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PalmettoPilot

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Fact or Fiction? Saw this post on another web site... I was surprised it wasn't here first.


"It's has been confirmed our travel benefits are changing.... Worse than we all thought... Here's the story... This is fact. I do not comment until I know the facts and prove it's not a rumor... Two weeks ago the flight attendant supervisors, Chief pilots and ground supervisors had a meeting with Skywest personal. The meeting was about the change in travel benefits. At the meeting they were all told that ASA team members traveling on delta will be a S3C. We all expected this but they were also told them that we will be S3C's on ASA also. So we will be bumped on our own airline.... the reason given is because delta owns our seats not ASA or Skywest.. In this meeting they were also told that we will get 4 buddy passes a year instead of the 8 we get now and that we have to choose between our parents or companion to be on our travel benefits. You, guys that are married luck out and can have your spouse and parents. Also at your yearly anniversary you will need to pay $50 to activate your PPR card and travel benefits.

THIS INFO WAS MADE PUBLIC FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS. MANY FA'S AND PILOTS THAT HEARD THIS RESIGNED. SO THE SUPERVISORS AND CHIEF PILOTS GOT A E-MAIL AND FAX SAYING TO STOP TELLING EVEYONE ABOUT THE CHANGE. THEY WERE TOLD TO TELL ANYONE THAT INQUIRES ABOUT THE CHANGES THAT IT IS STILL IN NEGOTATIONS AND THEY DON'T KNOW ANYMORE INFO... THEY WERE TOLD THAT WITH THAT MANY PEOPLE QUITING IN THAT SHORT OF TIME THEY WOULD BE VERY SHORT STAFFED FOR THE HOLIDAYS. THEY WERE ALSO SCARED MANY FA'S WOULD CALL IN SICK AROUND THE HOLIDAY'S. ALSO THEY WERE TOLD THAT THE ANNOUNCENT WOULD BE MADE THE 1ST WEEK IN JANUARY AND THAT THE CHANGES IN BENEFITS WOULD TAKE EFFECT THE MIDDLE OF JULY. DON'T YOU THINK IT'S WEIRD THAT WE HAVE TWO TRAINING CLASS OVERLAPPING THIS MONTH. THIS IS ALSO THE SAME MONTH THAT THEY ARE ASKING CURRENT FA'S TO TAKE TTOWP IN ATL. LOOKS LIKE THEY EXPECT SOME FA'S TO QUIT SOON.

I thing everyone is hearing the same rumors."
 

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I'm sure that since we are less than 3 weeks from the 90 day deadline it is worked out.

They (ASA, DAL, and SKYW) are going to hit us before Christmas. "Happy Holidays, travel benefits will suck, and we won't negotiate a contract until we feel we can bend you over and stick straight up you A$$."

This is total BS. You cannot tell me that they've not ironed out the details. DAL is giving employees $100 bonus (Nov) for meeting certain company goals. Sh*t, SKYW just posted a huge profit last quarter. WTF? I know ASA is not the best, but we are making money. Tell us already. But in reality, they won't say a thing, fearing a F/A walk out. I say F/A because they mostly stay for the pass benefits.
 

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That whole thing has been posted before, the first time I saw it was about 1.5 months ago. Maybe it's true, maybe it's not. Until I see it in an official publication I'm not going to lose any sleep about it.
 

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Unity

I agree, the best thing for all of us to do is to fly legally and support our MEC. We need to stick together against all of these evil managment tactics.
 

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Welcome to the SKYW family! The DL travel bennies here SUCK!!! And, if you are married, good for you, you get much better flight benefits than us single people.
 

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I call B.S on this.
No pilot would quit after hearing a rumor, no matter how substantiated. FA's I believe may quit if this was official, rampers and gate agents too.

That said, this is going to suck....
 

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ASA travel "Non Benefits"

I don't think Pilots are going to quit. F/A's put up with too much BS to begin with. Between Passengers, MGT, and Pilots, the travel benefits (and they were Great at ASA) are the only things worth the headache. I'd never quit for travel benefits and any pilot who says they would is either insane or a liar.

Well, he could have won the "Mega Millions" lottery and using the benefits as excuse. If it were me, I'd keep quiet and fly to the furthest destination, quit 5 minutes before departure, buy a ticket and demand to know why we are not leaving on time. Lol...
 

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atlcrashpad said:
If it were me, I'd keep quiet and fly to the furthest destination, quit 5 minutes before departure, buy a ticket and demand to know why we are not leaving on time. Lol...
That's beautiful!
 

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22 Days left in the 90 day agreement. I should think it has been ironed out by now. Maybe Willy will call us on "Turkey Day" to tell us ASA/DAL is sticking the drumstick up our A$$.

It would not surprise me to find out that we will get boarded after a "Buddy" pass riders. Is there any priority below S4? S99Z?

Come on "BL" spill the beans. Tell us how we've lost all our travel benefits and you want us to take concessions. Or perhaps Willy can call X-mas morning with the "Good" news.
 
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ASA travel "Non Benefits"

Just noticed on Travelnet under my account, they've added another column S3C. It's coming....
 

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How bout we respond by consistently denying the jumpseat to mainline.

"Sorry buddy we're overweight"
 

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atlcrashpad said:
Just noticed on Travelnet under my account, they've added another column S3C. It's coming....
That would only screw the pilot, and it would surely come back on us. The problem is with the company, not the pilots.

Of course if we had our commuter clause, that would help things a bit.
 

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Palmetto Pilot,

I agree do not take it out on the pilot. The company is at fault not the pilot.
 

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jetstream said:
How bout we respond by consistently denying the jumpseat to mainline.

"Sorry buddy we're overweight"
If that makes you feel better. You da man!

Guessing you've never commuted?

Back in the shed TOOL!
 

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The way it works with DL and all the other non owned DCI is S3 on your own flights and S3C on everybody else. Why would you guys be different? There is no global conspiracy to screw ASA.
 

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SSDD said:
The way it works with DL and all the other non owned DCI is S3 on your own flights and S3C on everybody else. Why would you guys be different? There is no global conspiracy to screw ASA.
Because we are going to be S3C's on our own flights. Delta will be able to bump us off our flights.
 

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Why would you get lower priority on your own flights than Skywest and Chautauqua have on theirs?. You will be S3's on your flights and S3C's on everybody else's. DL people will continue to be S3's on their flights and S3C's on the connection carriers.

That's the way its been for about 3 years. Unless its been announced for sure that it is changing across the board, I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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SSDD said:
Why would you get lower priority on your own flights than Skywest and Chautauqua have on theirs?. You will be S3's on your flights and S3C's on everybody else's. DL people will continue to be S3's on their flights and S3C's on the connection carriers.

That's the way its been for about 3 years. Unless its been announced for sure that it is changing across the board, I wouldn't worry about it.
Because we all believe that it will change for everybody, under the guise of 'Delta owns all the flying'. You're right in the fact that ASA won't be S3C on their own flights while SkyWest and CHQ maintain S3 priviledges on their own flights. It will have to all change at once, and that date will most likely be 7/1/06.

Supposedly the rumor goes that we had to compromise on the S3C deal to maintain our 18 international flight days. As if those international flights are going to be easy to get on when you're barely above buddy passes, anyway.
 

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Negative rumors usually come true at some point and positive rumors usually don't come true:nuts:
 

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propsarebest:

What is the problem with our delta benefits? Seems fair to me.

As far as S3C on your own airline, that's not right. It would be suprising if that is the end result. Skywest has always looked out for us regarding travel. I see no reason why they wouldn't do the same for ASA.
 
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