Not much consolation there. I have a friend,8 capt making 200,000+, been there since 1992. The guy is married with 3 kids. Happy f--kin holidays!
No.Sad day. The article did not say how many pilots are being let go or planes being reduced. Are they just adding these planes into the international market?
True - I hope they land on their feet. The guys out of Seaboard and Flying Tigers did well at FredX and I wonder why FedEx doesn't return to the big cargo business. Tigers used to own that market.Fins, don't get your hopes up. FedEx has driven several freight companies out of business, and they haven't hired a single pilot unless they went through the normal screening process.
I have doubts UPS or FedEx will move to help out those pilots specifically... they don't have to.
What about ABX?
I don't know I was never really suprised. Have you seen the vans that DHL drives? They all look like rape vans minus the circular window in the back like the A-Team had.
My newspaper makes it closer to my front door than most of my DHL deliveries. One was a DELL and clearly marked as a PC left 2 feet from the gutter in the middle of the driveway. Sucks for the pilots (good luck guys), but their delivery business was a little shady.