Why does the commuter pilots always rely on rumors?

se1776

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"I heard this and that from this and that"

why believe it. I understand sharing real info
 

Tim47SIP

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Because!

se1776 said:
"I heard this and that from this and that"

why believe it. I understand sharing real info

No one believes them, we just like to argue abut them!:D
 

Alcatraz

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... and what makes you think it is just commuter pilots?

It is fun though, isn't it?
 

Taco Rocket

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Enough
Actually this is one of the most amusing things every day at work. The daily trek through the crew room and hearing all the BS. Just part of the industry........
 

viper548

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se1776 said:
"I heard this and that from this and that"

why believe it. I understand sharing real info
amazingly, the rumors on this board have been somewhat accurate the last couple months.
-SKY buying ASA on 8/15
-DL filing CH11 when they did
-NWA filing CH11
 

DrewBlows

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se1776 said:
"I heard this and that from this and that"

why believe it. I understand sharing real info

It's natural, we have a lot of time on our hands (cruising, sitting around in the crew room, bars, ect.), and have to talk about something. Company rumors are the one thing that everyone has in common. Not to mention that company communications is usually poor at the rank and file level. In reality we are usually the last to know. I have read most "company announcements" from press releases. I don't think that this is solely a "commuter pilot" trait. I have a theory that heavy iron drivers are worse, after all they have a lot more time in cruise to speculate/spread/start rumors.

On a side note, it has been my experience that simulator instructors are the worst offenders. I suppose this is for a numbe of reasons; they have access to a large number of pilots, and have the appearance of being "in-the-know".
 
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