AA furloughs cancelled!?!?

magrs

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Apparently APA has been informed the planned furloughs have been cancelled.

At least a little positive news out there!
 

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I thought they were waiting for the final retirement numbers August 31 before deciding on further furlough or not?
 

magrs

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What will come first, a new contract or recalls?
 

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Apparently APA has been informed the planned furloughs have been cancelled.
Well, I did not see that on the APA page, what is your source?
 

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Well, I did not see that on the APA page, what is your source?
Nothing official, but the furloughs maybe cancelled afterall.

168 retired between 01 Jul and 31 Aug. That and the lowering of the fuel may be enough.
Let's see if in fact the recent trend is too not furlough any pilots.

JP, What Say You ?
 

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Hi Wingman... I say, no hats or haircut until a new contract. Make that no hats ever. Yes I'm starting to look quite shagadelic. That said, like you said there have been 168 retirements since July 1. I think it is only a matter of time before the Co puts out an official statement saying there will be no furloughs in the immediate future. Further evidence that they were simply trying to intimidate us into accepting that lame a$$ offer a couple months ago through the "promise" of "only" 200 furloughs. Riiight.

Hope your well buddy!

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73--If your hair gets too long, they'll displace you to LAX...;)

Just a note on topic: There were never any firm furloughs. They "planned" on 200 but no letters were sent (some debate as to the requirement to even send letters to a small group).

If no "planned" but not "announced" furloughs happen, does that mean they were cancelled? TC

P.S.--How many DFW Chief Pilots does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

(Answer: DFW CP's can't reach the lightbulb because they're always on their knees in Hetterman's office! :D )
 

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P.S.--How many DFW Chief Pilots does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

(Answer: DFW CP's can't reach the lightbulb because they're always on their knees in Hetterman's office! :D )
ROTFLMAO!! :laugh::laugh:

Practicing for my LAX gig: Rad, duuuude! Hang ten...

73
 

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ROTFLMAO!! :laugh::laugh:

Practicing for my LAX gig: Rad, duuuude! Hang ten...

73
Where the heck have you been.....

LAX= Hey eseeee wassuuupp? Que paso mijo? Oralleeehhhh chivato, eeehh bindejo wachu doin? Eeehh esseee can you help me push my car?

Better practice you're spanish....;).
 

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they never planned for 200 the official announcement was up to 200. which could have been 20,30,40 leading up to 200....
 

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Color of socks!

Obviously not in LA... :rolleyes:
Hey 73,

If you find yourself flying out of LA, here's an old saying from my TWA days: What color socks do the different bases wear? White socks in STL, black socks in Chicago, dirty socks in NY. In LA? No socks!
 

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Hey 73,

If you find yourself flying out of LA, here's an old saying from my TWA days: What color socks do the different bases wear? White socks in STL, black socks in Chicago, dirty socks in NY. In LA? No socks!
Wow... guess I'd better stay in NY then!
 

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If it's true....that's great news.
 

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OK, it's official:

WE HAVE CAREFULLY CONSIDERED OUR PILOT STAFFING NEEDS THROUGH
THE SUMMER OF 2009. WITH ALL FACTORS CONSIDERED, AND ASSUMING
THEY STAY RELATIVELY CONSTANT, WE DO NOT PLAN ON FURLOUGHING AS
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED. EVEN THOUGH WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF A
CAPACITY REDUCTION, REMEMBER THAT OUR ORIGINAL PLAN FOR 2008
CALLED FOR RECALLS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IN A PREEMPTIVE MOVE,
WE CANCELLED RECALL CLASSES STARTING IN JUNE. THIS MOVE,
COMBINED WITH THE SPIKE IN MARKET-DRIVEN EARLY RETIREMENTS, THE
NUMBER OF MILITARY AND PERSONAL LEAVE AUTHORIZATIONS, AND A
SOLIDIFYING OF OUR TRAINING REQUIREMENTS DRIVEN BY THE
ANNOUNCED RETIREMENTS OF THE S80S AND A300S, HAS LEFT US VERY
CLOSE TO THE PILOT STAFFING NEEDED TO FLY OUR PROJECTED 2009
SUMMER SCHEDULE. TO ABSORB SHORT-TERM OVERAGES BETWEEN NOW AND
NEXT YEAR, WE HAVE GRANTED SOME WELL-DEFINED SHORT-TERM LEAVES.
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FURLOUGHS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PAINFUL, YET NECESSARY, WAY OF
DOING BUSINESS IN THIS INDUSTRY. I AM PERSONALLY AND
PROFESSIONALLY DELIGHTED TO SHARE THIS NEWS WITH YOU.
 

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Anyone care to speculate as to when recalls might resume? And what the anticipated deferral rate will be?
 

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My guess, January 2009 and deferral rate of 66%.

Classes will start off small, but most likely increase to 40/mo for the next year or so. My understanding is that the reserves are being spent every day!
 

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And is anything being done about this 7300 pilot floor business? Or will this be frittered away?

stlflyguy
(waiting for the phone to ring)
 

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And is anything being done about this 7300 pilot floor business? Or will this be frittered away?

stlflyguy
(waiting for the phone to ring)
Yes. That and the pending gross scope violation concerning the alliance with BA/IB.

As far as waiting for the phone to ring . . that's ok, but don't bet the farm on it. I think we've seen the bulk of our retirements and from here on, the jury's still out on the impact of the age 65 rule.

Deep down I consider airline work not much more than day-labor. I'll fight like hell to change it back into a profession again, but there's a lot of pilots that are still working for day-labor money and work rules.

There's some major kool-aid being consumed over at the "new" Delta. They sold out cheap to Anderson.
 
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