|Quoting AAtakeMeAway (Reply 1):|
I wonder if there's any significance to the flight being bound for ELP. As I understand it, ELP used to be a pilot base for CO (or at least a lot of CO pilots lived in ELP back in the day.) I wonder if this pilot started in ELP?
I believe the captain is a former PE
(PeoplExpress) pilot. So he would have been based in EWR
, he is IAH
based now, although his training prior to PE
might have very well have been in ELP
at one time did have an ELP
base for pilots and FAs.
I think it is a great thing that CO
was able to get this family/crew together for a retirement flight. CO
does admirable things like this for employees from time to time, in good times and sad (CO has chartered its own aircraft on a few occassions to help employees get to a destination to attend funerals for fallen co-workers).
Yet a few more reasons why I love to work for CO