The plan is for continued hiring through the spring of 03, maybe longer...
Retirements hit about 50 a year in 05, and up to 70+ in 07. For a pilot group that is less than 1600 total - the upcoming retirements are substantial. (I went up 9 slots in my base on the last bid)
As far as US Air effecting us - I have no idea... We just keep on doing what we do, stay in our nitch, branch out when we can and keep "The Face" flying.
Good flying to all.