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Excargodog
02-17-2018, 09:52 PM
... how is relative seniority determined?

Age? SSAN? Class standing?


FlytheSky
02-17-2018, 10:27 PM
Seniority within each class is determined by your age. Oldest is most senior, youngest is most junior.

mpet
02-18-2018, 07:33 PM
You'll be either most senior or most junior depending how you look at it with the classes were putting through now


Taco280AI
02-18-2018, 07:47 PM
What are the ages in current classes, range wise?

Poser765
02-19-2018, 06:50 AM
What are the ages in current classes, range wise?Everything between 23 and 55.

Slowhawk
02-20-2018, 03:28 PM
classes are so small it really doesnt matter. Your class might have 8 people but we're trying to hire 300 in 2018. best you can do is try to get an earlier class date

Excargodog
02-21-2018, 08:17 AM
classes are so small it really doesnt matter. Your class might have 8 people but we're trying to hire 300 in 2018. best you can do is try to get an earlier class date

Seriously? A 300 pilot annual turnover in a company that employs 670ish pilots? That's around 45%. Are that many being hired away by the majors or are they leaving for other reasons and if so, why and where are they going?

It would seem like this would take almost everyone upgrading to captain at 1000 hours SIC just to keep the aircraft flying. How many actual block hours are FOs, especially junior FOs, flying in a month?

At Horizon many newbie E-175 FOs are mostly sitting on their butts while at Skywest they are on reserve forever, then have to switch to a CRJ out of ORD to upgrade.

Why the huge throughput at Compass, a company that no longer has a flow to the majors?

mpet
02-21-2018, 08:45 AM
Seriously? A 300 pilot annual turnover in a company that employs 670ish pilots? That's around 45%. Are that many being hired away by the majors or are they leaving for other reasons and if so, why and where are they going?

It would seem like this would take almost everyone upgrading to captain at 1000 hours SIC just to keep the aircraft flying. How many actual block hours are FOs, especially junior FOs, flying in a month?

At Horizon many newbie E-175 FOs are mostly sitting on their butts while at Skywest they are on reserve forever, then have to switch to a CRJ out of ORD to upgrade.

Why the huge throughput at Compass, a company that no longer has a flow to the majors?

5 lifers total, everybody and their mom becomes a LCA at some point, works for the union or does extra circulars for the company in some way, and the airline up until very recently only hired people with previous 121 experience and was very selective. now these people are very competitive and being snatched up. that's my best guess

VIRotate
02-21-2018, 02:41 PM
Seriously? A 300 pilot annual turnover in a company that employs 670ish pilots? That's around 45%. Are that many being hired away by the majors or are they leaving for other reasons and if so, why and where are they going?

It would seem like this would take almost everyone upgrading to captain at 1000 hours SIC just to keep the aircraft flying. How many actual block hours are FOs, especially junior FOs, flying in a month?

At Horizon many newbie E-175 FOs are mostly sitting on their butts while at Skywest they are on reserve forever, then have to switch to a CRJ out of ORD to upgrade.

Why the huge throughput at Compass, a company that no longer has a flow to the majors?

Delta is hiring our guys like crazy. Lost 11 captains to and 3 FOs to Delta this month alone. FOs are blocking 80-90+ a month.

FlytheSky
02-21-2018, 10:59 PM
Seriously? A 300 pilot annual turnover in a company that employs 670ish pilots? That's around 45%. Are that many being hired away by the majors or are they leaving for other reasons and if so, why and where are they going?

It would seem like this would take almost everyone upgrading to captain at 1000 hours SIC just to keep the aircraft flying. How many actual block hours are FOs, especially junior FOs, flying in a month?

At Horizon many newbie E-175 FOs are mostly sitting on their butts while at Skywest they are on reserve forever, then have to switch to a CRJ out of ORD to upgrade.

Why the huge throughput at Compass, a company that no longer has a flow to the majors?

Plus, up until about mid 2015, Compass was the only regional in the industry to require a 4 year college degree. Sure, there's a couple of guys who got in without it, but the vast majority have it. And like it or not, that seems to be what the legacies want (plus that wing-mounted engine heavy widebody 175 time). ;)

Couple that with a (relatively) new company that everyone has either had the opportunity to flow or been in the industry only at a time when people are hiring like crazy, and we have almost no lifers, so everyone and their mom is trying to move on.

Flyinlynn
02-27-2018, 06:55 PM
Everything between 23 and 55.

None older that 55?