I understand that AA
has a flowback agreement with Eagle, but none exists for DL
and ASA/Comair...I still find it interesting that mainline was furloughing pilots/parking jets, whilst the regionals were doing the opposite, hiring pilots/buying jets, and those pilot jobs weren't made available to the DL
furloughees. (unless they resigned from mainline?)
Flashmeister- As for the group of paid pilots waiting for training on the 732- management didn't need them as of the moment, and I'm sure they were doing that so that they could easily furlough them if need-be. It wasn't just to pay them for no reason
Last I heard, theyre still not on the line. Remember that mgmt wanted 1400 pilots furloughed, they only got around 1150-ish until an arbitrator rulled that "force majure" was no longer a sufficient reason to keep the layoffs going. Shortly after the Iraqi war started up, there went 250 more guys, closing in on mgmt's goal of 1400...and that was foiled again after another arbitration. I'm certainly not an expert, but this is the gyst I got.
"The cockpit, what is it?" "It's the little room in the front of the plane where the pilot sits, but that's not importan