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Old 03-15-2020, 10:29 AM   #1  
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Hey it’s early but just helps with making some decisions. What do you guys/gals think about picking up open time till July with people on volunteer? Is it gonna be kosher? Or wait for guidance from the union?
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Not kosher
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:33 AM   #3  
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Wait for guidance.
That said, people are volunteering for incentive lines atm.
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There won’t/can’t be guidance from ALPA

lets use those critical thinking skills.
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I was assuming what we bid is what we get. Don’t touch anything. Treat it as if guys are on the street. But there’s always a few that need that 120hrs
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Use your head. They need a lot of no-fly lines just to get up to 74 hrs ALV. That means a metric sh!t ton of cuts are on the way. If you can supplement your 74 hr line with picked up flying, go for it. If you're looking for group permission, I guess you have it. It's not as though we have guys on the street. Yet.
I pity your situation though, if your circumstances are such that you're already panicking about your income. If the last few weeks haven't been a wake-up call to consolidate your financial position and cut your budget then I'm not sure what else would do the trick.
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Use your head. They need a lot of no-fly lines just to get up to 74 hrs ALV. That means a metric sh!t ton of cuts are on the way. If you can supplement your 74 hr line with picked up flying, go for it. If you're looking for group permission, I guess you have it. It's not as though we have guys on the street. Yet.
I pity your situation though, if your circumstances are such that you're already panicking about your income. If the last few weeks haven't been a wake-up call to consolidate your financial position and cut your budget then I'm not sure what else would do the trick.
I pity your attitude. I actually have no debt. No car payment. No house payments. I was amazingly enough thinking of the people with families that need to fly to lines. I can live on 40hrs. I’ve been furloughed. Been through a bankruptcy. But thank you for assuming my pitiful situation for try to think of my peers. I love this site
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I guess I was trying to have people become aware that it will become an issue and I want to do whatever I can to keep people from getting furloughed. But BlueDude gimmie your employee number so I can avoid bidding with a fine individual as yourself
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This “Volunteer” round is step one, for those of us that have been thru a downturn before with furloughs, downgrades; I doubt they will get as many as they are requiring which is a sh!t ton. I can only speak for the rebel base but I highly doubt they will get enough; Next round will be “Non Volunteer” reduced lines or we furlough...all part of the process...
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This “Volunteer” round is step one, for those of us that have been thru a downturn before with furloughs, downgrades; I doubt they will get as many as they are requiring which is a sh!t ton. I can only speak for the rebel base but I highly doubt they will get enough; Next round will be “Non Volunteer” reduced lines or we furlough...all part of the process...
I don’t know....there are plenty of junior Captains I can see taking the 50 hour line. They get abused flying their junior schedules with no weekends off, maybe they see this as a break. I think it’ll go pretty senior on the captain side, and more junior on the FO side. Just my opinion/guess, which means little.
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