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Jim Higgins Quotes

Northwest probably serves more unique markets, even though it's smaller than Delta, ... Secondly, the Northwest union is renegade, with small membership and it's not a member of the AFL-CIO. Delta-ALPA is in the same situation.
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#Delta

They won't do $10 (per trip leg), ... That's a huge percentage jump relative to other airlines.
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#Airlines

It was so cool to see them walking. I was seeing groups of 10 to 15. It looks like a wagon train. They're walking in the sand.
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#Cool

I think there's a risk we're going through a period that profits will get squeezed relative to expectations. If economy slows dramatically, there could be real downside risk to numbers. But having said that, if we have a soft landing (for economic growth) and fuel prices coming down just a bit, then things could actually improve.
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#Economy

It's not as if the entire airplane is for sale.
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#Airplane And Aviation

He had a way of making the viewers feel that he was taking them along with him on a fishing or hunting trip,
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#Fishing

That was Harold. Even to the end, he loved to talk about fishing.
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#Fishing

She showed wisdom way beyond her age and delivered a result for that gentleman that we could only hope to achieve in every situation,
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#Age And Aging

My understanding is that the single greatest gap is on the Delta Express issue. Management is saying we need to enlarge it, and pilots saying we don't want it at all. That's a pretty big gap, so I'd be surprised if they reach an agreement today.
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#Management

Everybody is going to be weak, ... Revenues look like their taking a nosedive, and that's because of the economy. Airlines are a lagging economic indicator and they're finally being hit.
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#Economy

They are very far apart on difficult issues like work rules. Delta has a work rule advantage versus other competitors that it doesn't want to give up. And among the pilots, there is a very vocal dissident group, and it makes it more difficult to reach a settlement,
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#Rules

People are wondering if the United warning is a sign that the sector was over-priced. You have a series of events letting the air out of things in the short term.
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#People

They don't want to sell anything that's important. That (DC Air) is a competitive straw man. A peanut entrant cannot possibly compete with United.
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#Man

That is a competitive straw man, ... A peanut entrant can not possibly compete with United.
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#Man

It's the economy, not fuel, that's most important.
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#Economy

The climate in terms of labor getting away with stuff they've gotten away with the last eight years is not as good, ... Bush doesn't owe anything to labor. There's a subtle but  important shift in power back towards the company.
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#Climate

Compensation costs are going up. United has seen to that,
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#Compensation

Businesses are pulling back from travel, or they're forcing people to work around to avoid the high, unrestricted fare -- stay over on a Saturday night, that kind of thing.
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#People

Their labor is in real denial. From a political standpoint things have to get worse before labor comes around. It's very clear they choose not to get it or they don't get it.
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#Denial

Without those concessions, we think approval of the loan is unlikely,
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#Approval

I see it as a lose-lose situation. Integration problems with airline mergers are legendary.
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#Problems

Phase three is going to be the really tough one. They need phase three to make this a viable company.
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#Company

Delta's hard stance is aimed at trying to get the president to intervene, ... It's increasingly clear this may have much broader implications.
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#Trying

If the union's public statements mean anything, they seem willing to force the point, ... They seem to be confrontational for confrontation sake.
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#Force

Delta's hard stance is aimed at trying to get the president to intervene. It's increasingly clear this may have much broader implications.
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#Trying

If the union's public statements mean anything, they seem willing to force the point. They seem to be confrontational for confrontation sake.
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#Force