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Toommmy
01-23-2019, 07:44 AM
What is the difference between the domestic and international status in New York (apart from the obvious)? What are the pros and cons for a commuter? Which status has more lines, better schedule and/or better quality of life? Are there plans in the near future to combine 737 I and D like Miami?
Thanks


viper548
01-23-2019, 08:05 AM
Domestic has 232 bidding for Feb. Junior 10 guys or so are on short call reserve. Junior line holders have a wide range of trips, 1, 2, 3, 4 day trips. Most of them start before 10am, but not all.

International has 22 bidding for Feb. The junior 6 are in training, so really 16 bidding. The junior guy is a line holder. Junior guys have mostly 2 and 3 day trips, most not commutable at the end, some not commutable on either end.

I'm not LGA based, so I can't really say which has better QOL. It looks like both categories the junior guys have trips that are not really commutable on both ends. I think the long term plan is to combine all international and domestic flying but it has not been announced for any other bases right now.

Clint
01-24-2019, 04:28 AM
The other thing to consider if you’re international on reserve is that you’re a backup reserve for domestic. If they run out of domestic reserves they can assign a sequence cross division. This means you have to watch both reserve lists and open time for both divisions if you’re international.


RhinoBallAuto
01-24-2019, 05:10 AM
The other thing to consider if you’re international on reserve is that you’re a backup reserve for domestic. If they run out of domestic reserves they can assign a sequence cross division. This means you have to watch both reserve lists and open time for both divisions if you’re international.

With the exception of a few routes, the opposite is also true. They can break and reassemble an international sequence and assign it to a domestic reserve if needed. Most international sequences don't actually need the qual.

B757200ER
02-02-2019, 08:31 AM
Domestic is great, try it. You'll get a variety of trips and destinations, AND there are more bidders, as stated above.



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