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United Furloughs 290 More Pilots...

BigMotorToter

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United Airlines furloughs 290 pilots

United Airlines furloughs 290 pilots, part of previously announced plans to cut work force

  • On Tuesday September 22, 2009, 3:41 pm EDT

CHICAGO (AP) -- United Airlines has furloughed another 290 pilots, part of previously announced plans to shrink its work force.
United has said it aims to shrink its work force by 7,000. It has been making periodic furloughs and, in some cases, layoffs to move toward that goal.



The new furloughs bring the total number of United pilots out of work to 1,164, according to the United branch of the Air Line Pilots Association.
In a hot line message, union spokesman and pilot Joe Doniach blamed the furloughs on "United management's inability to properly run an airline." He said the union would be working to restore all the furloughed pilots to United cockpits.

The union said it has about 6,400 remaining active pilots at United.
Like other carriers, United has been reducing the amount of flying it does to try to match less demand. United traffic and capacity have both fallen 9.2 percent this year through August compared with the same period last year.

On Tuesday, the Transportation Department reported that employment at the big airlines fell 7.1 percent in July compared with the previous year.
Among those carriers, the biggest drop was at Northwest, where employment fell 12.5 percent, as its new owner Delta Air Lines Inc. integrated it. United's work force shrank 11 percent according to the government's calculations, while American's work force shrank 6.9 percent. Alaska Airlines shrank 6 percent. Delta and US Airways Group Inc. were both down 4.4 percent and Continental shrank 4 percent.
Shares of United parent UAL Corp. fell 36 cents, or 3.8 percent, to $9.04 in afternoon trading.
 

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In other news BlowJets will begin to receive brand new CRJ700s flown under the worst contract in professional aviation history.....
 

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Sorry to hear it guys!!!! From someone who is hanging on to the bottom of the "New Delta" list my thoughts are with those who are getting furloughed and their families! Times are deffinately tough but hopefully things will improve shortly

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I think it said these were previously announced, right? These pilots did know about it, and this isn't a new announcement, right? Just getting the facts straight. Good luck to all of those involved.


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This goes back to 1998
 

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And ALPA gets it's teeth kicked in . . . . . again. And all they do is sulk, complain, then get back into the airplane and be Tilton's b****.
 

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I noticed the alpa spokesman did not mention the change to age 65 as a reason for the furlough's.
 

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This goes back to 1998
Close but not quite. Fall of 1999. UAL was in such a hiring boom during those years that one year equals several hundred pilots. The so-called 'final' planned round in November will go back to the summer of 1999.

And yes, nothing new here. All of these had been previously included in the official plan to furlough 1450 (950 active) bodies. The furloughs have been mitigated slightly by voluntary furloughs and LOA's by more senior pilots.

We'll know the the 8-ball when the November numbers are official.

I wish I could be a fly on the wall at GoJets as furloughed pilots with 10 years of UA seniority end up in the right seats of CRJs. Yikes.
 
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SFR is a troll. Just put him on ignore like the rest of us and please stop "quoting" his posts (which, as you found out, are typically incorrect).
 

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God your a d@ck!

Say what? I was just asking if these were new furloughs, or furloughs that were already announced. The original poster said 290 MORE furloughs. Thanks for not understanding my post.


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Also does this count the people that took Voluntary furlough..I know one guy who took an voluntary furlough and got a good load of $$$ to do so....does this number reflect those or are the fresh new?
 

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Since the beginning of the year, Gojet has added at least 5 aircraft that I have noticed. It could be more...anybody out there have official numbers? At least they are hiring furloughed UAL guys instead of street hires with the addition of those new aircraft!

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Sorry to hear the news. How many above the age of 65 over at UAL now??

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