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Old 03-30-2020, 03:32 AM   #1  
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perspective pilot currently in the middle of phase 2 but sent home because of our current situation. That being said still commuting to my current job and most days I rely on JetBlue to get me there.

Iím seeing a lot of last minute cancellations. Can anyone shed light on when they re making these decisions, seems like other airlines are planning pretty well in advance (24-48 hours)
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Hey folks

perspective pilot currently in the middle of phase 2 but sent home because of our current situation. That being said still commuting to my current job and most days I rely on JetBlue to get me there.

Iím seeing a lot of last minute cancellations. Can anyone shed light on when they re making these decisions, seems like other airlines are planning pretty well in advance (24-48 hours)
Im going to tell you something so mind blowing it might not even make sense to anyone

Imagine this, the year is 2020, planes stopped flying not because of the lack of air, but because of COVID-19.

If youíre Still in 2019 can you please send your time
machine to me Iíd like to use it.
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what he said above.
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perspective pilot currently in the middle of phase 2 but sent home because of our current situation. That being said still commuting to my current job and most days I rely on JetBlue to get me there.

Iím seeing a lot of last minute cancellations. Can anyone shed light on when they re making these decisions, seems like other airlines are planning pretty well in advance (24-48 hours)
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perspective pilot currently in the middle of phase 2 but sent home because of our current situation. That being said still commuting to my current job and most days I rely on JetBlue to get me there.

I’m seeing a lot of last minute cancellations. Can anyone shed light on when they re making these decisions, seems like other airlines are planning pretty well in advance (24-48 hours)
Lately the bulk of the cancels seem to be processed about 48 hrs out. I did have one flight cancel short notice last week but turned out to be a sick FA. Just my limited experience.
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Im going to tell you something so mind blowing it might not even make sense to anyone

Imagine this, the year is 2020, planes stopped flying not because of the lack of air, but because of COVID-19.

If youíre Still in 2019 can you please send your time
machine to me Iíd like to use it.
Bravo. Well done Felt.
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perspective pilot currently in the middle of phase 2 but sent home because of our current situation. That being said still commuting to my current job and most days I rely on JetBlue to get me there.

Iím seeing a lot of last minute cancellations. Can anyone shed light on when they re making these decisions, seems like other airlines are planning pretty well in advance (24-48 hours)
They are trying their best. Looks like the majority of cancels in the system are getting easier to predict. But obviously there are going to be last minute audibles on cancellations.

Crazy times, just gotta roll with the punches man.
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They are trying their best. Looks like the majority of cancels in the system are getting easier to predict. But obviously there are going to be last minute audibles on cancellations.

Crazy times, just gotta roll with the punches man.
I donít get why people donít understand this? This is a complete overnight dismantling of the airline. Yes, this is not going to go smoothly. It will get better over the next few months.
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It is scary to see the level 3 updates and the load factor is N/A.
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I don’t get why people don’t understand this? This is a complete overnight dismantling of the airline. Yes, this is not going to go smoothly. It will get better over the next few months.

The challenge is commuting. I’m primarily on AA and they're cancelling 11 out of 15 flights to NYC. As a line holder come to Queens 2 days early to sit in a Crashpad? Not a chance. I’ll take the OOP.
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You can see the number of flights starting April 1st dropping significantly from the mid 800ís to low 300ís/day.

Company also said they were reducing their NYC flights from 200+ flights a day, to just 40.

As it was mentioned on the other thread, they already canceled a good portion of our flights for April, in CrewTrac. My awarded scheduled was cut down 95%. I literally have just a handful of legs to fly, as of now.

Company initially said they were cutting 5%, then 40% and after that, I donít believe they send out an official number. But if we are only flying 300ish flights a day, thatís roughly a 70% reduction, which is in line with most of our peers.
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