747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3889 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
I understand, that FL has had talks with Bombardier about having CSeries jets in their fleet. Seeing that FL has talk about retiring their 717 fleet ( which is the worlds largest 717 fleet), I believe the CSeries would be the best a/c to replace their 717 fleet. A CSeries has more power than a 717, and would have a more passenger friendly cabin than even their 737s, so is it likely that we will see some CSeries in FL colors?
PS: If FL order CSeries, it is likely I will try to fly on one.
YXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2252 times:
Quoting vulindlela744 (Reply 1): Anything is possible. I don't think the 717's are going anywhere son though. First and foremost FL has alot of labor issues to resolve with the pilots. No contract for 6 years and no raises either.
How have they been able to keep the their jets flying without a contract for 6 years and a wage freeze?
I miss the 60's & 70's when you felt like a guest on the plane not cattle like today
wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5489 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2115 times:
Because airline labor contracts don't expire, they become "amendable" and folks keep on working while the new contract is hammered out, unless the National Mediation Board declares an "impasse", and certain subsequent things happen.