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watch
01-05-2019, 06:04 AM
Hello to Commutair pilots -

After interviewing and receiving a job offer, I'd like to ask a couple follow-up questions to the folks flying.

A few of these can be answered by the recruiters, and that's the first source I'd recommend for certain types of questions. However, I'm asking here to try to get the "real deal":

1) On a typical 4 day trip, what's the average flight time added to your log book?
2) The company said that they need pilots and you can fly "as much as you want." On the flip side of that - do you ever feel pressured to cut corners or fly fatigued?
3) What do you think is the quality of training?
4) How often do you feel jerked around, extended into time off, given an inefficient trip, etc?
5) How does the line bidding process work, and are you generally able to get off the days you want?
6) Can you park your car at your domicile airport permanently?
7) The recruiter said we can use our 4 "commuter" hotels any time, even on vacation - is this true, and do you find this to be a nice benefit? What is the max you can charge and claim?
8) Deadhead pay: the recruiter said 100%, Aerocrewnews says 75%. Which is correct?
9) What type of EFB?
10) Is Commutair the best place to get flight time and upgrade quickly?

Thanks in advance - PM me if you'd like.


FredFlystone
01-05-2019, 06:38 AM
PM. C5 is a great choice.

Chemtrail1
01-05-2019, 04:13 PM
Hello to Commutair pilots -

After interviewing and receiving a job offer, I'd like to ask a couple follow-up questions to the folks flying.

A few of these can be answered by the recruiters, and that's the first source I'd recommend for certain types of questions. However, I'm asking here to try to get the "real deal":

1) On a typical 4 day trip, what's the average flight time added to your log book?
2) The company said that they need pilots and you can fly "as much as you want." On the flip side of that - do you ever feel pressured to cut corners or fly fatigued?
3) What do you think is the quality of training?
4) How often do you feel jerked around, extended into time off, given an inefficient trip, etc?
5) How does the line bidding process work, and are you generally able to get off the days you want?
6) Can you park your car at your domicile airport permanently?
7) The recruiter said we can use our 4 "commuter" hotels any time, even on vacation - is this true, and do you find this to be a nice benefit? What is the max you can charge and claim?
8) Deadhead pay: the recruiter said 100%, Aerocrewnews says 75%. Which is correct?
9) What type of EFB?
10) Is Commutair the best place to get flight time and upgrade quickly?

Thanks in advance - PM me if you'd like.


I'd love to see the consensus answers to these questions as well! Great questions!


dongiri
01-05-2019, 06:24 PM
Iím very interested also can you PM me the answers.

marshal
01-06-2019, 04:17 AM
Hello to Commutair pilots -



After interviewing and receiving a job offer, I'd like to ask a couple follow-up questions to the folks flying.



A few of these can be answered by the recruiters, and that's the first source I'd recommend for certain types of questions. However, I'm asking here to try to get the "real deal":



1) On a typical 4 day trip, what's the average flight time added to your log book?

2) The company said that they need pilots and you can fly "as much as you want." On the flip side of that - do you ever feel pressured to cut corners or fly fatigued?

3) What do you think is the quality of training?

4) How often do you feel jerked around, extended into time off, given an inefficient trip, etc?

5) How does the line bidding process work, and are you generally able to get off the days you want?

6) Can you park your car at your domicile airport permanently?

7) The recruiter said we can use our 4 "commuter" hotels any time, even on vacation - is this true, and do you find this to be a nice benefit? What is the max you can charge and claim?

8) Deadhead pay: the recruiter said 100%, Aerocrewnews says 75%. Which is correct?

9) What type of EFB?

10) Is Commutair the best place to get flight time and upgrade quickly?



Thanks in advance - PM me if you'd like.



1. Depends on the Captain. Some do a good job of getting close to full block time, others want to get done as quickly as possible.

2. As an FO there is lots of opportunity to pick up extra time. There is always pressure to complete trips, like everywhere, but if you are fatigued you say it and you are done for the day.

3. Adequate. Not the best I have been through, but if you apply yourself you will be fine.

4. As an FO I have never been extended. Currently we are more short of Captains than we are FOs. I have had trips pulled for IOE or just taken away during IROPs and placed on reserve.

5. We use PBS. Some are better than others figuring out how to bid for what you want. As your seniority improves, your schedule improves.

6-7. No idea

8. 100%. It changed last year.

9. iPads

10. Very subjective, but I think it is a good place to get your time and move up and move on. You will upgrade as soon as you meet the hours and have an opportunity with the CPP to go to UA if no one else calls first.


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Freebreakfast11
01-06-2019, 07:58 AM
Hello to Commutair pilots -

After interviewing and receiving a job offer, I'd like to ask a couple follow-up questions to the folks flying.

A few of these can be answered by the recruiters, and that's the first source I'd recommend for certain types of questions. However, I'm asking here to try to get the "real deal":

1) On a typical 4 day trip, what's the average flight time added to your log book?
2) The company said that they need pilots and you can fly "as much as you want." On the flip side of that - do you ever feel pressured to cut corners or fly fatigued?
3) What do you think is the quality of training?
4) How often do you feel jerked around, extended into time off, given an inefficient trip, etc?
5) How does the line bidding process work, and are you generally able to get off the days you want?
6) Can you park your car at your domicile airport permanently?
7) The recruiter said we can use our 4 "commuter" hotels any time, even on vacation - is this true, and do you find this to be a nice benefit? What is the max you can charge and claim?
8) Deadhead pay: the recruiter said 100%, Aerocrewnews says 75%. Which is correct?
9) What type of EFB?
10) Is Commutair the best place to get flight time and upgrade quickly?

Thanks in advance - PM me if you'd like.

7 is a lie. You cannot use your commuter rooms whenever you want. It has to be the start/end of a trip. Cannot use them in the middle of reserve block either.

53driver
03-16-2019, 12:20 PM
For flight benefits, is it only yourself, spouse, kids, parents, and one friend that rate them? And do you get buddy passes?

JediCheese
03-16-2019, 12:40 PM
For flight benefits, is it only yourself, spouse, kids, parents, and one friend that rate them? And do you get buddy passes?
Generically, we get the United pass benefits minus vacation passes. We're radically lower on the priority list so don't expect to bump anyone off any flights.

You get yourself, kids (under 23), parents, one friend, and spouse/domestic partner/2nd friend.

Supposedly you can get up to 8 Star Alliance passes which gives up to two people traveling with you a ZED fare (with a ton of restrictions). IMO, these might as well not be there for all the good they'll do you.

cursesRedBaron
03-16-2019, 12:51 PM
Generically, we get the United pass benefits minus vacation passes. We're radically lower on the priority list so don't expect to bump anyone off any flights.


Is there a pecking order amid the UAL Express carriers?
Asking for a friend...:D



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