Low wages drive professionals away? And what is the measure of how professional airline's pilots are? Its safety record maybe? Then VA isn't any worse than many other airlines.
I saw not less business ruined by unions then by wrong management.
It is a market after all. Every airline is free to choose its own balance between crew wages, ad spendings and other things. And the metric of success here is company's profit and if passenger (and not flight or cabin crew, sorry) is satisfied.
All those companies never heard anything about free market
But you are right - in my airline any unions, even a single union member wont be allowed.
Is dead passenger - satisfied passenger?
Safety goes hand in hand with the professionalism of a crew. It is a simple statement, obvious to many and I am not trying to change any market laws.
There are many people that are ok with cockroaches and rats in their basements. Somebody even talk to it.Unions are not that bad. Just sit down and have a conversation. There are many companies that have excellent relationships with Unions. And people line up to work there because of that.
I wrote in my original message that safety record for VA is not any worse than that for other airlines, including US ones. So if this is a measure of professionalism than it isn't damaged by low wages.
There are many people that are ok with cockroaches and rats in their basements. Somebody even talk to it.
Thats not for me, sorry
Satisfied passenger is passenger who will use your airline again and won't switch to competitors, I thought this is obvious.
It is obvious for someone who is far, far away from the industry or who never experiences real competition between the carriers. Reality in our day is - people will change the airlines in a heartbeat. In fact VA has nearly 45% turn over in satisfied passengers.
After all, is VA profitable? If yes then management is good at doing their job. Again, they're here not to make flight and cabin crew happy, they're here to raise profits. Putting it in your slang, they're (VA executives) pursuing their own happiness.
They are profitable because they can undercut airlines who attract and keep good employees. Managements job is to make it work and they do. My argument - they are doing it at the expense of experience on board. I wrote it in many posts on this tread already.
PS. Pursuit of happiness is not my slang It is the most important line in the US Constitution!
In other words, if I create a company, if I am the only one who pays, why is it I have to hire people that do not correspond to my vision of the company? The jobs I create are my jobs, not given by God, right? So why is that I should give everyone equal right to be hired???
If you live in a free society you should give everyone equal right to apply. Then comes selection based on what kind of people you want.So why is that I should give everyone equal right to be hired???