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Skip Barnette gone?? (ASA)

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WOW, just heard the latest rumor, -which at this point I think is true, it came from a good source-. Skip Barnette (Biggest Man at ASA) has just "retired" effective Sept 1st. He has taken a new job at Carribean Star Airlines.

Hmm, is this because we are already sold and he position is no longer needed, or because we all know Delta is going to file BnkRpt before the new laws take effect in Sept??
 

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bailout said:
Hmm, is this because we are already sold and he position is no longer needed, or because we all know Delta is going to file BnkRpt before the new laws take effect in Sept??
Could it be c) all of the above?
 

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bailout said:
WOW, just heard the latest rumor, -which at this point I think is true, it came from a good source-. Skip Barnette (Biggest Man at ASA) has just "retired" effective Sept 1st. He has taken a new job at Carribean Star Airlines.

Hmm, is this because we are already sold and he position is no longer needed, or because we all know Delta is going to file BnkRpt before the new laws take effect in Sept??

I tried to tell you.....here comes SkyWest......30-60 days(minus however many hace passed since I told ya' so)
 

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Whats this going to mean for someone like myself who is starting class in about 2 weeks?
 

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cbrown1 said:
Whats this going to mean for someone like myself who is starting class in about 2 weeks?
Nothing. You'll still be on the bottom of the list, regardless of who signs your checks.
 

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Great news... Right before good things happen to a company the senior management usually relocates to another airline.


I forget who said it but something about lifeboats.
 

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sweptback said:
Nothing. You'll still be on the bottom of the list, regardless of who signs your checks.
The thing is this is my first airline to work for and I was lucky to even get an interview with asa. I'm just worried that they might tell me to not even bother showing up for class if they are in money troubles.
 

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cbrown1 said:
The thing is this is my first airline to work for and I was lucky to even get an interview with asa. I'm just worried that they might tell me to not even bother showing up for class if they are in money troubles.
What have you got to lose. Best case scenario you get hired, build some hours and move on to bigger and better airlines. Wost case scenario you get hired, build some hours and move on to bigger and better airlines.

It's a tough choice.
 

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cbrown1 said:
Whats this going to mean for someone like myself who is starting class in about 2 weeks?

One lesss speaker you have to try and stay awake in indoc for.
 

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It's on myASA now with Skip's signature. I'd call that a good source.
 

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Let the sh1t storm begin!!! Grinstein himself is coming over to initiate running us into the ground next week.
 

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So my guess is that whatever happenes, I pretty much still have a job at asa?
 

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hmm and look at these numbers:

SkyWest closes up $1.28 at $21.58 6% change
Delta closes down $.28 at $1.95 12% change


Something in the works?????????????????????????
 

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avpro91 said:
Let the sh1t storm begin!!! Grinstein himself is coming over to initiate running us into the ground next week.
I don't think we need any help in that department.
 

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Alright - let's do a reality check now.

What are the pros and cons of a Skywest acquisition of ASA?

At the very least, ASA would be managed by a better group than the folks we have now.

Personally, I don't think either pilot group would benefit a windfall at the expense of the other. More likely, a merged pilot list would be based on the relative seniority of the individual pilots within their groups.

Also - Isn't it a good chance that the airlines would be operated independently for a period of time?

Just a few thoughts to ponder.
 

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All good points and probably the most reasonable post on this subject in recent history.
 

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ohplease! said:
I tried to tell you.....here comes SkyWest......30-60 days(minus however many hace passed since I told ya' so)






oh, please!!!!! Let me guess you knew Skip had interviewed and taken a job even before Skip did right?
 

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anon said:
Alright - let's do a reality check now.

What are the pros and cons of a Skywest acquisition of ASA?

At the very least, ASA would be managed by a better group than the folks we have now.

Personally, I don't think either pilot group would benefit a windfall at the expense of the other. More likely, a merged pilot list would be based on the relative seniority of the individual pilots within their groups.

Also - Isn't it a good chance that the airlines would be operated independently for a period of time?

Just a few thoughts to ponder.





Excellent points!!!
 

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Have No Fear, You Can Always Go Back To School!

First of all, Congrats to Skip. Seriously.

My advice to the line pilot is to scout out other work that you could do if you think that things are too unstable. A good "PLAN B" is fair to ask in this industry. I would have to say that I am qualified to give advice on such things. I am also qualified to tell you that worry is no good unless it is a powerful motivater. Don't make yourself sick over the specter of a company failure or sale.

But don't forget,
You can always go back to school!
If you are considering such plans, please keep the
Velvet Jones School of Technology
in mind!
 
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Bluto said:
All good points and probably the most reasonable post on this subject in recent history.
You're right, but it won't last long
 
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