FA Furlough

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  1. Dec 4, 2018 #41

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    Hmm, posting company/union emails in public. Caution my friend..

    It looks like a base closure/reduction to me. I do believe UA wants to move the 50 seaters and connection style routes to DC airspace. This may be part of that move being realized.

    That aside, I’m really hearing a lot of creative ideas out there now about what this whole FA furlough deal is really about. However, the one thing that doesn’t make sense is why it’s only happening to FAs and not the other two labor groups? Why cut a deal all of a sudden with the mechanics, make a quick deal with the pilots, then back the manure truck up to the FA group. Are we that fat on FAs? Is there something else going on here?
     
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  2. Dec 5, 2018 #42

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    At the risk of sound insensitive, a FA can be replaced from zero to flying the line in the span of a few months. Pilots and mechanics take years. Just the cost of training a new hire pilot is much more than a new FA.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2018 #43

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    If Aloha’s list is correct, then isn’t one of the FA union leaders on the furlough list? That would be kind of strange.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2018 #44

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    I was wondering that myself
     
  5. Dec 5, 2018 #45

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    ...Strange, yes. Impossible, no. Not all volunteers (nor officers) come from the top of the list, nor does the union have any control over what the company sets staffing requirements to.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2018 #46

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    Well I didn’t mean it wasn’t allowed - I just meant it would weird to try and lead when you don’t have access to things anymore, that’s all.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2018 #47

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    Well it just hit, 51 FA’s being displaced to EWR. Goes back to November 2004, 15 years.
    33 from IAH, 18 from Cleveland.
     
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  9. Dec 7, 2018 #49

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    Sounds like they'll be good and ready to take delivery on a 2 FA aircraft. No problems here, all roses and unicorns.
     
  10. Dec 7, 2018 #50

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    2004 hire Displaced, not furloughed. When we (pilots) had displacement bid a few years ago (2015?), it was around 13yr CAs getting displaced too. Displacement is better than furlough or downgrade.

    Theres nothing any of us can do about this to help those displaced or furloughed. The company has all authority (as they should in order to attempt to run the business as they see fit) to do furlough and displacements.
     

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