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Old 11-14-2019, 06:15 PM   #261  
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If you want ORD, bid the 737 at an east coast base such as LGA or DCA. Based on the last vacancy bid, you'll be to ORD inside a year and the commute won't be awful while you wait it out.

Even if you wind up in an A320 (not likely since they usually go senior to the 73) or the 190, you can still retrain to another airframe after six months. But then you have to go back to DFW for a month, which is why I recommend you bid the 737 to start with.

So, don't sweat it... it'll work out for you, probably in very short order. Welcome to AA!
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:58 PM   #262  
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Thanks to all, that helps a lot! Name User calm down dude haha! I just wanted an inside look on what's up holding ORD eventually, even if i do get the a320/e90. Gonna bid 737 east coast, seems the most logical!
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Thanks to all, that helps a lot! Name User calm down dude haha! I just wanted an inside look on what's up holding ORD eventually, even if i do get the a320/e90. Gonna bid 737 east coast, seems the most logical!
I was genuinely curious, I mean I couldn't imagine accepting a job without knowing at least some basic stuff about it. Maybe you were being sarcastic, just hard to read into it online.

I'm sure 737/LGA will have plenty of spots available.
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Old 11-15-2019, 04:42 AM   #264  
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... I couldn't imagine accepting a job without knowing at least some basic stuff about it...
All due respect to you, Name User, there are many newly hired or soon to be hired that do not understand bidding and seniority processes. The “basic stuff” is knowing how to fly.

Bidding and seniority is not “basic stuff” when someone is getting ready to start. Once you are in, it becomes basic stuff. People have a tendency to forget that.

Think about learning to drive a car. When one starts out, they regularly “climb the curb” when making a right turn. Once they become experienced, it becomes basic stuff, and they forget where they were when they were just starting.
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:41 AM   #265  
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I was genuinely curious, I mean I couldn't imagine accepting a job without knowing at least some basic stuff about it. Maybe you were being sarcastic, just hard to read into it online.

I'm sure 737/LGA will have plenty of spots available.
This is just proof of how eager people are to get out of the military. They are surrounded by peers that tell them the is “the grass is greener” and the QOL is better in the sense that it is “apples to oranges.” (Yes even at AA...)

Most do their homework/research (domicile consideration, etc) but for most part it’s the goal of landing at a major by shotgunning their apps everywhere as soon as possible and worry about the fine details later once a CJO is in hand even if the airline’s domiciles might force a commute. Any job is better than no job.

A majority of the homework is spent doing basic interview prep (even more so if they have interview opportunities at Delta/FDX) although there are a few that will get into the weeds on this PBS/Vacancy/AE/MOAB/whatever stuff.
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:00 AM   #266  
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I don't think you realize that you just described most of our military new hires...

(not that there's anything wrong that- they seem to learn fast)
I’m military and thought the same thing as nameuser. Only way a military guy wouldn’t understand the general bidding process is if they are very early in their decision to get out, like a few years away. Which is exactly what Nameuser eluded to.
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I’m military and thought the same thing as nameuser. Only way a military guy wouldn’t understand the general bidding process is if they are very early in their decision to get out, like a few years away. Which is exactly what Nameuser eluded to.
Yeah that was all I was getting at. I mean I get not understanding how to bid with PBS but I would expect people know that you BID for schedules (or equipment) by the point they are accepting the job.
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Also trying to decide between 320/737 as I start new hire training in January (I'm old so I imagine I'll have the choice). I'll be commuting from ATL for the short term and looking for the easiest commute and quickest QOL advancement. Eyeing DCA or MIA if available to start. Will choosing 737 create a vastly better QOL over the next year? I don't have shiny jet syndrome but the Bus would be nice. Gladly sacrifice it though if the 737 will give me much better movement as I plan out the long game. Likely a relocate to DCA or DFW eventually. Any insight or seniority level numbers to compare would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Also trying to decide between 320/737 as I start new hire training in January (I'm old so I imagine I'll have the choice). I'll be commuting from ATL for the short term and looking for the easiest commute and quickest QOL advancement. Eyeing DCA or MIA if available to start. Will choosing 737 create a vastly better QOL over the next year? I don't have shiny jet syndrome but the Bus would be nice. Gladly sacrifice it though if the 737 will give me much better movement as I plan out the long game. Likely a relocate to DCA or DFW eventually. Any insight or seniority level numbers to compare would be appreciated. Thanks.
Bump for response..in the same boat. ATL commuter starting in the very near future. 73/320 options in the drop. Any idea the current SC/LC reserve times in LGA and MIA for the two types? Thanks!
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Also trying to decide between 320/737 as I start new hire training in January (I'm old so I imagine I'll have the choice). I'll be commuting from ATL for the short term and looking for the easiest commute and quickest QOL advancement. Eyeing DCA or MIA if available to start. Will choosing 737 create a vastly better QOL over the next year? I don't have shiny jet syndrome but the Bus would be nice. Gladly sacrifice it though if the 737 will give me much better movement as I plan out the long game. Likely a relocate to DCA or DFW eventually. Any insight or seniority level numbers to compare would be appreciated. Thanks.
The Airbus is just a totally better machine, for me. Flew the 737 for 23 years and 17000 hrs. Then the Airbus. Now kicking myself for not going to the bus far sooner. The quality of life is so much better on the Bus, especially the cooling and noise. Go to the bus and never look back.
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