SLI is out, it looks good for both sides

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Thats nice in theory DC10, but the fact of the matter is that because of this transaction SWA will no longer be a very desirable place to work. The isl is going to create animosity here the likes that have never been seen before. Because of this deal and the infighting which it will bring will eventually lead to our downfall and the reduced pay rates and qol which are sure to follow. At least it was great while it lasted. RIP SWA
Haters gonna hate..........
 

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Thats nice in theory DC10, but the fact of the matter is that because of this transaction SWA will no longer be a very desirable place to work. The isl is going to create animosity here the likes that have never been seen before. Because of this deal and the infighting which it will bring will eventually lead to our downfall and the reduced pay rates and qol which are sure to follow. At least it was great while it lasted. RIP SWA
But now you get to fly to Gulfport, Branson and even.... (wait for it)... Cancun!!!! Don't be a glass half-empty type of guy. You'll enjoy Cancun. ;):laugh:
 

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Thats nice in theory DC10, but the fact of the matter is that because of this transaction SWA will no longer be a very desirable place to work. The isl is going to create animosity here the likes that have never been seen before. Because of this deal and the infighting which it will bring will eventually lead to our downfall and the reduced pay rates and qol which are sure to follow. At least it was great while it lasted. RIP SWA

You mean the kind of animosity that the age 65 rule was going to create, or the kind of animosity that the pilot talking on atc freq (you know what i'm talking about) was going to create between us and the FA. If this gets voted in then we live with the result period end of story. If you want to burn down the best paying job in aviation I don't think to many pilots are going to help you, I for one will not!

That being said I'm waiting for the road shows to make up my mind.
 

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AT dudes, SWA guys are not really complaining about you keeping your seats nor about seniority. They just wanted to be pay protected. It has nothing to do with you guys and all to do with GK. Most of us over here welcome you to the party and look forward to a bright future.
 

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Are any of you Air Tran Captains planning on bidding back down to FO once the deal is done ?

Might be a rhetorical question, but maybe for QOL.
 

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Are any of you Air Tran Captains planning on bidding back down to FO once the deal is done ?

Might be a rhetorical question, but maybe for QOL.
Not planning on it, but I'll see how the commute goes.
 

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Are any of you Air Tran Captains planning on bidding back down to FO once the deal is done ?

Might be a rhetorical question, but maybe for QOL.
and miss out on 10 years of sitting reserve in oakland. i think not. i will make this work for my family even if it takes moving closer to the most junior base.

i am waiting for the road shows, but as a 7 yr capt. i am leaning toward yes even though it is not all i had hoped for. i guess that is the point on both sides.

i just hope if it is voted in that it does not become a swa vs airtran attitude for the rest of my career. it would be great if both sides can "own" this agreement and move forward as a unified pilot group.
 

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i just hope if it is voted in that it does not become a swa vs airtran attitude for the rest of my career. it would be great if both sides can "own" this agreement and move forward as a unified pilot group.
I really believe that when all is said and done, it will be a unified group. What a waste it would be for guys to try and let it brew for years to come. What would that accomplish? Whenever the time comes, I think you will be welcomed here, no doubt.
 

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I think it is a foregone conclusion that AT votes for this. The questions is, why didnt our negotiating committee understand this?

Commute to reserve for years? Please. I know about 3000 SWA FOs who will take your place.

AT turns this down, it will be the most epic mistake in the history of airline unions.
 
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I think it is a foregone conclusion that AT votes for this. The questions is, why didnt our negotiating committee understand this?

Commute to reserve for years? Please. I know about 3000 SWA FOs who will take your place.

AT turns this down, it will be the most epic mistake in the history of airline unions.
I love it how all the SWA guys are telling us we would be crazy to turn this down. Do ya think they have a vested interest?

AAI would be fools to accept this. Go to arbitration if they pay the 717 way less use your seniority to bid the 737. AAI pilots are already starting a grass roots effort to vote Noooooooooo!
 

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I love it how all the SWA guys are telling us we would be crazy to turn this down. Do ya think they have a vested interest?

AAI would be fools to accept this. Go to arbitration if they pay the 717 way less use your seniority to bid the 737. AAI pilots are already starting a grass roots effort to vote Noooooooooo!
Well, I've been called many things, I guess put, "fool" on the list........
 

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Yeah, let's start infighting between AAI pilots on a public board. THAT'S a good idea... :rolleyes:
 

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Are any of you Air Tran Captains planning on bidding back down to FO once the deal is done ?

Might be a rhetorical question, but maybe for QOL.
I think that would be a huge mistake. You can never get it back and then a Southwest pilot can come and take it. Only 249 AT pilots were placed above the most junior SW captain. I think one of the big BS parts of the agreement is that when a AT guy retires we loose that captain slot so we don't even get to take advantage of our own attrition.
 
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There is no grass root effort to vote no. Most guys are level headed and know where we stand. Only the 12 angry men will have a grass root anything.
 

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I think that would be a huge mistake. You can never get it back and then a Southwest pilot can come and take it. Only 249 AT pilots were placed above the most junior SW captain. I think one of the big BS parts of the agreement is that when a AT guy retires we loose that captain slot so we don't even get to take advantage of our own attrition.
You will not retire as an Airtran pilot. You will retire as a SWA pilot and a SWA pilot will replace you.
 

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You will not retire as an Airtran pilot. You will retire as a SWA pilot and a SWA pilot will replace you.


True. However that SWA pilot will not be a former AirTran pilot. On the other hand we have a very humble amount of retirements compared to the SWA list.
 

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The first deal that swa presented I believe was Doh - 4 for AAI with 72 retirement upgrades staying in house That changed when the negotiations created a new give and take, and other protections were negotiated. What was better for AAI, I do not know I am not an AAI pilot?
 

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Serious question and NOT flamebait...but what would happen if SWA sell's the 717's to DAL? Is there furlough protection written in for the AT guys? and for those who say fulough protection isn't worth the paper written on it, it saved MY job in the last recession.
 
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