PinnaColaba's realignment this week!

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Can't wait to see this one! Oh wait, Saabs disappearing. That's right. FOs to other Saab/Q/RJ positions, and XJ Captains off the Saab most likely bidding to Q or the RJ jet positions. I seriously hope the company can absorb the Captain positions so no current junior 9E Captains get displaced.

Who wants to take an over/under on how bad this will be?
 

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You are now Maslaba. Good thing you just had to have the new contract without it, none of this would be happening.
 

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give it up, the lack of crews on the jet side should absorb most of the saab pilots. Colgan, you need to stop your complaining since all of your Q captains pretty much won the lotter being placed above guys at mesaba who had double your years of longevity. So you have a lot better contract and a better seniority. Guess what you tool (the above poster)? most of the saab pilots were not placed senior to your precious Q pilots so stop your complainining-they will not displace those guys
 

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"This week"
 

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Pssh..
This is the biggest thread grenade I've seen in a while... Flyer, you've really gotta lay off the coffee, man. Your posts have been way out there lately.

The memo mentions nothing of downgrades or displacements... Only that the vacancies that have been on hold due to integration are finally going to open back up again. And it's about time...

With all that clamoring about being short, we sure didn't train very much this summer.

Don't be so damn incendiary with your post titles.
 

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Can't wait to see this one! Oh wait, Saabs disappearing. That's right. FOs to other Saab/Q/RJ positions, and XJ Captains off the Saab most likely bidding to Q or the RJ jet positions. I seriously hope the company can absorb the Captain positions so no current junior 9E Captains get displaced.

Who wants to take an over/under on how bad this will be?

Could a displaced Saab CA bid the Q? I thought the Q CA positions were protected for Colgan pilots. OR is there some exception for a displacement?
 

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Could a displaced Saab CA bid the Q? I thought the Q CA positions were protected for Colgan pilots. OR is there some exception for a displacement?

Only the 193 (or so) Captain positions on the Q. After that, it can bid by anyone and awarded in seniority order.
 

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It would have to be a realignment because there are gained postitions (q's, 200's, and probably 900's) and lost positions (Saab). A vacancy has only gained positions and a reduction has only lost positions.
 

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It would have to be a realignment because there are gained postitions (q's, 200's, and probably 900's) and lost positions (Saab). A vacancy has only gained positions and a reduction has only lost positions.

not quite, a vacancy could have some lost positions but more added (newhires) A realign will not have newhires, A reduction has furloughs.
 

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where is this memo?
Online, if you are Pinnacle, it's in your virtual v-file under Memos. If you are Mesaba/Colgan, I dont know where you guys keep your online memos, but it should be there. The memo is by a Mesaba crew planning guy, so both Mesaba and Colgan should have it.
 

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where is this memo?

Date: August 2, 2011
To: All Mesaba, Colgan, and Pinnacle Pilots
From: Frank Slocum, Manager, Crew Planning/Crew Pay, Mesaba Airlines

Preference Bid Form 9E MEMO # 11-22

Starting this week, with a Realignment Notice, you will start to see relatively continuous Notices and Awards being published throughout the end of the year.

Please make sure your Preference Bid Form is updated accurately so the Company can award the positions to pilots who want them.

There are still over 800 pilots as of August 1, 2011 who have not filled out a new Preference Bid Form. Per Section 24.C.1, each pilot is required to fill out a new bid form and for the pilots listed below, please ensure you fill one out as soon as possible.

The forms can be found in the following locations:
 

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Part of me wishes they would just come out with these vacancies already, and those lazy (and/or stupid) not to fill a preference bid form get skipped over. That's how it should be. Take responsibility for things you are supposed to do. No one should have to hold your hand (or, in this case, release memos) telling you that it's your job to keep an updated bid form. This form came out in May, and it's been over 3 months.
 
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