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Parma3980
02-21-2018, 05:04 PM
I have class dates with both in March. Pros and cons of both. 25 years 121 experience so not my first rodeo but starting over. Appreciate all input


minimwage4
02-21-2018, 06:17 PM
Where do you live?

chrisreedrules
02-22-2018, 05:11 AM
I have class dates with both in March. Pros and cons of both. 25 years 121 experience so not my first rodeo but starting over. Appreciate all input

Uhhhh... TSA would be the clear choice here.


Knobcrk1
02-22-2018, 05:23 AM
Hard to say. There’s been cases of TSA guys going to XJT and XJT coming to TSA. So it depends on your circumstances, we have to know more. XJT has historically been the better airline, both are stagnant right now.

Parma3980
02-23-2018, 10:09 AM
I live in Tampa. Will commute

minimwage4
02-23-2018, 11:25 AM
Well commuting is a way of life if you live in Florida. It’s going to be rough. I would go to the one that has the closest base to you.

Stuff11
02-23-2018, 12:39 PM
XJT's training is far beyond TSA. Like its really even a competition.

Riverside
02-24-2018, 09:54 AM
XJT's training is far beyond TSA. Like its really even a competition.

That's why TSA bought a crashed up XJT plane to use as a trainer.

N6279P
02-25-2018, 04:48 PM
That's why TSA bought a crashed up XJT plane to use as a trainer.

What? The only XJT plane that was “crashed up” (whatever that means) was back in 97 and is used for their cabin trainer.

jacburn
02-26-2018, 10:22 AM
What? The only XJT plane that was “crashed up” (whatever that means) was back in 97 and is used for their cabin trainer.

Are both ftd's still in iah? One of those was from the accident.

sflpilot
02-26-2018, 10:57 AM
Well commuting is a way of life if you live in Florida. It’s going to be rough. I would go to the one that has the closest base to you.

Definitely true. TSA has the RDU base which has five flights a day between Tampa and there. It would probably be easier to get on those flights than trying to go to ATL for XJT. You should consider Silver they are right in Tampa which means no commute at all.

Parma3980
02-26-2018, 07:18 PM
Definitely true. TSA has the RDU base which has five flights a day between Tampa and there. It would probably be easier to get on those flights than trying to go to ATL for XJT. You should consider Silver they are right in Tampa which means no commute at all.
Except silver is flying saab340’s.

minimwage4
02-26-2018, 09:28 PM
Definitely true. TSA has the RDU base which has five flights a day between Tampa and there. It would probably be easier to get on those flights than trying to go to ATL for XJT. You should consider Silver they are right in Tampa which means no commute at all.

Except RDU is being shrunk and will probably close.

FlyingDawgg
02-26-2018, 09:29 PM
Miami based airlines not an option? Republic, Envoy, etc???

Parma3980
02-27-2018, 07:44 AM
Miami based airlines not an option? Republic, Envoy, etc???


No from republic. Trying envoy now

sflpilot
02-27-2018, 11:55 AM
Except silver is flying saab340’s.

Those are being phased out for the 600 model ATR42 and some 72's. It depends on how much of your personal life you're willing to give up to commute to a jet. No I don't work there.

sflpilot
02-27-2018, 12:10 PM
No from republic. Trying envoy now

If republic rejected you there must have been a big reason because they have major staffing issues maybe not quite as bad now with the new LOA but I don't think they can afford to deny a lot of people. Envoy is going to be more competitive than republic. Now I was not aware that TSA is possibly closing RDU. Gojet also has a base there but everyone is going to tell you not to get near them or Mesa which opened ATL. If you drag yourself in to a long commute just to get a jet or specific company that will be something I think you will regret after a while. All that wasted time back and forth really becomes irritating. I know silver is turbo props but living in base is like a completely different job vs a commute.

Puck Hawg
03-01-2018, 05:26 AM
Definitely true. TSA has the RDU base which has five flights a day between Tampa and there. It would probably be easier to get on those flights than trying to go to ATL for XJT. You should consider Silver they are right in Tampa which means no commute at all.

ATL won’t be an option by the time you’re out of training. EWR, ORD, CLE, IAH are your XJT options, most likely in that order.

m20cmark21
03-01-2018, 09:04 AM
Except silver is flying saab340’s.

I wouldn't come to TSA solely for RDU. Unfortunately, RDU is shrinking and IMHO likely to close sometime in the near future. If you can hack IAD or DEN those would be the logical "bases of growth" for us in the near future. Currently it is IAD (which is a co-domicile with DCA, a point of contention currently). They can't staff the Washington base enough, I would plan on going there for a while if you come here.

That said, the main benefits I can tell you where you would come out ahead here at TSA would be: 4.25 min day pay credit, the current new-hire bonus, and quick upgrade. Other than that I really don't know what to tell you, but I do love flying the 145 and think it is an amazing airplane compared to the CRJ200 (of which I have limited knowledge and have never flown).

Cheers!

Parma3980
03-01-2018, 03:59 PM
TSA has been great during the whole interview process and all of your input has been very helpful. I am starting TSA Monday the 5th
Looking forward to starting my career over !!

m20cmark21
03-01-2018, 10:32 PM
TSA has been great during the whole interview process and all of your input has been very helpful. I am starting TSA Monday the 5th
Looking forward to starting my career over !!

Rock and roll brother, welcome aboard! See you out there.

Shoeless
04-07-2018, 12:59 PM
When I went to the regionals I wasn’t worried about quality of life, I was focused on what I needed to do to get to the next level: upgrade, a good training record, no violations and equipment that would move me up the ladder as soon as possible. I was willing to move because I knew it would only be a few years and I was playing the long game....

Knobcrk1
04-07-2018, 07:25 PM
When I went to the regionals I wasn’t worried about quality of life, I was focused on what I needed to do to get to the next level: upgrade, a good training record, no violations and equipment that would move me up the ladder as soon as possible. I was willing to move because I knew it would only be a few years and I was playing the long game....

What a story! MADE my night

texaspropguy
04-09-2018, 08:15 AM
When I went to the regionals I wasn’t worried about quality of life, I was focused on what I needed to do to get to the next level....

Congrats. You are part of the problem. The pilots that voted no on concessions for the first time in regional history (XJT and Eagle) earned you the bonuses and increased pay you enjoy while you don't worry about QOL (and enable undercutting us out of our jobs). You demonstrate the qualities of someone with potential to scab. I'm sure you would only be doing it out of responsibility to your family, of course.

FlyingKat
04-09-2018, 04:07 PM
When I went to the regionals I wasn’t worried about quality of life, I was focused on what I needed to do to get to the next level: upgrade, a good training record, no violations and equipment that would move me up the ladder as soon as possible. I was willing to move because I knew it would only be a few years and I was playing the long game....


Just another Blowjet pilot....



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