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Old 03-12-2020, 02:51 PM
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I’ve personally experienced how fast that could change.

I gave my employer notice and then found myself out of a job with no class date when my 2018 class was cancelled.

Due to the heartless way I was treated I would take every statement made and add “for now”.


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Old 03-13-2020, 10:08 AM
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A Union buddy of mine who is plugged into this situation told me that the March 16 class is still scheduled as planned. They will continue to interview and hire, but future classes are going to be limited to fill the vacancies left on the last bid, 32ish slots or so. Sounds like any hires not being offered a class date pretty quickly will be put in a pool. That being said, this is all subject to change with the evolving situation.
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Old 03-13-2020, 10:48 AM
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I’m shocked they wanna continue on with the new base bid. I would have thought they were going to hunker down and ride this out first.
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Old 03-13-2020, 10:53 AM
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It makes sense to train as many transition pilots and kill that backlog while they don’t need them on the line.
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Old 03-13-2020, 10:56 AM
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Things are very fluid right now. Being around 15% percent from the bottom doesn't give me much comfort; I wouldn't make any long term plans until we see how this all shakes out.
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:03 AM
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CNBC just reported that Delta is cutting capacity by 40% for the next for months.
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ShyGuy View Post
I’m shocked they wanna continue on with the new base bid. I would have thought they were going to hunker down and ride this out first.
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It makes sense to train as many transition pilots and kill that backlog while they don’t need them on the line.

If you've paid for sims, might as well use them, unless you can back out of the sims without paying and furlough the instructors.
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Old 03-13-2020, 05:03 PM
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Forget a contract anytime soon.
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Old 03-13-2020, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ShyGuy View Post
Forget a contract anytime soon.
It wasn’t coming anytime soon anyhow.
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Old 03-13-2020, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ShyGuy View Post
Forget a contract anytime soon.

I hope everyone understands what we are up against. Contract are you kidding, check back in a year, maybe 2. This is about job preservation, everyone’s job. The guy sitting next to you in the cockpit, the girl you flew with last week. His family, her family... If you haven’t woken up yet it’s time. Alaska is 12 weeks away from making life changing decisions, decisions that will severely impact yours and your fellow brothers and sisters lives. I assure you the numbers are sobering. A lot of it is out of our hands, but we should all be giving it everything we have. Hoping, as one united pilot group, we are able to pull our company through this unbelievably bleak time. There is opportunity, there is possibility but that will only be achieved or realized, by “everyone rowing together”.
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