Man I feel like a yo yo with all the constant changes by Southernjets Intl:insane:
Response from Comair MEC:Earlier this month, I communicated that Delta Connection planned to assign an additional seven CRJ-900s to Comair beginning in October. The fluctuations in our flight schedule continued this week as Delta Connection revised our assignment and will no longer position these aircraft with Comair.Fleet: Since January, we have anticipated our fleet declining by 14 aircraft by the end of the
This latest development is disappointing, especially because we moved so quickly to adjust our operation to take advantage of this opportunity. This year, we’ve seen more uncertainty than any of us would like regarding our fleet and schedule, and the most recent development impacts our plan in the following manner:
year. Today’s news does not change that outlook, and eight CRJ-100/200 aircraft will beStaffing: As we communicated before the additional CRJ-900 assignment, we anticipate an
returned to lessors when their agreements expire. The plan also calls for reduced utilization on
the remaining 50-seat planes.
overage in our crew staffing. Pilots and flight attendants should stay tuned to EPIC in the
coming days for information regarding changes to the staffing outlook and the next steps in ourprocess. We also continue to review administrative positions to ensure that we are appropriately staffed to support the operation.
We should anticipate fluctuations in our flight schedule to continue as Delta adjusts its plans
according to fuel prices and associated economic factors. I remain committed to sharing significant updates with you.
As I’ve acknowledged in previous communications, this year has been a rollercoaster. We must look beyond this most recent valley to our next potential peak. I appreciate your flexibility, resilience and your determination to deliver a quality product to our customer regardless of what’s happening “behind the scenes.”
Originally Posted by ALPA MEC E-Mail
Dear Comair Pilot,
As you may have already read, the company today announced that we will not be receiving the seven CRJ 900 aircraft that were previously promised.
Why would the company make an announcement that we would be getting seven new aircraft, only to flip-flop its decision two days after the vacancy bid award was announced?
Your MEC is at a loss as to why this management team would intentionally subject the pilot group to this kind of emotional distress. Is this yet another attempt by management to divide and conquer through misinformation? Only time will tell.
Given the fact that the company has changed the staffing and fleet plan multiple times in the last few months, we shouldn’t have to wait long for our answer. In our opinion, this is no way to run a successful business or maintain any credibility with this pilot group.
We find it curious that this management team seems to have so little control over the day to day operations, much less the future, of this airline. In fact, the word “inept” comes to mind.
Your MEC has one question for you: How much confidence do you have in this management team’s ability to run this airline?