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Old 12-19-2014, 03:54 PM
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thank you for enlightening me on the JS work arounds to the gateway program.
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by longhauler View Post
thank you for enlightening me on the JS work arounds to the gateway program.
Best to just take the gateway travel on probation, though. We don't have a commuter clause, so there is a risk to jumpseating in.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:35 PM
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Best to just take the gateway travel on probation, though. We don't have a commuter clause, so there is a risk to jumpseating in.
Good point. What if you live or within 130 miles of the base, would your QOL improve or just the BS?
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by longhauler View Post
Good point. What if you live or within 130 miles of the base, would your QOL improve or just the BS?
If you live near your crew base, drive to work and forget all the travel BS. Even if you live a little farther out, say 3-5 hours away, you can drive and company will pay you mileage ($0.55/mile) or you can even rent a car each way, as long as the cost is cheaper than an airline ticket to base.
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:05 PM
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If you're a fairly junior FO, it's probably having to do with the fact that those senior to you coming from the 767 filled those lower-48 vacancies, as seniority allows. If you're a CA or senior FO, disregard.
It cost me something like 11 spots in HSV, but I'd rather lose the relative seniority and force the company to play by the rules. If we don't stick together on issues as plain as day like this then we can expect to get run over on other issues. This was what was right by the contract and I'd already been expecting to lose some numbers in HSV when this happened. If you're stuck up in ANC you'll get out soon enough. Just be thankful the company didn't stick you on the 767 where you get a $4 an hour raise in year 2.
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by longhauler View Post
Good point. What if you live or within 130 miles of the base, would your QOL improve or just the BS?
Your QOL would greatly improve because you can just drive in. The company will pay the cost of the drive at a per mile rate. Just drive in the day your trip starts. If you're on a reserve line that might be a little far depending on what road connects the two cities.
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:26 PM
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which is also why our reserve call out should at least allow those that "live in base" to drive while on reserve. Our callout time is 90 min compared to most places that are at least 2 hours. They really need to match the two...either make the reserve show time 2-3 hours or drop the 130 miles to 60 or 90.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by captainv View Post
If you live near your crew base, drive to work and forget all the travel BS. Even if you live a little farther out, say 3-5 hours away, you can drive and company will pay you mileage ($0.55/mile) or you can even rent a car each way, as long as the cost is cheaper than an airline ticket to base.
......unless you live within 130 miles, right? ....as in no mileage reimbursement or rental cars at company's expense
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:12 PM
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Does anyone know how Atlas weighs job fair attendance? I am a regional FO who would love to work for Atlas. I've been sending in my resume religiously, but so far no bites. I'm planning on going to the FAPA job fair on January 23rd, which Atlas is attending. Has anyone been gotten the call after attending a job fair?
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by sixfootglass View Post
Does anyone know how Atlas weighs job fair attendance? I am a regional FO who would love to work for Atlas. I've been sending in my resume religiously, but so far no bites. I'm planning on going to the FAPA job fair on January 23rd, which Atlas is attending. Has anyone been gotten the call after attending a job fair?
As far as I know, Atlas views pilots who make the effort to attend a job fair very favorably. They have even gone as far as using the brief meet/greet as a sort of phone interview substitute followed by giving out an invite for the online test (this was for a furloughed 10k+ hour heavy jet pilot).

If you do go, prepare yourself by being able to speak intelligently about Atlas and their operation. Also, be prepared to convince them that Atlas will be your last airline. They are concentrating efforts on candidates who are likely to NOT flee to the majors in a year.

Good luck.
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