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Phrogs4ever

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Thirty pairings withheld from bidding for retirement flights with more possible. Are they finally getting spooked by the GATT rate change or the threat of lump sum viability?

Bring back the 147!
 
So less than 10% of the over 60 guys at CAL retire and now you think they are scared? 30 is hardly worth mentioning.
 
Prior to the age 60 legislation we were averaging about thirty a month. I doubt we ever had a month with 150 retirements. We were only forecasting 300-350 retirements for the whole year. Since all of this year I may have seen maybe one retirement notice a month in the crew room, yes, thirty in one month is a big deal.

There is still the possibility of more retirements being processed for November, and what about December? This is going to cause a lot of ripple effect vacancy training in the January bid and if we don't bring back the 147 we are going to be even more shorthanded next summer than we were this year. This is a good sign, but the question is will this become a trend?
 
CAL is great! I am finishing this 4 day trip, I can honestly say that it was nice to fly again.... that 45 day stretch of no flying was definitely welcome, but a 4 day trip once in awhile is good.....

Anyone who does not like it here is nuts! Even the captain I am flying with says that you guys should quit if you do not like it....
 
Prior to the age 60 legislation we were averaging about thirty a month. I doubt we ever had a month with 150 retirements. We were only forecasting 300-350 retirements for the whole year. Since all of this year I may have seen maybe one retirement notice a month in the crew room, yes, thirty in one month is a big deal.

There is still the possibility of more retirements being processed for November, and what about December? This is going to cause a lot of ripple effect vacancy training in the January bid and if we don't bring back the 147 we are going to be even more shorthanded next summer than we were this year. This is a good sign, but the question is will this become a trend?

I don't think an increase in retirements will by itself lead to recalls. The company will simply cancel the LTRF and other staffing programs put in place over the last year and just like that!!.........staffing problem solved with no recalls. The 147 are contract pawns. They will not be used for staffing until the contract is making progress. It's just fantastic leverage and I don't see the company parting with it's favorite contract tool any time soon.
 
CAL is great! I am finishing this 4 day trip, I can honestly say that it was nice to fly again.... that 45 day stretch of no flying was definitely welcome, but a 4 day trip once in awhile is good.....

Anyone who does not like it here is nuts! Even the captain I am flying with says that you guys should quit if you do not like it....

I'm sure you and your CA agree. Reason;

Scabs and the progeny of scabs think very much alike. It's a family indoctrination thing.

Tell us about it.
 

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