Turbulent Changing Airline
First Officer B767 and DC-8. (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – December 7, 2012
This used to be a great fun place to work. However with recent management changes, a merger with another airline and the downturn in the global economy it has become just another company dwindling away. With cuts in service, personnel and benefits in the last six months it has become an example of what to expect in the new economy. A typical day at work is long, usually 12 hours or more, with varied schedules and routines. Management is now in panic mode. With the recent merger, the previous management that a lot of experience with this type of operation have been replaced with a group who while experienced, do not have the type of experience required to operate a company like this. This results of the last six months have proven this. With a 50 percent reduction in the aircraft fleet and furloughing of 220 pilots.
The best part of the job was a mix of all kinds of things. The people I worked with were the best. The job challenging and dynamic. I will surely miss it.