No Furloughs at Comair

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MEC and Fred said today that no pilot furloughs are expected due to lastest MOU. Any reduction in staffing would automatically trigger pay increase given up last June. The reduction in block hours will be absorbed by already being short staffed and COLAs. All aircraft will remain on property and will be flown at 9.5 block per day instead of 10.
 

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The word at training today was that as of december 1 we would be overstaffed by 165 pilots, and there would be furloughs, if attrition numbers do not cover that number.
 

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9rj9 said:
MEC and Fred said today that no pilot furloughs are expected due to lastest MOU. Any reduction in staffing would automatically trigger pay increase given up last June. The reduction in block hours will be absorbed by already being short staffed and COLAs. All aircraft will remain on property and will be flown at 9.5 block per day instead of 10.

want to take any bets on how long the MOU will hold up in BK?
 

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9rj9 said:
MEC and Fred said today that no pilot furloughs are expected due to lastest MOU. Any reduction in staffing would automatically trigger pay increase given up last June. The reduction in block hours will be absorbed by already being short staffed and COLAs. All aircraft will remain on property and will be flown at 9.5 block per day instead of 10.

What do you think will happen if/when DAL enters Chap. 11 proceedings? My bet would be grounding quite a few CRJs given their high lease rates and resulting poor economics with escalating fuel bills...
 

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agree

Chap 11 and everything changes for Comair and Delta. Just pointing out that there will be no furloughs until a BK judge says so or they want to revert to the pay scale prior to the MOU.
Has the reduction slowed or halted the mainline callbacks ?
 

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MEC and Fred said today that no pilot furloughs are expected due to lastest MOU.


This type of remark in the current times just refers to the next 2 minutes. Get your resume up to date, and you better already have at least 3 months cash in the bank to fall back on, and pay down the debt. My best tip; don't operate your household finances the way the airlines do.

 

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Everything can be suffixed with:

"except under chapter 11."

Its just not worth mentioning every single time.
 

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ok

just wanted to point out for NOW there can be no furloughs unless the company wants to revert to pre MOU scale. That increase would be more than the savings of furloughing the 150 or so which would all still be on first year pay.
Sad part there's a Delta furlough in that bottom 150.
 

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That "no furlough" language worked SOOO well at the majors.

Along with minimum block hours... minimum fleet count... minimum Captain positions...

Yup. you guys should be in good shape.
 

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no furloughs so far

we'll see
 

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mamba20 said:
Why is this on the Majors board?

Get a life. There's always some joker trying to act important by putting down the regional pilots. Guess you're him today.

Jet
 

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Puck Mugger said:
I was wondering the same thing. I thought Comair was a commuter airline.

Guess you're Joker Numero Dos.

Jet
 

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9rj9 said:
Chap 11 and everything changes for Comair and Delta. Just pointing out that there will be no furloughs until a BK judge says so or they want to revert to the pay scale prior to the MOU.
Has the reduction slowed or halted the mainline callbacks ?

No, because we have lost 2500 Captains in 15 months. 2500 Captains. Amazing. And, we have only brought back 10 recalls a month (not enough IMO), to "ensure" not furloughing twice. We are very very short, and even our last large bid reflected the loss of the 12 762s. We had 56 FOs bid out of the ATL 767 DOM FO, and only 6 were replaced. 50 spots were lost. Then a week later, we had another 200 Captains retire, giving 24 hours notice.


Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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LJ-ABX said:
Btw, thanks for the airplanes. We will enjoy them. Hopfully we will put them to good use.

They aren't that great. They truely are MX hogs. And, I think we will be selling them to you and also doing contract mx on them in the future.. That will give us some profits no doubt.

Bye Bye--General Lee
 
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