MsFan, you have encapsulated the scenario. Each one of us should prepare mental contingency plans for more body blows this Christmas season. I, for one, am not taking my cup off until my certified-mail recall notice is on the kitchen counter. (Of course, with my impeccable timing, just as I open the notice, we'll invade Iraq.)Great. I wish someone could just give me a swift kick in the crotch to make me feel a little better.
Let the above be a lesson to all furloughees. And correct me if I'm wrong, but the original talk of fall recalls seemed more like scuttlebutt on this board than anything officially stated by NWA.Didin't NWA talk about recalls this fall, and look what happened. Everyone had their hopes up that recalls would start this fall only to have them come crashing down when they announced 40 more furloughs in October instead of recalls as previously stated.
Only one thing is guaranteed. Just like death and taxes, pilots will reach age 60. So all you can really count on is attrition through retirements.