Who's been furloughed the LONGEST?!

AWACoff

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Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!!! At the Brown County Fairgrounds! You'll pay for all the seat, but YOU'LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE!!!
Pilots whining about being the longest on furlough...You won't believe YOUR EYES!!!

I've been furloughed since Oct. 15th, 2001. I'm also really bored (hence the completely inane thread).
 

Anaconda

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regarding coex, any word on when recalls may begin? rumors? just curious...


i hope everyone is back to work soon!
 

low&slow

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September 21, 2001, and also really bored!!! Anyone want to hire me???


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OctoberF#ckingFirst.......................wake me up when it's over
 

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low&slow, gotcha by a few days...

September 19th!

Why do I feel proud to have beaten you????:eek:

Good luck everyone, I hope you are all recalled very soon!
 

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October 8, 2001 Is it just me, or does this seem like a hellish eternity?
 

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It's not you. Oct 1 for me and the days, or should I say years, can't go by fast enough.
 

RichardFitzwell

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Me too

October 1st seems to be a magic number.

I can't believe some guys go laid-off before that...talk about companies acting quickly. Wowch!
 

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Anaconda,

No official word yet about recalls at CoEx, but lots of rumors. I've heard anywhere from this month to next year. Nobody really knows for sure. However, I do have a good friend in scheduling who feels recalls may begin next month. Apparently, coverage is terrible. Also, one of my former roomates took the flight attendant option and has told me that the future looks bright as well for those furloughed.

We are taking delivery of 22 airplanes net this year (RJs minus retired and retiring turboprops) and I think 43 next year so by my math recalls can't be too far down the road. I would guess in the mid-summer range, maybe June or July.
 

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I sincerely hope you folks all get recalled real soon. I also feel it in my bones that you will.

I have been furloughed twice, been RIF'd once, worked for two aviation companies that have are room temperature. Also been Chapter 13 once and Chapter 11 once. I am now at American Airlines very close to furlough but not a stranger to it. Life is good!

You'll be back sooner than you know it. If you start to feel sorry for yourselves do some home work and check out all those folks at TWA, USAir and so on and so on... that have been furloughed for 6 + yerrs and are back in the saddle!

I sincerely hope to see ya' in the TCAS or window soon,

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Counselair,
Finally...I was hoping some old-timers would step in. In the grand scheme of things...our furlough has been nothing yet. I have a friend at Lakes...her father was furloughed for 6 years, 11 months. We'll probably be furloughed again down the line. I'm almost a "real airline pilot". I was within a hair of a strike (2 hours past strike deadline 1 week off of IOE) and have been furloughed after 3 months on the job. This is a good warm up. Look out WORLD! ;)
 
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The first furloughs this time are the cargo carriers after numerous postal contracts were lost when the USPS went into closed negotiations with Fedex and they spirited them away. Kitty Hawk, Express One, Ryan, Emery are just a few. All were pre 9/11, Some started as far back as March '01 if I remember correctly.
 

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Conventional wisdom says your not a real airline pilot till you've been furloughed, been through strikes, bankruptsy, etc. Counselair, I think you qualify as about as "real" an airline pilot as there is. Welcome to American. Hope you left all that bad mojo behind ya.
 

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October 1 seems to be the winning number. As others have mentioned, some at UAL were out on the street up to seven years. One I met personally. He said it sucked. But he's also a triple seven captain now. I don't think (hope?) any of us will have to endure that sort of eternity, so keep hope alive.
 

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Nov 1st here

ok, i feel better now after reading all of the above, at least I don't feel all alone anymore, Nov 1st here from Midwest Express and bored to death also... I think we all need some good news soon, enough is enough its not funny anymore... good luck to all of us on the street..
 

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-AWACoff , "old timers", unfortunatly this thread ran on my Birthday thanks for the blackeye!

-Dragginass, as far as being a "real airline pilot" goes thanks for the comlipment. I'm just one of the guys fortunate enough to be able to do something I love doing, and honored enough to have folks like you all to list as my peers.

I hope everyone is off of chairborne and back to airborne real soon!

Counselair:)
 
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