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Old 04-03-2017, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by OCCP View Post
You guys are so sensitive. AS has admitted they're scared of the big D setting up shop in the Pacific Northwest. They had to buy VX to survive or at least buy some time. Don't get me wrong, Vx was kind a rudderless ship in its own regard and probably had a few years before it imploded or was bought by someone else. But to think Alaska would have stood a chance on its own is kind of funny.
Reading this reminded me of trying to watch Sean Spicer at one of his daily briefings. Painful! And so not true.
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:11 PM
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I'm curious why you say that. Alaska has been performing very well, has a loyal customer base and has a strong position on the west coast. If Delta were to eliminate Alaska, I imagine it would have done so by now.


He's just bitter that he couldn't get hired at Delta. So instead of actually doing something about his unhappiness of working at Virgin he comes on here and talks crap.
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:21 PM
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Well the fact of the matter is I'm not unhappy and really enjoy my job, and my 16-18 days off! So go ahead and continue your insults if it make you feel better. Luckily I have a thick skin and a backbone!
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:50 PM
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Really... AS bought VX to put on good debt and quickly increase in size to prevent it from being bought... DOJ would now not sign off on Delta purchasing them. They also prevented Jtblu from moving in almost assuring there perfectly sized and located airline being bought up by Delta. AS management was scared, scared they were about to be forced to sell and give up their cushy job and stock options. They act like they saved all of our jobs but no they only took care of themselves. If they really cared about the employee groups they would have sold us to Delta and we all would have been better off. Instead they paid way to much for an airline that fits way better with JTBLU... Now all the Alaska pilots get to keep waking up to the same terrible management induced hangover

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Old 04-18-2017, 06:57 PM
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So, two questions...
Had an AS FO in my jump today. I'd like to check on two rumors s/him supplied.
1. AS plans on covering housing for new-hires starting with the next class. (July 2017).
2. AS plans to hire 500 in the next year. (Was not clear on whether this covered AS/VX or just AS.)

Thoughts???

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Old 04-18-2017, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by N19906 View Post
So, two questions...
Had an AS FO in my jump today. I'd like to check on two rumors s/him supplied.
1. AS plans on covering housing for new-hires starting with the next class. (July 2017).
2. AS plans to hire 500 in the next year. (Was not clear on whether this covered AS/VX or just AS.)

Thoughts???
I have heard the hotels covered for training rumor from many different sources. In addition, + space travel for days off during training.
I also heard that they may resume training classes as early as June now.
I have heard nothing​ as far as how many new hires, and how many for Virgin versus Alaska.

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Old 04-19-2017, 01:19 AM
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I'm 95% sure that the next Alaska new hire class will be provided hotels and 80% sure that they'll receive positive space tickets home during training. This is an effort on the company's part to attract as many new pilots to Alaska as possible. The only reason I'm not 100% sure on both is that I haven't seen an official memo addressing it.

Last I heard the next Alaska class is still slated for July, of course, that could have changed.

As of Jan 1, 2017 72 pilots have been hired by Alaska and I believe that they want to hire approximately 150 pilots on the Alaska side in 2017.

I do not know how many have been hired by Virgin America in 2017 so far, but it was confirmed that the Airbus utilization rate has increased which has lead VX to double their 2017 hiring plan. I believe in late 2016 they announced they wanted to hire 56 in 2017, so double that and you have 112 new hires for Virgin America in 2017. (I'm sure a VX pilot can chime in on this figure)

The hiring will continue into 2018 as Alaska is receiving additional 737s and Virgin America brings on 5 more A321NEOs which from what I understand will be evaluated/considered seriously by AS management as they determine a future fleet.

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Old 04-19-2017, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Wynncore View Post
I'm 95% sure that the next Alaska new hire class will be provided hotels and 80% sure that they'll receive positive space tickets home during training. This is an effort on the company's part to attract as many new pilots to Alaska as possible. The only reason I'm not 100% sure on both is that I haven't seen an official memo addressing it.

Last I heard the next Alaska class is still slated for July, of course, that could have changed.

As of Jan 1, 2017 72 pilots have been hired by Alaska and I believe that they want to hire approximately 150 pilots on the Alaska side in 2017.

I do not know how many have been hired by Virgin America in 2017 so far, but it was confirmed that the Airbus utilization rate has increased which has lead VX to double their 2017 hiring plan. I believe in late 2016 they announced they wanted to hire 56 in 2017, so double that and you have 112 new hires for Virgin America in 2017. (I'm sure a VX pilot can chime in on this figure)

The hiring will continue into 2018 as Alaska is receiving additional 737s and Virgin America brings on 5 more A321NEOs which from what I understand will be evaluated/considered seriously by AS management as they determine a future fleet.


With AS amping up hiring and doing things to attract as many pilots as possible have the minimums and/or competitive times come down any? Has anybody gone to AS under 3k? I know there has been some do it on the VX side.


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Old 04-19-2017, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Wynncore View Post
I'm 95% sure that the next Alaska new hire class will be provided hotels and 80% sure that they'll receive positive space tickets home during training. This is an effort on the company's part to attract as many new pilots to Alaska as possible. The only reason I'm not 100% sure on both is that I haven't seen an official memo addressing it.

Last I heard the next Alaska class is still slated for July, of course, that could have changed.

As of Jan 1, 2017 72 pilots have been hired by Alaska and I believe that they want to hire approximately 150 pilots on the Alaska side in 2017.

I do not know how many have been hired by Virgin America in 2017 so far, but it was confirmed that the Airbus utilization rate has increased which has lead VX to double their 2017 hiring plan. I believe in late 2016 they announced they wanted to hire 56 in 2017, so double that and you have 112 new hires for Virgin America in 2017. (I'm sure a VX pilot can chime in on this figure)

The hiring will continue into 2018 as Alaska is receiving additional 737s and Virgin America brings on 5 more A321NEOs which from what I understand will be evaluated/considered seriously by AS management as they determine a future fleet.
This is pretty spot on from the Virgin side.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by flyingak View Post
With AS amping up hiring and doing things to attract as many pilots as possible have the minimums and/or competitive times come down any? Has anybody gone to AS under 3k? I know there has been some do it on the VX side.


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How can they? Alaska published minimums is 3k.
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