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Old 06-29-2018, 10:30 AM   #1  
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Default Southwest Hiring Freeze?

Just saw this posting on the union website.....seems to be credible.
Anyone here know anything?

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Oh boy. If true and another force majeure event hasnít happened (which it hasnít), then Iím thinking another merger/acquisition thatís just been agreed to.
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Whack,
I hope you are wrong on the merger talk.

But, if the hiring freeze is true then in my opinion it is either one of two things:
1 -Merger
2- The FAA safety audit that was just announced is going to cause the FAA to delay our ETOPS certification and all that Hawaii flying that we have been hiring for is still a long ways away..
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Whack,
I hope you are wrong on the merger talk.

But, if the hiring freeze is true then in my opinion it is either one of two things:
1 -Merger
2- The FAA safety audit that was just announced is going to cause the FAA to delay our ETOPS certification and all that Hawaii flying that we have been hiring for is still a long ways away..
Neither are good scenarios. I can't see it being AK unless they get the Airbuses for free or an option offload them?
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Neither are good scenarios. I can't see it being AK unless they get the Airbuses for free or an option offload them?
The ďoffloadĒ option was being discussed with AA a while back. Quote, ďOur Airbuses for some of their B737sĒ.

I was thinking they meant Spirit but perhaps itís ALA.

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Thereís also the issue of what to with Horizon as thatís a part of Airgroup. Ah, itís fun to speculate anyway! Hope itís all for not and WN keeps on doing what they do.
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Thereís also the issue of what to with Horizon as thatís a part of Airgroup. Ah, itís fun to speculate anyway! Hope itís all for not and WN keeps on doing what they do.
Keep the Q400s & have them run interisland Hawaii and/or TX two step to the smaller cities.
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What about all the 175s flying around in Alaska colors?
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What about all the 175s flying around in Alaska colors?


Republic will buy those.


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You guys need to take a deep breath and step away from your computers. Take a walk. Have a drink. Iím the most glass half empty person around and if IíM not concerned, you shouldnít be either.

Tapping the brakes is not reason for to fear the sky falling.


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