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Old 05-28-2019, 07:48 AM   #31  
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I just landed in LA. 317 is down for maintenance. I guess itís been having mechanical issues for over a week. Now theyíve found what sounds like corrosion in the belly. We donít have a backup aircraft to cover the run. Itís only a matter of time before we lose the Aeromex contract.
This place is shrinking while everyone else is expanding. This is not where you want to come/stay.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:38 AM   #32  
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They can cover it...if they want to. There are spare -200 tails (of course, it impacts payload) if needed. Aeromex doesn't really pay well contractually speaking, so they don't pony for a spare a/c. They have a willingness ($ speaking) to accept mechanical delay or cancellation vs a dedicated spare.

ABX will fix it; they always do..even with some delay. Press on with that 98% luv and no new agreement
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:49 AM   #33  
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I just landed in LA. 317 is down for maintenance. I guess itís been having mechanical issues for over a week. Now theyíve found what sounds like corrosion in the belly. We donít have a backup aircraft to cover the run. Itís only a matter of time before we lose the Aeromex contract.
This place is shrinking while everyone else is expanding. This is not where you want to come/stay.
Yep ABX is the only airline that has mechanical and corrosion issues on their aircraft. As another poster says Aeromex doesnít pay for a standby aircraft so enjoy the longer layover.
Shoot go out and celebrate your 3rd year anniversary as you tell others they shouldnít stay.
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:46 PM   #34  
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I just landed in LA. 317 is down for maintenance. I guess it’s been having mechanical issues for over a week. Now they’ve found what sounds like corrosion in the belly. We don’t have a backup aircraft to cover the run.
Aren't they going to use 740 to cover it? (Obviously, 740 is not a -300.)

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Old 05-29-2019, 01:42 AM   #35  
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Aren't they going to use 740 to cover it? (Obviously, 740 is not a -300.)
Answering my own question, yes they are: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N740AX

Even left a few minutes earlier than usual. So much for getting to enjoy LA...
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:45 PM   #36  
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Yep ABX is the only airline that has mechanical and corrosion issues on their aircraft. As another poster says Aeromex doesnít pay for a standby aircraft so enjoy the longer layover.
Shoot go out and celebrate your 3rd year anniversary as you tell others they shouldnít stay.
Iím looking for employment just like everyone else should be. But maybe you can tell me why I shouldnít tell everyone to leave? This place is toxic. Management hates the pilots. The union hates management. In 30 years Iíve never worked for a company like this. And I worked in Africa!
I should have known when I got hired here, and they refused to put us in CASS, that coming here was a mistake. ATI next door in training had CASS.
My first email from the CP was after Iíd been on the road for over a month straight. I thought it was an atta boy for helping out. Nope! I had filled out an engine monitoring page wrong. The beatings will continue till morale improves. Thanks for helping us out Franz...
Donít even get me started on HR.
Seriously though. Why should anyone stay or come here?
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:19 PM   #37  
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Iím looking for employment just like everyone else should be. But maybe you can tell me why I shouldnít tell everyone to leave? This place is toxic. Management hates the pilots. The union hates management. In 30 years Iíve never worked for a company like this. And I worked in Africa!

I should have known when I got hired here, and they refused to put us in CASS, that coming here was a mistake. ATI next door in training had CASS.

My first email from the CP was after Iíd been on the road for over a month straight. I thought it was an atta boy for helping out. Nope! I had filled out an engine monitoring page wrong. The beatings will continue till morale improves. Thanks for helping us out Franz...

Donít even get me started on HR.

Seriously though. Why should anyone stay or come here?


Funny how the biggest day to day worry could be filling out paperwork. Not crashing into a mountain or flying tired...paperwork. You need to make sure Delta has all the info they need. Problem would be solved if they had someone to audit non-punitively. Why? Its easier to blame the tired person than accept the flaws of being human.


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Iím looking for employment just like everyone else should be. But maybe you can tell me why I shouldnít tell everyone to leave? This place is toxic. Management hates the pilots. The union hates management. In 30 years Iíve never worked for a company like this. And I worked in Africa!
I should have known when I got hired here, and they refused to put us in CASS, that coming here was a mistake. ATI next door in training had CASS.
My first email from the CP was after Iíd been on the road for over a month straight. I thought it was an atta boy for helping out. Nope! I had filled out an engine monitoring page wrong. The beatings will continue till morale improves. Thanks for helping us out Franz...
Donít even get me started on HR.
Seriously though. Why should anyone stay or come here?
Maybe to hit on a certain senior managers wife like every other pilot? Give her a go. You knowwwwww, the old in and out. Turn it up to 11, because every other airline only goes to 10. Where do you go from there? Thereís nowhere...
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Funny how the biggest day to day worry could be filling out paperwork. Not crashing into a mountain or flying tired...paperwork. You need to make sure Delta has all the info they need. Problem would be solved if they had someone to audit non-punitively. Why? Its easier to blame the tired person than accept the flaws of being human.


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I was probably fatigued and thatís why the sheet was filled out incorrectly.
My second conversation with the CP was about a month or two after. He demanded an apology for the tone of voice in an email. That was a new one for me. I didnít know emails had a voice. It didnít when it left my computer so someone in the office must have added it.
The 3rd conversation they demanded to know why I went to the doctor on my days off.
I can keep going. Especially about the HR department here.
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I was probably fatigued and thatís why the sheet was filled out incorrectly.

My second conversation with the CP was about a month or two after. He demanded an apology for the tone of voice in an email. That was a new one for me. I didnít know emails had a voice. It didnít when it left my computer so someone in the office must have added it.

The 3rd conversation they demanded to know why I went to the doctor on my days off.

I can keep going. Especially about the HR department here.


Thats the problem with email and texting, it has no voice. Sometimes itís just better to call.


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