A few years ago, Fred really showed how dirty he'd play on the RLA. If you're an old-timer here, you already know this story, but it might be illuminating for new people. When Fred bought 777s from Boeing, he put a clause into the contract for the options on additional planes which said that if the RLA language was changed in any way, those options would be canceled. Just by coincidence, there was a move at that time to make unionizing under the RLA much easier. Since the economy was still sputtering along, Fred immediately had the support of the powerful "Senators from Boeing" (Cantwell and Murray) and Delta and Northwest Airlines, who were also fighting any changes to the RLA (wonder why?). Mr. Smith will stoop as low as necessary to keep us down. FU, Fred.