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Spirit - IT'S ON !

Whine Lover

Well-known member
By DOUG CAMERON - WSJ

Pilots at Spirit Airlines Inc. on Saturday launched a strike after the failure of last-minute talks to defuse a dispute that already had grounded some flights, according to union representatives.
Flight crew at the low-cost U.S. carrier started the indefinite action after twice extending a deadline during overnight talks, according to the Air Line Pilots Association, International.
The Florida airline already had canceled some weekend flights in anticipation of industrial action, while talks continued to avert the first strike at a U.S. carrier in five years.
"Immediately after 5 a.m., the Spirit Pilot Master Executive Council, as authorized by our pilots, called for and instituted a lawful strike against our management," said a statement from Capt. Sean Creed, head of the Spirit unit of ALPA. The union said the flight crew "will not return to the cockpit until a fair and equitable contract is negotiated."
Spirit offered no immediate comment.
 

Headfake14

646 3A
Wow. I'm still partly surprised it actaully went this far.

Good luck guys.

You are still welcome on JB flights...as far as I heard. CASS should still be good too.
 

Whine Lover

Well-known member
Good Luck Guys. It's nice to see people stand up for themselves. I predict this will be short lived, so hang in there...



Talking Heads - Burning Down The House

Watch out ( Benny ) you might get what you're after
Cool baby strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house


Hold tight wait 'til the party's over
Hold tight we're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house


Here's your ticket pack your bag; time for jumpin' overboard
Transportation is here
Close enough but not too far, maybe you know where you are
Fightin' fire with fire

All wet yeah you might need a raincoat
Shakedown thieves walking in broad daylight
Three hundred sixty five degrees
Burning down the house

It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place
People on their way to work say baby what did you expect
Gonna burst into flame

My house is out of the ordinary
That's right Don't want to hurt nobody

Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house

No visible means of support and you have not seen nothing yet
Everything's stuck together
I don't know what you expect staring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire


Burning down the house
 
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Newjetjockey

Well-known member
Dirtbag AirTran management has rescinded the reciprocal jumpseat agreement with Spirit pilots. AirTran ALPA has preemptively set up a buddy pass donation program where Spirit pilots can ride on our planes using employee buddy passes. If any Spirit pilots are stuck and need to fly on AirTran call our Jumpseat chairmen.

Chris Deimler, Chairman
ATN MEC JSC
chris.deimler@alpa.org
636.288.6529

Andrew Oliphant, Vice Chairman
ATN MEC JSC Vice-Chair
andrew.oliphant@alpa.org
703.203.9754

Mark Orzell
ATN MEC JSC member
mark.orzell@alpa.org
 

livintheredream

Well-known member
F'n Airtran MGT. Dont they know that throwing Gas on a fire makes it spread? Its got to be getting hot in MCO. I donated a pass and hope this is resolved soon.
 

j41driver

Well-known member
There have been over 100 AirTran buddy passes donated if they are needed...please...if a Spirit guy needs a ride on us call one of our JSC guys on the numbers above.
 

FNG320

Well-known member
The word at JetBlue is that Spirit pilots will be allowed to exercise jumpseat travel for at least 30 days. After that time will tell. If Spirit management takes the Spirit pilots out of CASS, then they will still be allowed to travel in the cabin seats/cabin jumpseats. If JetBlue decides to stop it, expect a buddy pass setup similar to AirTran to be set up.

Good luck to the Spirit pilots!!!!

Just my opinion......

FNG
 

j41driver

Well-known member
There have been over 100 AirTran buddy passes donated if they are needed...please...if a Spirit guy needs a ride on us call one of our JSC guys on the numbers above.

One addition...if you're going to use a buddy pass put your Spirit ID away and use your Gov't issued ID instead. Gate agents have been notified to not let Spirit pilots on even with buddy passes. I hate this f'n place.

Keep up the fight guys!
 

FlyinPiker

Incon-fricking-spicuous
Spirit Airlines Update on ALPA Negotiations: Pilots Turn Down 30% Increase over Five Years And A $3,000 Signing Bonus Per Pilot At An Increased Cost of Over $70M USD



Press Release Source: Spirit Airlines On Saturday June 12, 2010, 7:26 am EDT
MIRAMAR, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spirit Airlines with the help of the National Mediation Board worked tirelessly through the night until 5:00 am to reach a fair and equitable agreement with its pilot union.

***Spirit offered over 30 percent pay increases totaling $70 million over five years, net of productivity improvements.

***At the same time, the pilots would have retained a four-day off break between each and every trip, a feature not found in any other ALPA contract.

***In addition, under the offer each pilot would have received a $3,000 signing bonus.

***The pilots would also receive an eight percent 401-K match in years one through three with an increase to nine percent in year four, while all other Spirit employees only receive a three percent match.

“We are frustrated and disappointed that our pilots have turned down an over 30 percent increase at a cost of over $70 million over five years while disrupting thousands of our customers and jeopardizing the livelihoods of our over 2,000 employees,” said Spirit Airlines President and CEO Ben Baldanza.
As a result of the pilots’ decision to strike, Spirit Airlines flights are cancelled for Saturday, June 12, 2010.
For those customers whose flights are cancelled, Spirit is processing a credit for the full amount of the flight, as well as providing a $100 future flight credit.
Customers who made their reservation prior to May 11, 2010 directly with Spirit and purchased travel insurance should call Travel Guard at 866-877-3191 if their flight has been cancelled.

I see this was put out by Management ( cue the violin ) I'm sure this deal was not as sweet as it sounds.
 
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Mike man

Funk Master Flex
Spirit Airlines Update on ALPA Negotiations: Pilots Turn Down 30% Increase over Five Years And A $3,000 Signing Bonus Per Pilot At An Increased Cost of Over $70M USD



Press Release Source: Spirit Airlines On Saturday June 12, 2010, 7:26 am EDT
MIRAMAR, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spirit Airlines with the help of the National Mediation Board worked tirelessly through the night until 5:00 am to reach a fair and equitable agreement with its pilot union.

***Spirit offered over 30 percent pay increases totaling $70 million over five years, net of productivity improvements.

***At the same time, the pilots would have retained a four-day off break between each and every trip, a feature not found in any other ALPA contract.

***In addition, under the offer each pilot would have received a $3,000 signing bonus.

***The pilots would also receive an eight percent 401-K match in years one through three with an increase to nine percent in year four, while all other Spirit employees only receive a three percent match.

“We are frustrated and disappointed that our pilots have turned down an over 30 percent increase at a cost of over $70 million over five years while disrupting thousands of our customers and jeopardizing the livelihoods of our over 2,000 employees,” said Spirit Airlines President and CEO Ben Baldanza.
As a result of the pilots’ decision to strike, Spirit Airlines flights are cancelled for Saturday, June 12, 2010.
For those customers whose flights are cancelled, Spirit is processing a credit for the full amount of the flight, as well as providing a $100 future flight credit.
Customers who made their reservation prior to May 11, 2010 directly with Spirit and purchased travel insurance should call Travel Guard at 866-877-3191 if their flight has been cancelled.

I see this was put out by Management ( cue the violin ) I'm sure this deal was not as sweet as it sounds.

That is a crappy deal...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100612/...irlines_pilots
Quote:
The company said it offered to raise by 30 percent over five years. It would have included work rule changes but would have retained a four-day break between every pilot trip, something the company said no other contract has. The offer also included a $3,000 signing bonus and a larger retirement plan match.
So 30%...ok lets figure this one out Ben:

4 years to negotiate a contract
5 year contract
4 years to negotiate a new contract after the 5 year one
--
13 YEARS

30% / 13 = 2.3%

The historic inflation average is 3.42% from 1913-present, granted it was 2.7% from 2000-2009...so Ben, what you are saying is you are offering a NEGATIVE .4% raise? Get bent!
 

Mike man

Funk Master Flex
One addition...if you're going to use a buddy pass put your Spirit ID away and use your Gov't issued ID instead. Gate agents have been notified to not let Spirit pilots on even with buddy passes. I hate this f'n place.

Keep up the fight guys!

ALAP lawsuit...maybe not...airtran management = ****************************** bags, YES!
 

FlyinPiker

Incon-fricking-spicuous
I guess I should clarify.

As sweet as it sounds to "Joe Public", the intended target of the release.


#@$@#@$ greedy pilots. (roll eyes)
 
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