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Spirit Contract Now

Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by Cruise, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Cruise

    Cruise Well-Known Member

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    Spirit is nearly 2 years beyond the contract amendable date and the company continues to make massive profits. Yet they claim there is no money to pay industry standard rates for it's pilots. In fact, during last month's negotiations, management had the audacity to ask for concessions.
     
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  2. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

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    I went picketing in DTW during your strike a few years ago and I'll be happy to show up for any informational picketing if things go that way again.
     
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  3. Cruise

    Cruise Well-Known Member

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    There will definitely be plenty of picketing opportunities coming up unless the company does an about-face on their path.
     
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  4. Flying Saluki

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    Actually, when you do an apples to apples comparison; i.e. when you compare them to the other LCC's (Sun Country, Frontier, Virgin America, etc), you find that they are pretty much right in line with that industry.
     
  5. CFIscare

    CFIscare Well-Known Member

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    So they are right in line with a 22 aircraft niche airline, an airline that is still in their bankruptcy contract, and an airline that will soon merge with a legacy under a newly negotiated contract?

    High five.
     
  6. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Let us know! I love a parade!
     
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  7. Cruise

    Cruise Well-Known Member

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    mrivc211 Well-Known Member

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    Hard to believe they want another strike on their hands.
     
  9. jtrain609

    jtrain609 I'm a carnal, organic anagram.

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    As in, you believe that Spirit pilots are adequately paid when compared to their peers?
     
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  10. Cloud Surfer

    Cloud Surfer All Roads lead to Trantor

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    When's the next picketing event? Gladly will attend. I hope you guys get a contract soon.
     
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  11. Cruise

    Cruise Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe there is anything scheduled yet. But there will be, and I'll be more than happy to keep everyone in the loop here.
     
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  12. Flying Saluki

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    I'm saying they are right in line with the other carriers that have a similar business model. Fleet mix and aircraft size have nothing to do with it. It's all about who they are selling seats to, and for how much.
     
  13. Flying Saluki

    Flying Saluki Well-Known Member

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    I offered no opinion on the subject. I merely stated that they are (more or less) paid the same as their peers. I define their peers as the companies that operate a similar business model to Spirit.
     
  14. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

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    Tell me you aren't/don't want to be a 121 pilot. A contract has nothing to do with who they are selling seats to. It is about how much money the company is making and Spirit is making a ton of it and the pilots want their cut of the profits they are helping to make. And if you want to talk about peers, Southwest is more in line with Spirit than the three airlines you named.
     
  15. mastermags

    mastermags Well-Known Member *giggity*

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    SJI bro!
     
  16. Quarryman

    Quarryman Well-Known Member

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    Even if they are paid equal to their peers, there is nothing wrong with raising the bar.
     
  17. roundout

    roundout Bus Driver

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    Dafuq?
     
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  18. Flying Saluki

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    I never said there was. I was simply correcting a factually incorrect statement. They are, in fact, being paid industry standard; their industry being the LCC/ULCC airline market.
     
  19. Der_Meister

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    What about Allegiant? Are they not a ULCC as well?
     
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  20. roundout

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    So a Spirit/Frontier/Virgin pilot should make less than a Delta/United/AA pilot because the tickets are cheaper? That dog don't hunt.
     

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