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Old 04-08-2019, 01:03 PM   #1382  
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Originally Posted by MoarAlpha View Post
How many were furloughed that time?
That time I believe it was 6-8. There was an earlier furlough in 2008-09 that was much larger. However, nearly half of the FO list had a TBD (To Be Determined) furlough date next to their names for the next 12-14 months. And over the course of the next 18 months almost all of the Flight Engineers lost their jobs. For those of us in the lower half of the FO list or the bottom 1/4 of the captains list it was a very unsettling time. Remember the airline was much smaller then so as a percentage of the pilots there were a lot of us in jeopardy. Fortunately the economy improved, fuel prices decreased and Connie made some savvy moves and things turned around. Just like investments, past performance is no guaranty of future loss or gains.
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