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TurbineSuburban
07-24-2018, 11:30 AM
I am hoping to be in new hire class sometime in the next few months. What is the better equipment to chose to get ORD as quickly as possible?

I heard that getting off reserve might be easier this fall in the ERJ, but getting stuck at LGA doesn't sound too great. A DTW or MSP commute for a while would be easier on the CRJ too.

Thoughts? Thanks for any info.


word302
07-24-2018, 11:32 AM
I am hoping to be in new hire class sometime in the next few months. What is the better equipment to chose to get ORD as quickly as possible?

I heard that getting off reserve might be easier this fall in the ERJ, but getting stuck at LGA doesn't sound too great. A DTW or MSP commute for a while would be easier on the CRJ too.

Thoughts? Thanks for any info.

If you live in ORD I would take the ERJ. Better trips, better pay, was a much better quality of life but that is quickly evening out.

TurbineSuburban
07-24-2018, 11:37 AM
Live in ORD so sitting reserve there wouldn't be terrible, but worried about getting stuck on LGA on the 175...

And why do you say it is quickly evening out? Is Quality of Life improving on the CRJ?


Skyhawk121
07-24-2018, 11:38 AM
"might" is the key word on getting off of ERJ reserve.

TurbineSuburban
07-24-2018, 11:43 AM
"might" is the key word on getting off of ERJ reserve.

Exactly the reason why I'm trying to get some more information, seems very vague. What is the current times to get off reserve on each fleet at ORD? Is it a significant difference or within a few months?

Skyhawk121
07-24-2018, 12:13 PM
honestly right now it seems like you are able to get off reserve within a few months on either fleet at the moment. I had a conversation with an ERJ FO the other day that said he was off reserve in three months.

word302
07-24-2018, 12:32 PM
Live in ORD so sitting reserve there wouldn't be terrible, but worried about getting stuck on LGA on the 175...

And why do you say it is quickly evening out? Is Quality of Life improving on the CRJ?

Uh no, the ERJ is starting to feel the pain the CRJ guys have been feeling for years.

amcnd
07-24-2018, 12:36 PM
Ya. The days of the ERJ reserves sitting around is coming to a end... last Thursday we flew 3 aircraft from the factory at the same time....

TurbineSuburban
07-24-2018, 12:48 PM
Uh no, the ERJ is starting to feel the pain the CRJ guys have been feeling for years.

And what pain is that? QOL issues, bad trips? What is the ERJ “loosing” that is bringing it closer to the CRJ?

Melit
07-24-2018, 12:55 PM
And what pain is that? QOL issues, bad trips? What is the ERJ “loosing” that is bringing it closer to the CRJ?

He's just complaining..

word302
07-24-2018, 01:57 PM
He's just complaining..

LOL, you must be new.

word302
07-24-2018, 01:59 PM
And what pain is that? QOL issues, bad trips? What is the ERJ “loosing” that is bringing it closer to the CRJ?

90-100 hours/month. 11-12 days off. Inability to drop trips. The ERJ honeymoon is quickly coming to a halt as we rapidly take on more aircraft.

tanker95
07-25-2018, 12:57 PM
How long would it take for a new E175 FO to hold a line in BOI? If I lived in BOI and had to commute to ORD or LGA for awhile would that be a horrendous commute? Thanks!

WesternSkies
07-25-2018, 01:04 PM
Man comes online hating the prospect of endless reserve and leaves hating the prospect of no QOL because of no reserves.
Airline hard.

DarkSideMoon
07-26-2018, 04:20 AM
Man comes online hating the prospect of endless reserve and leaves hating the prospect of no QOL because of no reserves.
Airline hard.

If you live in base and can survive on min guarantee reserve is amazing. If you commute or don't make enough it's terrible. Different strokes.

NxNW
07-27-2018, 08:09 AM
How long would it take for a new E175 FO to hold a line in BOI? If I lived in BOI and had to commute to ORD or LGA for awhile would that be a horrendous commute? Thanks!

Well, there are 53 guaranteed lines and number 53 on the seniority list has been here at least a year. There’s 59 targeted lines and number 59 is around the 3900 range in seniority and that range would get you a composite line. I think the list is around 4600 pilots right now so you could do the math from there. The plug in BOI is around 4100 on the list. Realistically I would say 6 months to a year to get in? Longer to hold a line of course.

Remember, that could all change tomorrow for better or worse. Maybe they grow the base, and new hires can get in or maybe they shrink it or stop growing (i.e. SEA) and that six months turns into 2 years just to be the plug.

Good luck.

TimetoClimb
07-27-2018, 08:15 AM
BOI was going to new hires all the way up until March or so. Then once they open SLC , things came to a screeching halt. I suppose it's about SAN or LAX or DEN level to get in however the avg base seniority in BOI is a lot lower cause it's filled with guys less than 2yrs on property vs PDX, SEA and SFO, LAX all of which have some pretty senior qol seeking FOs.

ajaf1656
07-29-2018, 09:21 PM
True. I was CRJ in DEN then transitioned to the 175 just before they announced BOI. I got BOI when it first opened and it was going junior then but now more-mens from SLC are showing up like crazy. Haha I kid.

journeybird
07-31-2018, 09:50 AM
Sorry to thread-jack, anyone have any input how long a new hire could expect to be Midwest/East Coast based before getting out to a West Coast base, preferably one of the California bases?

ready2copy
07-31-2018, 10:12 AM
A few buddies I met in class held SFO after a month a half or two on reserve in ORD.

Westcoastpilot5
07-31-2018, 07:31 PM
How log ago were their new hire classes? Based off the seniority that SkyWest posts online that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore......We’re they CRJ or ERJ?

Fenderbean
07-31-2018, 07:42 PM
I was looking to get ATL eventually and I noticed no ERJs so is the CRJ the only option?

amcnd
08-01-2018, 05:57 AM
I was looking to get ATL eventually and I noticed no ERJs so is the CRJ the only option?

As of 8/1/18 yes. No ERJ’s. The future... anyone’s guess.

WhatsV1
08-03-2018, 03:52 PM
any new info on upgrade time for ERJ? Also, how many are you guys getting? I have 700 hrs. R-ATP 1000 so 300 to go flying a citation 2 part1 135 out of Houston since 251hrs.

WaterRooster
08-04-2018, 03:23 AM
any new info on upgrade time for ERJ? Also, how many are you guys getting? I have 700 hrs. R-ATP 1000 so 300 to go flying a citation 2 part1 135 out of Houston since 251hrs.

2 3/4 - 3 years for LGA

zondaracer
08-04-2018, 05:12 AM
LGA captain is down to 2 years 3 months.

jpso
08-05-2018, 02:57 AM
Two pilots currently in IOE were awarded Fresno. So, its possible to get a west coast base while still in training.

Sorry to thread-jack, anyone have any input how long a new hire could expect to be Midwest/East Coast based before getting out to a West Coast base, preferably one of the California bases?

journeybird
08-05-2018, 06:00 PM
Two pilots currently in IOE were awarded Fresno. So, its possible to get a west coast base while still in training.

Thanks for the post!

hawk21
08-06-2018, 12:48 PM
I was looking to get ATL eventually and I noticed no ERJs so is the CRJ the only option?


I've always heard Delta won't put 175s in ATL because it's not a competitive market for them compared to LAX or NYC.

KelvinHelmholtz
08-06-2018, 03:57 PM
I've always heard Delta won't put 175s in ATL because it's not a competitive market for them compared to LAX or NYC.

This is true. Same reason you don’t see 175s in DTW and MSP. Compass was moved to the west coast for a reason

hawk21
08-10-2018, 07:38 AM
This is true. Same reason you don’t see 175s in DTW and MSP. Compass was moved to the west coast for a reason


Yet SLC is considered high value?

yeeeyeee
08-17-2018, 09:20 PM
I am in the same situation. Today was my last day of instructing and just hit all the R-ATP minimums. I am scheduled for the ERJ 175 class on October 1st. I live 5 minutes from ORD, but may end up at LGA for a bit. Anyone have any insight on reserve times at ORD for FO's? or LGA?

Turbosina
08-18-2018, 07:35 AM
Yet SLC is considered high value?

They have a nice crew room, so there's that...