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Sokol
11-01-2018, 07:56 PM
For any DFW pilots....

1. Whatís the current reserve time as an FO in DFW?

2. Any word on DFW growing from the current 20 airplanes? And if so when and or by what rate?

3. When upgrading if in DFW, will you pretty much head right back to a Junior base and take even longer to get back to Dallas? Or are the majority of captains in Dallas moving on to a mainline carrier ASAP? Or is Dallas full of lifers to SkyWest?

Thank you....


ImPilot I Fly
11-01-2018, 09:07 PM
1. Unpredictable until fully staffed.

2. No

3. Unpredictable until fully staffed.

Oma4545
11-02-2018, 06:20 AM
Iím an FO in Dallas. Iíve been here just under three years and am right on the edge of holding captain there right now. There are some very senior people in the base, but it drops down to my seniority pretty quickly. I donít think there are many lifers in the abse compared to our west. The flying is pretty bad right now, hopefully as the base grows it will get better. Lots of three to four hour sits, for low credit. Itís just very inefficient


UnderCenter
11-02-2018, 06:42 AM
The flying is pretty bad right now, hopefully as the base grows it will get better. Lots of three to four hour sits, for low credit. Itís just very inefficient

That seems to be the general issue with a lot of American regional flying, especially out of DFW.

Oma4545
11-02-2018, 08:15 AM
That seems to be the general issue with a lot of American regional flying, especially out of DFW.

It really is bad. I was in Denver for two years prior to this and all I worked as a senior FO were 8 credit hour locals. Now Iím working 18 hour four days in Dallas..

amcnd
11-02-2018, 10:47 AM
It really is bad. I was in Denver for two years prior to this and all I worked as a senior FO were 8 credit hour locals. Now Iím working 18 hour four days in Dallas..

Pairings are crap at ďnewĒ bases for a few months ultill after ther are fully built up...

nowkk211
11-02-2018, 11:21 AM
1. Most junior line holder in DFW is a late 2017 hire.

2. Like it was stated above no, but 20 planes can crew approx. 100 crews.

3. Most junior CA in DFW is Jan. 2016 hire.

It goes senior from the top but goes drastically junior. July 2018 hire was just awarded DFW FO. Reserve of course.

Sokol
11-02-2018, 11:48 AM
Thanks for all the answers guys, really appreciated......

Oma4545
11-02-2018, 12:22 PM
Iíd predict junior captain going to around two and a half years. Could be less, just depends how large they actually grow the base.

Glasswing
11-02-2018, 12:50 PM
I used to always hear IAH was senior but suddenly I'm seeing 8/8/18 Junior FO on the skywest website. Is there suddenly movement in the baser just a fluke? How "efficient" are the trips compared to DFW?

amcnd
11-02-2018, 01:15 PM
IAH FO just went to 5 pilots still in training... DFW went to a 7/18 hire date. This bid was for December transfer. So the 7/18 hire date finished IOE End of September early October...

nowkk211
11-03-2018, 01:06 PM
IAH trips are far superior to DFW currently. They have very high credit 7/9 Delta trips and 700 United trips. DFW is still very new so that is a big reason why its inefficient and it being AA Eagle flying.

hawk21
11-03-2018, 02:01 PM
Watch out for that four day that literally pays min possible credit. A whopping 16:48 credit four day. Unbelievable.


It's been very slow getting the ball rolling but it'll be a good base when everything is up and running.



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