No, I understood what you meant, but I don't believe you understood what I meant. And AGAIN, I'm talking non-dispatcher employees because the dispatchers are under contract/CBA, and, therefore, are more likely to maintain their pay and be protected so long as they leave FL with the company.I think you misunderstood what I meant. Spirit in the near term would steal employees from Allegiant, and would potentially have to make Allegiant pay a semi-decent wage to their dispatchers.
Would be interesting to see how Allegiant would respond to Spirit moving their SOC to Vegas.
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So, yes, spirit could "steal" other airlines employees with a slightly higher pay figure, but spirit would get them at a steal by not paying them FLL pay. Like, hypothetically, let's say A employee (not under a CBA, probably from crew scheduling) from Allegiant is making 50% what the equivalent Spirit employee, B, is at, which is 100%. So spirit moves to Vegas, drops their B person, and picks up A person by only paying them 75%. Employee A wins 25% increase, the company saves 25%, and poor B employee is dropped.
I've lived through it.
But yeah, I agree with METARd, they're going to Detroit. And probably going steal CKS employees with promises of better flight benefits.