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Old 03-10-2008, 11:49 AM   #1  
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Default SKYW Folks: April Reductions?

Hey Skywesters,

I just about crapped myself when I saw the April bid for ORD. I had lineholder senority for March, but for April it appears I'm about 15 slots away.

It looks like there's fewer lines projected for April than March. You think United is reducing our flying for fuel prices? I expected there to be MORE flying. Maybe it's because Spring Break is in March this year....

Or maybe I should just shut up and fly.
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wafly, I am cleaning out my pants too! I am going back to reserve myself in ORD. And this long call reserve didn't materialize for April either. Very disappointing.
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I wouldn't worry yet! As an industry, with $106/barrel oil, there's going to be a reduction in flying. You have to expect this, but the skies are falling and let's hold off our judgment until this summer; when things pick up. If things don't then the damage of high oil prices to the industry is far more extensive than we though.
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It's not just at SkyWest! I think every regional is noticing the reduction in flying because of fuel prices, but things should pick up again around summer time.
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S5 ATL looks like about a 2% reduction based on marketing numbers.....wont see the bid results for another 9 days or so.....
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And this long call reserve didn't materialize for April either. Very disappointing.
Yes, that would have been very nice!

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You have to expect this, but the skies are falling and let's hold off our judgment until this summer
Good point. I guess we just wait it out! I've got to get a new game for my Mac though.... I got tired of Chopper after sitting around the crash pad for most of Feb
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It's not just at SkyWest! I think every regional is noticing the reduction in flying because of fuel prices, but things should pick up again around summer time.
Damn IT! Driver! Every time I see your damn avatar(s) I start counting the minutes until my wife comes home and my kid goes to bed.

DAMN IT! LOL!
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What's just as annoying is the lack of Captain transfers over the last several months.
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What's just as annoying is the lack of Captain transfers over the last several months.
More like a lack of captains LEAVING! LOL! Beat IT!

Best of luck in May.
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Ya'll Captains need to find some different work
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