[P]Very senior bases average 200-300 FA's, total affected is around 1300. I'd guess seniority averages about 20 years. Expect many retirements or leaves since most openings will be in NYC, limited in ATL.[/P]
Why should the commute be paid for, positive space, or SA? That's going to cause problems among the other commuters. I can see the company doing it for a few months, but for balance of career? Doubt that'll happen. There would have to be potential for abuse there. Anyone remember how it was handled when they closed the short-lived WAS base?
Let's see, put a couple air marshals on a MSY-ATL flight, then put a number of commuting FA's on the flight as well. Has the potential to impact revenue in a market that probably already takes a hit because of competition from FL. I'd be VERY surprised if it was SA travel.
On 10/23/2002 12:32:15 PM FA Mikey wrote:
Dan Lewis Delta spoksman says.
Attendants begin their service each day at the bases. Flight attendants will still be able to live in New Orleans and the airline will pay for their commutes.
I think this spokesman's remarks were misunderstood or will need revisioning. Commutes are each FA's responsiblity, whether you use ID 90, jumpseat, passes or drive, that won't change.
Delta will pay relocation monies to those who wish to move to another base or station, from an affected closure.
The BOM base was closed while I was still w/ the company. If it has been reopened with foreign natioanl FA's I was unaware. The foreign national FA's that came from PA were on seperate seniority lists, and were based in TLV, WAW (Warsaw), and BOM.
WAS is the generic code for Washington DC. WAS will give you both IAD and DCA departures, depending on the res system. WAS based FA's flew shuttle out of DCA and IAD-FRA, if I'm not mistaken.