Apparently TK is telling recurrent classes that he could furlough another 28 if he wanted to, but he doesn't want to at this time.
That's kinda crappy telling a recurrent class that? What was he trying to do, make himself feel better?
All in all, unless USairways picks up flying and expands more you will not see recalls at PSA. I do not see them furloughing more, however it is quiet at PSA right now as it was before the 2nd wave of furloughs were handed down. SO anything is possible.
I see a PSA/PDT merger on the horizon. I don't know how many feel about it, but I think it could happen.
I'd feel bad for the PDT FO's to be honest if that happens. They are and have many more JR FO's then we do at PSA. So there would be some over there without jobs then who are not currently without a job. Other then that I dont think many of us care. Most would be on the same planes anyways and much would not change.
ANyways RAH isnt the only one who cannot get more planes. Airways already has too many, large regional jets, flying in the network. Mainline is already working to get this changed ASAP. No more 70 plus seat jets are allowed into the system at all by a regional.
Yea, but then again I would feel sorry for current PSA Captains. Do you realize how senior the Captains a PDT are?
That aside, if it were to happen there would be fences and protection for a couple of years for both sides.
No doubt, and especially after we mergered with ALG which was probably the most senior Regional Airline in the country at the time.
Doesn't Harrisburg have like 15 year Captains on reserve?
Makes financial since to merge PSA PEIDMONT, I just hope it doesn't happen
Not wanting to start an argument but I think there would be minimal savings if the two were merged.
SSO already handles most of the administrative work for both companies. i.e. hotel, fuel contracts, payroll, & now even flight support (monthly scheduling). So would be little or no cost saving there.
If they merge the 2 companies they may be able to cut out some middle management (chief pilots, inflight directors, training department) but the combined company would still need all the pilots, F/A's, mechanics, dispatchers, & possibly crew schedulers.