Independence Air Furlough Message

A flight attendant with Independence Air for three years posted this letter on a forum at This letter seems to be the one that was mailed out to quite a few people:
December 23, 2005

: Furlough

Dear Flight Attendant ######:

As you know, FLYi, Inc, the holding company for Independence Air, has been actively engaged in securing investors in, or purchasers of, the Company as it attempts to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the United States bankruptcy Code.

The Company expects that is it is unable to secure significant external investment or a sale of all or substantially all of its operations before January 7, 2006, it will permanently cease all operations and separate all employees at all locations sometime during the period January 7-21, 2006.

In accordance with Section 16.A.4 of the collective bargaining agreement between the Company and AFA covering flight attendants, this letter shall constitute notice that you will be furloughed effective January 7, 2006. The Company retains the right to amend or rescind this notice of furlough.

Jeff Rodgers
Vice President, Employee Services
This does make me sad. First off, I don't know why managment over at FlyI can't wait a few days to send this out. There's no sense in wrecking someone's Christmas, if they celebrate it. You can call 866-465-9309 and hear some message that FlyI's recorded.

Secondly, it also shows that you should not buy tickets on Independence Air, since they're planning already to go belly up in the next few weeks.

I wish the flight attendant who got this letter - and the rest, too - the best of luck in finding a better job.