DGdaPilot said:Interviews? Dunno. Upcoming classes....seems to be the case.
General Lee, that's very smug of you to put that smiley face on your post. I pity those that revel in the misfortunes of others. And don't come back to me with Comair this, Delta that. It makes no difference. Be a man and grow a pair.
finnjl said:Yes, they are cancelling all new hire classes until further notice. Got the call today. I was told Delta was not renewing some of the flying with them. I imagine the Delta pilots will be happy as they seem to not like Comair.
DGdaPilot said:Ok, my mistake....but I think that "Joe Cool" smiley face is not going to give off the impression you want.
finnjl said:I should of stuck with ASA when they closed the base in DFW...got mad and made a career change....hated new job......got hired by Comair.....Class cancelled a week prior to attending.....I love being back in the airline business
finnjl said:At least I still have an interview with ASA....this is why you never burn your bridges when you leave a company....
ASADriver.....working at ASA was not as bad as it seems compared to real jobs.....I used to get mad when crew scheduling would call me in to work when I had been setting around the house for a week doing nothing and getting paid. I did not realize how good I had it until I worked a different job.
General Lee said:No one is really happy about parking or stopping flying with any airplanes. I would rather see more planes than less. The fact is that we at mainline have parked a lot more planes and furloughed many many pilots, and the CRJs grew. Our situation didn't get better, it got worse. The 50 seat RJ has a very high CASM, and also the feed carriers (SkyWest and CHQ notably) got a "pass" when it came to higher fuel prices. We were paying the difference in price of fuel---even when fuel hit all time highs. We, not them, paid for it. So, we have 50 seat RJs competing with LCCs on many routes, and we are paying for the extra high gas prices. (My SkyWest buddy is SLC read me an article from some guy named Ron Reber----stating that very fact---that they were "insulated" from high gas prices). That is a joke. So, parking a few RJs may help our overall situation (not entirely, though). We also will be parking many 737-200s, 733s, and 762s--so we are not immune either.
I don't like seeing any pilots out of work, but something has to be done about the high cost RJs. Maybe more 70 seaters will go to DCI eventually, but the 50 seaters aren't doing it unless they fly to cities not served by any LCCs. And, they are growing.
Bye Bye--General Lee
flaps30 said:general, shouldn't you be more concerned about your lost pension and upcoming paycut than to laugh at the Comair guys who could be parking planes. They will be the ones flying the 100+ seaters when your scope vanishes before your smug azz smile.