Management is again trying to find money out of the employee pockets to pay for their mistakes.
I said in another thread that I thought the senior dudes at AirTran would throw the Jr. guys under the bus and you would end up taking needless cuts..
Because AirTran still has many in its pilot ranks that are scared! They are living their lives in FEAR and if management comes to them for concessions, they feel like they must do it to keep their jobs! Oil dipped 9/12/08 below $100 dollars a barrel before settling at $100 dollars a barrel and some change.Oil is down 30% from its high, 15% of domestic airline capacity is being removed from the system over the next 6 weeks, our cash burn rate is alot less now than it was back in early July, and we have as much cash as we ever had (at the end of the 2nd quarter). Most signs are pointing towards profitability in 2009 (or at least break even). Overall pilot CASM is near the bottom of the industry.
Now why would we even consider concessions?
You are wrong!! With the letter that arrived today the NPA needs to take a strike vote within the next week. They would get an overwhelming YES. Perhaps 5 years ago the attitude that you describe existed, but not today. “We are mad as HE!! And are not going to take it anymore”
Sorry FIREMAN, I feel your pain and want to believe that this pilot group will do the right thing. However, I believe this pilot group talks and complains among each other like PIT BULLS but their actions are like KITTENS! If it came to really going out on strike, this group would implode. The facts on day to day operations prove that. This group is still too divided. There are many RATS in our ranks....PERIOD!You are wrong!! With the letter that arrived today the NPA needs to take a strike vote within the next week. They would get an overwhelming YES. Perhaps 5 years ago the attitude that you describe existed, but not today. “We are mad as HE!! And are not going to take it anymore”
B717 October LVI is about 85. Still have about 75 reserve lines on the CA side. Total block hours for October 2008 on the 717 increased about 10% compared with September 2008 (back up to about 26,000 hrs).Can the furloughed pilots vote? If it is no then that was a pretty clever way to eliminate 170 no votes.
Also how are the lines block credit for Oct?
If every $1 fuel increase results in $10 million increase cost then should every $1 decrease save $10 million? = no concessions.