just out, next round officially set for January 19th. sorry guys. see you on the soup lines.
PNCL is not wholly owned.I feel for you guys, really. It must be incredibly frustrating, being "wholly owned" to see companies like Mesaba, PNCL, Compass hiring while you guys are being forced to lay off. Flying that you guys could have just as easily done (except compass). While those getting furloughed didn't make the industry leading contract back 5 yrs ago I appreciate the Comair pilot group for that and will keep you in high esteem.
I believe Mesaba is the only one hiring out of those three at this point. I know for sure that Compass is not and I don't think PCL is either (but I know what you mean).I said it must be frustrating being in Comair's position (being wholly owned and furloughing) while companies such as Mesaba, PNCL and Compass are hiring.
I'm sure that they were looking ahead as best as they could. I'm sure DL provides the a few months in advance with some sort of block hours estimates as well as estimates of a/c. I think Comair had ramped up hiring in anticipation of receiving some of the super shiny horribly paying CRJ900s. Shortly thereafter those aircraft went to some other NW/DL carrier, I can't even keep them straight. Seems like everyone has giant RJs flying for DL.What I don't get is could they have not thought ahead?
Wasnt Comair one of the last regionals that were still hiring low-time guys before the hiring wave came to a complete and aburpt stop and things were not looking good?
Now they are furloughing all 2007 new hires?
Good luck guys. I'm nervous about my job too.