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Old 12-11-2008, 08:17 AM   #11  
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Neverminding. Trust me Bar, NWA guys aren't looking to exercise their super seniority. For me, I know there is going to be a lot of movement of aircraft and I just want to be able to do a little planning. Do I get frozen on something right now, or wait to see where things will shake down.

For the record, from what I am seeing on our board, a lot of us are not happy.

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PS. Some of our bases are not bad. I'd take DTW or MSP over NYC anyday.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:20 AM   #12  
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NWA pilots have virtually no access within Deltanet. We basically get to view the Delta Daily newsletter. Mmmmm...scintillating!!

We're told NWA pilots will have deeper access to Deltanet in the "near future." Probably at some point after bid period 5.

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Ok ...I'm lazy and haven't studied it, nor does it really affect me (premerger Delta) what is bid period 5...5 months of trip bidding? No laughs please.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:20 AM   #13  
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We don't have ANY access to your information.. as far as I know.

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Is there anything you want to know.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:41 AM   #14  
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Kingbird87,

Thanks for the MEM report. I'm bidding MEM first chance I get (please stay open). Can you tell me about the type of trips out of there? I'll be driving 3 hours (beats driving 2 to get on an airplane to commute), so 3-4 days would be ideal. 320 vs. DC9 on trip types and so on. Are they a lot of MEM-XXX-MEM-XXX-MEM trips or do you see a lot of different places?

Anyone have a current NWA category list?

Thanks
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I lived on Mud Island/Harbortown for five years. I had a great time being close to Beale Street and the best Blues music in the country. The city leaves a lot to be desired. Crime is bad, bums everywhere, but the traffic is easy compared to ATL. I loved coming over the bridge at night onto Mud Island and driving into what felt like small resort. The sunsets were the best of any city I've been to and your cost of living is tiny compared to other cities. You can also live in nice communities and never be more than 25 minutes from the airport.
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Thanks for the MEM report. I'm bidding MEM first chance I get (please stay open). Can you tell me about the type of trips out of there? I'll be driving 3 hours (beats driving 2 to get on an airplane to commute), so 3-4 days would be ideal. 320 vs. DC9 on trip types and so on. Are they a lot of MEM-XXX-MEM-XXX-MEM trips or do you see a lot of different places?

Anyone have a current NWA category list?

Thanks
My wife is from Memphis...grew up in Bartlett and went to Briarcrest Baptist and then Ole Miss. No more ties there now but I use to enjoy visting especially "Memphis in May"...good BBQ. We plan to bring the kids there next year to visit and see the King's house. BTW Elvis' Convair 880 is an old Delta 880 he bought out of the desert. Is it still there? I visited in the 1980's. Neat Pictures of it coming down EP BLVD at The Lisa Marie - Convair 880 Jet - Lisa Marie Presley, By: Elvis Australia
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Be happy to share my knowledge of the LAX 767 domestic and 767-ER ops if anyone is interested.
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Be happy to share my knowledge of the LAX 767 domestic and 767-ER ops if anyone is interested.
Absolutely. Where do your trips go and for how long? And forgive me for asking agian, but if you are a LAX 767-ER pilot does that mean that you cannot fly any domestic trips out of there? I'm slow to grasp the concept.
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Thanks for the MEM report. I'm bidding MEM first chance I get (please stay open). Can you tell me about the type of trips out of there? .....

Anyone have a current NWA category list?

Thanks
Moon,

Looks like they have some good trips on the 320. The vast majority are 4 or 5 day trips. Looks like the layovers are all over the system plus some Mexico stuff. Now that I look at them, the DC-9 trips look pretty good too. Not as good as the 320 but still better than the -9 trips out of DTW. (What have I been doing all these years?) PM me if you want a bid packet. I don't want to put hotel info out...

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Neverminding. Trust me Bar, NWA guys aren't looking to exercise their super seniority. For me, I know there is going to be a lot of movement of aircraft and I just want to be able to do a little planning. Do I get frozen on something right now, or wait to see where things will shake down.
Heyas nK,

Not to sound toolish, but I am recommending NWA guys do exactly that. Bid the best paying piece of equipment, as soon as you can. If that means commuting to ATL for left seat on the -88 versus lounging in DTW on the 330 right seat, then so be it.

With the severe dilution of the short term attrition and loss of position during the final years, the mid-junior NWA pilot MUST bid to start making maximum bank now to compensate for loss of future income. To do this effectively, you need to take advantage of any displacement bids.

This is an unavoidable consequence of the SLI award, and the one bright spot for NWA guys. It is what it is.

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