av8orwalk From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4071 times:
I've been searching for a source too. Right now I've only been told by my best friend who is a B6 FA. He said no one is getting furloughed. Everyone is being reassigned. Sorry, only word of mouth right now. He told me this Friday.
The safest place to be in an airplane crash is on the ground.
infiniti329 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 1026 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3805 times:
The big thing is that is happening at their main base of operations @ JFK. Catering and GSE are being given as I understand the options to go customer service or ramp. Now the the smaller stations who may have these in-house positions may see a trickle effect. This is no rumor folks as I've been told by people from B6, its going to happen just a matter of when. It really shocked me that it was at JFK though.
canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3448 times:
Quoting bos2laf (Reply 6): They will also be bringing in-house the ramp at LGA and BDL to help absorb displaced provisioning employees. This from a reliable source.
All in all, it sucks for the affected employees, but as some have said to me, any other company would've just walked in and handed out pink slips no questions asked.
Sure a job is a job, but if you live in Queens why would you be interested in moving to BDL to keep your position with B6? I know a lot of people in the industry do that when positions are eliminated but that's really the lesser of two evils, particularly if you're not a mechanic or inflight crew.
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2690 times:
Does B6 have its own catering division? Where I work, Gate Gourmet owns the catering and they fix everything. The airline pays a certain sum and get some percentage of the sales, but I believe the main risk lies with Gate Gourmet. I think many airlines in Europe have it this way.