Furlough Estimates

GypsyPilot

Well-Known Member
I still use Facebook all the time. Great for organizing trail work days. Most mountain bikers post photos of bikes leaning against things in cool places


Anyhow it’s also why I’m Facebook friends with less than 10% of pilots I meet...


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Yeah, I got a few of them myself. FB is still too toxic. We have a good crew out where I currently Iive, and we use WhatsApp for all that now.

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jynxyjoe

The Kickin' Chicken!
I’d say Facebook is actually a lot worse. Not nearly the cesspool that’s Twitter is, but close. This place is relatively benign by comparison.
Facebook and Twitter are fine if you curate. You have to make an effort not to look at stuff that pisses you off, and heed advise from 1984. Twitter is honestly one of the best informational tools if you have very focused things your looking for (comedy, or football news like trades). Everyone who gets on Twitter tries immediately to follow tools, not use it as a tool, and yeah you choose to look at dog feces so everything smells and looks like dog feces.

"Not look at stuff that pisses you off", the Kryptonite of humanity.
 

tcco94

Professional GTA V Pilot
I use Twitter for sports talk only. If you go down most topics in Twitter you're in for a dark dark place. Facebook for memes. I just unfollow the political bot friends.
 

BEEF SUPREME

Well-Known Member
@GypsyPilot and @BEEF SUPREME, what's your opinion about GIANT bikes? I saw the brand a lot in SLC.
Most brands make decent bikes these days. What kind of riding would you like to do or what do you envision your average ride looking like?

That’s the question you need to ask. When you can demo as many bikes as possible and buy the one you like.


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jtrain609

Uniting the black vote.
@GypsyPilot and @BEEF SUPREME, what's your opinion about GIANT bikes? I saw the brand a lot in SLC.
They have a range of bikes, from ok to very good. Just depends on how much you want to spend!
Most brands make decent bikes these days. What kind of riding would you like to do or what do you envision your average ride looking like?

That’s the question you need to ask. When you can demo as many bikes as possible and buy the one you like.


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Giant sucks. I hate you, and I hate the bikes you like!

But really I've never ridden a Giant I liked.
 

CFIT99

I'm probably commenting ironically...
@GypsyPilot and @BEEF SUPREME, what's your opinion about GIANT bikes? I saw the brand a lot in SLC.
I got a 2020 Giant Stance 2 recently...awesome bike for the price.

Giant isn’t the “big box” brand anymore. They still produce low end bikes but their high end (>$3000) are awesome. DiamondBack did the same thing and got away from “big box” image, now the produce some awesome bikes!
 

BEEF SUPREME

Well-Known Member
Why’s that?
Just discussed in the Alyeska forum. A captain downgraded to FO on an EIL will return to the company after the leave is over and replace an FO. If demand for flying has not returned by the time these guys come back we will start seeing furloughs occur. That is my guess as to how things will play out.

My furlough plan is going into action. I actually expect the economic situation to be quite worse next year and the year after. By 2022 there wont be a whole bunch of people buying brand new mountain bikes or paying 249$ for a bike skills lesson for 2 hours. Hopefully unemployment will get me through a chunk of time after that. My housing situation will effectively cost me nothing at that point or I may even be net positive on rent and housing costs by then.
 

AAPalmTree

Well-Known Member
Guys,


We've had a few bad months and y'all think we're going to be driving around like Fred • Flintstone for the rest of time.

The airlines aren't disappearing. Things will eventually get better. It might take a few years. I understand some of y'all haven't had careers longer than a few years so far, but seriously, stop panicking.
Jesus, glad someone said this. So many running around scared.
 

roundout

Bus Driver
Didn't know that. . .
They make frames for many other brands, too. I think that's included in the "biggest manufacturer the world." Nobody really makes a "bad" bike. All of the major manufacturers make bikes with similar componentry to satisfy similar price points. Just find one that feels comfortable, the brand is less important than comfort. Except specialized. That's just straight junk. Avoid.
 
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