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User currently offlineMaxpower1954 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 1086 posts, RR: 7
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

Passing through CLT today, there seemed to be an abnormally high number of main line flight cancellations - I counted about a dozen. I don't think these are weather related, as most were
to Florida, one to PHX and another to MSY. Any ideas what's happening?

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

Quoting Maxpower1954 (Thread starter):
Any ideas what's happening?

My guess would be weather. The northeast was getting slammed and if the flights scheduled aircraft were stuck up in the snow and cant get out out.. your short aircraft. The destination is not the problem.. where the plane is coming from to CLT is. Remember: BOS, PHL, LGA and DCA are all big USAirways cities and all were seriously impacted by the snow...

[Edited 2010-01-02 20:33:44]


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User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

Not to hijack the thread, but I've noticed some cancellations in Boston over the past few days due to "operational issues," which I'm not sure how to interpret. For example, on December 31 the second BOS-SJU-BOS flight (835 to SJU, /922 return to BOS) was canceled for this reason. Could this be because the flight was underbooked, or in anticipation of snow in Boston later that evening?


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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

My understanding is crew issues.

On the West side- F/As are staging sickouts and over 30 flights were canceled out of PHX, STL canceled all day yesterday due to that, as well as a couple of STL-CLT flights.

US has been issuing/re booking passengers over to SWA due to this.

This is what shows up for the flights with the F/A's who are doing the sick outs...

Canceled
XEC-FLIGHT CANCELED DUE TO A PRIOR CREW RELATED ISSUE


On East side-pilots are running out of work hours for the end of the year.

If they are canceling for WX then it is indeed weather but I know crew has been giving them a hard time this past couple days.

Alex

[Edited 2010-01-02 21:05:48 by atrude777]


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User currently offlineMaxpower1954 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 1086 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

I flew from ALB to CLT today, and the next leg CLT-JAX was cancelled, according to my GF
who was tracking the flight on USAirways.com, due to crew related issues.


User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2070 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3090 times:



Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 3):
On East side-pilots are running out of work hours for the end of the year.

Some East pilots have been threatening a slow down via excess maintenance write ups as well.


User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4255 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

Definitely crew shortages, mainly on the east side. I work for an express carrier, and this is my understanding of whats going on. Sounds like its time to recall furloughed pilots to me.

User currently offlineCa2ohhp From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 954 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2844 times:



Quoting Apodino (Reply 6):
Definitely crew shortages, mainly on the east side. I work for an express carrier, and this is my understanding of whats going on. Sounds like its time to recall furloughed pilots to me.

You're correct and I have to say I agree with recalling some pilots. I believe what may have contributed to this was the increased East narrowbody Airbus flying that was picked up after the E190 sale. Combined with the end of the year 1,000 hour (don't quote me on that number) flight restrictions and weather/re-positioning of crews the outcome is what it is, no flight crews.


User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

It's not unusual to see labor strife start to affect operations this time of year. I'm suprised the West pilots haven't staged there own work slow down as well, particularly in regards to increased bus flying for East.


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User currently offlineORD2PHL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

What is the latest and greatest on the pilot labor situation? My understanding is that the former East pilots are waiting for the results of the most recent appeal about the USAPA not providing fair representation to 'West' pilots?

If USAPA loses this appeal, where does this leave the pilot situation?

I have been flying US a bit over the last few weeks and have ridden mostly 'West' equipment with 'West' flight crews, can't get over that they still have to segregate equipment and crews like this almost 5 years later.

ORD2PHL


User currently offlineMMEPHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

My PHX-SLC flight tonight was canceled and reservations explained it was due to crew shortages. Would you believe my first flight on US in almost a year as I had got fed up with them constantly screwing things up with delays, lost baggage etc. thought I would give them a try for the New Year and now this happens!

So I gave up on them again and went back to Southwest for tomorrow morning. Won't be going back to US again for a long while.


User currently offlineMSYPI7185 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

It seems some things do not change. Although the NE had been impacted by bad storms in Dec. the flight crews seem to be running out of time. US even under the management of HP execs, continue to cut the pilots numbers too thin. A couple of bad storms, with delays and you run short at the end of the month. Unfortunately I have lived through this more than I care to remember.

MD


User currently offlineDLDTW1962 From United States of America, joined May 2009, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2162 times:

Yes, but US is a great one for canceling a flight because of a light load. I've been stranded several times at the airport because of this. I thought this was not allowed by federal law?
Is this right or wrong. All three times this has happened to me was on PIT to TOL flights back in the day.


User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 710 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

US won't ever cancel a flight just because of a light load. However, if one flight that is full will cancel because of a maintenance issue, they may steal the plane of a flight going to a different destination that is more lightly book or that has more easy alternatives for people to get to their destination. But they don't cancel a flight JUST because it is lightly booked.

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