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REAL Delta hiring

IbeFlyenhye

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Hi everybody. This is Steve Dickson with the weekly Flight Operations update on Friday, July 12. In this week?s message, I have some pretty exciting news to share with you about pilot hiring here at Delta. I?ll also go over our July Fourth holiday performance numbers.

This week, we received the go-ahead to begin pilot hiring. We?ve been studying pilot staffing closely over the last several months and, after reviewing the spring/summer 2014 schedule as well as projected block hours and age 65 retirements, we?ve decided to start bringing on additional pilots to support the operation sooner rather than later. Based on the current fleet plan and block hours, we?re estimating that we?ll need approximately 300 additional pilots to staff the operation through the end of 2014. To get this process started, we?ll be reaching out to the approximately 200 pilots who are currently on furlough bypass. Our first indoc class of 50 pilots will take place in early November ? just a few months away -- with subsequent classes following closely behind. We believe this first class of pilots will come from the pool of furlough bypass pilots, and training will begin soon after they complete their indoctrination class. After that, we are planning on adding 50 pilots per month through early 2014, and then we?ll add about 20 per month through September 2014. These numbers may be adjusted, and likely will be adjusted, as we reassess our staffing needs over the next 10 to 12 months. The ability to fill positions will also be impacted by our training pipeline ? particularly for 717 First Officer positions.

As you know, we have flow-up provisions in place with Compass and Mesaba Airlines, and an agreement with pilots at Endeavour Air-- that?s Pinnacle?s new name -- which guarantees an interview. We?ll also be hiring pilots ?off the street,? and should have more definitive numbers on how many that we?ll need within the coming weeks. Our Pilot Selection Team is in place, and I?ve given them the green light to start preparing to screen and interview pilots. As in the past, we?ll be using the Airlineapps.com site to screen all applicants. So, if you know of someone who would like to apply for a pilot position as a Delta pilot, please tell them to make sure their application is updated on Airlineapps.com.

I know the announcement of pilot hiring at Delta will be big news within our ranks, our company and in the airline industry. We should have much more detailed information coming out to you shortly. But for today, I just wanted to give you a heads up that the next round of pilot hiring will begin soon, and I look forward to welcoming back our furlough bypass pilots who do return and bringing on the next generation of pilots at Delta Air Lines.
 

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there are over 200 that bypassed recall....those go first....then flow and friends and family program... 2015 at best for street Hires.
 

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"This is Bruce Dickinson. I'm the cock of the walk baby. I'm gonna need more cowbell!"
 

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Not many will take recall from what I hear.

how can that be? those fantastic meals GL always tells us about and the european layovers!!!!!
 

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how can that be? those fantastic meals GL always tells us about and the european layovers!!!!!

Depends where they were when they were initially furloughed. If they were in the last group to be furloughed, they very well could do Europe along with ice cream sundaes if they go to the NYC 767ER or even 765 (767-400). If they were closer to the bottom guy from DL that was furloughed (TK), then they wouldn't see much Europe at all. But, when retirements start in full, everyone will move up quickly, and ice cream sundaes may be had by all who choose INTL flying. The meals you speak about are tasty, with a salad, soup, choice of entries, and choice of desserts. Then, you also get a choice of breakfasts, usually granola cereal plus fruit, or some sort of an omelet, plus fresh croissants. Most people are full after one meal, so most don't eat both, but you can if you wish. Going back to the US also has two, usually a lunch and a snack before arrival.

The layovers themselves are nice. Nice hotels, good locations. Everyone finds a restaurant they like, and crews often eat together, at least the pilots do, sometimes with the FAs. That goes for layovers all over the World, not only Europe.


Good luck with your Great Lakes interview.



Bye Bye---General Lee
 
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General Lee, I flew Europe for four years out of JFK and lemme tell you... it sucked ballz. North Atlantic clearance hassles, constantly jet lagged, always tired, getting in at 1am body time and enduring a 2 hour ride from CDG to downtown Paris, waiting another hour for the room, taking a 2hr nap, waking up feeling like a zombie, not being able to sleep well that night, waking up at 2am body time for an 8hr + flt back... yeah, great, where do I sign up.

I since switched to strictly Caribbean flying out of MIA. 757 flying in and out of the islands, all daytime, no all nighters/time zone changes. Listen to the lyrics of "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere"... that's me. ;)

To all you others wondering about the "glamour" of Europe flying - trust me, it ain't what it's cracked up to be.
 
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Let me beat him to it
"well, we have that here too. I could do that but I don't. We have all types of flying at Delta. What ever floats your boat.. we have at Delta. Delta Delta Delta. RJ's suck. I rule."

Yours truly, GL
 

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Depends where they were when they were initially furloughed. If they were in the last group to be furloughed, they very well could do Europe along with ice cream sundaes if they go to the NYC 767ER or even 765 (767-400). If they were closer to the bottom guy from DL that was furloughed (TK), then they wouldn't see much Europe at all. But, when retirements start in full, everyone will move up quickly, and ice cream sundaes may be had by all who choose INTL flying. The meals you speak about are tasty, with a salad, soup, choice of entries, and choice of desserts. Then, you also get a choice of breakfasts, usually granola cereal plus fruit, or some sort of an omelet, plus fresh croissants. Most people are full after one meal, so most don't eat both, but you can if you wish. Going back to the US also has two, usually a lunch and a snack before arrival.

The layovers themselves are nice. Nice hotels, good locations. Everyone finds a restaurant they like, and crews often eat together, at least the pilots do, sometimes with the FAs. That goes for layovers all over the World, not only Europe.


Good luck with your Great Lakes interview.



Bye Bye---General Lee

I hope this is your version of sarcasm because if you are enjoying eating the food on the airplane that much on an international trip of any kind it is a waste for you. Anybody with any taste at all is waiting till the destination .
 

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General Lee, I flew Europe for four years out of JFK and lemme tell you... it sucked ballz. North Atlantic clearance hassles, constantly jet lagged, always tired, getting in at 1am body time and enduring a 2 hour ride from CDG to downtown Paris, waiting another hour for the room, taking a 2hr nap, waking up feeling like a zombie, not being able to sleep well that night, waking up at 2am body time for an 8hr + flt back... yeah, great, where do I sign up.

I since switched to strictly Caribbean flying out of MIA. 757 flying in and out of the islands, all daytime, no all nighters/time zone changes. Listen to the lyrics of "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere"... that's me. ;)

To all you others wondering about the "glamour" of Europe flying - trust me, it ain't what it's cracked up to be.

Well, that depends where you live, and who you fly for. The 765 at DL (767-400) is fairly junior (some 2007 hires have lines) have 6 day trips to LHR, onto DTW or MSP, and then back through LHR to JFK. Those are worth about 35 hours, and you can try to add a Moscow, Venice, Milan, or Sao Paulo to bring up your hours if you want to. Sounds like your airline didn't offer multiple day trips longer than 3 days, or you commuted to 3 day low time trips.

If you only do short Europe trips from JFK, then you may be right, lots of trips per month. If you do them from somewhere farther than JFK, like ATL, most are late afternoon sign ins, 9-10 hour flights over, morning arrival, and then 24 plus hour layover leading to a 10-11 hour flight back. Sounds like you just had a bad experience at a disgruntled airline. Base changes or aircraft changes can solve that. If you live in the NE at DL, there are plenty of choices and bases. You moving to MIA shows you made a change for the better. Good for you, but not every airline has the same trips---and you neglected to mention that. Your trips sucked because your airline had them, and you stayed there for 4 years. That was your decision. Another pilot might have taken your spot and loves it.



Bye Bye---General Lee
 
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I hope this is your version of sarcasm because if you are enjoying eating the food on the airplane that much on an international trip of any kind it is a waste for you. Anybody with any taste at all is waiting till the destination .

Uhhhhhhhh, does it beat domestic flying food? Sure it does, you only get meals domestically if the flight is blocked over 5 1/2 hours, right? (Transcons). Were you just trying to be funny? Didn't work. I enjoy the food at destination more (read my original post, stating everyone had favorite restaurants). But, there are differences between Dom and INTL flying, and complete meals is an example. Thanks for your comment Mr. Iron Chef!


Bye Bye---General Lee
 

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Your signature is insincere I will suspect.

Hey, I said it nicely. It's just true, I don't love you. Nope. Sorry.


Bye Bye---General Lee
 
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