ASA to furlough?

Silent Partner

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Had a line check and the IP informed me that the company was going to furlough 100 in Jan - Feb time frame. Anyone else hear of this?

Also a friend of mine who is at Delta said they got a memo from Delta saying they are not going to hire until the end of 2009 due to how the economy is going. Anyone know of this also?
 

BigPappa

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Possible... How would the IP know anyhow?
 

McNugent

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you seriously listen to those guys?
 
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i hear that we have the same amount of block hours for jan as we do in dec. seems pointess to put people on the street for 3 months if our cyclical schedule comes back in spring as usual. but who knows pref bids seem like they are coming and that seems to allow more efficiency and to do more with less
 

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Had a line check and the IP informed me that the company was going to furlough 100 in Jan - Feb time frame. Anyone else hear of this?

Also a friend of mine who is at Delta said they got a memo from Delta saying they are not going to hire until the end of 2009 due to how the economy is going. Anyone know of this also?
No memo went out at Delta with anything about hiring.
 

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I've heard we are converting the spare rj's into bombers and sending them over to bomb France in the spring anyone hear that one. Maybe if we do that we can start hiring again for our new bombing operations.
 

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Don't listen to the IPs. Some of them put rumors out there and wait and see how long it takes to come full circle to them again. Somebody in skunk works is laughing right now at this thread.
 

WalterSobchak

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What's up Walter? Did you and the boys have In-N-Out Turkey Burgers on Thursday???
Negative...I'm on month #2 of no In-N-Out.

I did have some pretty awesome bacon-wrapped/stuffed turkey, though...'twas spectacular. Bacon...is there anything it can't do?
 

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Well o.k. point taken (Don't listen to IP's)

But with all the ATR's gone and no replacement. Doesn't that make us (ASA) pretty fat on pilots and no additional flying? Especially if no one is hiring.

Need to choose my words wisely. Not a memo from Delta but he was informing me that Delta was forecasting to hire the start of 2009 but was now waiting due to merger (if NWA pilots retire) and economy.
 

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anyways, the point is. . . nothing has been made official and that's what matters. Don't believe it til I eff'n see it.
 

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But with all the ATR's gone and no replacement. Doesn't that make us (ASA) pretty fat on pilots and no additional flying? Especially if no one is hiring.
In the last 8 months, have you been coming home from work and crawling under a rock?
 

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anyways, the point is. . . nothing has been made official and that's what matters. Don't believe it til I eff'n see it.
Then dont post this BS with the headline you did, and get the bottom folks any more worried than they are.

Medeco
 

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ASA is fat on Pilots !!!!!!!! Enough SAID

DL has over 12,000 pilots and you think they are going to keep that level or even hire?? With cutting Intl and Domestic as they said last week?

I see big cuts coming=Hold ON
 

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ASA is fat on Pilots !!!!!!!! Enough SAID

DL has over 12,000 pilots and you think they are going to keep that level or even hire?? With cutting Intl and Domestic as they said last week?

I see big cuts coming=Hold ON
Shut up
 
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SP- the gentleman that gave you your linecheck is simply another line pilot. He knows no more than you do, myself, or anyone else that flies the line. All that is floating around right now is conjecture- personally, I am thinking the time to furlough has come and gone- any furloughs at this point are simply not worth it. That is, if our flying returns to a level that it has been at in the past, for the summer months. The only way I could see furloughs is if Delta drastically cuts DCI flying for the summer. Even with a weak economy, we were still busy last year, and it was announced that financial analysis illustrated we were in a recession even durring the previous summer.

Delta isn't going to hire for a very long time. I cannot think of a single case in airline history where two airlines merged, and then hired as a result. However, I can recount many, many, many instances where a furlough insued after a merger- it's that case with nearly all of them. I'm not saying Delta is going to furlough, but the odds of them hiring are slim, at best.

I too second Stiffler's request for more vids: )
 
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