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Is It Time To Use The Big F Word On Here!  
User currently offlineYamahaR1 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15908 times:

Im currently working at Skywest Airlines as a FA,and have notice great changes in the last 4 months here. We have cancelled all training classes for the months of March/April so no more new hires to at least then. We have cut back on some routes,and they seem to have pretty good loads on them when i worked them esp BLI. Now whats in store next ,oil prices are still going to climb,mergers may or may not happen,routes are still going to get cut a least for the next 6 months maybe longer. I know regionals like Skywest are going to take the brunt of it. We were even sent a email the other day saying if anyone would like to take the month of April off without pay you may. But whats next in this industry FURLOUGHS (the big F word) ?????????

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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10395 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15847 times:

Looks like my daughter (who is a F/A with Skywest) picked a good time to get pregnant (although it WAS an accident).


"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2130 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 15809 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 1):
Looks like my daughter (who is a F/A with Skywest) picked a good time to get pregnant (although it WAS an accident).

Well, if they're not flying, all those pilots have got to be kept busy doing something...



The nice thing about a mistake is the pleasure it gives others.
User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10395 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 15726 times:

Well, in the past year, her husband has flown for Skywest, JetBlue and Lynx Aviation. I'm wondering WHEN he's had the time? We've taken to calling him Fertile Freddy.


"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2130 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 15552 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 3):
Well, in the past year, her husband has flown for Skywest, JetBlue and Lynx Aviation. I'm wondering WHEN he's had the time?

Uh-oh. Let's hope he timed it right on the few occasions he came home (pardon the pun).

Best of luck with the impending little one.



The nice thing about a mistake is the pleasure it gives others.
User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 15326 times:

If I had just slightly less morals and wasn't married, I could have impregnated some of the single younger pilots I flew with. It's all fun and games until the "ol' lady" checks in. "No, it's just the TV, I'm not at the bar. No, it's someone else on this show I'm watching and his name is also Larry." I showed my wife this thread and she's getting a chuckle out of it too. After my wife was pregnant with our second daughter I had to quit the biz. It was pretty cool after my first daughter was born and they gave me maternity leave. I could have been the poster boy for "This day and age the FA's knock up the pilots."

As for the original post, all kidding aside, yeah, it's not looking good for any American carrier right now. It really sucks now that I actually have to pay full fare for tickets. I feel your pain, not just from the oil prices, but for market demand. We lost, what I thought were good routes, but couldn't fill seats up using a 50 pax jungle jet. We couldn't even fill what was left with our J41's either. With a lot of major companies either closing up shop or moving their operations to other places, or just outsourcing in some of the smaller towns we flew too, we lost a lot of business. Hopefully, the tide will turn and we'll have more business opporunities and open up the markets again, so we can go back to a larger logistics market. If that makes sense.

Once again, to the original poster keep your head up, things may change for the better. But also keep a current resume on hand if the the crap hits the fan. There is life outside of aviation, even though it's boring, but there is life out there.



EMB145 F/A, F/E, J41 F/A, F/E, because my wife clipped my wings, armchair captain
User currently offlineSupraZachAir From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Feb 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 15203 times:



Quoting Threepoint (Reply 2):
Quoting Mayor (Reply 1):
Looks like my daughter (who is a F/A with Skywest) picked a good time to get pregnant (although it WAS an accident).

Well, if they're not flying, all those pilots have got to be kept busy doing something...

That was hilarious...haha! Nice work.  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14867 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 3):
Well, in the past year, her husband has flown for Skywest, JetBlue and Lynx Aviation

Interesting progression - what happened at Jetblue???


User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14298 times:

What are the odds of new employees of any airline lasting more then 2 years?


-Travel now, journey infinitely.
User currently offlineCBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1552 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14148 times:

Well..according to another forum, there are indeed strong rumors in the training department that furloughs could happen at Skywest in the coming months. Although I have a feeling ASA will be harder hit then Skywest. There are a lot of unknowns right now, especially with the mergers and oil and economy, what will happen? Skywest is one of the best regionals out there, if they run into trouble then that can't be a good sign for things to come. There are also rumors that Expressjet may furlough as well. Of course the Aviation world is full of rumors and unless anything actually happens, then they will be just that, rumors. I start ground school for a regional here in 3 weeks and as nervous as I am for ground school, I think I just slightly more nervous for the industry. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens! Non the less..good luck to everyone that is in this business!


ETOPS: Engines Turning or Passengers Swimming
User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14052 times:

I think we are all watching and waiting to see what happens. All I can do is provide the best possible service to my passengers, save as much fuel as I can, and try to have some fun at work.

Furlough's are in the back of my mind and I'm starting to get the ball rolling so I'll have some sort of backup plan in order if it were to happen. Unfortunately at my company, it probably won't be furloughs if it were to come to that...

Quoting Shawn Patrick (Reply 7):
Interesting progression - what happened at Jetblue???

No worries, he's probably already at greener pastures.

I'm guessing the commute got to him. Flying to New York for work every week can get a bit tiring.

Checko

[Edited 2008-03-16 14:05:10]


"A pilot's plane she is. She will love you if you deserve it, and try to kill you if you don't...She is the Mighty Q400"
User currently offlineLongbowPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 11241 times:
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Pregnant Flight Attendants is also known as Pilot Error!

User currently offlineWhataboutme From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10408 times:



Quoting CBPhoto (Reply 9):
I start ground school for a regional here in 3 weeks

Good Luck... I was just hired as a flight attendant for a regional, but I am not as worried about it. I think the big boys will rely on the regional. DL mentioned BLI and ISP are gone. Not profitable so (my thinking here) DL pulls some mainline on markets and use regional to fill those stops and park the mainline till the economy turns around.. This is going to be short lived.. (I HOPE)...
I am starting to be a strong supporter for mergers. I wasn't big on it a year ago, but the more I think about it, I really believe we need mergers.


User currently offlineSFO777200LR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9903 times:



Quoting LongbowPilot (Reply 11):
LongbowPilot From United States, joined Jan 2005, 489 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted Sun Mar 16 2008 18:15:33 your local time (1 hour 59 minutes 48 secs ago) and read 1165 times:


Pregnant Flight Attendants is also known as Pilot Error!

Now that made me laugh! Classic.


User currently offlineCBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1552 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9849 times:



Quoting Whataboutme (Reply 12):
was just hired as a flight attendant for a regional,

Thanks...Good luck to you too!



ETOPS: Engines Turning or Passengers Swimming
User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10395 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9640 times:



Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 10):
Quoting Shawn Patrick (Reply 7):
Interesting progression - what happened at Jetblue???


No worries, he's probably already at greener pastures.

I'm guessing the commute got to him. Flying to New York for work every week can get a bit tiring

That was part of it. They were expecting JetBlue to open a domicile in SLC but it didn't work out and the aforementioned commute was getting to him. Lynx Aviation (division of Frontier) made promises to get the pilots hired that soon were forgotten. Now he's flying corporate for a millionare in Sun Valley, ID where he'll make more money than any of those other jobs. He's also able, at times, to pickup ferrying Q-400's for Bombardier, usually fron DEN to YYZ. Picks up some good change doing that.



"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineAerLingusA330 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9598 times:



Quoting LongbowPilot (Reply 11):
Pregnant Flight Attendants is also known as Pilot Error!

Haha! Had a good laugh with that one  Smile



Shamrock 136 heavy cleared for takeoff runway niner.
User currently offlineMtsuatc From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5258 times:

The big F word has hit us at BNA the 31st will be the last day for OO ground handling. In come DGS, with less staff than we have now. To all the Skywesters in here I just want to say that its been an honor, and a privlidge working with the flight crews in and out of here, and helping customers with whatever they needed. It will be a sad sad day watching the last departure taxi.

User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4901 times:



Quoting LongbowPilot (Reply 11):
Pregnant Flight Attendants is also known as Pilot Error!

That was my friends halloween costume. I have pic's but I'll have to ask her if she'd mind me posting. Best thing was in my flight training mag we found a pic of a pilot in uniform with the following quote "I did it! You can too!" and we stapled that to her back.


User currently offlineFerroviarius From Norway, joined Mar 2007, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4240 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 1):
Looks like my daughter (who is a F/A with Skywest) picked a good time to get pregnant (although it WAS an accident).

But, please, don't tell the Baby "it is the result of an accident"...


User currently offlineSocalfive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

As this economy dives, I think we'll see the "F" word become the most used word in aviation, sad but true.

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