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Old 03-06-2020, 02:00 PM
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Anyone with upcoming interviews considering delaying due to THEE virus? Two thoughts come to mind: 1) Travel and obvious risk of contracting the virus. Not likely a big deal if you're young(er). 2) Air travel 'blows up' until we finally get a light at the end of the tunnel and, meanwhile; interview, receive an offer/start date then get postponed, furloughed, whatever, with the hope you can return to your previous job.

Anyone already at the airlines with insights about the projected impact at your company would be great. Although the dynamics are changing so rapidly, at this point, who really knows the ramifications, tomorrow, in a week, in 2021...
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This may not be the profession for you. If you are this worked up about a media hyped flu, then consider an office job somewhere.

Worst case scenario...you get a cold and have a cough for a day or two.

Fuel prices are way down, the government is waiving the taxes for airlines, and everything will be back to normal in a month or two. Look for increased profits this year!
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Anyone with upcoming interviews considering delaying due to THEE virus? Two thoughts come to mind: 1) Travel and obvious risk of contracting the virus. Not likely a big deal if you're young(er). 2) Air travel 'blows up' until we finally get a light at the end of the tunnel and, meanwhile; interview, receive an offer/start date then get postponed, furloughed, whatever, with the hope you can return to your previous job.

Anyone already at the airlines with insights about the projected impact at your company would be great. Although the dynamics are changing so rapidly, at this point, who really knows the ramifications, tomorrow, in a week, in 2021...
Not wanting to travel for a job because of the virus that if you got would be 100% dependent on others traveling despite the virus.
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Anyone with upcoming interviews considering delaying due to THEE virus? Two thoughts come to mind: 1) Travel and obvious risk of contracting the virus. Not likely a big deal if you're young(er). 2) Air travel 'blows up' until we finally get a light at the end of the tunnel and, meanwhile; interview, receive an offer/start date then get postponed, furloughed, whatever, with the hope you can return to your previous job.

Anyone already at the airlines with insights about the projected impact at your company would be great. Although the dynamics are changing so rapidly, at this point, who really knows the ramifications, tomorrow, in a week, in 2021...
1. No more danger traveling than going to a mall. Do a lot of hand washing and donít unnecessarily get in anyoneís face. And again, most young people - at least those healthy enough to pass a Class 1 physical - arenít in a whole lot of danger from this.
2. Air travel is unlikely to Ďblow up.í International will take a hit (already has) because people donít want to be sick or even quarantined in faraway places with strange sounding names. Domestically it might shrink but itíll be temporary.

Recommendation: Get your seniority started - even if you knew ahead of time you were going to get furloughed.
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This may not be the profession for you. If you are this worked up about a media hyped flu, then consider an office job somewhere.

Worst case scenario...you get a cold and have a cough for a day or two.

Fuel prices are way down, the government is waiving the taxes for airlines, and everything will be back to normal in a month or two. Look for increased profits this year!
What from my post suggested I was worked up? It's a pretty relevant topic of discussion for most, not all, eyeing the regionals within the next few months. And nothing, at this point, suggests things will be back to "normal" by April or May.

I think it's pretty safe to say it's no longer a media hyped event. Remember the last time the Coast Guard dropped test kits to cruise ships for a virus? Or, an entire region shutdown school for over 80,000 students? Stick with (*conspiracy theories) though...it's all a hoax.

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1. No more danger traveling than going to a mall. Do a lot of hand washing and donít unnecessarily get in anyoneís face. And again, most young people - at least those healthy enough to pass a Class 1 physical - arenít in a whole lot of danger from this.
2. Air travel is unlikely to Ďblow up.í International will take a hit (already has) because people donít want to be sick or even quarantined in faraway places with strange sounding names. Domestically it might shrink but itíll be temporary.

Recommendation: Get your seniority started - even if you knew ahead of time you were going to get furloughed.
I agree.

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Anyone with upcoming interviews considering delaying due to THEE virus? Two thoughts come to mind: 1) Travel and obvious risk of contracting the virus. Not likely a big deal if you're young(er). 2) Air travel 'blows up' until we finally get a light at the end of the tunnel and, meanwhile; interview, receive an offer/start date then get postponed, furloughed, whatever, with the hope you can return to your previous job.



Anyone already at the airlines with insights about the projected impact at your company would be great. Although the dynamics are changing so rapidly, at this point, who really knows the ramifications, tomorrow, in a week, in 2021...


I would think you may want to get in sooner rather than later. One of the more likely impacts of this at the regional level is a drop off in hiring. Some of the more well staffed airlines may even suspend hiring at some point as their attrition slows due to lack of hiring at the next level. In other words, delay your interview and you run a decent chance of not being invited back for some time.
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I would think you may want to get in sooner rather than later. One of the more likely impacts of this at the regional level is a drop off in hiring. Some of the more well staffed airlines may even suspend hiring at some point as their attrition slows due to lack of hiring at the next level. In other words, delay your interview and you run a decent chance of not being invited back for some time.
That makes sense. I'd also rather be at a regional if the music stops entirely and the timeline for movement from the regionals slows.
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What from my post suggested I was worked up? It's a pretty relevant topic of discussion for most, not all, eyeing the regionals within the next few months. And nothing, at this point, suggests things will be back to "normal" by April or May.

I think it's pretty safe to say it's no longer a media hyped event. Remember the last time the Coast Guard dropped test kits to cruise ships for a virus? Or, an entire region shutdown school for over 80,000 students? Stick with though...it's all a hoax.
would you consider yourself easily agitated?


1. Completely disagree
2. disagree
3. neutral
4. agree
5. Completely agree

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would you consider yourself easily agitated?


1. Completely disagree
2. disagree
3. neutral
4. agree
5. Completely agree
LOL why because I said 'stick with *? Too aggressive for you?

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