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surfpilot1414
03-27-2018, 08:53 PM
Howís the attrition at RAH? I was recently in Indy for an interview and they said most guys are sticking around 3.5 years and then moving on, is this accurate? Also how does the whole being owned by three majors thing work? Any kind of advantage?


FlyGood
03-27-2018, 09:50 PM
3.5 years about actually sounds about right, buuuuuuuut thatís an average. The real story is we lose a ton of 1 to 2 year FOs to LCCs and a handful of 10+ yr captains to Southwest. with the handful that get hired elsewhere it probably brings the average to 3.5 years. As for your other questions, being owned by all three doesnít impact you at all flying and thereís no benefit to it aside from getting to learn which mainline operation you dislike the most.

itsmytime
03-28-2018, 05:33 AM
Howís the attrition at RAH? I was recently in Indy for an interview and they said most guys are sticking around 3.5 years and then moving on, is this accurate? Also how does the whole being owned by three majors thing work? Any kind of advantage?

Thought youíd already chosen Skywest? Not trying to flame, serious inquiry.


surfpilot1414
03-28-2018, 05:57 AM
Thought youíd already chosen Skywest? Not trying to flame, serious inquiry.

I had a CJO from them, the plan was to move to SoCal eventually but my wife was offered a new position in her office so moving is probably not feasible anymore. Iíll be commuting throughout my regional career, OO was the obvious choice when I thought I was moving but republic has better QOL and the pay is considerably higher. So go ahead troll-on I deserve it lol.

Bonanzer
03-28-2018, 07:02 AM
I had a CJO from them, the plan was to move to SoCal eventually but my wife was offered a new position in her office so moving is probably not feasible anymore. Iíll be commuting throughout my regional career, OO was the obvious choice when I thought I was moving but republic has better QOL and the pay is considerably higher. So go ahead troll-on I deserve it lol.

Will you do an I un choose Skywest and choose Republic thread haha! Just kidding. What base are you thinking with Republic? Skywest is gonna have to figure out how to match the pay and work rules of the top union carriers. Having west coast bases isnít gonna staff them forever.

Flightcap
03-28-2018, 07:13 AM
I had a CJO from them, the plan was to move to SoCal eventually but my wife was offered a new position in her office so moving is probably not feasible anymore. I’ll be commuting throughout my regional career, OO was the obvious choice when I thought I was moving but republic has better QOL and the pay is considerably higher. So go ahead troll-on I deserve it lol.

It's astonishing how fast Skywest has fallen. When I was interviewing in late summer 2015, Skywest was my first choice. I only came to Republic because I could drive to work. Nowadays people are avoiding it (and rightly) for a lot of other options. The Skywest crews I commute on are always amazed that I get 17 days off. Even senior FOs don't get that kind of schedule there.

To your original question, the previous answer is spot on. We lose a ton of very new FOs to the LCCs, and senior captains to Southwest et al. In the junior to slightly senior Captain ranks we've been sending a few to the big three, mostly Delta. By far the greatest attrition is to LCCs and Kalitta/Atlas type cargo operators.

surfpilot1414
03-28-2018, 07:16 AM
Will you do an I un choose Skywest and choose Republic thread haha! Just kidding. What base are you thinking with Republic? Skywest is gonna have to figure out how to match the pay and work rules of the top union carriers. Having west coast bases isnít gonna staff them forever.
I know right lol, Iím thinking DCA. I still believe theyíre a great company and I wish the circumstances were different and I could have chosen them like I intended to. Iím sure they will come out with something good for you guys, they have to or else a lot of people like me who wanted to fly there will pass them up for better opportunities.

surfpilot1414
03-28-2018, 07:28 AM
It's astonishing how fast Skywest has fallen. When I was interviewing in late summer 2015, Skywest was my first choice. I only came to Republic because I could drive to work. Nowadays people are avoiding it (and rightly) for a lot of other options. The Skywest crews I commute on are always amazed that I get 17 days off. Even senior FOs don't get that kind of schedule there.

To your original question, the previous answer is spot on. We lose a ton of very new FOs to the LCCs, and senior captains to Southwest et al. In the junior to slightly senior Captain ranks we've been sending a few to the big three, mostly Delta. By far the greatest attrition is to LCCs and Kalitta/Atlas type cargo operators.
Iím really stoked on the new job and Republic seems like they are really trying to keep their pilots happy to avoid another melt down. Yes 17 off and still crediting 85-90 hrs a month is unreal. Also while drinking the kool aid the morning of my interview I found out that anything over 87 is @ 125% which Is awesome if you need cash. That being said I donít plan to retire there so I was just curious where dudes are going onto after RAH.

itsmytime
03-28-2018, 09:39 AM
I know right lol, Iím thinking DCA. I still believe theyíre a great company and I wish the circumstances were different and I could have chosen them like I intended to. Iím sure they will come out with something good for you guys, they have to or else a lot of people like me who wanted to fly there will pass them up for better opportunities.

An ďI un-chooseĒ thread would be epic. LOL! But seriously, good luck in whatever you decide.

surfpilot1414
03-28-2018, 09:54 AM
An ďI un-chooseĒ thread would be epic. LOL! But seriously, good luck in whatever you decide.

Haha ya Iím tempted just to see the outcome. Thanks man, I already accepted the job a RAH and have a class date.

Random Task
03-28-2018, 10:03 AM
3.5 years about actually sounds about right, buuuuuuuut thatís an average. The real story is we lose a ton of 1 to 2 year FOs to LCCs and a handful of 10+ yr captains to Southwest. with the handful that get hired elsewhere it probably brings the average to 3.5 years. As for your other questions, being owned by all three doesnít impact you at all flying and thereís no benefit to it aside from getting to learn which mainline operation you dislike the most.

American obviously

anything over 87 is @ 125%

Keep in mind this is 87 BLOCK , not CREDIT. 87 block is a ton of flying



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