Amen to that. As I stated before, the rest of the people left at the legacies have gone through this krap before. We have watched the senior guys leave (some with pensions, some without), and we are stuck with CR9s in our gates that used to have 737-300s or 737-200s. That is ridiculous. We all know it. The senior guys might not care as much as they only think "internationally" (heck, I fly with some of them), but the rest of us have our eyes wide open. I don't see us giving up any more scope without a large fight.
Bye Bye--General Lee
As a regional F/O, I hope mainline takes back everything down to a 50 seat aircraft. I'd rather sit here with my ********************ty salary for a while longer to guarantee a major airline job later. I don't want any regional airline to grow.
While acknowledging the challenge of predicting with any clarity the outcome of those labour talks Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Gary Scott does offer that he “has no doubt majors would like to increase the number and size of aircraft they operate in those [regional environments]. Both small CSeries and larger CRJs would fill the requirement should scope be relaxed”.
I think the only way regionals get anything bigger or more than they already have is through the 1113 process if someone goes bankrupt and reorganizes. We all screwed up with the first examples of relaxation of scope over the past decade and a half. We've already been fooled once. As I've stated before, only the thickest, densest, most clueless pilot doesn't see the damage that has been done already.
And I'm getting tired of reading quotes from Embraer, Bombardier, and the RAA in AW&ST, ATW, and other professional publications lamenting how the industry can only get these CSeries and larger (mainline) jets through relaxation of scope. Hey boys.....the industry can have all the E190's and CSeries aircraft they want, when THE MAINLINES BUY THEM. No relaxation of scope needed. If your jets are so inefficient that you need $50K/year Captains and $20K/year F/O's to subsidize the operation of said jets, then build a damn jet that IS EFFICIENT and stop expecting pilots and airline employees to subsidize regional airline operations.
Preaching to the choir, I realize, but it's thereaputic
How about a multi $$million dollar failed lawsuit?:laugh:
And not to mention a reputation around the industry that preceds you and the rest of the girls that belong to your club!
Career wise? You are!....ahhh...gee....I'm hurt......
Lawsuit is affecting your scope negotiations...just ask ACL65....More to follow....