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drivinghome
05-14-2018, 09:47 AM
What is the current upgrade time? And is it seniority based only, or happening quicker for those with 1000 121?


brokepilot2
05-14-2018, 11:44 AM
What is the current upgrade time? And is it seniority based only, or happening quicker for those with 1000 121?

About 2.5-3 years. Seniority only.

drivinghome
05-14-2018, 06:12 PM
Thanks! Good to know. Totally different than what’s advertised.


C37AFE
09-29-2018, 12:16 PM
That being said, at the rate seniority movement is going they will hit eligibility both seniority and hours wise about same time

Tankerds
10-07-2018, 09:50 PM
So about 6 months-1 year ago it was around 22-24 months. Over the summer because of such low amounts of FOs, upgrading was frozen and no one upgraded for like 1-3 months (can't remember exact time frame). Upgrading has resumed, but is now more like 3ish years. With 3 bases closing, you can expect upgrade times to probably decrease slightly (because a lot of pilots also left, and ORD/DEN received more flying so losing all the flying in those 3 bases sort of offset the additional pilots somewhat).

m20cmark21
10-08-2018, 03:55 PM
So about 6 months-1 year ago it was around 22-24 months. Over the summer because of such low amounts of FOs, upgrading was frozen and no one upgraded for like 1-3 months (can't remember exact time frame). Upgrading has resumed, but is now more like 3ish years. With 3 bases closing, you can expect upgrade times to probably decrease slightly (because a lot of pilots also left, and ORD/DEN received more flying so losing all the flying in those 3 bases sort of offset the additional pilots somewhat).

Not sure where this guy is getting his info as he said on another (ranting) thread he is a "former TSA pilot."

Looking at the current 10/1/18 seniority list, and current upgrade award for the November class, the most junior FO to be awarded was hired September 2016. I would call that about a 2-year upgrade. Junior DEN upgrade will be a September 2016 hire, junior ORD upgrade will be a July 2016 hire, and junior STL upgrade will be a September 2016 hire.

New hires look like they either got their base of choice out of training or waited a month or (maybe) two in some cases to hold DEN, ORD, and STL.