As important as it is for one list it won"t happen for many reasons. One the ASA MEC doesn't seem to care about it. They never make any comments about about.
I know why alpa wouldn't want it, $, but it would seem skywest inc could lower cost.
The Skyw guys would be stupid to agree to one list. They can get whatever they want by no agreeing.
It's becoming more and more clear where ASA's future is with Skywest. Seems it would be very wise to start strongly considering onelist. Without it, we may end up shrinking a la Comair....
I don't think big D would like a pilot group of that size controlling so much of their flying. A single list could shutdown a good portion of their flying at not one but two hubs. They weren't happy when Comair did it to just one.
does anyone have fleet and pilot population figures for asa vs skyw in nov 2007 and now?
I see skyw is reporting
asa is reporting
in nov 2007 asa was around 1700 pilots.
I don't think Delta really cares about pilot group size as much as they do cost. It's all about the almighty dollar. Also, the Delta MEC has made it very clear that any FUTURE regional flying under the Delta banner will be done by ALPA carriers. It's not done or set in stone, yet, but the movement is underway. Who knows what will happen with ASA. One thing is for sure- if Delta can get rid of us, they will- it's up to ASA's management to meet the cost structure outlined in our purchase agreement. If we fall short of that, we're gone- period. There is no philisophical relationship, or lifelong Delta/ASA friendship or business history that will amount to much. Delta is in this for the money, and not nostalgia. Don't think ASA can be replaced- United didn't seem to miss a beat with the replacement/phase out of ACA or Air Whisky. I'd say that's proof positive enough that it can be done.
On the flip side to the cost competitiveness issue. I'm making what a school teacher makes, without the pension or government bennies. My loyalty is strong with ASA, but it does come at a price, and it's the wage I currently make, and no less. I'll bleed for this company, and most importantly, for it's pilots- my brothers in arms. However, I refuse to run a pilot certificate charity.............