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Old 02-24-2011, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by flybynight1 View Post
Come on JTG76, I thought you were a patient goldfish like myself!! (you interviewed in Jan. as well??) Ha, no I agree, anyone getting a call for class... , please post right away!

haha, that's funny - i have the patience of a zen master! but let's get in there, right? no, i know all good things come to those who blah blah...

yeah, i was Jan. so I know we got nothing on some of the folks out there!
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:10 AM
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There's a lot of talk about other carriers having better QOL and better money over the long term. I suspect that many are guilty of making the mistake of thinking that past performance is a mirror of future earnings.

I'm not knocking the other carriers, but let's consider the current climate. The current oil price spikes have already added over a billion in costs to the likes of UAL/CAL, American, FDX and others...including AirTran. How do they recover costs? Increase prices and add fuel surcharges. They can and likely will cut capacity...meaning furloughs, which may well happen soon if the prices don't come down hard and fast...don't bet on that.

The Atlas model is based on customers paying fuel costs. Always has been. And given the way that management has dampened out the feast and famine curve of a deathly slow first quarter that ramps up to a max effort in the fourth...by diversifying the model to always have a steady revenue stream...I would maintain that the long term is much more stable and will also end up being pretty good in terms of income.

Yes, the flexibility enjoyed by customers is a pain in the ass sometimes...maybe all the time. That said, contrast that to a passenger industry that refuses to change their business model and a freight business (FDX and UPS) that has business model that still counts on lightweight overnight envelopes of documents that 20 years ago HAD to go by air. As technology evolves, that need lessens when you can hit the "send" key and electronically transmit those secure documents for free.

So now you're down to boxes and the bulk space problem. Yes, there will always be a market for that. Many will ship by truck. At that point they have to diversify or consolidate operations. Into markets where others...like Atlas...will already have a well established presence and the cost of entry will be tremendously high.

As for the young lady (and others) who pimped Atlas for the type rating and then left?

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Old 02-25-2011, 07:38 AM
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I thought the rumor was only 8 pilots swimming?? Would be great!
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by flybynight1 View Post
I thought the rumor was only 8 pilots swimming?? Would be great!
20 Jan interview has about 7.

Not sure about 18 or 19 Jan and no idea about Feb interview.

I don't think that there is a bunch but there could be some in the deep end that got wet prior to the Jan .

I guess we will find out soon enough.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:28 AM
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I hit the pool with Sept interview, patiently swimming along.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by GIANT PILOT View Post
She wants to get that WN seniority number

I worked at WN for 18 years now starting Atlas on Monday and I am stoked!!!!!!

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cargowannabe View Post
I worked at WN for 18 years now starting Atlas on Monday and I am stoked!!!!!!

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:55 PM
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Monday, you will be required to change your forum name. Congrats!

Koo Koo Kachoo...I am the Walrus!!

Hope to join you soon cargo"bouttobe"!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:24 PM
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I understand that Atlas reps were at the WIA conference in Feb. looking for pilots.

Of course I didn't find out until after the fact or I would have gone.
Does ANYONE have any idea whether they will be going to any other venues in the near future? OBAP? WIA? AOPA? EAA? Boy Scouts?

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Old 02-25-2011, 03:15 PM
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Best thing is to do is look it up on the web. Every job fair has a website with a list of which companies are exhibiting. Specifically not sure at Atlas, but they did say they will probably be at the next WAI next year.

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