- Dec 23, 2004
- Total Time
blah blah blah same old Jenny shet, copy/paste
Actually, what GL pasted is quite true. UAL is already bumping up against the block hour limit. That limit tightens as time goes on and they replace the 50 seaters. The overall outsourced UAX operation will decrease by roughly 200 airframes in the next few years while mainline continues to grow (I love seeing those blanked out XJT tails parked on the ramp in IAH). At UAL we are adding 20 more 737 NG's by summer '15, keeping more LUAL 752's and 763's, and are actively pursuing either the Ejet or Cseries for mainline service. We need to hire at least 1300 pilots in the next 18 months (I believe DAL and AA are in the same boat). Scope limits aren't the real problem, pillaging the regionals to fill mainline seats is becoming the problem. The Military hiring pool is starting to dry up so now we are hiring mostly from the regionals. It wouldn't surprise me to see flying that could be outsourced come back to the mainline in the next 5 years.
So you may not like GL but the UA, DL, and AA/US pilots are standing together on this issue.