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Old 08-07-2018, 09:00 AM   #1  
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Default Swift Air/Allegiant hook up

I just heard a rumor from someone that was 100 percent sure that a new Swift Air investor was buying Allegiant and paying top dollar. He knew all the specifics and it's so crazy that there may be some truth to it. Sounds pretty far fetched to me and makes no sense whatsoever, but crazier things have happened.
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Hope Swift pay scales are wrong on this site. Allegiant FOs make more than their Captains.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:32 PM   #3  
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Well as far as safety records they’re compatible.

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Old 08-07-2018, 03:42 PM   #4  
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According to rumors, also, I'm an A330 Capt making 300 $/h because a legacy bought us 6 months ago.
And we have an Austin base.
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The stock is back up to $128. I'd like to know where someone is going to round up about 2 billion bucks to buy a troubled overpriced airline with fuel prices rising and global economies slowing.

But on the plus side, it would finance Sunseeker if they could unload the airline, and it's become obvious to many that's where management's intentions lie.
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I just heard a rumor from someone that was 100 percent sure that a new Swift Air investor was buying Allegiant and paying top dollar. He knew all the specifics and it's so crazy that there may be some truth to it. Sounds pretty far fetched to me and makes no sense whatsoever, but crazier things have happened.

If youre gonna post wishful thinking, at least pick something more palatable....swift air?.....really?
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Somebody was saying in the SW thread that Allegiant has stopped hiring. Any info on this? If they are going to be acquired that may make sense.
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Somebody was saying in the SW thread that Allegiant has stopped hiring. Any info on this? If they are going to be acquired that may make sense.
We stopped hiring the beginning of the year. We previously over hired to account for the additional man power needed to transition to the all Airbus fleet. Now the transition is ending, we’re allegedly “overstaffed”. Hiring expected to resume early 2019.
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Hiring expected to resume early 2019.
Which gets moved back every town hall meeting. I predict we don't hire until fall 2019 or later. Assuming we aren't acquired by then. Attrition is extremely low and according to management, we are carrying about 200 surplus pilots.
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Which gets moved back every town hall meeting. I predict we don't hire until fall 2019 or later. Assuming we aren't acquired by then. Attrition is extremely low and according to management, we are carrying about 200 surplus pilots.

Eric Gust stated on last week's town hall that we are fat by 100 pilots and need to "grow into" that as we acquire more aircraft. My guess is that plan will backfire before we reach FP&A's headcount goal. Regardless I don't think we will be hiring anytime soon. It all depends on how quickly they can find buses.
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