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fdx10 02-16-2012 07:29 PM

Next FDX Seat Bid?
Heard people saying possibly March or May? Just sayin, and they weren't a bus driver or van driver. Seems like we have had several people leave prior to age 65 in the last 4 months.

CloudSailor 02-16-2012 10:55 PM

Heard from someone "close to the source" it would be late May/early June. I'm sure it is subject to possible change.

We shall see soon enough.

pilot141 02-16-2012 11:51 PM

Well the hubbite's ramp across Democrat was supposed to be finished this month as well, but they recently told them to expect a March finish date.

So figure the last week of March to finish it...about three weeks of absolute chaos as everyone figures out the new more "efficient" system, and another three weeks to catch our breath...soooo

Yeah, the May time frame looks good.

KnightFlyer 02-17-2012 05:49 AM

The A300 training letter has the last full ITU class in Apr so you'd think they'd have one in time to not idle the ITU pipeline.

Hound 02-17-2012 06:46 AM

They idled it for almost two years during 4a2b, they can do it again!

Next bid will include a 727 excess for sure. I wonder what vacancies will also appear? 767? HK? ANC? They have to get some engineers trained also with new hires. Almost every FE on the current list is out the door to a new plane by September. Only the 65+ crowd (about 30) will be staying around. Seat freeze for the 727 in our future? This will be interesting to watch.

Unknown Rider 02-17-2012 06:46 AM

Message out from BM. Next bid Mar/Apr time frame. To hire 20 per month through November.

FDXLAG 02-17-2012 09:09 AM

Yeah and we lose the locker room. Where will they keep the 3 or 4 radition tags that always end up in my locker?

CloudSailor 02-17-2012 09:11 AM


Originally Posted by Unknown Rider (Post 1136634)
Message out from BM. Next bid Mar/Apr time frame. To hire 20 per month through November.

Unknown Rider,

Are you referring to the letter written by JB? I can't find anything recent from BM.

In JB's letter, it does say hiring will increase from 14/month to 20/month, through at least November. Plus, as you said, bid out in March/April with vacancies, "at a minimum" for MEM 757, CGN 757, and 777.

Nice letter, with lots of good info. Highly appreciated.

KnightFlyer 02-17-2012 09:16 AM

Do you think they will have the bid and then the 727 seat lock afterwards?

Mono15 02-17-2012 10:00 AM

My guess is the company will be creative with their posting to avoid the repeat of the DC-10 drawdown that had some people going a year without flying, but still drawing a paycheck. The last guys on the 727 may get a good deal, or not.

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