- Mar 31, 2005
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Announced today, furloughing 100-110 pilots starting in August and then displacing 65-75 Saab Captains back to FO.
Displaced to First Officer...and then will be a long time FO when things pick up again. Most of the street captains are around the 950 senority number. Most Junior Captains are around 600. So that means when things pick up again, there will be 300 eager FO's ahead in line for upgrade. The whole thing sucks.A buddy was hired as a street capt. in Jan 08. How will this affect him?
I wonder if this is the big growth he was talking about:I was hoping that seven will be affected.... ..
I'll preface this by saying that press releases/sources to follow shortly. i.e "speculation" for now.
200 new hires before the end of 2008
500 new hires before the end of 2009
Mesaba will receive their first 2 CRJ-900's to be operated as Delta Connection in February. We will then receive 2 a month until we have not less than 15 being operated for DCI. Management is expecting NWA to use the options they have for the CRJ-900's to give to Mesaba.
6 of the 900's we are rumored to receive will be operated by Pinnacle until the software issue is resolved that will allow Delta's software to integrate with Mesaba's (apparently the reason crewtrac crashed a few months ago)
Also, the American Eagle rumor is again surfacing. Training Department being told to hire at least 2-3 more instructors for the Saab, as Mesaba is looking to get at least some of American Eagle's SF340's.
All new airplanes to be operated out of ATL. The new ATL base to be as large as the DTW base ASAP.
The New Premier Regional Carrier for the New Delta.
The stuff that was posted was true based on the 900's we were told we would be recieving from DAL. But they quickly pulled the plug on that. This coupled with the Saab reduction is the reason for the furlough.I wonder if this is the big growth he was talking about:
I feel real bad about this. I have a couple of Mesaba guys in my crash pad, and this will be there 2nd furlough in a year.
Considering they found out after some of us that came across that newspaper article about it. Heck if someone didn't email it to the CP and it get passed up the line they still might not know anything. It seems the difference between the NWA and Delta way is at NWA they preplanned everything out well in advance WITH the top managers at the regionals. At Delta they tell NOBODY of the plans and just dump the results in your lap. Either way it's a steaming pile but at least with NWA you saw it coming and could try to move.The stuff that was posted was true based on the 900's we were told we would be recieving from DAL. But they quickly pulled the plug on that. This coupled with the Saab reduction is the reason for the furlough.
It goes to show that anything can happen. I was right at the time. But DAL changed their minds. The result: All the pilots we hired in preparation for the 15 900 deliveries are being layed off now. Our own management has no idea what DAL is doing. We are small potatoes in the grand scheme of things.