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    Quote Originally Posted by Dacuj View Post
    Hmmmm. Really? Who cares? Another bottom of the barrel Amazon hauler adds their own sim. Whoopee!
    You can shake your shovel at them as they drive by your ditch on the way to their layover hotel.

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    Omni Hiring window opened last week for 4 hours. They shut it after getting bombed with 1200 applications.

    one indoc class just finished, another starting next week.
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    Hiring Update
    ATSG the parent company for ATI, ABX and Omni has changed their position on furloughs.
    The word now is that they will begin starting to require that new employees resign any recall rights prior to day 1.
    This is a big change, and I heard folks are lobbying them to reconsider, but as of now I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news for folks looking for a decent lifeboat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo665 View Post
    Hiring Update
    ATSG the parent company for ATI, ABX and Omni has changed their position on furloughs.
    The word now is that they will begin starting to require that new employees resign any recall rights prior to day 1.
    This is a big change, and I heard folks are lobbying them to reconsider, but as of now I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news for folks looking for a decent lifeboat.
    Still better than Atlas, word is we will not even look at a furloughed pilot even if they willing to resign recall rights.

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    A nice touch....

    All OAI Pilots and Flight Attendants,

    Omni would like to purchase Thanksgiving meals for our crews out flying on Thursday November 26th 2020 and Christmas meals for crews out on December 25th 2020. If your crew is flying through meal time on the holiday it is acceptable to use your judgment to purchase a meal before flying or the next day. This year we ask that you not gather in large groups so each crewmember may pay on their individual OAI credit card. Use reasonable judgment on expense for beverage, appetizer, entrée and dessert - around $50 per person max. No alcohol on the company tab please.

    Pilots should send their receipts to xxxxxxx. and flight attendants to xxxxx

    Wishing the best to you and your families for a safe and healthy Thanksgiving,

    Jeff Tony

    Jeff Staton – Director of Inflight Tony Williams – Chief Pilot
    we can use our company credit card for bag fees, airport charges, airport lounges (if over 4 hours between flights), and a few other things in addition to when authorized by management. I’ve had them tell me to go buy myself a nice meal (not including holidays) about 4 times in 2.5 years. Pretty much for just doing my job. It’s a good company to work for, but like everywhere we have a few idiots. They typically don’t last long after IOE.

    They also give you a corporate account to add to your personal Uber account. You just switch to the company account when taking a ride. If you’re in one of our 3-4 regular cities with lots of crews there will often be crew car or two.
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    ABX has a TA. Similar pay rates as ATI with improvements to retirement and scheduling.
    ATI hiring window open until the 10th

    iAero hiring for 737 and new 767 program starting.
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    Omni just gave all of us $25 Amazon gift cards.
    Unexpected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo665 View Post
    Omni just gave all of us $25 Amazon gift cards.
    Unexpected.
    LMFAO! $25? Are you serious? Serious money there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dacuj View Post
    LMFAO! $25? Are you serious? Serious money there.
    it’s not a bonus, just a thank you. It’s more than Envoy ever did.

    Some things aren't about money. You've yet to learn that.
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    Its 25 dollars more compared to zero that aag has given.

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    Any of these 767's coming your way?


    Amazon buys 4 jets from WestJet and 7 from Delta to expand cargo fleet
    Tue., January 5, 2021, 9:32 a.m. CST·1 min read
    Amazon is buying four jets from WestJet and seven from Delta as the e-commerce giant moves to beef up its delivery fleet at a time when passenger jets are no longer so in demand.

    In a release, the company said the 11 jets, which are all Boeing 767-300s, are all currently set up to carry passengers but are in the process of being converted to carry only cargo. The WestJet jets will join Amazon's fleet some time this year, and the Delta ones in 2022.

    "Our goal is to continue delivering for customers across the U.S. in the way that they expect from Amazon, and purchasing our own aircraft is a natural next step toward that goal," Sarah Rhoads, vice-president of Amazon Global Air, said in a release.

    The 767 was a key jet for WestJet in its evolution as it was the airline's only wide-body jet, but the airline has recently decommissioned its entire fleet of them and moved to larger 787 Dreamliners for many long haul flights.

    "Last year our 767s were removed from service as we gauged market interest for the procurement of the 767 fleet," spokesperson Morgan Bell told CBC News in a statement. "We are pleased they found a home with Amazon."

    The four jets represents WestJet's entire fleet of 767s.

    Amazon launched its own air cargo fleet in 2016 and, prior to Tuesday's news, the company owned 80 planes. But demand has remained strong so the company still relies on third-party carriers and delivery services to ship customer purchases to their destinations.

    Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Calgary-based WestJet did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the sale.

    More to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowHand View Post
    Any of these 767's coming your way?


    Amazon buys 4 jets from WestJet and 7 from Delta to expand cargo fleet
    Tue., January 5, 2021, 9:32 a.m. CST·1 min read
    Amazon is buying four jets from WestJet and seven from Delta as the e-commerce giant moves to beef up its delivery fleet at a time when passenger jets are no longer so in demand.

    Amazon launched its own air cargo fleet in 2016 and, prior to Tuesday's news, the company owned 80 planes. But demand has remained strong so the company still relies on third-party carriers and delivery services to ship customer purchases to their destinations.

    Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Calgary-based WestJet did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the sale.

    More to come
    6 are coming to ATSG but will be operated on the ATI certificate. We are busy but not enough to need more planes right now. In fact, we had one 300 nearing heavy check that just got sent for freighter conversion to go to ATI.

    ABX just signed their new CBA and it's a close match to ATI with some improvements over ATI's. Ours is still ahead of both and more on par with Kalitta's.
    Our electronic EFB's are now including Cargo/Freighter W&B data that we never carried before. We continued hiring right up until the late fall even though we were probably overstaffed. The average guy is being used 6 days away from home the past few months, with 2 DH's and 2 flights. So speculation is high that they continued hiring (even though they knew 1 of the 300's was going away) in anticipation of some new flying.

    All in all, Amazon is sending 7 767's to IAI for freighter conversion, Another 7 767's are going into the DHL system once IAI gets done with those conversions, and ATI is getting 5, plus 1 from us. I'm counting 20 more 767-300's entering cargo service than exists today.

    Honestly, I hope we do not get into the real cargo stuff. It's almost as bad as the regional whipsaws. We are in a sweet spot doing just 767 PAX. With Covid they are looking for additional work, and we have been doing non-traditional for Omni stuff like ICE flights, repatriations flights, we were the first 121 approved for in-seat cargo operations and we have done a bunch of PPE flights.... but the plan is to stick with the DOD and the other two special programs as the bread and butter. ATSG has been mostly hands off with us. Their newsletters and stockholder reports basically say when something like Omni is generating good profits and not causing headaches don't mess with it.

    We never furloughed, parked two planes for about two weeks until they found additional work for them, and continued hiring right up until late fall. Management here treats us well too. We've had like 2 grievances in total since I've been here. Most stuff is amicably resolved very informally. The check comes on time and rarely do I find a mistake.... so infrequently that I've almost stopped checking. They just cut me a special issue on the 1st for $35 they missed paying me. I hadn't noticed it, they found it and fixed it. In 2020 I blocked 77 flight hours, and was home from April through the first half of October. In 2019 I blocked 344 total flight hours and averaged 16 days away from home each month, including voluntary overtime.

    I spent last month working in the training department. I did seat support in the simulator for 11 training/PC events. Worked in the training offices 1 day too. I enjoyed it a lot, but our full time sim instructors fly even less than they did at Eagle, and I'm not ready to stop flying yet.

    It's a very good job, I'm glad I landed here. One of the best kept secrets in aviation.
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    Excelente! Good Update.

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    I'm ROTFLMAO!! It's like a Gojetssss guy and a Mesa guy comparing notes about the happenings. It's the same thing here! Just with a couple of similarly crappy bottom of the barrel companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dacuj View Post
    I'm ROTFLMAO!! It's like a Gojetssss guy and a Mesa guy comparing notes about the happenings. It's the same thing here! Just with a couple of similarly crappy bottom of the barrel companies.
    Let’s face it...without the flow, Envoy is just another regional. Even with it, it’s little better as AA with its financials is an extremely high-risk proposition for hinging a 20-30 year career on. Allegiant pilots are poised to do as well or better over that time frame career-wise as junior AA pilots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagleboy View Post
    Let’s face it...without the flow, Envoy is just another regional. Even with it, it’s little better as AA with its financials is an extremely high-risk proposition for hinging a 20-30 year career on. Allegiant pilots are poised to do as well or better over that time frame career-wise as junior AA pilots.
    Let's face it. Just another futile attempt at deflecting here. Envoy isn't really a "regional" per se as it is wholly part of American Airlines. Your observations on the finances of American aren't relevant. It's doubtful that you even are capable of balancing your own checkbook. With the vaccine rolling out and warm weather right around the corner, cabin fever has set in and we will be seeing a massive surge in travel in the months ahead. Was listening to Shawn Mullins "Everything's Gonna Be All Right" yesterday which reminded me of how things are going here. This morning taxiing out of DFW, we were behind 4 Envoy 175's and 2 73s. Needless to say, I've still got a woody going from seeing those AA tails altogether like that.

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    Wish I could get a woody that easily. On Layovers now, a good bowel movement is a highlight, given the fact of the never ending cheese portions provided by AA. I don't think I'm alone in my viewpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dacuj View Post
    Let's face it. Just another futile attempt at deflecting here. Envoy isn't really a "regional" per se as it is wholly part of American Airlines. Your observations on the finances of American aren't relevant. It's doubtful that you even are capable of balancing your own checkbook. With the vaccine rolling out and warm weather right around the corner, cabin fever has set in and we will be seeing a massive surge in travel in the months ahead. Was listening to Shawn Mullins "Everything's Gonna Be All Right" yesterday which reminded me of how things are going here. This morning taxiing out of DFW, we were behind 4 Envoy 175's and 2 73s. Needless to say, I've still got a woody going from seeing those AA tails altogether like that.
    Let's face it...you're once again projecting your own inadequacies unto others. The claims of Envoy being anything other than "just another regional" (which it is) is laughable. What's even more laughable is your repeated self-sexual connotations regarding anything Envoy or E-jet. We both know that's just another feeble attempt to overcompensate for your shortcomings in that area. Projection and masturbation seem to be your only claims to fame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dacuj View Post
    ?......This morning taxiing out of DFW, we were behind 4 Envoy 175's and 2 73s. Needless to say, I've still got a woody going from seeing those AA tails altogether like that.
    while I’m glad you’re back to work, many still aren’t. As badly as I feel for my friends at other airlines I can’t help but feel very lucky. We never furloughed anybody, they never even talked of it. There were no requests for contract concessions. We parked two 767-200’s for about a week or so before they shifted gears and took on additional work elsewhere. We continued hiring while everybody else was furloughing. I do reserve from my house, not from a crashpad. They fly me positive space to my assignment, and I keep the air miles. We get hotels everywhere, even in bases, once we leave home, and we keep the points. We have crew cars for our use at the training center. Life here is very easy compared to the hustle, plane swaps, crazy schedules I’ve seen at AE/AA.

    it’s not a better job, it’s a different job. Our biggest problem is keeping landing currency. I’ve been home since Dec 18th, and I don’t go back until Jan 17th. I’m doing 17-23 in Dallas at the training center helping in the sims for PC’s and PT’s. So, a 7 day month. I’ve got a day off in between each sim session, any good golf courses around Irving?
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