Company Watch - United Airlines.
Flight attendants from American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines are joining forces to protest executive compensation they consider unfair when measured against the benefits and wages lost by front-line employees over the past few years. While the pay packages of airline CEOs have made headlines, employee groups are coming forward to ask Congress to bring more transparency to executive compensation, according to James Little, international president of the Transport Workers Union. Apr 18, 2007
Los Angeles World Airports blasted United Airlines for its plan to levy a $10 surcharge on passengers flying from LAX , saying the increase "wildly exceeds" UA's share of a "justified increase in its maintenance and operation costs." LAWA said United Airlines enplaned 4.9 million passengers at LAX last year. Assuming the same level of traffic in 2007, it would collect nearly five times the $10 million rent increase it blamed for the new policy. It said the carrier was "exploiting" the rent hike "in order to dramatically increase profits" on its LAX operation. UA did not issue a response. LAWA said it "has the right to pass along increases in its costs of operating the terminals," adding that it has "largely shouldered the increased security-related costs" since 2001. "The subsidization of these costs on behalf of the air carriers has become onerous and unfair," the airport operator concluded. Apr 16, 2007
Airport finances ad campaign for United's Denver service The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority is spending $166,000 to promote new United Airlines service to Denver. The airport is paying for television and radio commercials that highlight the service. "Airlines are doing less and less advertising and marketing, because they really expect the communities to do that," Teresa Damiano, RDU marketing director, says. "The airlines are relying on communities to support it and sell it, almost." Apr 18, 2007
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Apr 16, 2007
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