Any Skywest News?

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How did the VLOA's work out in terms of staffing? More specifically how is the EMB side looking? Still short?



...... Patiently waiting for a class date for 1+ year now
 

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Furloughs in the fall. (Now taking cover)
 

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I don't have any numbers but the last 3 FO's I flew with are taking the LOA.
 

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From what I have heard or read...looks like around 50 LOA have been approved and another 20 or so will soon be approved. That and with the addition of crj at risk flying that will soon be added (leaving very few if any rjs idle) I think we are safe until fall. We will have to see how the block hours look for over the winter... who knows. Latest word from mngmt is no furloughs are expected (takin with a grain of salt). As for new classes... That's going to be awhile, sorry man.
 

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I don't have any numbers but the last 3 FO's I flew with are taking the LOA.
Dude,
I am not sure I would be proud of that, did you tell them about the bid avoid feature, LOA is kinda extreme, even for you.
PBR
 

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MKE is losing another airplane. 418SW replaced 986CA which is getting United paint on it now. 418 leaves MKE in June or July. As far as I know, 986 was the only spare.
 

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How did the VLOA's work out in terms of staffing? More specifically how is the EMB side looking? Still short?



...... Patiently waiting for a class date for 1+ year now
The training department estimates atleast 2 years now before there will be a new hire class.
 

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Hats are coming back!
PBR
 

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Dude,
I am not sure I would be proud of that, did you tell them about the bid avoid feature, LOA is kinda extreme, even for you.
PBR
That's what I thought at first but they were MKE trips I picked up. All 3 were commuters and that was their primary reason why.
 

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MKE is losing another airplane. 418SW replaced 986CA which is getting United paint on it now. 418 leaves MKE in June or July. As far as I know, 986 was the only spare.
I heard all 4 of the former independence planes (698,699,709,710BR) were sold to Russia
 

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I heard all 4 of the former independence planes (698,699,709,710BR) were sold to Russia
699BR and 709BR are still in service as spares in the generic SkyWest livery.

710BR has been sold and I believe 698BR is being prepared for delivery to Belarus.
 

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Any idea why 986 is getting United paint? Don't we have enough in that system?
 

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Has something to do with the Northwest part of the US. No real specifics, but we've been told that there will be 7 CRJ200s running a branded operation, and that in doing so should be able to keep SkyWest from having to furlough anyone. Also expecting a 10-20% increase in Delta Connection flying for the summer months.
 

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Which markets will be pro-rate?
Don't think they have released all the city parings but so far I know:

ORD-MKE, FWA, AUW, MYNN (NAS) :D

San Francisco to Ontario, Calif., Redmond, Ore. and Pasco, Wash

But there are some out of DEN that they haven't mentioned.
 
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