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Old 12-17-2017, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by PNWFlyer View Post
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?
I'm glad you're making it work for you, and that is because you are Seattle. Seattle has over 400 flying lines and way more pilots for both open time and P2P trading. Being based in Seattle is about as close as it gets to being at one of the Big 3.

If you're in any of our other bases the ability to trade, drop, or move your schedule around is pretty much zilch, nada, not gonna happen.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Ronin47 View Post
Can any other Alaskan pilot answer this question without the negative rhetoric? Not every new hire is 30yrs. old living with 3 roomates. Some pilots have families on a single salary trying to make educated decisions.
Thanks in advance.
Iím sure you are a real joy to fly with
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ImperialxRat View Post
Yeah you can pick up trips. If you're on a reserve line then you can only pick up trips from Open Time (No Pilot-to-Pilot) trips.

Reserve lines pay 79 hours guarantee and you'll have a block of "5 days" off, so you could grab a two day trip worth 10 hours and have 89 hours for the month. In Seattle you will break guarantee on reserve. In LA you will fly around 45 hours/ mo on reserve.
Thank you Imperial, this is all I was asking. You are more than kind.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by rogersmith View Post
Iím sure you are a real joy to fly with
Likewise. Get over yourself, geez.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SmoothLanderJ View Post
I think most reserve pilots are crediting at least 80 to 85hrs a month. With the pay scales we have now I think itís a safe bet that you can make close to or over 100k year one, and at least 135k to 145k year two.
Thank you very much. Much appreciated.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ImperialxRat View Post
I'm glad you're making it work for you, and that is because you are Seattle. Seattle has over 400 flying lines and way more pilots for both open time and P2P trading. Being based in Seattle is about as close as it gets to being at one of the Big 3.

If you're in any of our other bases the ability to trade, drop, or move your schedule around is pretty much zilch, nada, not gonna happen.
How does LAX compare to SEA when you combine VX and AS?
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:21 AM
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Uh, well, theyíre different types, so whatís gonna change?
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by waterboy View Post
How does LAX compare to SEA when you combine VX and AS?
Nothing in the short term, but if we replace all the Airbus with Boeing then in 5+ years LAX would see more schedule flexibility since there would be more pairings/lines.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:44 PM
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Speaking of schedule flexibility, there are officially zero trades I can do next month to change anything.

A trip conflict resulted in me being short on credit, so they went ahead and assigned a useless turn in the middle of my biggest stretch of days off. Why can't we at least give people a day or two to correct their schedule before the low-credit people are assigned something? Based on what was available, there were a number of trips that I would have chosen rather than what I was assigned, all of which would have resulted in being above the credit threshold.

I understand if they don't want to call everyone on the phone all the time to sort it out, but you'd think a 24-48 hour window of allowing us to fix it ourselves wouldn't be that hard to do...
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:47 PM
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Speaking of schedule flexibility, there are officially zero trades I can do next month to change anything.

A trip conflict resulted in me being short on credit, so they went ahead and assigned a useless turn in the middle of my biggest stretch of days off.
Just call in sick - problem solved!
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