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Post Captain
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Exactly 5 years to the day they were last furloughed from AA in what I call the great injustice, the 800+ TWA F/As recalled who went back to work in the last year will be issued WARN letters of impending furlough effective today. That means they may, I say may, be subject to furlough Sep 1. Exact numbers to be furloughed will be reduced by leaves, partnership flying, and a special package for those over 50 that offers $15,000.
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Roger Moore
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Makes me glad none of my offspring went to work for an airline. Not the least to say my oldest can now buy and sell me 10 times over. Roger Moore
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We in this industry just can't get a break. Best wishes to all, and hoping we continue moving "forward," not "backward."

Capt. Richard Wilkening
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The industry will never be the same as it was before deregulation.There will always be startups paying nothing,and providing no benefits,and undercutting the mainline fares.Revenue increase will be virtually impossible and the only way to make a profit will be cost cutting to the point nobody with any sanity will want to work for any airline.I have a roundtrip ticket from Sarasota to Munich that cost $712.That is a cost of 8.5 cents per nautical mile.Figuring gas only it costs me about 19.5 cents per mile to drive my car.No way they can make any money with fares like that.

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Subsonic Transport
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And we begin, yet again, another downward trend in the cycle of aviation.

I got the feeling this one is going to last a while. Good luck to all regardless if you're working or retired.

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No F/A furloughs thanks to the number of early outs.


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