- Mar 27, 2005
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Has anyone heard any furlough rumors for Mesaba Pilots?
I was thinking that same thing all weekend, but upon further review, it seems that all of the Avro flying is back on the nwa.com website after Jan and we still are receiving CRJ's.jschroed said:Given the circumstances it would seem that furlough would be inevitable,
so you have pilots for 35 avros and x# sabs + x# crj pilots and you shed 9 avros in a month, how can you not furlough?DoubleDown said:I wouldn't worry too much about a furlough. Remember that the whole reason for the growth of all the United and Delta regionals was to drop some of the expensive main line flying for "cheaper" regional jets. Either you will continue as always or grow.
CubanSmoker said:The funny thing is, that quote is from a frantic passenger/moron that came up to the cockpit asking how in the world an airplane like the Avro can fly. According to her (and she's a "Silver Elite" so she would know) the only way an airplane flies is to go fast and you have to have big wheels to get airborne. Small ones like we had would never be able to spin fast enough to get the airplane to fly.
The captain didn't even acknowledge the question, turned back to me, and asked for the acceptance checklist and I was laughing to hard to read it.
Whyzitsokold said:so you have pilots for 35 avros and x# sabs + x# crj pilots and you shed 9 avros in a month, how can you not furlough?
Anyone know how many crj guys got hired and are in training? I'm guessing 20? maybe? 9 ARJ = about 90 pilots minus the 20 new guys, then you wouldn't be safe for the first round unless you have 70 people below you. Then comes the next wave.
But of course, this is all speculation. I think we are all screwed. If you are above seniority number 110, then you should leave for another job you really should quicker the better, it's only going to get worse. For those of you below seniority number 110, do as you wish.
Dude, keep your skirt on. We all don't know exactly how this will play out. I was joking at the end. Ya know, haha??? Now go out and dry your panties.airmasn said:dude seriously...
how long have you been in this business? sounds like about 3 or 4 days.
remind me never to look to you for career advice. by now you should know NOTHING IS...UNTIL IT IS.
the union hasnt even been approached yet, youre flipping out over heresay and rumors...
we'll be fine...I promise
I have a friend at 9E and they are taking voluntary furloughs. They must be planning on a reduction for awhile. He must be close to the bottom, he's considering leaving.jetfo said:Last I heard all CRJ training is cancelled for now at Mesaba. Even PNCL is losing 15 CRJ's. I hope this is just an effort by NWA to reduce the Avro leases and that Mesaba will ultimately get to keep all of them.
Is that why they ordered the new Boeing airplane adding yet another type? Is that why they gave Mesaba CRJ's giving us a third type.filejw said:One thing to consider .Nwa wants to come out of CH 11 looking like Jet Blue. Having lots of different type A/C is not part of the plan in the long run.
Nope. Class was delayed from 10/3 to 10/10. Indoc class that should have started today was cancelled, but not all training is cancelled.jetfo said:Last I heard all CRJ training is cancelled for now at Mesaba.