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Old 06-15-2015, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by C5nwhaleguy View Post
its whereever they want to send you. kicker is one can volunteer 7 or so x days and make the same amount if not more and have 7 more days off for the month.
Which assumes you can get the open time on an "X - day" which is not always the case, especially for a junior crew member. Which is why, on the FO side we have seen most of those who are out basing are junior FOs. You have a higher guarantee and if you are gone the whole month (likely) you will make about double what you would have made working a "normal" schedule (if not a little more via hazardous pay/override).
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatorhi View Post
30 days on the duty rig? Don't tell me it's in Asia.
Shame you are not open to spending time in Asia (it seems from here anyway)...some of the best places to layover are indeed in Asia.

BTW, and I don't know if Atlas is your thing or not, but if it is there is NO way to avoid Asia (or any major city in the world) if you want to work here, especially on the 747. So, may not be a good idea coming to Atlas.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by 744driver View Post
A 30-day TDY that one can bid for a very high guaranteed payout...cannot be junior-assigned, and therefore must be volunteers...can be anywhere in the system, and is mostly a reserve line, but usually they get their pound of flesh by the time it's over!!
Up to 33 days, (or longer, actually). It's a high payout because of the large number days away - it pays the same daily rig as any other trip (4.85 hours per full day), whereas with Open Time or Vx days, you get an override of +2/+4/+6/+6 hours per day. And you don't get any extra time off in the previous/following month.

But, it's a guarantee, provided they don't decide to send you home early, which they can do as well.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:39 PM
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FYI - Latest System Bid shows:

50+ FO to CAPT upgrades

12 New Hire positions for the 767 in CVG

72 New Hire positions for the 747 in ANC

Most junior 767 Captain hired 01/31/11

Most junior 747 Captain hired 05/21/07

1104 total pilots as of 05/11/15

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Old 06-15-2015, 09:41 PM
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Thx 8! Hopefully I can fill one of those new hire slots soon.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 744driver View Post
Shame you are not open to spending time in Asia (it seems from here anyway)...some of the best places to layover are indeed in Asia.

BTW, and I don't know if Atlas is your thing or not, but if it is there is NO way to avoid Asia (or any major city in the world) if you want to work here, especially on the 747. So, may not be a good idea coming to Atlas.
I meant that the other way... like if you tell me it's in Asia I'll be first in line to volunteer when I need a vacation.
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by DC8DRIVER View Post
FYI - Latest System Bid shows:

50+ FO to CAPT upgrades

12 New Hire positions for the 767 in CVG

72 New Hire positions for the 747 in ANC

Most junior 767 Captain hired 01/31/11

Most junior 747 Captain hired 05/21/07

1104 total pilots as of 05/11/15

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That's positive news for sure , BTW anyone know when the next round of interviews are taking place ?? Thanks
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:37 AM
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Anyone have a good forecast on how long it would take a new 747 FO to get to HSV? Also are the trips out of HSV mainly 17 out and back? Or is it a crap shoot wherever you go?
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Timwerni View Post
Anyone have a good forecast on how long it would take a new 747 FO to get to HSV? Also are the trips out of HSV mainly 17 out and back? Or is it a crap shoot wherever you go?
Crap shoot. It seems that all 30 day lines are 17 day blocks and most, if not all, 60 day lines are split into 3 different trips. In other words your 34 day obligation for 2 months is divided by 3 and they may not evenly divided it could be a 4 day a 17 day and a 13 day.

In other words, you said it best, a crap shoot.

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Old 06-16-2015, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Timwerni View Post
Anyone have a good forecast on how long it would take a new 747 FO to get to HSV? Also are the trips out of HSV mainly 17 out and back? Or is it a crap shoot wherever you go?
You'd probably be able to hold HSV by the end of your first year, but be ready to see a ton of Africa for a few years. If you stay in ANC you'd probably be able to bid trips that start out of Chicago around that time. I've been here 3.5 years and I'm just now in the top half of FOs in HSV and HSV is junior excluding ANC.
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