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ASA performance as of late...

CaribPilot

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Ok guys, what the foxtrot is happening out there??

All these maintenance delays are starting to piss me off...I hope none of this has to do with them trying to get a union on property...
 

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Honestly, that was my thoughts as of late. I wouldn't be suprised. Honestly though, it does seem like maintenance has taken a slide lately.....deferred, deffered, deffered, deferred, deferred....................

I don't think I've seen this many deferred APU's in the summer time. WTF is going on with the rash of those, anyway?
 

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Maybe they're still short staffed-that was the word a while back.
 

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Ok guys, what the foxtrot is happening out there??

All these maintenance delays are starting to piss me off...I hope none of this has to do with them trying to get a union on property...

So let me get this straight....it was ok for the pilots to slow down the airline for the sake of their collective bargaining but its not ok for the mechanics to do the same?
 

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So let me get this straight....it was ok for the pilots to slow down the airline for the sake of their collective bargaining but its not ok for the mechanics to do the same?


With the current conditions, its ok for NO ONE to slow down the airline. The volatility of DCI flying right now will cause any flying to be taken away from us at a whim.

I am still fairly junior, the possibility of me being furloughed is still real. I dont think the pilots quarrel caused anyone to sign up for unemployment bennies.

Whats it to you anyway? Do you fly for ASA? It was a question directed towards ASA pilots to see if that is really the problem, or if its just been my luck lately to see maintenance disturbances.
So shoo.
 

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yeah, LOT of maint problems lately, but I don't see the connection to the mechanics... just a lot of crap (especially on the older 200s) breaking and the cold weather makes for a lot of zero flap landings of late.

Just yesterday we had a brand new mechanic fixing a small problem being shadowed by a more senior guy. Maybe new mechs being brought on board? I like most of the mechanics I've met working the line, they work their butt off...

that being said, I think the equipment is just getting old. Had a lot of differed crap myself, APU problems, a hot start, pressurization problems, and weirdly enough, a lot of N2 sensors problems as well as rigging with the power levers.
 

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I had 5 MELs on the AC the other day. And I ended up having to write something else up too.
 

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With the current conditions, its ok for NO ONE to slow down the airline. The volatility of DCI flying right now will cause any flying to be taken away from us at a whim.

I am still fairly junior, the possibility of me being furloughed is still real. I dont think the pilots quarrel caused anyone to sign up for unemployment bennies.

Whats it to you anyway? Do you fly for ASA? It was a question directed towards ASA pilots to see if that is really the problem, or if its just been my luck lately to see maintenance disturbances.
So shoo.

HEY jr. Just do your job and don't worry about. It's not all about you.

Things break and the CPTS do their job and write them up.
 
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CaribPilot

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HEY jr. How long have you been at ASA? Just do your job and don't worry about.

These are legitimate concerns man, I WILL do my job. There is NOTHING wrong with inquiring minds, i repeat, NOTHING.
 

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HEY jr. Just do your job and don't worry about. It's not all about you.

Things break and the CPTS do their job and write them up.


What on earth are you babbling about??? That is contradicting booty chatter, just doing my job and not worrying about IS making it all about me.
 

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These are legitimate concerns man, I WILL do my job. There is NOTHING wrong with inquiring minds, i repeat, NOTHING.

Then ask the mechanics. You really think that your going to find the answer on FI. Communicate your concerns with the source and you will get an answer.
 

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What on earth are you babbling about??? That is contradicting booty chatter, just doing my job and not worrying about IS making it all about me.

I can see we are dealing with a child and not from the bottom of the list.
 

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Then ask the mechanics. You really think that your going to find the answer on FI. Communicate your concerns with the source and you will get an answer.

Last i freaking checked, this is a forum, If you have no intelligent insight, remove yourself from this thread and have a nice day.

My primary question was a general one. My secondary STATEMENT was more specific which did insinuate maintenance having a hand in the delays, but at no point did i totally blame them for the problem.
 

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I can see we are dealing with a child and not from the bottom of the list.

Your making no sense. You seem to think this thread is all about me, completely foolish.
 

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Last i freaking checked, this is a forum, If you have no intelligent insight, remove yourself from this thread and have a nice day.

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Once again, dealing with a child with a lack of vocabulary.
 

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The MX issues ebb and flow. There will be a while were everything is broken. A short time later, it is rare to even find a gear door missing. Later, the deferrals come back with a vengeance.

As far as the APU's go, there is a reason we are seeing more problems with them. This issue hearkens to the Project APU and saving gas. Many guys start the APU to save fuel since it takes our Red-Bellied Nut Scratchers a large amount of time to put power on the plane. The APU is then shut down. About 10 prior, the APU gets started again. In some instances the APU has twice the number of cycles on it. Hence, the greater numbers of deferrals with it.

The company was talking about requesting that the pilots when returning to ATL (if assigned a C gate) not to start the APU. With fuel prices like they are, it is cheaper to buy gas for those couple of minutes for the right engine running than it is to repair and replace APUs.
 

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With the current conditions, its ok for NO ONE to slow down the airline.

Well send that memo out to all the unions, don't forget Airtran, American, United etc, make sure you tell them that you've figured it all out and they're to check with you prior to negotiating...
 

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Well send that memo out to all the unions, don't forget Airtran, American, United etc, make sure you tell them that you've figured it all out and they're to check with you prior to negotiating...

Now Smack..play nice you might hurt his feelings or even worst. He might be out of a job and then how would you feel?
 
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