to delay approving
United Airlines' and Continental Airlines' application for Star
Alliance antitrust immunity until protections for American workers
are inserted into the filing.
Despite Current Economy, Growth Will Return, Company Says
Boeing is looking down the road 20 years, and sees a $3.2
trillion market for new commercial airplanes. That prediction takes
into account the industry's near-term realities, including a global
economic recession, declining passenger and cargo traffic, and
unpredictable fuel prices.
The Continental Airlines pilots conducted informational
picketing Thursday at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Houston,
site of the Continental Airlines annual stockholders meeting. Capt.
Jay Pierce, chairman of the ALPA chapter for the Continental
pilots, led the 260 pilots in attendance into the stockholder
meeting, where he addressed management, Continental’s Board
of Directors and stockholders.