aka our July 1 disruption outlook
Excellent analysis. The question of how conservative to go is an old conundrum. While unnecessary delay may be generated, the clear advantage is that the delay is manageable by the airline. There were some studies regarding total delay/disruption of “roll the dice” vs crank it down proactively.
With the pilots and F/As picketing this week, I wonder if the company anticipates some sort of work action over the weekend, and the waiver is just a preemptive strike (no pun intended)?