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Citrusflyer

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Word from HR and Ops is that they we are looking at bringing on somewhere in the neighborhood of 470 pilots for 2002.
 

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Holy $HIT, that's some impressive growth, and given the fact that there will likely be zero attrition, they must feel confident in their a/c delivery schedule. I suspect they are staying on top of the USAirways cutbacks, and this will do nothing but help AirTran. A friend of mine who was cut from Airways this month mentioned to me that MGT has decided to go with a 310 airplane fleet, and no more than that. Now, I'd expect the code-shares/wholly owned to pick up some of that slack, but I'd imagine AirTran can compete somewhat with that.
 

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Just one dude's opininon....

AirTran, Frontier, JetBlue, and SWA are the sharks in the water right now trying to divy up areas where AAL, DAL, and especially United and USAir have cut back.

I don't know who the long term winner or winners in this fight will be, but I have flown as a pax on both Air Tran and JetBlue, and the service on both was excellent. The days of $800 walk up fares are numbered when these carriers can offer a great product at a fair price.

Good luck to those who jump on these nationals/jet operators. I think you will have a bright future.

Albie
 

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AirTran also announced new service between PHF-LGA and PHF-MCO yesterday.

Also, according to a press release, with the delivery of 4 aircraft from Boeing this month, the airtran fleet is now evenly split between 717's and Diesel 9's, 30 each.

One word of caution about the pilot employment page of the airtran web site, the benifits/pay quoted is not totally accurate.

Happy Holidays all.
 

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-9Capt said:
AirTran also announced new service between PHF-LGA and PHF-MCO yesterday.

Also, according to a press release, with the delivery of 4 aircraft from Boeing this month, the airtran fleet is now evenly split between 717's and Diesel 9's, 30 each.

One word of caution about the pilot employment page of the airtran web site, the benifits/pay quoted is not totally accurate.

Happy Holidays all.
Uhhhhhh, on the pay......would you mind setting the record straight then?

thanks.:)
 

Citrusflyer

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FO pay by year
1 - 35.50
2 - 51.10
3 - 57.94
topping out at 79.12 at 8 years

CA pay
2 - 93.07
3 - 101.65
4 - 112.17
topping out at 152.27 at 12 years

per diem is 1.75 starting Jan 2002

There is a B fund that will be at 10.5% at the end of the contract, 401k (no match) and stock options.

Hope this helps
 

ultrarunner

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What was the grant price of your most recent options, and how many options were you awarded?
 

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Although necromonger, you are fonny
 

Ty Webb

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I enjoyed that "blast from the past". When that thread first appeared, I was waiting for my sim training periods to begin in Miami.

That $35.50 is correct, and was pretty meager, but I was a happy newhire, with a lot to learn. just three short years later, I was making $106./hr. and feeling pretty fortunate. I guess it's not too hard to triple your pay, when you start at $35./hr. ;)
 

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Tried a Middle East gig, then China, now back to the good ol' US of A.

It's good to be back.
Well let me help you out. There is no longer an airline named AirTran, Northwest, America West, TWA, Midwest Express, Mesaba, Comair, Continental and Aloha.

And as my youngest daughter just told me the true meaning of Presidents Day.

If the President steps outside and sees his shadow, 12 more months of bullsh!t.
 

Ty Webb

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And as my youngest daughter just told me the true meaning of Presidents Day.

If the President steps outside and sees his shadow, 12 more months of bullsh!t.
Funny, sad, and true, all at the same time. :laugh::eek::mad:
 
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