McCain it is= Versus Socialist Obama...
Healthcare=you will go to this hospital and to this doctor, oh sorry you have to wait 5-10 hours to be seen...just go to YYZ and go to the emergemcy room. They hate universal health care?
Confuscious say: What happen when no pilot to fly plane - you recall.
Capitalism say: When your business model isn't making money you will sell airplanes and furlough.
But, I also disagree with any pilot who picks up open time in violation of the contract. Any pilot who accepts 200% pay for more than 5 days a year is violating the contract. Also, any pilot who exceeds the contractually allowable block hours in a given period (e.g., 750 projected block by Sept 30th).
Who negotiated that contract....hmmmm oh yes it was the senior captains. How are much do they make?
What was a 4th or 5th year FO making over there, $60/$65 an hour? Tops out at what $70/hour?
I'm not saying anyone should use a fulough as a time to soak it up, quite the contrary. But if there is no furlough the FO's have to make a living somehow since they were thrown under the bus by the captains!
I loved it when a captain had the balls to tell me I was picking up too much open time as he sat there making three times what I was making. With open time flying, pay at Spirit was actually doable. So during a furlough and only flying line value sucks for everyone...well except the guys that took care of themselves on the last contract.
Of course a furlough changes everything.