ASA Voluntary Furloughs

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The Company is offering voluntary furloughs by seniority within the Captain and First Officer positions effective immediately (ref. 23.A.8.b). Expected recall as of today is not until 1st quarter 2010. If you are interested, please contact a Chief Pilot.
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Oh boy not good times ahead!
 

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Well, I put in an extension of my MLOA until 2014 to help at least one individual. I wish all of you guys the best of luck!

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An extension of MLOA, coma, extended comas, early retirements, etc won't change what's going to happen on Jan 2.

Word on the street is that Friday Jan 2, pink slips go out to every pilot not covered by the contract. (11-20-2007) I don't know the number. Some say 137 some say 186, but if your hire date is after that date, you will get your "involuntary" pink slip on Friday the 2nd.

Good luck and keep your spirits up. ASA should be in about as good of a position for recovery as anyone.
 

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Bummer man. I guess the meeting at Delta didn't go that great. I wonder if Skywest will be needing to furlough, too, or if this is just ASA and Comair getting whacked?
 

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Bummer man. I guess the meeting at Delta didn't go that great. I wonder if Skywest will be needing to furlough, too, or if this is just ASA and Comair getting whacked?
didn't they already? I thought I heard that somewhere
 

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An extension of MLOA, coma, extended comas, early retirements, etc won't change what's going to happen on Jan 2.

Word on the street is that Friday Jan 2, pink slips go out to every pilot not covered by the contract. (11-20-2007) I don't know the number. Some say 137 some say 186, but if your hire date is after that date, you will get your "involuntary" pink slip on Friday the 2nd.

Good luck and keep your spirits up. ASA should be in about as good of a position for recovery as anyone.
So if the furlough happens, will the downgrades go at a straight 50% ratio?
 

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79%N1 said:
I wonder if Skywest will be needing to furlough, too, or if this is just ASA and Comair getting whacked?
didn't they already? I thought I heard that somewhere
Skywest has never furloughed pilots in its 35+ year history nor does it plan to. We were recently told we will be increasing our flying out of ATL starting Feb. 1 st.
 

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Skywest has never furloughed pilots in its 35+ year history nor does it plan to.
I wouldn't be so smug about it. Neither have we, nor did we plan to.

We were recently told we will be increasing our flying out of ATL starting Feb. 1 st.
ASA furloughing, SKW increasing flying out of our hub? Great to see Jerry looking after us.
 
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Skywest has never furloughed pilots in its 35+ year history nor does it plan to. We were recently told we will be increasing our flying out of ATL starting Feb. 1 st.
Real Classy....
 

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Skywest has never furloughed pilots in its 35+ year history nor does it plan to.
For the time being. Middle of Feb could be quite the eye opener.
 
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Man, sorry to hear about that! I thought you guys might be able to ride this thing out...being owned by SKW with long-term lift contracts that DL doesn't want to mess with. I thought we at Comair being the WO accumulator were the only ones to get the beat-down, other than Freedom in their court case.

At least your company is offering voluntaries, unlike our messed-up management. The best I could do is a one month COLA.

Best of luck to you all. Thankfully, everyone's employed there through the holidays, unlike over here.
 

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Skywest has never furloughed pilots in its 35+ year history nor does it plan to. We were recently told we will be increasing our flying out of ATL starting Feb. 1 st.
Lots and lots of 50 seat lift at SkyWest.

I don't hope your company furloughs but to think there is no chance of it in times like this is naive.
 

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So if the furlough happens, will the downgrades go at a straight 50% ratio?
What I was told is that everyone is already in the appropriate positions(s) for this. So, for the time being, no more downgrades. Everything is subject to change however.
 

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Skywest has never furloughed pilots in its 35+ year history nor does it plan to. We were recently told we will be increasing our flying out of ATL starting Feb. 1 st.

Well you guys better get on your knees are pray United stays strong. They go belly up and we'll see how 'never' works out for you.
 

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Skywest has never furloughed pilots in its 35+ year history nor does it plan to. We were recently told we will be increasing our flying out of ATL starting Feb. 1 st.
That sucks big floppy donkey d!!k seeing as involuntary furlough is imminent on our side. Great times ahead...
 

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Skywest has never furloughed pilots in its 35+ year history nor does it plan to. We were recently told we will be increasing our flying out of ATL starting Feb. 1 st.
"We've never, ever, ever furloughed and oh, by the way, sucks you just found out you might be losing your job, we're increasing our flying in your home base when you get your pink slip..."

Erlanger, you are a 1st Class Pr!ck. Now's not the time to gloat, 3 days before Christmas and guys learning they may be furloughed come the New Year. Show a little class...
 

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Skywest has never furloughed pilots in its 35+ year history nor does it plan to. We were recently told we will be increasing our flying out of ATL starting Feb. 1 st.
I'm throwing the BS flag on that. If it where to happen, Jerry would be an idiot. That would be a double kick to the nuts at ASA. You want to see our performance take a dump? Furloughing then increasing SKYW in ATL is a great start. Talk about killing morale. :(

What will the great Uncle Rico do for us now?
 

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I'm throwing the BS flag on that. If it where to happen, Jerry would be an idiot. That would be a double kick to the nuts at ASA. You want to see our performance take a dump? Furloughing then increasing SKYW in ATL is a great start. Talk about killing morale. :(

What will the great Uncle Rico do for us now?
It's important to look at ALL facts. IF Skyw increases ATL service in February, it's likely to be in the CR9. ASA's block hours have already been determined thru the end of March. Mgmt has been forthright with info on the CR9. Delta DID offer them to ASA at a 1 CR9 for 2 CR2 rate. ASA and SKYW decided that such a deal was not economically positive for the bottom line. If DAL needs more CR9 service in atlanta, it wouldn't have anything to do with ASA whatsoever.
 
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