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dfrenchbk
02-22-2018, 03:53 AM
Hello,

This my first time posting, I got hired last month and due to start class in May, (I had to delay due to family reasons and current job) - I live in Tucson and would like to eventually see about working out of Phoenix (or Tucson obviously) - but I know I will have to go where they send me. Any idea of what my time will be like after the IOE takes place? Reserve in ORD? I was wondering how long it may take to get back to Arizona.

Thanks for you assistance!


zondaracer
02-22-2018, 04:42 AM
Hello,

This my first time posting, I got hired last month and due to start class in May, (I had to delay due to family reasons and current job) - I live in Tucson and would like to eventually see about working out of Phoenix (or Tucson obviously) - but I know I will have to go where they send me. Any idea of what my time will be like after the IOE takes place? Reserve in ORD? I was wondering how long it may take to get back to Arizona.

Thanks for you assistance!

8-12 months from your first day on property to get to Tucson or Phoenix. I’ve seen guys get Tucson as quickly as 3 months out of IOE, but 5-7 months after IOE is the current trend right now.

dfrenchbk
02-22-2018, 05:13 AM
Appreciate the answer


Utah
02-22-2018, 07:44 AM
You are getting hired into the CRJ I presume?

I believe all CRJ new hires get at least several months in ATL or DTW.

zondaracer
02-22-2018, 09:29 AM
You are getting hired into the CRJ I presume?

I believe all CRJ new hires get at least several months in ATL or DTW.

Changes month to month. A few of my friends have been able to get ORD, MSP, and even SFO straight out of training on the CRJ within the past 4 months.

dfrenchbk
02-22-2018, 01:22 PM
Yes, going to CRJ - thanks

flyingagain
02-27-2018, 01:54 PM
Hello,

This my first time posting, I got hired last month and due to start class in May, (I had to delay due to family reasons and current job) - I live in Tucson and would like to eventually see about working out of Phoenix (or Tucson obviously) - but I know I will have to go where they send me. Any idea of what my time will be like after the IOE takes place? Reserve in ORD? I was wondering how long it may take to get back to Arizona.

Thanks for you assistance!

You may want to check out Compass. They have a PHX base as well as LAX and SEA. No idea how the upgrade time compares but that's worth looking into when you're going to a regional.

Excargodog
02-28-2018, 07:17 AM
You may want to check out Compass. They have a PHX base as well as LAX and SEA. No idea how the upgrade time compares but that's worth looking into when you're going to a regional.

Right now they are hurting for FOs because of a hiring freeze last year, which means they will be hurting for captains in a year and likely upgrading people as soon as they get a thousand hours of 121. Their ads are claiming 18-24 month upgrades. Since they only HAVE three domiciles PHX certainly wouldn't be out of the question. At worst I'd expect a few months of commuting to LAX which is an easy commute out of PHX. Despite being their newest domicile PHX seems to be pretty popular and trending senior, to the extent that a regional where most people don't hang around much past 1000 hrs of TPIC can really be said to be senior. Seems like they've only got about five lifers excepting management pilots.

amcnd
02-28-2018, 08:05 AM
Will have a better look at movement in a day or 2. Large bid just closed...

nopantsILS
02-28-2018, 10:18 AM
I would not come to SKW, especially in the CRJ.

You will be slogging it out all summer long (at a minimum) in DTW/MSP/ATL. Go to CPZ, get PHX ASAP, enjoy higher pay rates, life will be better...Seriously, things are not good at SKW right now.

zondaracer
02-28-2018, 02:19 PM
I would not come to SKW, especially in the CRJ.

You will be slogging it out all summer long (at a minimum) in DTW/MSP/ATL. Go to CPZ, get PHX ASAP, enjoy higher pay rates, life will be better...Seriously, things are not good at SKW right now.

I actually enjoy slogging it out in MSP/DTW/ATL.

Check Complete
02-28-2018, 02:38 PM
I would not come to SKW, especially in the CRJ.

You will be slogging it out all summer long (at a minimum) in DTW/MSP/ATL. Go to CPZ, get PHX ASAP, enjoy higher pay rates, life will be better...Seriously, things are not good at SKW right now.

All very true!

amcnd
03-02-2018, 11:57 AM
One year for PHX or TUS this last bid.

dfrenchbk
03-10-2018, 12:17 AM
Any idea about XO Jet vs SKW? I have a telephonic interview with them coming up?

flysooner9
03-10-2018, 04:42 AM
If your goal is to fly for a major, go to a regional.

JetDoc
03-11-2018, 01:38 PM
New hires at CPZ are being awarded PHX in training.

93Sierra
03-11-2018, 08:21 PM
Yeah but you work for uncle hulas and your aircraft situation is questionable. I would choose Mesa over cimpasss if you needed phx.

SilentLurker
03-13-2018, 04:07 PM
Yeah but you work for uncle hulas and your aircraft situation is questionable. I would choose Mesa over cimpasss if you needed phx.


OP should make decisions based on the picture today, not what it looks like tomorrow.

Mesa & Compass both are good choices. SkyWest is a profitable company. Two years from now the industry will look totally different, everyone expects the regional shuffle, and mergers.

word302
03-13-2018, 05:32 PM
OP should make decisions based on the picture today, not what it looks like tomorrow.

Mesa & Compass both are good choices. SkyWest is a profitable company. Two years from now the industry will look totally different, everyone expects the regional shuffle, and mergers.

Wait. Did you just say Mesa was a good choice? Surely you’re kidding.

dfrenchbk
03-13-2018, 08:36 PM
One year for PHX or TUS this last bid.

Thanks, Compass sounds quicker for Phoenix then

amcnd
03-14-2018, 06:12 AM
Thanks, Compass sounds quicker for Phoenix then

I would look at flying contact lengths of Compass/SkyWest and Mesa. I believe OO’s is 12years. 2 of those already up. mesa? Compass ends 2020.

Excargodog
03-14-2018, 07:56 AM
I would look at flying contact lengths of Compass/SkyWest and Mesa. I believe OO’s is 12years. 2 of those already up. mesa? Compass ends 2020.

Absolutely true, although contracts end or are renewed in the regional business all the time and the crew dogs seem to survive it. For that matter, Republic just went through BANKRUPTCY and their pilots came out of it with higher wages and bonuses.

It's the REGIONALS. There are no guarantees.

But at the worst you'd come out of it right where you are now, EXCEPT FOR a thousand plus hours of 121 turbine time and a Embraer 170/190 type rating, and the fact that mandatory age retirements at the majors will be half again higher then than they are now.

All those things would give you even better prospects than you have right now.

But if the issue is staying in Arizona until you can make the jump to the majors, and not sitting reserve in ORD or somewhere other than PHX for a year as the cost of eventually upgrading to Captain, Compass is probably as good a bet as any.

Good luck whatever you choose.

domino
03-14-2018, 09:01 AM
Wait. Did you just say Mesa was a good choice? Surely you’re kidding.

Why would he be kidding. Mesa is now superior to Skywest in many ways. We got left behind in the dust by a “representative” team that is essentially management.

And with LGA announced its likely new hires will get stuck out there cause no one else wants it. That’s a crap commute if ever there was one.

Utah
03-14-2018, 09:38 AM
Why would he be kidding. Mesa is now superior to Skywest in many ways. We got left behind in the dust by a “representative” team that is essentially management.



Superior in many ways? Start listing them.

amcnd
03-14-2018, 10:43 AM
If PHX is a must go to Compass. But keep one foot out the door tell 2020..