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Old 07-26-2018, 01:40 PM
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Are you saying that other airline employees, discussing the fact that their airlines are slowing the pace of hiring and growth while citing oil and staffing models, are full of sh!t and you know better then they? In the last month, there have been a number of threads on other airline boards, regarding slowing growth and hiring. They all sound eerily similar to many of the threads on Alaskaís boards. If a majority of airlines are starting to experience similar, all be it at different percentages due to size of the airlines, circumstances, then yeah, I guess you could call it an industry wide slow down. AS just made a 13% margin. Thatís down from last Q2. Now you could say they lost money compared to last year or you could say they made money and beat their projections this Q2. Itís all how you look at it. Iím looking at the fact that other airline employees are saying things are slowing down due to the same things, WE at AS, are slowing down for. Oil, staffing models, competition etc. Those are just facts as stated by those who work for those companies. You can come up with all the neat analogies about slowing your Mach speed you want but it doesnít change whatís going on. Are you truly terrified that AS is in the midsts of its death throes? It shouldnít come as any surprise that management will use those lower profit margins as a backdrop for negotiations come 2020. Thatís par for the course....Yawn....move along, nothing to see here. Just ride the ride and put that umbrella away cuz the sky isnít falling.
Brother, Iíve already been through the fire.... more than once. I can ASSURE you Iím not terrified of much at this point and certainly not what happens here at Alaska. I have backup plans, and back up plans to the backup plan.

And I didnít say the sky was falling. I simply made what I still believe is an accurate comparison of our slowdown vs others. I find our defensive strategy more, letís say ďcuriousĒ than anything... and still optimistic about the future. Guess weíll see!!!
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:23 PM
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Brother, Iíve already been through the fire.... more than once. I can ASSURE you Iím not terrified of much at this point and certainly not what happens here at Alaska. I have backup plans, and back up plans to the backup plan.

And I didnít say the sky was falling. I simply made what I still believe is an accurate comparison of our slowdown vs others. I find our defensive strategy more, letís say ďcuriousĒ than anything... and still optimistic about the future. Guess weíll see!!!
Sure, I agree that other airlines are slowing or curbing hiring at different rates than AS. I guess my point is that all, or most, airlines are experiencing some sort of pullback in hiring and all are citing very similar reasons for why it’s happening. If everyone else was still plowing forward at their previous rates in spite of higher costs/oil/competition and we just announced slowing to 2% growth, that might give me pause. However, because other airlines are feeling similar expense crunches, I feel like it’s just another day on the roller coaster. Since I and it sounds like you as well, are staying on at AS all we can do is put the bar down and ride it. I’m with you being optimistic about the future. If I wasn’t and I truly thought things were going to go titsup, I’d be trying to leave.
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:57 PM
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Sure, I agree that other airlines are slowing or curbing hiring at different rates than AS. I guess my point is that all, or most, airlines are experiencing some sort of pullback in hiring and all are citing very similar reasons for why itís happening. If everyone else was still plowing forward at their previous rates in spite of higher costs/oil/competition and we just announced slowing to 2% growth, that might give me pause. However, because other airlines are feeling similar expense crunches, I feel like itís just another day on the roller coaster. Since I and it sounds like you as well, are staying on at AS all we can do is put the bar down and ride it. Iím with you being optimistic about the future. If I wasnít and I truly thought things were going to go titsup, Iíd be trying to leave.
👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 No way man. Thereís a few more cards Im waiting to see turned before I fold.
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
Realistically, they are probably not big enough to justify the overhead on two fleet types... unless they're going to merge again.
....Meanwhile HAL has 4 airframes with a little over 700 Pilots... I think AS can make it work. 321 transcon/Trans pac, 737 high cycle short haul? That way they can always play manufacturers off one another.
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:23 AM
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I truly canít believe the amount of grown adult cry babies posing as ďprofessionalsĒ are on this thread. Yíall have a nice income, a decent schedule, and a sit on your butt (for the most part) job. Yet you still find something to **** and moan about. Iíd be willing to bet your either single, divorced or about to be. This thread is so off topic and we have the Unappreciative Pilots of Alaska to thank. Iím sure your all a ďreal joyĒ to fly with. IMO you cry baby pilots are what if wrong with the industry. You thing that just because your a big bad pilot that your employer owes you something. You all sound like some entitled millennials who think that they should be making $20 an hr to flip burgers. The only difference is that you earn a fair wage, with benefits, I might add, yet you still manage to have a regular menstral cycle highlighted with the cramps of your so called mistreatment. You complainers about how bad the company is should all give yourselves a big pat on the shoulder for be such a ignorant disgrace to the profession. Your lucky Iím not your boss, because in my world, Iíd be enjoying the pleasure firing each of you. This is a trade and profession that many of us love. If you donít like it, quit *****ing and go find something else.
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Alaskaflier View Post
I truly canít believe the amount of grown adult cry babies posing as ďprofessionalsĒ are on this thread. Yíall have a nice income, a decent schedule, and a sit on your butt (for the most part) job. Yet you still find something to **** and moan about. Iíd be willing to bet your either single, divorced or about to be. This thread is so off topic and we have the Unappreciative Pilots of Alaska to thank. Iím sure your all a ďreal joyĒ to fly with. IMO you cry baby pilots are what if wrong with the industry. You thing that just because your a big bad pilot that your employer owes you something. You all sound like some entitled millennials who think that they should be making $20 an hr to flip burgers. The only difference is that you earn a fair wage, with benefits, I might add, yet you still manage to have a regular menstral cycle highlighted with the cramps of your so called mistreatment. You complainers about how bad the company is should all give yourselves a big pat on the shoulder for be such a ignorant disgrace to the profession. Your lucky Iím not your boss, because in my world, Iíd be enjoying the pleasure firing each of you. This is a trade and profession that many of us love. If you donít like it, quit *****ing and go find something else.
Your grammar is terrible. You really created a screen name for this first post? Nice try, troll.
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:05 AM
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....Meanwhile HAL has 4 airframes with a little over 700 Pilots... I think AS can make it work. 321 transcon/Trans pac, 737 high cycle short haul? That way they can always play manufacturers off one another.
It can be made to work, no doubt. But fewer types is better if you can still get the job done.

HAL needs two fleets, they can't do inter-island with widebodies, or long-haul with RJ's. Why they have both 76 and 330 may be an accident of history, or maybe they had a reason for it.
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:28 AM
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I truly canít believe the amount of grown adult cry babies posing as ďprofessionalsĒ are on this thread. Yíall have a nice income, a decent schedule, and a sit on your butt (for the most part) job. Yet you still find something to **** and moan about. Iíd be willing to bet your either single, divorced or about to be. This thread is so off topic and we have the Unappreciative Pilots of Alaska to thank. Iím sure your all a ďreal joyĒ to fly with. IMO you cry baby pilots are what if wrong with the industry. You thing that just because your a big bad pilot that your employer owes you something. You all sound like some entitled millennials who think that they should be making $20 an hr to flip burgers. The only difference is that you earn a fair wage, with benefits, I might add, yet you still manage to have a regular menstral cycle highlighted with the cramps of your so called mistreatment. You complainers about how bad the company is should all give yourselves a big pat on the shoulder for be such a ignorant disgrace to the profession. Your lucky Iím not your boss, because in my world, Iíd be enjoying the pleasure firing each of you. This is a trade and profession that many of us love. If you donít like it, quit *****ing and go find something else.
Seattle traffic and a cubicle life got ya down?
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Seattle traffic and a cubicle life got ya down?
I almost feel like it was a satirical post? Who knows
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Alaskaflier View Post
I truly canít believe the amount of grown adult cry babies posing as ďprofessionalsĒ are on this thread. Yíall have a nice income, a decent schedule, and a sit on your butt (for the most part) job. Yet you still find something to **** and moan about. Iíd be willing to bet your either single, divorced or about to be. This thread is so off topic and we have the Unappreciative Pilots of Alaska to thank. Iím sure your all a ďreal joyĒ to fly with. IMO you cry baby pilots are what if wrong with the industry. You thing that just because your a big bad pilot that your employer owes you something. You all sound like some entitled millennials who think that they should be making $20 an hr to flip burgers. The only difference is that you earn a fair wage, with benefits, I might add, yet you still manage to have a regular menstral cycle highlighted with the cramps of your so called mistreatment. You complainers about how bad the company is should all give yourselves a big pat on the shoulder for be such a ignorant disgrace to the profession. Your lucky Iím not your boss, because in my world, Iíd be enjoying the pleasure firing each of you. This is a trade and profession that many of us love. If you donít like it, quit *****ing and go find something else.
Iím no grammar patrol but you need some serious help, angry troll. Iím going to venture to guess the only thing you are in charge of is a pair of heavy duty gloves, a plastic face shield, and a truck filled with blue juice. Get some anger management help or you might just get demoted to a CSA or a crew scheduler.
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