Amerijet dispatchers/strike

flt1ncu

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During this Amerijet strike, who is dispatching the aircraft? Are the dispatchers union?
 

Pull To Guns

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During this Amerijet strike, who is dispatching the aircraft? Are the dispatchers union?
IMHO, dispatchers are not legally required for this type of operation. They just have whomever they are getting to fly the planes push the buttons on the Dell. Or management, or admins. It ain't rocket science to punch in city pairs, times, registration numbers and get a flight plan. Then have the pilots interpret the WX and make adjustments as necessary.

IF they had dispatchers and IF those dispatchers were IBT, I doubt they would be crossing any picket lines.
 

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Ajt

AJT is 121 Supplemental ... doesn't require a dispatcher (lisenced or not) to issue the release. The flight release is issued by anyone that the GOM/FOM specifies. A flight follower is the only requirement and the flight follower can issue the release if the GOM/FOM so allows.

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Thanks TM. I thought it was someting like that. Lucky, semi-informed guess on my part.
 

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OTOH, most of these supplemental carriers do hire people with their dispatch certificates as it significantly reduces their insurance premiums. I am not aware of any supplemental carriers which are unionized, though.
 

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I am not aware of any supplemental carriers which are unionized, though.
Nor am, I but I do believe Evergreen "dispatchers" tried to unionize a few years back.
 

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RYN is a supplemental - their website sez they have dom and flag authority...
 

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Doug is right, Supplemental certificate with Domestic/Flag authority. However, there is rumors circulating right now that they may want to exchange our Supp Cert for a Flag Cert. Again, just rumors.
 

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I wonder what the Admiral is thinking with those rumors. Wonder what benefit they would have in changing over to a Flag cert instead of the current Supp certificate.
 

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