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#21 Heath Loxton

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 09:31 PM

The pilot just managed to create a massive amount of bad publicity for Hawaiian Airlines for no reason at all.

 

He should at least get reprimanded.  In a normal industry in the US, he would in fact get fired for that.  Airline pilots are unionized so he won't get fired, and that's probably just as well for what *might* have been an honest mistake.  But make no mistake, the pilot severely hurt his employer both reputationally and financially by doing something blatantly wrong.  In the non-union workplace, that is typically a firing offense.

 

I am a democratic socialist so i always stand with the unionized workers and not the employers who exploit them for corporate gain. :) 



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:35 PM

The pilot just managed to create a massive amount of bad publicity for Hawaiian Airlines for no reason at all.
 
He should at least get reprimanded.  In a normal industry in the US, he would in fact get fired for that.  Airline pilots are unionized so he won't get fired, and that's probably just as well for what *might* have been an honest mistake.  But make no mistake, the pilot severely hurt his employer both reputationally and financially by doing something blatantly wrong.  In the non-union workplace, that is typically a firing offense.

 
Why should he get reprimanded? Did you read my post above. He diverted based on the information he was given at the time. He had to make a decision and stick with it. This has nothing to do with unions protecting his job. Even a non-union airline, he would be backed up by his company.
Different rules apply to those that sit in cushy armchairs and pontificate after the fact, as opposed to those that are on the front lines and trenches who have to make decisions based on information available and make them stick. :P




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