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View Full Version : LAX/SFO for a newbie?


Big T
02-19-2018, 02:31 PM
Apparently DTW/ORD and ATL is where Skywest bases new recruits.
How long would it take with the company to be based in SFO or LAX?

Cheers :)


JBirdE175
02-19-2018, 02:58 PM
Apparently DTW/ORD and ATL is where Skywest bases new recruits.
How long would it take with the company to be based in SFO or LAX?

Cheers :)

CRJ LAX - 7 months
CRJ SFO - 6 months

ERJ LAX - 8 months
ERJ SFO - 7 months

3 months of initial training will count towards these times. Expect to commute for 3-5 months. Also, if its an option, look at other CALI bases. ERJ SAN (4 months), CRJ FAT (5 months), etc.

andre
02-22-2018, 12:33 PM
CRJ LAX - 7 months
CRJ SFO - 6 months


As someone who is trying to get into SFO, this is accurate.


DaleHog
01-14-2019, 05:54 PM
CRJ LAX - 7 months
CRJ SFO - 6 months

ERJ LAX - 8 months
ERJ SFO - 7 months

3 months of initial training will count towards these times. Expect to commute for 3-5 months. Also, if its an option, look at other CALI bases. ERJ SAN (4 months), CRJ FAT (5 months), etc.

Curious if this still holds true for CRJ SFO? Obviously things move fast and the SkyWest website show SFO as one of the most junior bases for a CRJ FO.

Also, what type of/how is the flying of the CRJ out of SFO?

randy850110
01-14-2019, 06:48 PM
How about DEN and COS? How long will it take to get based and hold a line? THANKS

thaddiusMbuggs
01-14-2019, 06:53 PM
ERJ LAX...personally I would be budgeting at least a year, minimum, perhaps longer. I suspect as the company is hiring more people this year and the list gets longer for transfer requests into the West coast, that number could even go up.
*this is assuming the present rate of upgrades and guys moving on continues of course*

They still do transfer guys in from what I see on the reports but it is quite seldom and often many many months will go by with no awards for LAX. It appears to be a popular base and the flying has been decreasing of late.

SFO is probably more achievable in a shorter time frame.

zondaracer
01-15-2019, 06:02 AM
SFO has gone very junior on the CRJ side. New hires have gotten SFO. COS has also gone to newhires before finishing IOE.

LAX and DEN require a few more months.

SFO CRJ flying is mostly up and down the west coast, but flows through LAX and DEN a bit.

Hawker445
01-15-2019, 05:10 PM
SFO has gone very junior on the CRJ side. New hires have gotten SFO. COS has also gone to newhires before finishing IOE.

LAX and DEN require a few more months.

SFO CRJ flying is mostly up and down the west coast, but flows through LAX and DEN a bit.

I asked for SFO as well and i interviewed in November and was essentially told i could hold SFO right out of training. Since there was one guy that was in class at that period hired in October and was also immediately awarded SFO.

amcnd
01-15-2019, 05:13 PM
DVR is not out yet. But itís been updated. COS/SFO/FAT/DTW/DFW/ATL/LAX is whatís posted for openings. Now how that shuffles down to a newhire is anyoneís guess.. but itís a indication of movement..

thaddiusMbuggs
01-15-2019, 05:46 PM
DVR is not out yet. But itís been updated. COS/SFO/FAT/DTW/DFW/ATL/LAX is whatís posted for openings. Now how that shuffles down to a newhire is anyoneís guess.. but itís a indication of movement..

Without having looked I assume this is for CRJ? ERJ seems somewhat stagnant of late.

amcnd
01-15-2019, 06:09 PM
Without having looked I assume this is for CRJ? ERJ seems somewhat stagnant of late.

ERJ is ramping up again after a slow winter of training.. have know idea what that holds for a newhire. But i heard SLC is actually easy to get.. But expect ORD/LGA

Turbosina
01-15-2019, 08:48 PM
DVR is not out yet. But itís been updated. COS/SFO/FAT/DTW/DFW/ATL/LAX is whatís posted for openings. Now how that shuffles down to a newhire is anyoneís guess.. but itís a indication of movement..

Yes but that thing bears almost no relation to reality. And it never has.

amcnd
01-16-2019, 03:53 AM
Yes but that thing bears almost no relation to reality. And it never has.

I was just pointing out what a outside what the openings are. They would have to look at the list to see who has bids in. COS and FAT have gone to NHís lately