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Radioactive Man
02-02-2018, 11:25 AM
Wondering what the current reserve timelines are for the ERJ and about how much flying is everyone doing while on reserve? I'm hearing stories that some folks are holding a line after 2-3 months and other stories where people are 6-7 months in and still in reserve with 0 hours of flying per month. Just trying to set expectation management.


NewGuy01
02-02-2018, 11:58 AM
It varies by month and base of course. I just hit my 1 year mark and since Iím a picky bidder I got long call. If I didnít bid long call in layer 7 probably would have gotten a line? Personal situation due to traffic I canít get AM reserve. Iím 65% in base. Bids to layer 6 went to 70%. It worked for December and January got a line. Not for February.

So long story short. It depends on a lot of factors.


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flight81
02-02-2018, 12:27 PM
Your going to sit reserve for awhile. Right now, most junior reserve guys are flying about 1-7 days per month. Long call might be getting more than that. I flew 5 days in January, 4 days in December and 1 day in November. The 1 day in November was flying i picked up on a day off. That is about par with the rest of the recent new hires.


amcnd
02-02-2018, 01:01 PM
Had to factor in How 42 new aircraft in 9 months will effect reserve time... but thats the game of Airline flying. Get use to it...

bennet00
02-03-2018, 09:35 AM
Your going to sit reserve for awhile. Right now, most junior reserve guys are flying about 1-7 days per month. Long call might be getting more than that. I flew 5 days in January, 4 days in December and 1 day in November. The 1 day in November was flying i picked up on a day off. That is about par with the rest of the recent new hires.

Is this holding true for all bases? I'm retiring military and live in SAN. While the SAN base for OO is attractive, I would like to be flying also.... Thanks for the help!

NewGuy01
02-03-2018, 10:00 AM
You can select ďcall firstĒ and you can probably fly more than I did. Because I enjoy getting paid to not come into work.

If you live in base and can drive to work in under 2 hrs itís really not bad.

I prefer long call so I can plan on a day of riding bikes or sailing but to each their own I guess.


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word302
02-03-2018, 08:23 PM
Is this holding true for all bases? I'm retiring military and live in SAN. While the SAN base for OO is attractive, I would like to be flying also.... Thanks for the help!

San is going to see some more growth so likely short reserve for the next while.

Out West
02-05-2018, 04:40 PM
Same question for CRJ in ATL?

Bravix
02-05-2018, 08:06 PM
Same question for CRJ in ATL?

You will fly. And fly. and Fly.

Experience the thrill of pushing the limits of maximum monthly block.

UniformGolf
02-06-2018, 12:03 PM
How long to hold LAX and what are reserve times looking like at mo?

flight81
02-06-2018, 12:43 PM
How long to hold LAX and what are reserve times looking like at mo?

There hasnt been much movement into LAX for awhile. Seems stagnant. San Diego is a few months wait at most as of now to get into. As others have said, flying is growing so maybe new hires will get it right away...Maybe. For now, itís BOI or ORD initially.

surfpilot1414
02-12-2018, 03:06 AM
Does anyone know how long itís taking to hold long call reserve out of ORD??

flysooner9
02-15-2018, 10:56 AM
How is the reserve life of a junior captain on the CRJ in Atlanta or Detroit? Does skywest have airport standby?

amcnd
02-15-2018, 11:02 AM
How is the reserve life of a junior captain on the CRJ in Atlanta or Detroit? Does skywest have airport standby?

Yes. They usually add 1-3hrs after a trip if its middle of the day.

flysooner9
02-15-2018, 11:04 AM
Yes. They usually add 1-3hrs after a trip if its middle of the day.

That seems sort of like a raw deal. Any last day protections?

zondaracer
02-15-2018, 11:35 AM
That seems sort of like a raw deal. Any last day protections?

They only add it if you are a reserve. And airport ready counts towards breaking guarantee. There is a possibility that you can be assigned airport ready for 8 hours, but itís not that common. It has happened though.

WesternSkies
02-15-2018, 12:27 PM
That seems sort of like a raw deal. Any last day protections?

Iím curious, protections from what?

flysooner9
02-15-2018, 02:01 PM
Iím curious, protections from what?

Saying having to sit 1-3 hours of ready after finishing a trip on your last day.

zondaracer
02-15-2018, 03:16 PM
Saying having to sit 1-3 hours of ready after finishing a trip on your last day.

If you are awarded an entire pairing, they donít put you on ready reserve (at least theyíre not supposed to). If you get awarded a partial pairing, well...

word302
02-16-2018, 01:49 PM
They only add it if you are a reserve. And airport ready counts towards breaking guarantee. There is a possibility that you can be assigned airport ready for 8 hours, but itís not that common. It has happened though.

You mean half of it counts towards breaking guarantee?

zondaracer
02-16-2018, 07:41 PM
You mean half of it counts towards breaking guarantee?

Yes
Filler

RickRoss
02-23-2018, 08:28 AM
How does TDT work? A little background, I'm SEA based with a year seniority on AM RSV with "call first" turned on. January and February have been pretty slow months(less that 10hrs of flying) and it is only predicted to slow down some more in the upcoming months while PDX and other bases are expected to grow. If I put in for TDT to PDX,BOI,ORD, etc. What are the chances I get picked-up and then when could I come back to SEA or would I be stuck with no return date?
Thanks!!!

flyfast2u
02-23-2018, 12:11 PM
How does TDT work? A little background, I'm SEA based with a year seniority on AM RSV with "call first" turned on. January and February have been pretty slow months(less that 10hrs of flying) and it is only predicted to slow down some more in the upcoming months while PDX and other bases are expected to grow. If I put in for TDT to PDX,BOI,ORD, etc. What are the chances I get picked-up and then when could I come back to SEA or would I be stuck with no return date?
Thanks!!!


None---- you wouldn't get back to SEA for a very very very long time

word302
02-23-2018, 01:21 PM
None---- you wouldn't get back to SEA for a very very very long time

Well that's not true at all. TDT is temporary by definition. The reality is, he will likely not get awarded TDT. There are plenty of people with permanent transfer requests in that TDT will likely not be utilized.

RickRoss
02-24-2018, 08:06 AM
Well that's not true at all. TDT is temporary by definition. The reality is, he will likely not get awarded TDT. There are plenty of people with permanent transfer requests in that TDT will likely not be utilized.

Okay, thanks.

KSCessnaDriver
02-24-2018, 09:37 AM
By May yaíll will be enjoying LGA so much youíll wish you were on reserve not being used...

surfpilot1414
02-24-2018, 09:44 AM
By May yaíll will be enjoying LGA so much youíll wish you were on reserve not being used...

Is that all the new airplanes will be used for??

GearUpHeadDown
02-24-2018, 10:06 AM
Iím pretty sure ORD is just a holding base for the DL 175 before LGA opens.

amcnd
02-24-2018, 10:31 AM
Iím pretty sure ORD is just a holding base for the DL 175 before LGA opens.

Doubt they will open a NYC base for awhile.. maybe after the flying fully matures. They will just cre it with ORD ect like they did LAX/SFO for years...