What I heard a few weeks ago in recurrent is that...
4 airplanes are confirmed for delivery, 320's
1 in March
1 in April
1 in May
1 in the Fall (August or September)
By April, everyone who wants to be back will be back. New hires for May and the fall...this from P.O.
If they keep the 321's around this seem like it will be true, if the 321's leave the story changes.
...I think it will take all 4 aircraft to bring back the bulk of furloughees...
Rumor: 26 recalls in January, this came through a source from Miramar, however this is purely a rumor. Take it with a big grain of salt.
I agree with that huncowboy...I think Spirit will actually gain efficiency with the new rule changes (if the rumors of 12 hour max day are true), which might be a bad thing. They will LAX turns, maybe even squeeze in LIM for a turn.
I have heard that the FAA has told some airlines they plan to reduce the flight time limit to 7 hours and 14 hour duty days max. That would prevent us from doing turns to many south american cities.
I would much rather them just give us a much lower max duty day and no limit on flight time. I get more fatigued sitting at the airport than flying.