Originally Posted by aupilot
Out of curiosity, as a former 737 pilot for AirTran, what is happening to the 737 guys in Atlanta if there are no plans for a 737 domicile?
If one is a senior 737 CA in ATL, then that individual can choose to bid over to SWA as an FO or stay in ATL as a CA or FO on the 717. IN addition, the more senior 737 CAs can keep their seat in ATL until the last few airplanes go through conversion, so they can potentially keep their seat for a couple years. On the SWA side, they will go wherever their seniority will hold for a base. If they choose 717 CA, they may be able to stay in ATL for a long time.
737 FOs will mostly be 717 FOs, although some will be able to get 737 FO on the SWA side and a few may be able to upgrade to 717 CA on the ATN side.
Some folks are bidding the 717 to try to stay in ATL or to try to retain a CA seat on the SWA side after 2015.
Clear as mud? :-)