MIflyer12 wrote:Many, but recognize the value of retiring all of a type (or even a type family) to simplify pilot labor groupings. Retiring some 757s or 767s by DL or UA means you still have the 757/753/763/764 labor pools. DL can retire the A320s but will still have the pilot pools for 319/321. You don't get the full savings. So, one has to ask, 'Why retire an old aircraft early?' You've already spent the $ for acquisition and major maintenance costs. So you retire it just before its last heavy check? You really haven't gained much by retiring a single aircraft at age 27 instead of 30.
MIflyer12 wrote:757/753/763/764 labor pools
ethernal wrote:The 757s will likely persist so long as the 763s exist in the fleet. They'll probably leave at relatively similar times.
TWA772LR wrote:MIflyer12 wrote:757/753/763/764 labor pools
It's all one type rating. Those pilots love it because they can fly DEN-JAC on a 752 one day, LAX-HNL the next, and then IAH-SCL on a 763, or EWR-TXL on a 764 within a week.ethernal wrote:The 757s will likely persist so long as the 763s exist in the fleet. They'll probably leave at relatively similar times.
The writing is on the wall though, the 321neoXLR is now coming. The 757s probably will probably be out at the next C check.
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