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With the recent recall of all remaining furloughed pilots, is there any talk of substance of any hiring in the near future?
 

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No growth planned until 2011. A profit in the first quarter was nice. But there will not be any hiring.
 

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Why would you want to work there?
Not interested in working there. Was just curious about the current state of the airline. If Airtran begins hiring, that would be a positive turn given the current hiring situation in the industry as a whole.
 

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Not interested in working there. Was just curious about the current state of the airline. If Airtran begins hiring, that would be a positive turn given the current hiring situation in the industry as a whole.
I think when everyone is hiring is when everything will be peachy.
 

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I think when everyone is hiring is when everything will be peachy.
Even if a few airlines start hiring again this summer, it's better than none. There are a lot of qualified pilots on the street.
 

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No growth planned until 2011. A profit in the first quarter was nice. But there will not be any hiring.
Wasn't that statement likely a negoiating ploy?
 

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Hi!

Why would anyone want to work at AirTran???

Same old thing: DAL sucks, NWA is terrible, CAL awful, Cathay crap, Emirates horrid, etc., etc.

Now, why would I want to work at AirTran???

My longest trip would be less than 165 days, which is the length of the current trip that I'm on.

I would be flying modern equipment, and not a DC-9.

I would not have to shop at Nakumatt Mega for groceries at my crashpad.

My crashpad would be better accomodations than where I'm living.

I can think of some more, but got to get up at 0500 for a safari-one thing I wouldn't be doing at AirTran.

cliff
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"My longest trip would be less than 165 days, which is the length of the current trip that I'm on.

I would be flying modern equipment, and not a DC-9.

I would not have to shop at Nakumatt Mega for groceries at my crashpad.

My crashpad would be better accomodations than where I'm living.

I can think of some more, but got to get up at 0500 for a safari-one thing I wouldn't be doing at AirTran."


Finally, some perspective for you domestic guys.

Thanks, Cliff...
 

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"My longest trip would be less than 165 days, which is the length of the current trip that I'm on.

I would be flying modern equipment, and not a DC-9.

I would not have to shop at Nakumatt Mega for groceries at my crashpad.

My crashpad would be better accomodations than where I'm living.

I can think of some more, but got to get up at 0500 for a safari-one thing I wouldn't be doing at AirTran."



Finally, some perspective for you domestic guys.

Thanks, Cliff...
Nope, sorry- Southwest guys have it worse. They have to do LBB.
 

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Hi!

Why would anyone want to work at AirTran???

Same old thing: DAL sucks, NWA is terrible, CAL awful, Cathay crap, Emirates horrid, etc., etc.

Now, why would I want to work at AirTran???

My longest trip would be less than 165 days, which is the length of the current trip that I'm on.

I would be flying modern equipment, and not a DC-9.

I would not have to shop at Nakumatt Mega for groceries at my crashpad.

My crashpad would be better accomodations than where I'm living.

I can think of some more, but got to get up at 0500 for a safari-one thing I wouldn't be doing at AirTran.

cliff
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I hope you're making some really big money to put up with that crap. I'd rather work at CostCo than deal with all of that.
 

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Hi!

I couldn't pay the bills at Costco, even if I got a job there. I know a number of guys have been turned down by WalMart, Home Depot, etc. as they are over-qualified.

cliff
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I hope you're making some really big money to put up with that crap. I'd rather work at CostCo than deal with all of that.
As long as he's happy that's all that matters. For most pilots, flying is a passion. It's in their blood. They aren't happy unless thay are in the air. Most pilots have worked various other jobs and none can much up. A crappy freight, 135, or regional job is still better than any other non-flying job because they are doing what they love. They'll put up with a lot of crap to be able to go to work and fly an airplane for a living.
ATPCLIFF is just doing what he loves. Unfortunetly with this economy, you have to take what you can get.
 

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Adversity has revealed the character in you, ATP. Fortune favors the bold!
 

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Hi!

Why would anyone want to work at AirTran???

Same old thing: DAL sucks, NWA is terrible, CAL awful, Cathay crap, Emirates horrid, etc., etc.

Now, why would I want to work at AirTran???

My longest trip would be less than 165 days, which is the length of the current trip that I'm on.

I would be flying modern equipment, and not a DC-9.

I would not have to shop at Nakumatt Mega for groceries at my crashpad.

My crashpad would be better accomodations than where I'm living.

I can think of some more, but got to get up at 0500 for a safari-one thing I wouldn't be doing at AirTran.

cliff
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It may be named Skagway or something similiar,it"s the same thing.

Your crashpad will be in ATL, so don't bet on it!

We have a couple of 0450 show times..enjoy!
 
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