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Old 12-16-2017, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by echelon View Post
More constructive than what you added
You didn't add anything. So keep trying.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Fgrosoli View Post
Thanks Sir, really appreciate your input. Ex Air Force but landed in beautiful San Diego few years ago and never left.... anyway yes many years of missing family time in not very pleasant locations . I will pre-interview and will go from there . How long generally is reserve, before being able to hold a line ? Thanks again
Year plus exception of LA...likely half a year or less. Then youíll be initially be holding redeye lines. All this varies on classes hired after you etc. Best of luck hopefully someone better calls you soon.
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:07 PM
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In all seriousness, can someone please tell me where this no trading thing comes from. I have been a line holder for all of 2 months now and traded away to build a really nice schedule.

December, got a JFK all nighter traded for ANC 2 day during first step to get a day off I needed. After all bidding closed and P2P opened someone grabbed 2 of my advertised ORD all nighters, one was on the weekend and I picked 3 P2P turns including a DFW evening turn.85 hrs credit. 19 days off and only 6 nights in a hotel. 2 out of 5 saturdays off 3 out of 5 Sundays off. In January I dropped 3 trips in first step and picked up 3 turns. I am working 1 weekend in January. and 6 nights in a Hotel again. Had 1 2 day added in 2nd step for low block.

So how can I trade at the bottom of list and no one else can?

Yes, this can suck for commuters but I have picked up a few extra turns this month from commuters putting their victory lap up for grabs.

If you get hired here great. Work to make it better and apply elsewhere. If someone else calls and you get hired, make your decision on whether to leave based on what you have experienced.

Staying a regional to wait for another call is just silly.



So what trading are you all talking about? Are you trying to trade crappy trips for good ones?

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Old 12-16-2017, 01:39 PM
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In all seriousness, can someone please tell me where this no trading thing comes from. I have been a line holder for all of 2 months now and traded away to build a really nice schedule.

December, got a JFK all nighter traded for ANC 2 day during first step to get a day off I needed. After all bidding closed and P2P opened someone grabbed 2 of my advertised ORD all nighters, one was on the weekend and I picked 3 P2P turns including a DFW evening turn.85 hrs credit. 19 days off and only 6 nights in a hotel. 2 out of 5 saturdays off 3 out of 5 Sundays off. In January I dropped 3 trips in first step and picked up 3 turns. I am working 1 weekend in January. and 6 nights in a Hotel again. Had 1 2 day added in 2nd step for low block.

So how can I trade at the bottom of list and no one else can?

Yes, this can suck for commuters but I have picked up a few extra turns this month from commuters putting their victory lab up for grabs.

So what trading are you all talking about? Are you trying to trade crappy trips for good ones?
I know at least on the Airbus side, the reserve thresholds are such that it is very hard to trade trips out of open time, and next to impossible to drop.

I can list anything I want for drop or trade just like everyone else and hope that it works out but from a scheduling standpoint, it is much harder to get approved for trades and drops.
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:52 PM
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Settle down? That's all you going to add to this discussion?
Your making everyone dumber with the scab based leap of logic. I think thatís all people are trying to convey to you.
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Jetlife View Post
I know at least on the Airbus side, the reserve thresholds are such that it is very hard to trade trips out of open time, and next to impossible to drop.

I can list anything I want for drop or trade just like everyone else and hope that it works out but from a scheduling standpoint, it is much harder to get approved for trades and drops.
Ok, so all of you are talking about trades and drops from open time. Yeah, that sucks and doesn't seem to work.... ever. I quit looking at open time and just do P2P.
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:42 PM
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For those of you who got the invite for the meet and greet, did you select Airbus or Boeing for your application?

For new hires how are aircraft assigned?
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:46 PM
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For those of you who got the invite for the meet and greet, did you select Airbus or Boeing for your application?

For new hires how are aircraft assigned?
I selected Boeing but will take whatever to be honest. The only important element is being based in LAX...
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by sparrowhawk View Post
For those of you who got the invite for the meet and greet, did you select Airbus or Boeing for your application?

For new hires how are aircraft assigned?
By age. Oldest picks first.

They will have a list with aircraft and base. LA continues to be the Jr base.
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Riverside View Post
No offense. But I view this as a scab mentality. An excuse to cross a picket line.
Jesus christ! **** off! The guy wants to earn a better paycheck and you call him a scab?

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