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by nwadeicer
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Eddie Van Halen
Replies: 32
Views: 1270

Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Incredible guitarist, remember hearing Running with the Devil on a Sony Walkman shortly after it’s release. That cemented my taste in music to this day. Again, incredible guitarist but miserable human being in life. The way him and his brother Alex treated Michael Anthony, Sammy and Dave is shameful.

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by nwadeicer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 37324

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

I didn't notice if the article mentioned how many flight attendants were being displaced to catering and reservations positions. . Oh, this is going to be interesting... I guess if you shuffle them in to positions they don’t like and they quit, you can still claim that you didn’t furlough any... Th...

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by nwadeicer
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Nothing to mention. Frontline, scale employee furloughs were never on the table. If you can just clarify this for me. Are there no plans to furlough customer service, reservations, or mechanics at this point? Is it just pilots that are being furloughed come Oct? Yes, kind of confused on this statem...

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by nwadeicer
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Surprised no one has posted it yet but Delta today confirmed that they will not have to furlough a single flight attendant for the fall and winter: https://thepointsguy.com/news/breaking-delta-air-lines-confirms-no-furloughs-for-flight-attendants/ After the early-outs, Delta indicated they would be...

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by nwadeicer
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15888

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

Took me the longest time to realize the white line makes it a "N" and "W" and also makes the compass point towards NW.Image

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by nwadeicer
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are Your Favorite Albums?
Replies: 46
Views: 1615

Re: What are Your Favorite Albums?

Beauty! These albums MUST be listened to from start to finish. These are a normal Saturday cleaning up around the house, doing stuff day: AC/DC--Highway to Hell AC/DC--If You Want Blood You've Got It Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band-- Live Bullet Kiss--Alive! Thin Lizzy--Live and Dangerous Moto...

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by nwadeicer
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15888

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

While understandable, Bastien's stance on heritage/retro liveries is a bit disappointing to me. So much opportunities for amazing heritage and retro liveries. yeah I would love to see some. For some reason I had assumed the anti-heritage stance was a richard anderson thing. bummer I believe it's mo...

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by nwadeicer
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 49058

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

Sadly I don't think AA is alone I expect UA and DL to review similar ideas to shrink here. Through DOT exemptions, DL cut 20-25(ish) domestic stations already. A handful will be back, but my guess is most won't. My understanding that the Delta at FNT people were offered the opportunity to transfer ...

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by nwadeicer
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Losing a four legged member of the family
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Losing a four legged member of the family

Thank you all for the heartfelt replies, it is really appreciated. My writing this was a release of emotions. I know some people have the “grow a pair” it’s just a dog attitude. Those people have never felt the absolute unconditional love of a pet. There’s nothing like it. Thanks again, I really app...

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by nwadeicer
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Losing a four legged member of the family
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Losing a four legged member of the family

Had the unfortunate task of sending off one of our belived dogs this morning. You were a great girl, we rescued you from a puppy mill. We were told how horrible you were treated your first two years and that we shouldn’t expect you to be sociable. How wrong you proved everyone, just not going to be ...

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by nwadeicer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Staffing shortages seem to be a common theme for delta this summer. Others on here have noted the 25% reduction in hours for all. Any idea why they just didn’t extend hours to solve this? https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air-lines-flight-attendants-furloughs-july/ https://thepointsguy.com/news/h...

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by nwadeicer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

So, now that the dust is starting to settle on the employees taking the retirement packages. It looks like approximately 500 above/below wing employees in MSP have taken the package. Looking like a little over 1000 above/below wing employees have taken it in ATL, add to that over 30 OSM (front line ...

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by nwadeicer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I would also like to hear a clearer plan/timeline for insourcing work. There's been bits and pieces, but nothing comprehensive. I'm not expecting anything with any specificity until early August after all the retirements are finalized then a week or two to put things together, but from the way they...

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by nwadeicer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Will people be forced to relocate to fill the voids that were left from all the retirements and lay-off or will Delta rebuild it's network according to where it's staff is. Short answer: No one is ever forced to relocate. The choice will be to either follow the work or separate from the company. Ne...

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by nwadeicer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14946

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

Oh, for sure. I can’t speak for everyone, but I’m operating on the assumption that I’ll be cut by Halloween. I just decided to enjoy the summer and ride the wave. It’s also not lost on most of us here that the timeline for Early Outs lines up perfect with WARN Act requirements; Deadline to apply wa...

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by nwadeicer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14946

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

I think you are exactly correct how many employees are on short term voluntary leave and how many are on long term (a year or more) voluntary leave? While there are other levers and every airline is looking for other levers the truth is involuntary furloughs may still be necessary. The driving fact...

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by nwadeicer
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

global1 wrote:
With the current state of affairs in the U.S., I sadly expect that Oct. 01 will bring a bloodbath unlike any we have seen.


I've got just north of 20 years. I felt secure insofar that my seniority would keep me safe. With the rapid rebound of Covid-19 i'm really not so sure now.

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by nwadeicer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 3096

Re: Trying to locate members

I wish that this site would return to the paid membership of the past. Feel it would weed out a lot of the garbage in the non-aviation section.

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by nwadeicer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 3096

Re: Trying to locate members

Jetsgo wrote:
Was PHX787 the one who had the Japanese fetish?

I haven’t seen Klaus around in a while.


Yes, I believe he wanted to make a career being a youtube blogger vlogger or whatever they call themselves.

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by nwadeicer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has a hail encounter.
Replies: 42
Views: 9085

Re: Delta has a hail encounter.

The one things that jumps out of that news article is only 43 passengers on a Florida to NYC flight...

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by nwadeicer
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 1970

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Unfortunate that paid memberships aren't around anymore. Used to like coming to the non-aviation section for the various topics. Tried a few times recently to read some of the threads, seemed they were all political in nature.

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by nwadeicer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco
Replies: 22
Views: 959

Re: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco

I was living in LA for s short while during this. I remember the trendy bumpersticker that people had on their broncos, especially the white ones. "Official Pace Car of the LAPD"

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by nwadeicer
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 171
Views: 18794

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Courtesy: Aviation Pros Flint Bishop Airport Director, Nino Sapone’s, Full Statement on the DOT’s Approval of Delta Airlines’ Request for Exemption "So, what does this mean going forward? One thing it doesn’t mean is that the airline is gone forever. This is a suspension in service, and not ne...

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by nwadeicer
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I think FNT comes back too. PVD and MDW are good bets* as well. Maybe MHT as well. LGB might be in the running depending on what WN, AS, and B6 ultimately wind up doing. BUR is a toss up. I don't see PHF, OAK, or SWF coming back. *Good bets= WAG's on my part. I agree with FNT, but with just one fli...

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by nwadeicer
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I agree still relying to much on ATL connections and most of that is low yielding Florida traffic. Delta needs to beef up it's east west connection opportunities which it has all but surrendered to UA and AA. Nobody the the Northeast or upper midwest want's to fly down to ATL to get a connection ou...

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by nwadeicer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Also to add on. Flights are picking up and there aren’t enough ACS (gate agents) for the extra flights. So many people took the leave here in Atlanta. With the extra lift added in June. Their aren’t enough agents to work flights. Is this being applied to all departments at ATL? Or are certain depar...

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by nwadeicer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

In an email today, employees in ATL were told that starting July 1st all personal leaves will be terminated. No further leave requests or extensions will be granted. Daily flights will be over 400 per day in July as well. That is 40% of the same time last year. Question is, ATL will now be staffed ...

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by nwadeicer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

In an email today, employees in ATL were told that starting July 1st all personal leaves will be terminated. No further leave requests or extensions will be granted. Daily flights will be over 400 per day in July as well. That is 40% of the same time last year. Question is, ATL will now be staffed f...

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by nwadeicer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14279

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

NWAESC wrote:
I wonder if they’ll change their minds now that WN is offering up to 50% pay for long term leaves?

Depending on how long that leave is and if I wanted to return early I could would be a factor in that decision. It would be nice to continue to have access to flight benefits as well

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by nwadeicer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14279

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

I don't know why the airlines aren't offering back-ended buy-out separations. For example, a $50k buyout, where they pay you out $1,000 a month for the first year, and then a lump sum of $38k at the end of 12 months. You really have to sweeten the pot if you want people to voluntarily leave good jo...

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by nwadeicer
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14279

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

Airlines are going to be hesitant to offer severance or anything else that equals immediate cash out the door; extensions of benefits, travel privileges, and other incentives will be present, but no severance or other cash payments are likely. Really? Huh, I got an offer of a little over 30 grand c...

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by nwadeicer
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14279

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

Airlines are going to be hesitant to offer severance or anything else that equals immediate cash out the door; extensions of benefits, travel privileges, and other incentives will be present, but no severance or other cash payments are likely. Really? Huh, I got an offer of a little over 30 grand c...

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by nwadeicer
Thu May 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

It’s a great offer, if you need the medical. I don’t need the medical. It would have been nice to have an option of opting out of any medical and having that added to the severance pay out. The RMA is valued at 150,000 I believe. Seeing I don’t need that, the two years of medical/dental/etc or COBRA...

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by nwadeicer
Thu May 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

So, the enhanced retiree package (age+ yrs service =70) is basically about 6 months of severance pay, 8 positive space tickets, 6 special retiree flight listings, above regular retirees but below active employees. 1 year normal flight privileges. 2 years medical/dental/vision. I know i'm missing a c...

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by nwadeicer
Thu May 21, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Was sent an email from a friend in ATL. There will be two separation packages coming out 05-27. A retirement point pkg (age and yrs of service) and a voluntary separation pkg open to everyone. Unknown on what’s in either of the pkg’s at this time. Date of separation for anyone taking the early out’s...

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by nwadeicer
Sat May 09, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Press release of temporary suspensions: https://news.delta.com/delta-temporarily-consolidate-flying-select-us-metros Like the "until at least September" part. LOL, they ain't coming back anytime soon.. Maybe I missed it in the article but what are the plans for the Delta agents working th...

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by nwadeicer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson steps down, Atlas Air Chairman appointed as next Amtrak CEO
Replies: 51
Views: 4750

Re: Richard Anderson steps down, Atlas Air Chairman appointed as next Amtrak CEO

No, first they’ll bring back Doug Steenland to be the hatchet man again for the bankruptcy to come. Then RA can come back a hero, just like last time...!

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by nwadeicer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW
Replies: 30
Views: 5557

Re: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW

Here's a cut-n-paste of what I posted in the "smaller carrier" thread: "Sure. So every flight had a ground time plus time alloted for both pre-arrival, and post-departure. If all of that time amount to more than 4 hours in an 8 hour period, the station was staffed with both ramp and ...

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by nwadeicer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW
Replies: 30
Views: 5557

Re: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW

I’ll try to make it short. At NWA if your station only had X amount of flights per either week or day, sorry cannot remember the exact phrase, you were deemed a 4 hour rule station. What that meant was the employees there were all crossed trained to perform both above and below wing duties. There wa...

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by nwadeicer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Did he really promise that DL would never dehub MEM? I'm guessing that as a seasoned corporate veteran, he likely said something wishy-washy along the lines of "we have no plans to drop any hubs", which may well have been true at the time, even if only as a technicality. DL did briefly tr...

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by nwadeicer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I can relate. Setting up our bagroom now really just means backing a tug up to the belt, and dropping the rack. One of the conversations today revolved around the possibility of those of us still left standing after they "Thin the herd" is whether or not Delta will cut our hourly pay. Did...

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by nwadeicer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Fish on! I've got some friends who are in ATL and they all say the doom and gloom is almost unbearable. They also said that it's hard not to feel that way when the ramp is a ghost town, all the transfer tugs are parked and they have literally boarded up access to the terminals they are not using, n...

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by nwadeicer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Fish on! I've got some friends who are in ATL and they all say the doom and gloom is almost unbearable. They also said that it's hard not to feel that way when the ramp is a ghost town, all the transfer tugs are parked and they have literally boarded up access to the terminals they are not using, no...

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by nwadeicer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Sorry if that post came across as what I personally think. It's just what has been going around the airport. It's the same kind of rumor that was spread a couple years ago regarding the 10,000 per year of service early outs/retirement which never happened. There will be a reduction of staffing come ...

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by nwadeicer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

So, word around the water cooler this week. If you've got 15 years or less of seniority as of 10-01-2020 you will enjoy the benefits of unemployment. Delta is looking at shaving 50% of its below and upper wing employees as well as outsourcing those cities with mainline employees on one level and out...

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by nwadeicer
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

To my understanding, in ATL there is now a waitlist for the voluntary leaves, both above and below wing. Being somebody with some seniority I would love to get some sort of package, fortunately I do not need any medical benefits. Give me some cold hard cash and i'm out. You want us dinosaurs gone t...

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by nwadeicer
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

To my understanding, in ATL there is now a waitlist for the voluntary leaves, both above and below wing. Being somebody with some seniority I would love to get some sort of package, fortunately I do not need any medical benefits. Give me some cold hard cash and i'm out. You want us dinosaurs gone th...

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by nwadeicer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Van Gogh Painting Stolen from Dutch Museum
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: Van Gogh Painting Stolen from Dutch Museum

Revelation wrote:
Easy Come, Easy Gogh.


Winner, the end.

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by nwadeicer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385061

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

But we're one big Delta family. You know, the Delta Difference.. As I stated before, if Delta could get away with making every front line employee a ready reserve or seasonal ready reserve they would in a heartbeat. When we merged with Delta the ratio of full time to part time/ready reserve was app...

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