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Sliceback
10-14-2018, 04:37 AM
I screwed up. Ended up with 1006. Iíll get over it.

Itís not a perfect way to figure out age at DOH because it covers the last 1.5 years and I didnít compare retirement date vs DOH but itís close enough.

2021. 2
2022. 4
2023. 2
2024. 4
2025. 5
2026. 5
2027. 7
2028. 16
2029. 8
2030. 11
2031. 5
2032. 16
2033. 19
2034. 19
2035. 30
2036. 31
2037. 33
2038. 37
2039. 47
2040. 51
2041. 50
2042. 42
2043. 47
2044. 73
2045. 72
2046. 70
2047. 68
2048. 66
2049. 50
2050. 48
2051. 19
2052. 16
2053. 20
2054. 4
2055. 4
2056. 2
2057. 2
2058. -
2059. 1


Name User
10-14-2018, 05:20 AM
I'm certainly jealous. Over the last couple years the majority of new hires have been older than me so many will retire before me. However those guys all in front of the new hires will be gone. I'll retire around 100 and in theory will enjoy a decent career but the newer guys hired on around the same age will have an even better one.

As long as oil stays cheap.

DarinFred
10-14-2018, 05:39 PM
If youíll retire at 100 out of 15,000, youíve had more than a ďdecentĒ career.


full of luv
10-15-2018, 01:34 PM
I'm certainly jealous. Over the last couple years the majority of new hires have been older than me so many will retire before me. However those guys all in front of the new hires will be gone. I'll retire around 100 and in theory will enjoy a decent career but the newer guys hired on around the same age will have an even better one.

As long as oil stays cheap.

Retiring at 100.....

Only concerns should be:
1. Stay healthy
2. Hope Mgmt doesnít run company into oblivion
3. Economy/oil price/world peace doesnít run amok

Varks
10-15-2018, 02:16 PM
Your biggest concern should be mergers with other airlines. Imagine a merger with JetBlue or Spirit. No way you would be number 100 after that. It has happened many times and will happen again.

Al Czervik
10-15-2018, 03:31 PM
Your biggest concern should be mergers with other airlines. Imagine a merger with JetBlue or Spirit. No way you would be number 100 after that. It has happened many times and will happen again.

American ainít got no money fo dat.

ShyGuy
10-16-2018, 09:55 AM
Before the latest big airline merger I was gonna retire #3 and after the SLI it’s still #3. But in the grand scheme of things, who cares? That’s over 30 yrs from now! Anything could happen until then. Another merger, airline goes out of business, Age 67 (or no age), medical out, single pilot, etc. etc.

By n large doing this sort of math is just a futile excercise in mental mathbation.

Flying101
10-16-2018, 01:25 PM
Before the latest big airline merger I was gonna retire #3 and after the SLI itís still #3. But in the grand scheme of things, who cares? Thatís over 30 yrs from now! Anything could happen until then. Another merger, airline goes out of business, Age 67 (or no age), medical out, single pilot, etc. etc.

By n large doing this sort of math is just a futile excercise in mental mathbation.

Wait... youíre at AA and in 30 years youíll retire #3 company wide?

ShyGuy
10-16-2018, 01:42 PM
"the latest big airline merger" = AS/VX

Flying101
10-16-2018, 03:54 PM
Oh hahahahhahaha you lost me at the latest ďBIGĒ airline merger. Didnít Virgin have 800-850 pilots? Also, didnít Alaska buy Virgin in 2016? Which would make the most senior pilot at Virgin at 8 years?

jcountry
10-16-2018, 04:05 PM
American ainít got no money fo dat.

True.

But people will lend it.

They LOVE lending it. Especially to buy back stock

ShyGuy
10-16-2018, 04:43 PM
Oh hahahahhahaha you lost me at the latest ďBIGĒ airline merger. Also, didnít Alaska buy Virgin in 2016?

Which would make it the latest big merger ;) the 5th largest airline now :p

Didnít Virgin have 800-850 pilots?
In total before SLI about 875

Which would make the most senior pilot at Virgin at 8 years?
Pre-launch guys hired mid 2006. AS most senior hired 1979.

The point of the post still stands though. Sometimes people get wrapped around the axle of retiring #5 or 100 when the reality is they have 3+ decades still left and literally anything could change until then.

Flying101
10-16-2018, 04:59 PM
Which would make it the latest big merger ;) the 5th largest airline now :p


In total before SLI about 875


Pre-launch guys hired mid 2006. AS most senior hired 1979.

The point of the post still stands though. Sometimes people get wrapped around the axle of retiring #5 or 100 when the reality is they have 3+ decades still left and literally anything could change until then.

I agree.. regardless if you retire in the top 1000 at AA youíre doing pretty d*mn good.