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Old 08-23-2019, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by flysnoopy76
Anyone hired within the last couple years should expect double the current upgrade time, likely in the 8-10 year range.
Youíre pulling that number straight out of your a$$. You have no idea what future upgrade times will be. Growth will determine upgrade times by about 90% as retirements are low. Who knows whatís going to happen with this economy and how Alaska will respond.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:01 AM
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So probably longer than 8-10 years is what youíre saying
Originally Posted by EskimoJoe
Youíre pulling that number straight out of your a$$. You have no idea what future upgrade times will be. Growth will determine upgrade times by about 90% as retirements are low. Who knows whatís going to happen with this economy and how Alaska will respond.
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:06 PM
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Question: if you were at less than two years, would you leave JetBlue for Alaska, assuming you wanted to remain on the west coast?
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by HostileCombover
Question: if you were at less than two years, would you leave JetBlue for Alaska, assuming you wanted to remain on the west coast?
How bad is your commute?
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by HostileCombover
Question: if you were at less than two years, would you leave JetBlue for Alaska, assuming you wanted to remain on the west coast?
Iíd try to go to someone else with west coast bases, most will offer you better progression and quality of life.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by HostileCombover
Question: if you were at less than two years, would you leave JetBlue for Alaska, assuming you wanted to remain on the west coast?
Definitely no personally. Get a copy of Alaskaís contract and talk to friends there to see how scheduling/trading trips works and make your decision.

If the companies happen to merge are you ok with giving up your seniority?

Hope it helps.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Outdoors
Definitely no personally. Get a copy of Alaskaís contract and talk to friends there to see how scheduling/trading trips works and make your decision.

If the companies happen to merge are you ok with giving up your seniority?

Hope it helps.
My commute isnít bad... The only concern is being left out to dry if and when displacements occur. I know of at least a few B6 folks that have interviewed at Alaska. Not sure if any have actually pulled the trigger and left.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by HostileCombover
Question: if you were at less than two years, would you leave JetBlue for Alaska, assuming you wanted to remain on the west coast?
If it helps my check in the first week in august had me around 95k gross with approximately 400 hours of block for the YTD. That includes my 2 weeks of vacation for the year. I've been a line holder the entire year and was on 2nd year pay for all but a month.

I had a couple of strategic premium pay trades but mostly flew a line average of 80 hours with 14-15 days off most months.

I would not recommend coming here; the contract is cr@p, there's not much movement and we are going to be in drawn out and bitter negotiations for the foreseeable future.
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Old 08-31-2019, 01:59 PM
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Does anyone know what the normal turn around time is on the background check and official job offer?
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Old 08-31-2019, 07:42 PM
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Howdy guys,

I am an Atlas 767 FO been at Atlas for 4 years now, as you probably heard our situation here at Atlas is going down to S$$T and I think it's time for me to jumpship. I guess what I am looking for is. How is Alaska from a pilot standpoint? has it been good for the most? I live in SD to LAX base would be ideal for me how junior is the base?
I want to know what's the deal with reserve and how long should I expect to sit on reserve? Also, while on reserve is it possible to break guarantee?
Any inside info to help me make a decision is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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