Finished the last few days of my self isolation and then the rest of my schedule was recreated. Some trips were completely cancelled. Other trips were replaced. None of the flying for April was the same flying that I was awarded. I’m just thankful that I received any flying at all as this month I’m on reserve.
In order to help preserve cash and help spread the flying across the most amount of pilots, the company is offering a variety of options. They currently include:
- Time off without pay (TOWP)
- Reduced credit lines: ranging between 40-60 hours
- Incentive Lines: this is a new one. Recently the company started offering 50 credits worth of pay in exchange for no flying. Pilots that were already awarded TOWP for May can submit a new request for an Incentive Line
These are all good options for those that can afford the pay cut. I for one cannot.
Alaska has been hosting regular webinars to inform us of the airline’s status and plan to avoid involuntary furloughs. To say it plainly, Alaska is optimistic. That said, we don’t know what we don’t know.
I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Please take advantage of this time to focus on the important things in your lives.