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scarlet

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Anyone noticed MX guys not very happy these days. One MX guy said they have seen a raise in writeups in the last week....

Alot of sick calls the last week..Cancelling flights due to no crews sch stated.
 

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they were saying AT only has 14-16 line guys at any one time. With an uptick in mx problems they are running short I guess...don't know...
 

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Oh, I'm sure the " Best Management Team in the Industry" will be coming up from MCO to help out over the holiday weekend and earn their bonuses . . . . or not.
 
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Alot of sick calls the last week..Cancelling flights due to no crews sch stated.
The numbers off FTWeb (around 6pm when I got done each day) show a different story. For the 3rd, we had 2 cancelled flights and had a 90% DOT ontime. For the 4th, we had 0 cancellations and 97% DOT ontime. I was surprised to see the numbers that good but they were.
 

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I heard many people "complaining" about being called in on their days off. But they were also excited about the premium pay. We are always our own worst enemy.
 

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The numbers off FTWeb (around 6pm when I got done each day) show a different story. For the 3rd, we had 2 cancelled flights and had a 90% DOT ontime. For the 4th, we had 0 cancellations and 97% DOT ontime. I was surprised to see the numbers that good but they were.


Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis?

I worked on the 3rd and the numbers by late evening were around 69% for DOT arrivals and more like 39% OT pushes.
 

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Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis?

I worked on the 3rd and the numbers by late evening were around 69% for DOT arrivals and more like 39% OT pushes.
Read my post again. My numbers were from around 6pm. With all the TS in the northeast Friday, I am sure the ontime % went down as the night progressed (as you saw when you checked the numbers later on).

My point was on one of the busiest travel days of the year (system load factor around 90%) and with the amount of open time there was during the middle of last week, to have 2 cancellations and a 90% DOT ontime arrival rate at 6pm on July 3rd makes it seem like the pilots at Airtran are pretty happy overall with Contract 2001.

Maybe, Airtran just got lucky or maybe there is a conspiracy and the numbers on FTWeb are being skewed.
 

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When you sign on to Sharetran, the numbers at the right for month look pretty bad - soemthing like what Ty posted. 39% on-time departure, 59% on-time arrival. Completion factor still up around 99 percent though.
 

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I heard many people "complaining" about being called in on their days off. But they were also excited about the premium pay. We are always our own worst enemy.
This BS has got to end you nimrods!!!!!!!!!If you idiots don't quit picking up open time and flying on days off, we will never hire or get a contract!!!!!!!!
smarten up people!
 

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Agreed. Everyone has to bypass premium pay now for a major airline contract later. How will the best management team get the message when they don't feel a little pain.

9 in '09
 

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Funny. I had the entire weekend off and never got a call, I was legal to fly as well. Makes me think that they were calling a lot less people then the pilots would like to believe! If they were that low on coverage. They would have called me!
 

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When you sign on to Sharetran, the numbers at the right for month look pretty bad - soemthing like what Ty posted. 39% on-time departure, 59% on-time arrival. Completion factor still up around 99 percent though.
Those numbers you saw on Sharetran all weekend were only for July 1st. The daily and monthly numbers were identical and didn't change all weekend. Someone in the office must have to input the performance numbers into Sharetran (it isn't an up to date ticker like FTWeb has). The numbers didn't change all weekend until the normal office people got back in yesterday (Monday).

When the numbers were updated yesterday (meaning performance through Sunday, July 5th), the monthly numbers indicated a DOT on-time arrival rate of 76% and a completion factor of 99.5% (average less than 4 cancellations/day based on a 750 flights a day average through the period). Those are pretty good numbers for a holiday weekend considering how full the flights were.
 

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Funny. I had the entire weekend off and never got a call, I was legal to fly as well. Makes me think that they were calling a lot less people then the pilots would like to believe! If they were that low on coverage. They would have called me!


Hard to tell . . .they only call management to fly as a last resort.
 

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Dropped the F bomb on Fri night in BOS.....that is one of the CX.
 

Ty Webb

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Dropped the F bomb on Fri night in BOS.....that is one of the CX.

Good for you. . . . . Wish more guys would do it when necessary . . . . Might put an end to the byzantine reserve system and the mixing of night and day pairings.
 
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