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Old 08-23-2010, 05:41 PM   #1  
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Default Scheduling troubles at Avantair?

I ran into an Avantair crew today who said they are worried about losing their 7 on/7 off schedule. Hope everything works out OK for you guys.

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Old 08-24-2010, 02:21 PM   #2  
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I ran into an Avantair crew today who said they are worried about losing their 7 on/7 off schedule. Hope everything works out OK for you guys.

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What did they say it would go to??
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:04 PM   #3  
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Right now they are testing the watters and it looks like we will have a choice.

1. 7 on 7 off
2. 8 on 6 off for more pay
3. 14 on 14 off
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Right now they are testing the watters and it looks like we will have a choice.

1. 7 on 7 off
2. 8 on 6 off for more pay
3. 14 on 14 off
what about the 14 ON- 14 OFF, more pay??
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what about the 14 ON- 14 OFF, more pay??
UCLA, I thought the same thing. They better pay more! The company gets 2 more full days out of you as compared to two 7 day tours (only 2 travel days vs 4)
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One of their Captains told me that the company wants 8-6 with NO extra pay. That equates to a 10% pay cut annually. I hope that isn't the case!
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Hmmm check your facts before posting..... what I post is the truth

There is a financial incentive for 14 on 14 off.
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They need to increase profits which is why they are now mandating 14 on/14 off to all new hires and asking for the rest of the pilot group to volunteer for the 14 on/14 off. It would defeat the purpose to increase pay
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BTW, I just want to add that AvantAir is a great company to work for. The management works closely with the pilots to try to come up with workable solutions. It is still like a family atmosphere, as opposed to a big corporation like the airlines. In these times, everyone is looking for ways to save money and the 14/14 is one way to trim costs.
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Fly and Cello seem to be disagreeing on the incentive. Who knows the truth? I do know that the CEO just asked 1/3 of the pilots to go on a 14/14 schedule. The CEO also just got a 100% pay raise this year with his new contract.....a $400,000 RAISE. So much for trimming costs.........

Did the D.O. really get "reassigned?"
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