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ASA summer flying increase

777forever

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Just when we thought high block/credit lines were gone til the recession's over we get this surprising memo. Sounds like we're gunna be pretty tight on pilots. Surprised no word of bringing furloughs back.
 

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Subtle undertones in the message imply that we are staffed correctly. Does anyone else think that we are setting up for a disastrous summer? We are hanging on by a thread string this month. Sit back, relax and enjoy the upcoming meltdown.
 

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Just when we thought high block/credit lines were gone til the recession's over we get this surprising memo. Sounds like we're gunna be pretty tight on pilots. Surprised no word of bringing furloughs back.


Guys, it's pretty simple, when lines are blocked in the mid 80's and reserves are staffed at 18-20% there will be no recalls. Stretch those lines to 90+ and reserves down to 10-15%, then maybe you have an argument. Give it up, they aren't coming back anytime soon.
 

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Guys, it's pretty simple, when lines are blocked in the mid 80's and reserves are staffed at 18-20% there will be no recalls. Stretch those lines to 90+ and reserves down to 10-15%, then maybe you have an argument. Give it up, they aren't coming back anytime soon.

Ya. They get the lines back up to 85-90ish instead of 75, they can then make fewer of them (365-385) therefore increasing reserves. At least I'm guessing they will do that.......
 

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I've heard that after August the flights will be cut worse than what they are right now. To bring back the furloughs for 3 months is not economical if you have to send them right back out again.
 

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Agreed. All of the cuts Delta has announced are for after the summer schedule. However, they might just change there minds depending on the summer.
 

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I've heard that after August the flights will be cut worse than what they are right now. To bring back the furloughs for 3 months is not economical if you have to send them right back out again.

Nor is it really fair to the furloughees to bring them back for the summer and then kerplunk them again in the fall.
 

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Agreed. All of the cuts Delta has announced are for after the summer schedule. However, they might just change there minds depending on the summer.

Thats all the F#(@*ING airlines do anymore is cut. Even without the recession it's making "operational" sense to when seeking higher profit margins and reducing expenses. Sure fuel has dropped and the recession may be nearing bottom or on the way up, but personally I don't EVER see capacity returning to what it was three years ago, at least not at the 4 legacy carriers. As more mergers take place more overlap and frequency will be washed out. I'm betting on a very ugly 3-5 years until the old farts hang up their hats and leave positions to be filled.
 

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Don't worry the Mother Ship will bail you out if needed!
 

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Have to, after Dubyas 8 yrs in office


ok.. Now it's W's fault that airlines are cutting capacity?

and swine flu is W's fault

and new orleans was W's fault.

Katrina always cracked me up. I lived in florida years ago when we had back to back hurricanes and I had no power or water for 3 weeks... and guess what, I figured on my own how to survive and didnt ask for a nickel..and shocker... nobody shot each other or robbed each other or looted neighborhood businesses....

cant wait for my new 1 wheel drive electric chrysler car that gets 1,000,000 miles per charge. I bet it will cost me $8000 and I will get a credit back for $10000 for 'buying green' that way chrysler gets an extra $2000 per car to pay for union retirements..
 
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Well, we had 0 capts. on reserve yesterday on the 200, so I see some problems. There is no way we are staffed at 18-20% reserves currently (at least not every day), but I guess they're just going to make less lines.
 
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Agreed. All of the cuts Delta has announced are for after the summer schedule. However, they might just change there minds depending on the summer.

Yeah but that's what they said about this summer as well. I can see the memo already: Delta is finalizing our fall schedule and we've received more flying then previously "anticipated" We'll need all hands on deck!
 

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When was Mesa going under again?

.......Oh, right.
 

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Teach me why not? Smart ones don't answer their phones.

If I'm not mistaken an ACARS message is a valid form of notification now. All they have to do is send you a message with "Crew Acknowledge Required."

I'm pretty sure Delta has it in their contract that they can only be officially notified of an extension in person. I've watched one guy escape down the jetway stairs and into the bowels of the airport before someone could show up to tell him.
 
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