SonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2540 times:
Quoting N766UA (Reply 2): Of course they're mad... they have every right to be. This means that the E170 pilots, already furloughed from mainline, are gunna lose their jobs to a bunch of RJ and Saab drivers.
Not to mention they they will not be in the HP merger either. 15 + years for some pilots down the drain. These MidAtlantic bunch have to be one of the most unlucky pilot groups ever. US never finds a way to stop screwing them.
OttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
"Air Transport World reported that Republic Airways Holdings, parent of Chautauqua Airlines, will purchase 10 Embraer 170s and assume leases on 18 others belonging to US Airways, along with other assets, for around $100 million. The carriers made the announcement last week. The aircraft will be flown in the US Airways Express codeshare network. They currently are operated by MidAtlantic Airways, a US Airways subsidiary, which will be shut down. Half of the pilot positions for the new aircraft will be allocated to furloughed US Airways crews under the existing Jets for Jobs protocol. "We are very excited about the opportunity to fly these 28 aircraft and potentially fly [Embraer] 190s," Republic’s Warren Wilkinson, v.p.-Communications said. The airplanes will be operated on the Republic Airlines certificate."
I got a question. The MidAtlantic operation seems to have been very shortlived. Did MA have their own uniforms, wings, etc, or did they just use the same ones from mainline? If they had their own, they might fetch a pretty penny on ebay.
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8639 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1570 times:
Quoting PhoenixX2 (Reply 3): I did not know that those pilots were furloughed from mainline. That does suck.
Yep, every last MidAtlantic guy is ex-mainline. The F/O on an E170 flight I took last month made it all the way to right seat on 757s after flying DC-9s, 737s, and A320s only to be furloughed and sent to the E170. After this, he's gunna be out of a job. Poor guys.
A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 40
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1506 times:
Quoting N766UA (Reply 15): Yep, every last MidAtlantic guy is ex-mainline.
Not so. They exhausted the US recall list for F/O's, and then MidAtlantic hired some pilots from Piedmont (perhaps some from PSA as well). The vast majority of F/O's, and all captains and F/A's, are indeed ex-mainline.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
Boeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1477 times:
Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 6): Because they are represented by mainline ALPA, and since when does ALPA care about pilots.
It's all about raising dues and sticking it to the members. And people wonder why I detest Unions. They've screwed the pooch way too many times lately for pilots as a whole. It's always askign for too much when the goign gets good and leaving pilots out in the cold when the itshe hits the anfa.
Apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4425 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1367 times:
Quoting Boeing7E7 (Reply 17): It's all about raising dues and sticking it to the members. And people wonder why I detest Unions. They've screwed the pooch way too many times lately for pilots as a whole. It's always askign for too much when the goign gets good and leaving pilots out in the cold when the itshe hits the anfa.
I will say this. I work for an airline in a workgroup represented by a Union (TWU) and I will say there are many things that I despise about it. Thanks to the union agreement, we (Dispatchers) are hourly, and not salaried, and we are tracked way too carefully by a time clock. Many other aspects of the deal are things I don't agree with, and I would prefer not to get into it on the forum. It may provide job security and people who will help you out in trouble, but for the most part I think its way overblown and I think SkyWest dispatchers have it a little better out there.