DELTA777 wrote:Rumored cities are:
BUR, SMF, RNO, PHX, ABQ, MSP, DEN, DFW, CLE, ROC, SYR, SRQ, SAV, ORH, ALB, BTV.
Employees in some of the listed stations have confirmed the closure of their station, but I think it would be best to wait for an official statement.
I'm somewhat surprised these cities weren't already outsourced.
I guess it kind of adds up - I've flown JetBlue fairly extensively and can say that I don't think I've ever had a bad experience with airport staff at any station and they've always been competent at their jobs which seems to be a rarity at outsourced stations. It makes a huge difference having your own staff.
My sympathies for anyone impacted. I've been outsourced before back in my station ops days and can confirm... it absolutely sucks. I worked my way up the ladder and eventually ended up in management. The higher I got, the worse it was, and every year they somehow managed to take more benefits away and make working conditions even worse for the frontline workers.
I got into a different aviation field and got a job with an actual airline and my only regret is not doing it much sooner.
I do understand it from a business standpoint though, just sucks that it's become the norm nowadays.