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Atlanta is operated by Mixed Fleet currently.

without being ageist, the crew involved in J would be legacy.

It’s quite an interesting one actually Steve. You are right….there are a LOT of very young crew on MF. Some would say too many too young and last year the company wanted to address this with recruiting more people with ‘life experience’ and ‘maturity’. So basically now you see MF crew fall into more or less two groups – the very young and the 45+. A lot of the 45+ crew are in a position where they are relatively financially stable in their life and money is not a priority. Many are ex fliers who left flying many years ago to bring up kids, some are even fliers that retired when the mandatory retirement age was 52 and have returned. Others are people that have come from other sectors and just want to try something different for a while. What you’ll seldom see is the 30-something age group. The ones typically aspiring for a mortgage or raising a family. The MF pay and rostering definitely does not allow for that group.

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