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This ought to work out brilliantly.

United Airlines goes there: Vows affirmative action for pilots
By Thomas Lifson
Airline pilot is one of those jobs, along with brain surgeon, that used to be used as an example of the type of position for which affirmative action was obviously unsuited. Who wants to board an aircraft or go under the knife with someone in charge chosen for factors other than ability? Lives are at stake, after all. Anything less than the absolute best should be unacceptable.

Yet, in this age of identity politics madness, United Airlines proudly proclaimed its intention to choose half of its pilot training recruits based on skin color and X-chromosomes:

Uh, no. I won't fly on an airline that prioritizes anything over pure ability when it comes to pilots. And, because United's hub at San Francisco has been my primary airport for more than three decades (many of which were years of heavy travel), I've generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for UAL. I was a Premier Executive–level frequent traveler with them for many years. I just flew across an ocean on one of their 777s less than two weeks ago.

But piloting is a seriously demanding job, and the consequences of even small errors can be deadly. In the hands of a skilled pilot, the landing of a big airplane like a 777 can be a thing of beauty that looks easy.

The End of an Era, or the Return to an Earlier One?

But it isn't:

Would a future Sully Sullenberger, the pilot hero of the "Miracle on the Hudson" water landing, be passed over because he is a pale male? After all, half the slots in United's pilot training program would be off limits, so chances are pretty good he would be. The same goes for Al Hanes, who landed United 232, a DC-10 that had a complete hydraulic failure, at Sioux City Airport and managed to save many of the lives — alas, not all — of his passengers through incredible improvisational skills. His lack of melanin and his Y-chromosomes would close half the slots to him.


Tucker Carlson opened his show last night with nearly ten minutes on United's virtue-signaling at the expense of safety. He made many solid points, and I embed the full segment below.

United used to be a conventional commercial air carrier. It flew airplanes from place to place, most of the time uneventfully. That was the old United Airlines. The new United is very different. It's a combination of a hyper-aggressive corporate HR department, and a left-wing political action committee. The new United is big on moral pronouncements and mandatory social engineering. (snip)

An airline pilot transports hundreds of people at a time in a thin-walled metal tube going nearly 600 miles an hour, 35,000 feet off the ground. Flying a commercial airliner is dangerous. Like performing heart surgery, no matter how many times you've done it, it's inherently high stakes. People die if you screw up. In the airline business, as in medicine, not killing people is all that matters. So, how will racial and gender quotas make United Airlines safer? That's the only question that matters.

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.co...s.html#ixzz6rTQeOifI


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Well, I'll be flying Southwest, IF I fly anywhere...


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Along these lines, perhaps Tesla auto drive is racist. It drives like a white male. There should be options to have it drive like a Taiwan taxi driver, an old Chinese lady, a Mexican low rider, and such.




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Just when I was thinking that things could not get any dumber, they come up with something new that raises (lowers?) the bar.



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How does this square with the pilot's union?
 
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How does this square with the pilot's union?
Unions love cancel culture.


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I don’t care if the pilot is a gay, minority, female, midget Asian with a speech impediment just as long as she is the best damn pilot in the sky.

I don’t want any third rate white dudes who skated through because of who they knew either.

Basically, what I’m saying and I know this is crazy talk but for me personally I want the best pilot possible up there in the cabin flying my happy ass around. Call me crazy.


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Thanks United for telling me you don’t want me flying on your airline. I want the best and you don’t have it.
 
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Hiring based on any criteria other than the most competent regardless of race is a recipe for disaster.



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I believe it was last year or the year before that the FAA tried this or was going to institute the same policy in regards to Air Traffic Controllers.

So, this scheme should work out real well.
 
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They should first start with firing half of their management. They have 80% white males in upper management and clearly they could be replaced by females and people of color with no adverse affects.
 
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they come up with something new


Well, evidently fonts can be racist too now.
www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-fonts-racist-asianness




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they come up with something new
Well, evidently fonts can be racist too now.
www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-fonts-racist-asianness
Help meeeeee . . .



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The Idiocracy clip...

Perfect.


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and here I was thinking that I might fly United to the east coast

take a bad situation and United found a way to make it worse
 
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I quit flying United years ago when they left me high and dry in Seatac and when I asked what they could do for me, they said nothing, turned off the lights and went out through a locked door at the ticket window.
 
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What do they do if they cannot find 2500 protected class that even want the job? Force them somehow?

In this case, I'm sure they'll have many that *think* they want to be pilots. When they see the hours, the stress, etc, how many will stick around?


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Like what Para alluded to, who knew we’d be living out the plot of Idiocracy 500 years sooner than expected?

Eek


 
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I am really not surprised to see this. Affirmative action has been going on in colleges for 50 years. Now the NFL and the NBA suffer from a lack of diversity. I personally might watch the Lakers play with four short white guys on the roster. While we are at it, we need some Asian quarterbacks.

All ridiculous.
 
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