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Old 07-20-2019, 05:02 PM   #1  
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Default Operation is running on red line

There is no way that this weekend isnít a statement that we are running at red line. During normal ops itís okay, but this is a bad weekend.

We have had crew cancellations. Sure.

We also have flights going at insanely late hours. For example, last night 1720 DTW to GRR. 3:19am departure. 4:11am arrival. Delayed 4:36.

Thatís one I saw on the board that stood out to me. Several others significantly delayed. Some until 9AM today. We still completed the flights, but what a mess.

There is no way that this canít go unnoticed by the 4th floor crowd. With LCWs 75-90 not being sustainable, ANY hiccup in our operation, especially in a hub sends us off the deep end.

We were also 3:20 late last night. Waiting for a captain. My captain timed out because of a green slip that he picked up the other night to cover them during a storm.

This is not sustainable long term.
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I'm on reroute number 4 of a four day. Hafeht had a rest over 11 hours.

Legal but I'm beat.

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Old 07-20-2019, 05:16 PM   #3  
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Iím on reroute number 6 this trip! All with 10 hours of rest!
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Old 07-20-2019, 05:29 PM   #4  
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I am on reroute 3 on day 2. Plane I flew first flight out this morning was supposed to get in at 2230 last night got in at 0245. Calling crew tracking to get enough hours behind the door took about an hour and a massive exercise in restraint. Call accommodations to change the van time and she says do it yourself I am to busy. She must have been I was on hold for 20 minutes. I feel optimized!
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My flight out in the morning is ďon timeĒ but one of the FAs doesnít land from seattle until departure + 4 hours.

So thatíll be a blast showing up at 545AM and then seeing that we are delayed until 10:20AM.
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Major storms in all hubs. $h1t happens.
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Redline works fine until the weather rolls in. Split crew pairings donít work when flights start getting delayed. 90 hour lines burn people out so they donít want or need to pick up extra time.
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Major storms in all hubs. $h1t happens.
Exactly. The storms in nearly every Delta hub daily are the biggest contributing factor for the operation struggling. You can't predict mother nature and its not fiscally responsibile to staff an airline for summer long IROPS and be massively overstaffed the rest of the year.

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Redline works fine until the weather rolls in. Split crew pairings donít work when flights start getting delayed. 90 hour lines burn people out so they donít want or need to pick up extra time.
People are stepping up and picking up extra time. It's just that there is literally no one left. Folks are on GS #4+

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Old 07-21-2019, 03:59 AM   #10  
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Exactly. Shouldnít have stopped hiring.
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