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Old 08-22-2009, 05:16 AM   #11  
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I'm also hearing there is a class of 6 in October.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:12 AM   #12  
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Wow, I can't believe this thread has lasted three days without the inevitable "When do the flowbacks start?" post!
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:26 AM   #13  
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Wow, I can't believe this thread has lasted three days without the inevitable "When do the flowbacks start?" post!
im more interested in when the flow up's start
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The flowups will start relatively soon. Flowbacks? In 6-10 years there will probably be some, but not for any pilots currently at DAL.

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The flowups will start relatively soon. Flowbacks? In 6-10 years there will probably be some, but not for any pilots currently at DAL.

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Cliff, please explain what your crystal ball is showing you. The general feeling out there is that the combined Delta will be overstaffed through next summer and beyond. I don't see any hiring (flowup) at Delta anytime soon.
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Hi!

Because the "general feeling" is wrong. It is based on how things have been going, which is not good.

Economically, the world is improving, overall, and there is nowhere to go but up. ANY changes that would increase or decrease the need for pilots in the short run will only be positive, and we will need more pilots. If ANY of the proposed congressional/FAA changes go through, they will add to the increase in pilots needed.

The worst case short-term economic scenario means no change from now, which means no furloughs. ANY change, which IS happening now, will be positive and require more pilots.

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Soon, Very Soon-I will be the one punching a hole in the sky with one of those sweet lookin 767-400's.the 5 month countdown begins tommorow!
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Soon, Very Soon-I will be the one punching a hole in the sky with one of those sweet lookin 767-400's.the 5 month countdown begins tommorow!
Do you work for Compass? Don't get ahead of yourself. I think DC-9 is a little more realistic.
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Do you work for Compass? Don't get ahead of yourself. I think DC-9 is a little more realistic.
I sensed a sarcastic tone from his post.
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Do you work for Compass? Don't get ahead of yourself. I think DC-9 is a little more realistic.
I think clicking a few buttons to collect our unemployment "Obama bucks" once per week is more likely than flow ups in the next couple years. But then again, I keep my expectations low so I'm rarely disappointed.
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