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  1. Y’all shouldn’t care about any of this. You are the other 50%. The key is availability. I bet all 6 destination jobs will be hiring by the end of the year.
  2. We have also seen a lot of pent up demand. Everyone has been working for a year+ and has a ton of saved up vacation to use. Problem is they have nowhere to go, if they can even go at all. All airlines think business travel will be back, and all gave a similar example - the second someone loses a multi million dollar deal due to Zoom issues, the company will spend a grand to send the salesman in person. edit: AA earnings call said pilot hiring might resume in the "not to distant future" ... whatever that means
  3. It's mostly right wing pundits latching onto single liners without context. He's had a life long challenge with speech and its effects: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/01/joe-biden-stutter-profile/602401/ https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/accessibility/471707-how-joe-bidens-gaffes-have-affected-his-campaign-and If one doesn't want to vote for Biden, fine... but don't parrot talking points that have nothing to do with policy or positions.
  4. I can't wait for the regret sales to start. Rogue Fitness 260lb set (more than I'd ever need), retails for $595, listed for $1200. https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/spo/d/washington-rogue-fitness-new-bumper/7141548830.html
  5. Been looking at a Rogue Fitness home gym. They seem to demand a premium, but the only company that has the customer service and regular stock (until COVID hit.) Hoping there will be tons of regret sales as things start opening up. Wife wants a Peloton as well.
  6. Maybe one airline can exist with passengers at current levels. Travel numbers are coming up extremely slowly, but hey, it's progress! https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus/passenger-throughput Currently at 9% of last year!
  7. I'm gonna go a different route - I was a clean cut and don't miss the Guard/Reserve either. Still have the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Law school if everything else fails and/or I lose my medical. Totally signing up for our 55 hours/mo of paid leave for six months if offered though. Donno bout you all, but I can easily live on 10k/month (401k incl) for free.
  8. Not a day goes by where I wish I stayed in. Job security included. Live below your means, keep your wife amount to under 2 definitely less than 3, save appropriately, and enjoy the ride. Always hope for the best but plan for the worst. Still better than Active Duty.
  9. So what’s the deal with the feds emergency rate cut this morning? How long until the trickle down reaches VA loan applicants?
  10. What everyone else said. We're hiring everyone right now and will be for a while. If not, UAL, DAL, or SWA will hire you. You won't be at the front of the wave, but short of some game-changing economic event, if you want to fly for the airlines, there will be options. All are better than Active Duty. In full disclosure, I did get called out on Reserve, so that will be 7 days worked this month. UGH. PS: Personal opinion, the MCAS issues set automation/single pilot ops back an additional 10 years. PPS: Pick the place where you can drive to work
  11. So there's the public part of an airline, and then there's flying for an airline. For example, SWA is a great company, but the flying does not appeal to me anymore. I'd been happy to get hired there coming out of the military (it was one of my top 3) but now that I'm here, I'm happy I'm not in a 737 flying domestic (incl Mexico and Hawaii) for the next 30 years. This is an example of the latter, nothing in this article affects my daily life. Sure we made less than UAL/DAL, but that's for the MBAs to figure out. And surprisingly, we still made 2.9 BILLION dollars this year. When our summer oper
  12. What negative things have you heard? It's Caribbean island hopping.
  13. I was worried about going on a tangent and not answering the question, but after everything I posted, I still do enjoy working here. It is worlds better than Active Duty. I have more time than I know what to do with. And you (not you personally) can either get really spun up about the drama, or you can completely ignore when the door shuts and you drive home. That's the best part about this job. The new pilots are motivated and excited for change. The old pilots are retiring in droves. We have 676 pilots retiring in 2020 and that doesn't include anyone who goes early. It only goes up fro
  14. It's complicated. It's important to know the background of AA. It's a four headed beast of Legacy AA, TWA, America West, and US Airways. Everyone has been screwed over in some form. US Airways and America West merged in the early 2000s. The Nicalau Award, infamous in aviation and airline history, was extremely controversial. It said that the two pilot lists will be blended in the same relative seniority, so if you were 30% on the old list, you'd be 30% on the new list. However, US Airways was a very old airline, and AWA was a very young airline. Therefore, you'd have pilots who had
  15. Any idea on how much the effects of the federal rate cut are having? What’s the change in the average VA loan?
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