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Old 09-27-2023, 12:27 PM
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How easy is it to drop trips here at AA? Pretty new still trying to understand it all.
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Old 09-27-2023, 12:30 PM
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How easy is it to drop trips here at AA? Pretty new still trying to understand it all.
Straight drop? Not easy at all. As a matter of face next to impossible.
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Old 09-27-2023, 02:09 PM
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Straight drop? Not easy at all. As a matter of face next to impossible.
Figured as much, I guess it make sense to trade what you donít want.
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Old 09-27-2023, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ikem0304 View Post
Figured as much, I guess it make sense to trade what you donít want.
Good luck with that, too.
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Old 09-28-2023, 05:25 PM
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Good evening all. Forgive me, but I am brand new to the 121 lifestyle and it is proving to be a steep learning curve in regard to bidding, scheduling, trading etcÖI know everything Iíve read says that trip trades at AA are difficult/ impossible. So does that mean once you are online and eventually make a group of friends, you canít trade trips to help each other out to get curtain days off if you need them for family milestones or special occasions? For example, in law enforcement, itís not uncommon for a friend/ co-worker to be working a weekend that they really need off. I would work the weekend for them and take their weekday off. Then resume my normal schedule in the hopes that they will return the favor at some point? Is this not allowed at AA? Thanks for the help!
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Old 09-28-2023, 07:05 PM
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Good evening all. Forgive me, but I am brand new to the 121 lifestyle and it is proving to be a steep learning curve in regard to bidding, scheduling, trading etc…I know everything I’ve read says that trip trades at AA are difficult/ impossible. So does that mean once you are online and eventually make a group of friends, you can’t trade trips to help each other out to get curtain days off if you need them for family milestones or special occasions? For example, in law enforcement, it’s not uncommon for a friend/ co-worker to be working a weekend that they really need off. I would work the weekend for them and take their weekday off. Then resume my normal schedule in the hopes that they will return the favor at some point? Is this not allowed at AA? Thanks for the help!
If you have friends in the same base and aircraft, you can do a pilot to pilot trade. The problem is that it is pretty rare for someone to have enough time off with someone else where they will match up where you can actually trade. We are not typically trading 1 or 2 days. Especially early on, you will have mostly all 4 and 5 day trips. It is pretty hard to trade a 4 or 5 day with someone else unless the schedule match up perfectly.

Also, with us being awarded schedules in the upper 80 hour to low 90 hour range every month, it is hard to trade and stay within the FAR limits for the month.
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Old 09-28-2023, 07:12 PM
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If you have friends in the same base and aircraft, you can do a pilot to pilot trade. The problem is that it is pretty rare for someone to have enough time off with someone else where they will match up where you can actually trade. We are not typically trading 1 or 2 days. Especially early on, you will have mostly all 4 and 5 day trips. It is pretty hard to trade a 4 or 5 day with someone else unless the schedule match up perfectly.

Also, with us being awarded schedules in the upper 80 hour to low 90 hour range every month, it is hard to trade and stay within the FAR limits for the month.

Gotcha, Thx for clarifying for me.
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Old 09-28-2023, 07:28 PM
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If you have friends in the same base and aircraft, you can do a pilot to pilot trade. The problem is that it is pretty rare for someone to have enough time off with someone else where they will match up where you can actually trade. We are not typically trading 1 or 2 days. Especially early on, you will have mostly all 4 and 5 day trips. It is pretty hard to trade a 4 or 5 day with someone else unless the schedule match up perfectly.

Also, with us being awarded schedules in the upper 80 hour to low 90 hour range every month, it is hard to trade and stay within the FAR limits for the month.

probably base depending. Iím MIA 320 FO. I just went on selected a 4 day trip and 5 tradable trips came up for live trades. Three 3 days, two 4 days. I trade multiple times a month usually. Also many times after I trade a trip once or twice it turns green. Happens. Itís definitely not perfect. It definitely should be better.
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Old 09-28-2023, 07:58 PM
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Im trying to trade a 2 day for an open 2 day and it fails. There are currently 10 trips for the ENTIRE month of OctoberÖ garbage
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Old 09-28-2023, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Flapps3658 View Post
Good evening all. Forgive me, but I am brand new to the 121 lifestyle and it is proving to be a steep learning curve in regard to bidding, scheduling, trading etcÖI know everything Iíve read says that trip trades at AA are difficult/ impossible. So does that mean once you are online and eventually make a group of friends, you canít trade trips to help each other out to get curtain days off if you need them for family milestones or special occasions? For example, in law enforcement, itís not uncommon for a friend/ co-worker to be working a weekend that they really need off. I would work the weekend for them and take their weekday off. Then resume my normal schedule in the hopes that they will return the favor at some point? Is this not allowed at AA? Thanks for the help!
Yeah, not really a thing here. We do have a mechanism for pilot to pilot trades but it is rare for a transaction to actually take place. Although there are base/bid status facebook groups it is unlikely you'll actually be friends with any of them. That is due to the simple fact that you'll never meet them as you will be flying with CAs, not FOs.
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