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dino87
11-25-2018, 10:43 AM
I'm looking at sending out resumes in 4 - 5 months when I reach the required TT. My brother flies for American and recommended PSA, Piedmont and Envoy since those three have direct flows to American. He also suggested I check out Republic if I didn't like those three. I've learned HR and recruiting events are just another form of sales and they tell sugar coat everything

So, from those of you who work for Republic, why did you choose it over others.

How long can I expect to stay on Reserve?
After coming off of reserve, how many hours, (within the FAA limits), can I hope to get, (the more the better since I don't have a family to worry about and want to upgrade as quick as I can)

Note: I don't have anything holding me down to a location, so I have no issue with moving and I plan to live near my base rather than commuting.


TheWeatherman
11-25-2018, 11:36 AM
I'm looking at sending out resumes in 4 - 5 months when I reach the required TT. My brother flies for American and recommended PSA, Piedmont and Envoy since those three have direct flows to American. He also suggested I check out Republic if I didn't like those three. I've learned HR and recruiting events are just another form of sales and they tell sugar coat everything

So, from those of you who work for Republic, why did you choose it over others.

How long can I expect to stay on Reserve?
After coming off of reserve, how many hours, (within the FAA limits), can I hope to get, (the more the better since I don't have a family to worry about and want to upgrade as quick as I can)

Note: I don't have anything holding me down to a location, so I have no issue with moving and I plan to live near my base rather than commuting.
I and others have already wrote extensively on the subject in multiple threads so I am not going to rewrite the book. However, I will say QOL and pay is much better at Republic then those flow airlines. So unless you really think you will need flow to advance, i.e. you have something in your past that will make it hard to get hired by a major or you are lacking a degree, I would pick Republic. I chose Republic over Envoy, Skywest, and Air Wisconsin last year and have not regretted it one bit. Especially when reading their message boards and talking to their pilots.

knewyork
11-26-2018, 06:10 PM
Stability was a big thing for me. Iím wary of the very small regionals flying outdated 50 seaters, unsure of their next contract extension. Republic has a large fleet of the airplane the majors want more of. Not that I want more regional flying, but it is nice not worrying about if theyíre going to park any of our airplanes tomorrow. The company is very efficient and very well set up to survive the incredibly changing airline climate. Also, I recently upgraded and in January Iíll be making $90/hr at year 4 pay. I couldnít really imagine doing this job (left seat) for anything less like a lot of other regionals do.


chrisreedrules
11-27-2018, 11:21 PM
Also, I recently upgraded and in January Iíll be making $90/hr at year 4 pay. I couldnít really imagine doing this job (left seat) for anything less like a lot of other regionals do.

Amen. This is something prospective new hires should be taking into account. Everyone looks at the FO rates and bonuses but no one looks beyond that it seems. This is one area that the WOs have fallen woefully behind in.

MD-11Loader
11-28-2018, 03:45 AM
Amen. This is something prospective new hires should be taking into account. Everyone looks at the FO rates and bonuses but no one looks beyond that it seems. This is one area that the WOs have fallen woefully behind in.

And unfortunately wonít be improving anytime soon. The WOís have no problems filling classes and the flow is viewed as a big part of that. No need to raise pay when youíre not having issues getting people through the door.

gojo
11-28-2018, 03:50 AM
Amen. This is something prospective new hires should be taking into account. Everyone looks at the FO rates and bonuses but no one looks beyond that it seems. This is one area that the WOs have fallen woefully behind in.

Itís $90 on the 200 and $94 on the 900 at year 4 at Endeavor, a wholly owned.

pilot2804
11-28-2018, 03:55 AM
Itís $90 on the 200 and $94 on the 900 at year 4 at Endeavor, a wholly owned.

With 8 months reserve in nyc*

Captain Slow
11-28-2018, 10:02 AM
Itís $90 on the 200 and $94 on the 900 at year 4 at Endeavor, a wholly owned.



With no flow, which is typically what people go to the WO for. Iím guessing they were referring to the AAG regionals. Lower pay because of the flow carrot.

As far as Endeavor vs Republic captain pay, for anyone making the decision today theyíre the same (since our scales match EDV in 2020) until way off in the distance when the Republic Capt would (in theory, if neither company changed anything for the next 12 years) top out higher.



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gojo
11-28-2018, 10:26 AM
With no flow, which is typically what people go to the WO for. Iím guessing they were referring to the AAG regionals. Lower pay because of the flow carrot.

As far as Endeavor vs Republic captain pay, for anyone making the decision today theyíre the same (since our scales match EDV in 2020) until way off in the distance when the Republic Capt would (in theory, if neither company changed anything for the next 12 years) top out higher.



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I figured they were talking about the AA wholly owned. Itís just that it wasnít specified. Apparently they put a lot of value in the flow as Captain wages are really lacking, and theyíre still filling classes

Chancellor
11-29-2018, 07:30 AM
I'm looking at sending out resumes in 4 - 5 months when I reach the required TT. My brother flies for American and recommended PSA, Piedmont and Envoy since those three have direct flows to American. He also suggested I check out Republic if I didn't like those three. I've learned HR and recruiting events are just another form of sales and they tell sugar coat everything

So, from those of you who work for Republic, why did you choose it over others.

How long can I expect to stay on Reserve?
After coming off of reserve, how many hours, (within the FAA limits), can I hope to get, (the more the better since I don't have a family to worry about and want to upgrade as quick as I can)

Note: I don't have anything holding me down to a location, so I have no issue with moving and I plan to live near my base rather than commuting.

If I were you, I would apply now to Republic. You can interview now and get a class date once you meet the time requirements. We are filling classes for April/May because of a simulator back log. Reserve time depends on base. 4-6 months unless MIA. Once you hold a line there is always extra flying to add from other crew members. Most junior upgrade 2 years 5 months.

Ratm0820
11-29-2018, 07:43 AM
Are you sure itís april and May? Somebody else on these forums said the next available class date is now August of next year

Tigflt17
11-29-2018, 08:05 AM
If I were you, I would apply now to Republic. You can interview now and get a class date once you meet the time requirements. We are filling classes for April/May because of a simulator back log. Reserve time depends on base. 4-6 months unless MIA. Once you hold a line there is always extra flying to add from other crew members. Most junior upgrade 2 years 5 months.

In the school house today, classes full until August.

Reserves 4-6 months unless MIA? If you are talking after training then include IAH in that as well. If talking date of hire, include DCA/EWR/ORD 10 months, PHL 9 months, PIT/MCI 7 months. IND, CMH, LGA under 6

knewyork
11-29-2018, 11:36 AM
Itís $90 on the 200 and $94 on the 900 at year 4 at Endeavor, a wholly owned.

Itíll be higher at Republic after this January and the next.

gojo
11-29-2018, 01:23 PM
Itíll be higher at Republic after this January and the next.

Endeavorí goes up as well. Not much, but around $2.00 across the board

MrFriendly7
11-30-2018, 06:07 AM
Reserve at republic can be 1-3 months at some of the Junior bases. And almost non existent if you know how to work Flica! 😉

pilot2804
11-30-2018, 07:23 AM
Canít you just bid ďall available pairingsĒ and not ask for any day off and flica would love you

DuKo
11-30-2018, 10:46 AM
Are you sure itís april and May? Somebody else on these forums said the next available class date is now August of next year

Buddy of mine us interviewing in a couple weeks for a class date of August. That is the soonest.

fortyeight
11-30-2018, 02:36 PM
With 8 months reserve in nyc*

To be fair junior captains here at Republic will spend months of reserve in NY as well. Unless they defer upgrade.



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