2015 Pilot Discussion.

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  1. WeAAsles

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    I have a disinfected Chinese Blowup doll that I use for that.

    I got pulled over by a cop once cause I was driving with her fully blown and her legs were dangling out the window flapping in the wind.

    Very embarrassing moment in my life I'll tell ya.
     
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    Looks like Brad Barnett stands to take a massive hit in the Alaska-Virgin merger. Virgin pilots with much less time on property will no doubt be slotted in with more tenured Alaska pilots. Sucks being Brad.

    So what's the problem? Brad has always been a huge proponent of the Nicolau list, based on this exact program. Even after leaving us, he believed his full figured wife should be granted her Nic position over East pilots with 17 more years of service to the company.

    Well, she didn't get her Nic. What a kick in the head that Brad will now be getting his "Nic."

    Boo hoo.
     
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  3. CAVOK

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    I am unaware on the background to this post other than the "Nic". Could you provide a little more information. I surmise that Barnett was former AWA and left for Alaska. Could you provide more information? Both airlines are ALPA. Do they already have an SLI agreement?

    DoH. DoH is the only way for fair integration. DoH with fences. When will ALPA come to its senses? After all possible mergers and lawsuits are done?
     
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    #16344 dariencc, Jan 8, 2017
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    Metroyet.

    The Alaska-Virgin SLI will take place under whatever iteration of ALPA merger "policy" exists at present. Best guess is that this is not good news for Brad.
     
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    Brad and the full figured Karen flew for Metrojet. Both furloughed, neither missed. Especially him. Known as a loud mouth in the crew room, nervous Nellie in the airplane. The clinical term is overcompensation. What a tool.
     
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    Both went to Cactus. Their Nic dream didn't work out. Very bitter. Almost as bitter as Lee Fife.
     
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    #16347 dariencc, Jan 8, 2017
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    Lee Fife's classmates at Piedmont had the strength of character to stay the course and are enjoying Captains positions at the world's largest airline. Lee panicked and went to AWA. Now he is an extremely angry junior F/O. He should be happy, though, because he finally can be based at home after 12 years of a self induced, grinding CLT to PHX commute.

    No on ever accused Lee of being a genius, especially his classmates.
     
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    The full figured Karen attended the USAPA roadshow in Phoenix and lost control. She can be seen screaming on the "Can't Take the Heat in the Desert" videos. A lot of guys, Westies included, have watched those videos and thought, "Thank God I'm not married to that."
     
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    Brad likes flying for Alaska. They love to hear his stories about how USAPA hammered him. Unfortunately, most of them have friends who are original AA and have told them all about the Westies. They nod at Brad and laugh inside.
     
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    Brad misses America West. The commute sucks and he wishes he could fly with his buddy Cap'n Aux. They could bust a move together at the next wild, spontaneous "flash mob" in Phoenix.

     
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    #16351 CAVOK, Jan 8, 2017
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    Unfortunately, I ran into AWA F/O Fife while jumpseating. The west F/As were appalled and speechless at how he talked to me, a senior captain. Their mouths were agape.

    He made his own decision to leave and I made mind to stay, but to treat a fellow pilot who worked for the same company with rudeness and disrespect was obscene, especially for one who commuted PHX CLT. He testified against his former co-workers in arbitration hearings on how he would be he would be hurt under LoS integration. Very selfish.

    I also remember the video of the female pilot yelling at the union officers who were trying to conduct a meeting in an extremely hostile environment. I have to get those men credit for remaining calm.
     
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    Fife and Barnett were absolutely unhinged in their quest to steal seniority.
    Fife probably made one of the worst ever career moves.
    Metroyet will hopefully be placed far below a bunch of Virgin America pilots in a fitting response to his Nicolau methodology.
     
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    Move2Clt finally got his wish. That was a long 10 yr trek for Fife.
    What was his deal with Courtney? Courtney owned him.
     
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    Mrs Metroyet carries a mean bark!
     
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    Not Lee Fife.

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    Guess who?

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    Glasses do a nice job hiding the receding hairline.

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    Old picture, by the way.
     
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    Girls Gone Wild, starring Karen Barnett.

     
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    WeAAsles questions why we so vehemently banded to protect our seniority?
    These are just a few of those who attacked east pilots at every turn...





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    Sully, welcome to Phoenix
    Open letter to Doug Parker.

    September 28, 2009
    Mr. Douglas Parker
    CEO & Chairman of the Board
    US Airways, Inc.
    111 W. Rio Salado Parkway
    Tempe, Arizona 85281

    VIA EMAIL

    Dear Doug:

    I'm writing to express my complete and utter disappointment with
    today's announcement that Captain Sullenberger will be appointed to a
    management position within the company. In fact, as a result of Capt.
    Sullenberger's decision to use his new found fame as a weapon against
    1800 former America West pilots in a recent federal court case over
    pilot seniority, I find the company's announcement particularly
    insulting. Not only does this decision now forever discredit the
    company's purported "neutrality" in the pilot seniority issue, but it
    also calls in to question the credibility of the entire safety
    management team. As I hope you'll agree, it is in everybody's best
    interests to keep flight safety an issue that is far removed from
    politics.

    I can respect that Capt. Sullenberger has his own personal opinions
    regarding the seniority situation, however, I believe that his
    decision to testify in court raises reasonable question as to his
    ability to adequately perform his new duties without bias. Capt.
    Sullenberger did not provide any relevant testimony in the case, and
    was only called to testify by USAPA in the hopes that his celebrity
    status would unfairly influence a jury. Instead of limiting the use
    his celebrity status in support of productive goals such as promoting
    aviation safety and the image of US Airways, he blatantly abused that
    status by unnecessarily inserting himself on the losing side of an
    issue that he played no prior role in. I cannot be reasonably assured
    that he would not similarly misuse his position in management.

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    assure you that this letter by no means an end to this issue, and that
    you will be in need of much more than a well polished statement at a
    crew news session to address it.

    Sincerely,
    /s/
    Mitch Vasin
    PHX 320 FO
     
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