Heathrow. The following are random interviews of flyers waiting for AB flights.
John Tuttle going to New York said, "Can't these guys ever get along? AB customers are tired of all the delays and noise and probably checking Utility Air flights as a dump AB answer, just in case."
Joe Monticello, going to Rome, was jolly, " Sing; A new strike, same as the old strike to the Who tune. "
Marion Marvin, whose flight was cancelled, said, "AB get your act together -- Your people work hard and deserve a respectable wage. Strikers shape up - strikes haven't worked so maybe recommend an alternative to current conditions."
Bill Homestead, a business major college student heading for Atlanta, said, "This same argument in the March strike cost AB seventy eight million pounds. Not to mention customer loyalty and public opinion. Couldn't this money have been divided up for wage increases? Executives, pray tell, how much do you guys make? "
The mood at the airport was affected by the strike news and no one was happy. Clearly the impasse could use a new approach.