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USA Jet SUCKS!

SWA/FO

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USA JET SUCKS -

Sad to see so many good employees take it in the shorts. Looks like Porky was right the whole time. One doesn't spend 17 years there and not know what was going on.

Hopefully, some of the employees there were able to hear what Porky was saying...and maybe got a jump (maybe not) on looking for something else.

Sadly, aviation in Detroit is looking much like the Big 3. With congress making a big deal about the CEOs flying into Washington...they showed them by...what I hear, getting rid of their flight departments. Nice.
 

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Chris Healy always spoke about looking at historical data to predict future business. Well when you look at Chris historically you see someone whom ran a company out of business. Not only did he bankrupt that California company, but did it during the financial glory years of Clinton. Now he has b!tch Danny Clifton. Yep look at Danny's stellar record; fired from Abex, bankrupt Kittyhawk. Now he is helping destory peoples lives that have put everything they had into USA Jet. Why not fire that useless old flea bag of a chief pilot? He gets paid way to much and he's useless. How about fast-tracker, why is he still there? I know that all of us that were blind sided will move on, one day. Those that are still there, bring it down. I have heard once San Jaun is done you will be on the street with us. Thanks Chris for ruining a good thing, you were so out of touch. You never listened to those that knew. I can only hope those that were put out right before the holiday season will be fortunate enough to be surrounded by friends and family. Thanks M0ther********************er!!!!!
 

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how many are on furlough at USA JET? Also how many DC-9's are left?
 

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I hear that frequent poster pilotyip was also let go. Bad news all around for USA Jet guys. :(
 

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how many are on furlough at USA JET? Also how many DC-9's are left?

8 pilots remain. I heard 1 freighter, 4 pax planes, but I could be wrong. They also are paying the newly fired pilots a contract rate of $250 a day for FO's and $400 for CA's....thats just another slap in the face.
 

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Yes yes, big surprise that a poorly run aviation company went out of business. Good luck to the men and women that made working there so much fun.
 

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Hi.

5 PAX, 4 freighters being run with 8 full-time pilots.

Probably sold, or out of business by the end of the year.

Sad...

But, on the bright side, for everyone terminated, there are TONS of jobs out there!

Oh, OK, maybe not so many :-(

cliff
YIP
 

flygirl_1313

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how many are on furlough at USA JET?


Furlough??? None of us were furloughed... ok well at least not the first group. We were all 'terminated' due to economic slow down. none of us have any right to recall or anything...

Sad to see USA Jet go down. As much as i may have complained about the pager, I liked that job and miss it. Seeing usa jet's DC-9 in San Juan everyday is a heart breaker and it hasn't flown for at least 5 days... maybe more. good luck to all my fellow USA Jet-ers that have recently gotten the same bad news as me... hard pill to swallow... hang in there.
 

LR25

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And who didnt see this coming?

Bad economy or not, 5 years ago a downward spiral started, and no one in managment had the talent to pull it out.

There were things that could have been done, but I guess it was too easy just to show up everyday and collect there pay as if everything would be OK.

My predictions were almost 100% true, and right on time.

Yes, a true statement "USAJet Sucks", but not because of the workforce. Good luck guys.
 

freightdogfred

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I hear that frequent poster pilotyip was also let go. Bad news all around for USA Jet guys. :(

Well, if all you have is lemons, make lemonade. PilotYip can now get a college degree, and find a real job.
 

iaflyer

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Well, if all you have is lemons, make lemonade. PilotYip can now get a college degree, and find a real job.
He doesn't need to get a college degree he's got one - actually, he's got two. He's doing fine, I imagine he's glad to not be defending everything to CH or the like.
 

Way2Broke

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I think YIP is a little too old for that. I never bought into that no College degree thing, and oddly while at USA Jet I started to finish up my degree, compliments of the company. Unfortunately, it is now on my tab.

YIP may have some crazy opinions, but what do you get out of kicking a man that just got laid off?
 
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where is my 60 day serverns is it not a fed. law ? not porky just a feright dog !!! 15 years down the tubes. thanks chris !!!!!!!!!!
 

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i'm glad to hear pilotyip is fine and I wish all jetusa drivers the best. one thing for sure is that pilotyip always tried to blow sunshine up your a$$ about active, when it has been quite different for at least a few years.
 

LR25

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where is my 60 day serverns is it not a fed. law ? not porky just a feright dog !!! 15 years down the tubes. thanks chris !!!!!!!!!!

In those years, did you ever go down the hall and talk with managment to try and diversify the company? Did anybody?
 

iaflyer

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In those years, did you ever go down the hall and talk with managment to try and diversify the company? Did anybody?
I and others brought up the idea in pilots meetings regularly. The responses:

Why aren't we getting into large aircraft ACMI like Connie: Not our business.

We sat by and watching Connie go from 2 airplanes to 20 and make millions.

Why don't we run one or two of the parked DC-9s for someone like DHL: We make a higher profit margin on on-demand freight.

Meanwhile JUS parks more and more airplanes.
Why don't we do some passenger stuff: Not our business (heard prior to 2003, then it was our business for some reason)

Why don't we do more stuff on the west coast?: Not our business

I could go on and on. PilotYIP was good at thinking up new ideas. Unfortunately, upper management never wanted to do anything other than auto freight.
 
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LR25

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I aint talking about no pilot scum walking down the hall, but all the good time buddys that got together for lunch everyday.

Does anybody even thing that RM would even think of doing anything other than come in everyday, intimidate crews, and act like he cared?

These guys were so out of touch, that they could even fire guys the right way.

All I'm saying, is that no one should be upset, shocked, blind sided of this company going the way it did, especially Porky, PYIP, and anybody else that spent anytime around that place.

It was a battered pilot shelter for years, many who are good friends, ans some of the hardest working, but it is what it is. The guys who left 3-5 years ago all saw the writing on the wall, the ones who stayed decided to ride the ship down, which most knew what was coming.

They could have found the talent to make it, but that meant removing people who were to entreched.

Theres no escape from the Willow Run Vortex.

I bet it was one hell of a tax rightoff though.
 
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