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Old 03-28-2023, 01:11 PM
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Has anyone in the April 3rd class received the email from flight ops with first/second day information and hotel information? I am in the class and have not received it.
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Old 03-28-2023, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyfast10
Has anyone in the April 3rd class received the email from flight ops with first/second day information and hotel information? I am in the class and have not received it.
Also in the April 3rd class, havenít heard anything yet myself.
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Old 03-28-2023, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyfast10
Has anyone in the April 3rd class received the email from flight ops with first/second day information and hotel information? I am in the class and have not received it.
Also in 4/3 and havenít heard anything yet. I was told by onboarding itíll be 4 days before.
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Old 03-28-2023, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 383WN
A few questions: Long shot here but, would I be competitive if I applied from the most well known fractional company with only 1,500 total, 500 SIC turbine, but no turbine PIC? Or does AS look for more total time and/or turbine PIC? Yes, I have an ATP...

If not, what are competitive minimums currently?

Are SEA trips commutable?

How easy/difficult would the commute from BOI be?

Thanks!
1. Apply. Who knows what will happen, But youíre not really competitive yet. A year at Skywest would probably change that, however, as well as 2500hrs TT. Fractional flying is not the same as 121.

2. This is my 4th airline. I commute. While things have improved a little, we arenít commuter friendly compared to most other major/legacy airlines. Most of the really commutable trips are crappy redeyes that will destroy you when you get home.

3. BOI is tough. Lots of AS, DL and QX commuters. Itís doable, but tough.
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Old 03-28-2023, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 383WN
A few questions: Long shot here but, would I be competitive if I applied from the most well known fractional company with only 1,500 total, 500 SIC turbine, but no turbine PIC? Or does AS look for more total time and/or turbine PIC? Yes, I have an ATP...

If not, what are competitive minimums currently?

Are SEA trips commutable?

How easy/difficult would the commute from BOI be?

Thanks!
1. Apply. Who knows what will happen, But youíre not really competitive yet. A year at Skywest would probably change that, however, as well as 2500hrs TT. Fractional flying is not the same as 121.

2. This is my 4th airline. I commute. While things have improved a little, we arenít commuter friendly compared to most other major/legacy airlines. Most of the really commutable trips are crappy redeyes that will destroy you when you get home.

3. BOI is tough. Lots of AS, DL and QX commuters. Itís doable, but tough.
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Old 03-28-2023, 06:11 PM
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How many hours are you flying at the fractional? Alaska hires people from all backgrounds, so if youíre building time I would stick it out there, rather than go to a regionalÖ unless it would improve your schedule, pay, or QOL. Keep building TT and Turbine time and update your app every couple months.

Originally Posted by 383WN
A few questions: Long shot here but, would I be competitive if I applied from the most well known fractional company with only 1,500 total, 500 SIC turbine, but no turbine PIC? Or does AS look for more total time and/or turbine PIC? Yes, I have an ATP...

If not, what are competitive minimums currently?

Are SEA trips commutable?

How easy/difficult would the commute from BOI be?

Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2023, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by AtlCSIP
Fractional flying is not the same as 121.
You're right about that. 121 is much easier.
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Old 03-28-2023, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ImperialxRat
Alaska hires people from all backgrounds....
That's what they tell you. Then the first question they ask is, "So..do you have any 121 time?" as if 121 flying is some sort of challenge compared to anything else you've been doing in your career up to that point.
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Old 03-28-2023, 08:35 PM
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That's what they tell you. Then the first question they ask is, "So..do you have any 121 time?" as if 121 flying is some sort of challenge compared to anything else you've been doing in your career up to that point.
Really?? I had zero 121 time and yes I was asked about my previous experience/time, but in no way did I feel they were challenging meÖ.

In fact, they told me ďThatís great, we currently like to hire from all backgroundsĒÖ
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Old 03-30-2023, 06:18 AM
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Sometimes (when they can be picky) airlines like to hire 121 (and mil).

121 know what to expect as far as the lifestyle goes, and also how the training works. They probably won't quit because they don't like the schedules, they knew what they were getting into when they applied. It's not about the job (which is often harder in other aviation sectors), it's about the training and lifestyle.
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