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hkdguy
01-25-2018, 05:59 PM
Trying to make a decision...

Would you bid an aircraft that you really want to fly, but will be very junior in?

-OR-

Bid a less desirable aircraft but have decent seniority in?

Anyone ever made this decision?
Pro's/Cons

Thanks
hkdguy


GeeWizDriver
01-25-2018, 06:14 PM
Trying to make a decision...

Would you bid an aircraft that you really want to fly, but will be very junior in?

-OR-

Bid a less desirable aircraft but have decent seniority in?

Anyone ever made this decision?
Pro's/Cons

Thanks
hkdguy

At which company? In some companies, seniority means EVERYTHING. At others, not so much.

For me personally at Netjets, when the time comes for my fleet to evaporate, I want a seat in a jet that won't cut my pay. Couldn't care less what my 7-7 start day is or when I get my vacations which is about all seniority affects beyond getting the large cabin bid in the first place.

frmrdashtrash
01-26-2018, 05:05 AM
I had a permanent bid in a relatively senior aircraft that a friend wanted to buddy bid. Got the airplane, the holiday working line and winter back to back vacations that go with it. Had I thought this out, I'd have waited for a Phenis bid with the vacations I want and 52 day schedule.

Take the seniority....