More Furlough Rumblings at Flex

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Despite assurances from our chief pilot during his recent long-recurrent schtick that pilot levels were stable through the end of the year, it appears the company is getting ready for another round of deep furloughs.

An extremely reliable source says the training department has been told to set aside a goodly number of additional slots beginning in September, and since we're not hiring, that can only mean one thing: beaucoup downgrades. This source further stated that the number of pilots idled could be as high as sixty, with the layoffs divided into three waves of twenty.

I'm also hearing that Waterview is bracing for a mid-August visit from one of the honchos from Montreal, and that can't be good news, either.

So thanks for nothing, Beaner.
 

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Really hope it does not happen for you guys!!!

Good luck over the next few weeks FLEX guys. Keep you heads high regardless of what happens.
 

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I thought the fall was going to get busy (relatively) and there should be no need for this. I guess things are still getting worse.

If they do furlough an additional 60 that would require major training events.
 

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Another 60 from the bottom? Seems pretty harsh. How many more downgrades can there be? What's net cum these days... 70 airframes or so?

I'm hoping they're gearing up for a recall in Sept or Oct.
 

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Another 60 from the bottom? Seems pretty harsh. How many more downgrades can there be? What's net cum these days... 70 airframes or so?

I'm hoping they're gearing up for a recall in Sept or Oct.
I just can't imagine them furlough even more right before the busy season. Recalls would be nice.
 

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Ahhh, c'mon Dook. Give me some hope, will ya???

I'm not that far down from recall, and it seems like you have been relatively busy. It is summer, and the how goes it line seems to be about the same times as last summer, maybe even a little more.

If it is true, I gotta tell ya, there isn't crap out here for work.

Hung
 

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I'm on the last day of six and five of my days are in excess of 12 hr days, with 4-5 legs a day. some of us are working a lot and that is very encouraging.
 

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I'm on the last day of six and five of my days are in excess of 12 hr days, with 4-5 legs a day. some of us are working a lot and that is very encouraging.
I feel ya. I have been working my butt off. I have had 2 or 3 days of standby in the last couple of months and no home reserve. I would be surprised if they cut right before the busy time, but what the heck do I know. If there is another cut I am gone but I am not going to worry myself to death about it.
 

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recalls

I think that most can agree that this rumor it may just be another day on FI. If anything (not bringing anyone hopes up) this can possibly be completely the opposite, may be the are rampig up for recalls. Who knows?

I'd spoken with several guys about this rumor and everyone's opinion are different, but they all agree that Flex has been very busy lately.

Let's hope for the best.
 
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yeah good point, could the "goodly number of additional slots beginning in September" be for recalls? Or did you specifically hear they were for downgrades?
 

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I think the answer to recalls is 'dreamin' although I would like to have it happen dont get me wrong...

But so many of the planes are parked or idle, look at flightaware 606fx sitting in FLL for 25days, 605fx sat in ICT for 10 days, 433fx ADS 52days , 431fx ADS 60days, 429fx parked TUS 30days ago, 430fx parked TUS 100days ago, 510fx (all all 300's prior) parked TUS , 511fx FLL for 28days 512fx ADS for 10days, ...the list goes on and on it doesnt look good for the recall wish at all!

But ouch 608fx leaving BUR for ADS at 1.24am PDT right now, thats not nice, I feel sorry for that crew!
 
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I wish the training slots were for recallees ... but the person who gave me this info--and who, I might add, is not the type of person to traffic in b.s. at all--was adamant that they were not.
 

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I think that most can agree that this rumor it may just be another day on FI. If anything (not bringing anyone hopes up) this can possibly be completely the opposite, may be the are rampig up for recalls. Who knows?

I'd spoken with several guys about this rumor and everyone's opinion are different, but they all agree that Flex has been very busy lately.

Let's hope for the best.
They might think its busy for them, but overall the flying is very slow. Listen to the daily brief and see for yourself.
 

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I wish the training slots were for recallees ... but the person who gave me this info--and who, I might add, is not the type of person to traffic in b.s. at all--was adamant that they were not.

Could it be that they are probably moving crews around to adjust demand? What I mean by this is, some fleets are heavy on crews than others and they need to adjust crew to aircraft ratio to prepare for the season? Come on man!!!... give us some light, I got the honeys, bike, and the beer ready for the weekend and now you putting this crap on my brain.
 

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Be nice if all this was for the Globals. I'd love to be wrong, believe me.
 

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IN the history of all the other rumors where there is smoke there has been fire, so Dooker I hope you are in fact going to stop this trend of rumors coming true at flex (but with greed in control I am afraid you are probably and unfortunately going to be correct..time will tell)
 

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Could it be that they are probably moving crews around to adjust demand? What I mean by this is, some fleets are heavy on crews than others and they need to adjust crew to aircraft ratio to prepare for the season? Come on man!!!... give us some light, I got the honeys, bike, and the beer ready for the weekend and now you putting this crap on my brain.
Sorry, bro. Not trying to bum you out--just like the guy who told me wasn't trying to bum me out. He just felt I deserved to know, since I'll be one of those affected.
 
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