It is getting to be that time of year...Do you know about "Shrinkage"?
Yup... in fact, it's been stated that some A-scalers will lose up to $500,000 at the stroke of midnight on Dec 1 if they stay....With the pension numbers any senior pilot who doesn't retire by Nov 30th will be working for free for the rest of his career. Expect a lot of vacancies.
With the pension numbers any senior pilot who doesn't retire by Nov 30th will be working for free for the rest of his career. Expect a lot of vacancies.
It seems to me that AA is in the best position to really be the trailblazers here since Eagle does about 90% of the RJ flying. They could make scope be a total non issue by making ALL flying done by an AA pilot by putting everyone on 1 list! Then AA could finally compete effectively within the 70-100 seat market in which they woefully lag behind the other carriers. The only thing I can think of is that the APA won't tolerate their military buddy new-hires(if hiring ever resumes again) having to fly an RJ until their seniority can hold what would be considered mainline equipment(737-MD80). The same type of attitude that resulted in all these pesky RJ's being flown by the bottom feeding regional carriers we have today.Considerations and facts:
4. The company is essentially demanding that 100 seat flying and below goes to Eagle. If they get this, they will surely retire many many narrow body aircraft and transfer the flying to Eagle, and almost certainly result in lots of furloughs and seat downgrades.