- Jul 21, 2002
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Got to ATI or stay at a regional after 9 years as an FO an no upgrade anytime soon?
Go to ATI... the Regionals suck!!! I did 8 years at one and was a Capt and leaving was a no brainer!!
No, I got that part! I totally understand that and would love to go to ATI. I just didn't understand the ABX comment. I'm patiently waiting for the window to reopen.
ABX signed a LOA with mgt that said something to the effect of: if another ATSG subsidiary starts hiring...the furloughed ABX pilots would be offered jobs ahead of any new hire.
I don't know how you enforce the LOA, though. ATI is a separate entity from ABX. Kind of like when Matlin-Patterson bought ATA, World, North American. ATA couldn't tell World or NA they had to hire the ATA pilots. Its a very similar situation.
Actually, unless the labor contracts at ATI and Capitol say that their management cannot hire pilots furloughed from other airlines... and the unions are in charge of interviewing and hiring pilots the management can hire whomever they want. And here is the real kicker Joe Hete is the head of your management weather you like it or not!
Wow. Thank you for all your advice. Some very good points both ways. I was senior at one point at Comair. Had an upgrade class and then the floor fell under and I am now on reserve again in CVG as an FO with less than 300 pilots below me. At one point had 800 pilots below me. As far as PIC time I have zero turbine PIC and less than 1,000 PIC an anything. I just got stuck as a 9 year FO making tons of SIC time.