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11-04-2018, 05:00 AM
Hi there!

Iím a pilot who lives in Houston but currently fly for a 135 operator out of the NYC area.

Iím headed to SKW and saw that IAH last award was in mid-September for an FO.

My question is does this mean itís probable I could get awarded Houston? But I have a couple other questions about that.

How senior is Houston in terms of sitting on reserve versus holding a line? If on reserve how long does it take to get a line? Also, what are reserve rules line (I live 1 hour, no traffic away from IAH)?

My point to this is I would love to be IAH based, but would rather hold a line fairly quickly (within 3 months) and am willing to be based elsewhere (DTW) if thatís what it took to do so.

Thanks for any info!

11-04-2018, 05:12 PM
As an FO Houston is very attainable and movement is relatively quick. You most likely will never see it again once you upgrade. Granted, things change but that’s how it looks now

11-04-2018, 09:25 PM
You need to be able to make a two hour call out for short call reserve.

11-05-2018, 04:52 AM
I would recommend going to a more junior base and then transferring to IAH when you are more senior and can hold a line.