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Old 03-06-2016, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by dutch747 View Post
I think its just the opposite, where the first year your drinking the koolaid; loving the airplane and digging the layovers. Than the newness wears off, you get screwed one too many times by scheduling, fly with a douche of a capt, and find out the company is going to try to milk out the current contract as long as possible.

Than you find yourself updating your profile at AirlineApps, etc...
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:55 PM
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Reading this and the other post, in cargo, Atlas does not sound like a happy place. This 747 driver is going to pass. Thanks for the info-Yikes!
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:44 PM
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What are the advantages of the current arrangement, rather than paying out-of-pocket to get to your domicile and writing it all off?

Conservatively, I'd anticipate an additional tax liability on 6-8K of imputed income per year. What is the impetus for the office to shop the most economical fare (as i have skin in the game to pay for it)? Essentially, they are spending the money on your behalf, so is it all still a legal deduction?

Thanks in advance for the insight!

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Old 03-06-2016, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by dutch747 View Post
I think its just the opposite, where the first year your drinking the koolaid; loving the airplane and digging the layovers. Than the newness wears off, you get screwed one too many times by scheduling, fly with a douche of a capt, and find out the company is going to try to milk out the current contract as long as possible.

Than you find yourself updating your profile at AirlineApps, etc...
This was essentially my exit interview with DB. Took me three years to get that p!$$ed though.
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by LR45 Driver View Post
What are the advantages of the current arrangement, rather than paying out-of-pocket to get to your domicile and writing it all off?

Conservatively, I'd anticipate an additional tax liability on 6-8K of imputed income per year. What is the impetus for the office to shop the most economical fare (as i have skin in the game to pay for it)? Essentially, they are spending the money on your behalf, so is it all still a legal deduction?

Thanks in advance for the insight!

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IRS rules do not allow you to write off commuting expenses. They base everything on you living in your domicile and if you really live somewhere else it is a second home. See IRS Pub. 463. Don't worry, Atlas will book the cheapest ticket they can find, they are spending their money. I've argued about riding Frontier through Denver to save 60 dollars. I pointed out their checked bag fee would eat the savings from a non stop airline I have status on. I was told the bag fee came out of a different account and didn't matter.
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:49 AM
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From the Atlas FOM:
Male crewmembers

Hair must be neatly trimmed, clear of the collar, and moderate in length. Extreme styles are not acceptable. Hairstyles must not interfere with the use of the oxygen mask or other emergency equipment.

Sideburns may not extend below the lowest part of the ear.

Face must be clean shaven, except a neatly trimmed mustache may be worn. Mustaches may not extend beyond or below the lip line.

Beards or goatees are not allowed.

Use of petroleum based face products is not permitted.

Earrings may not be worn.
Thanks RR, that's good to know..
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Twin Wasp View Post
IRS rules do not allow you to write off commuting expenses. They base everything on you living in your domicile and if you really live somewhere else it is a second home. See IRS Pub. 463. Don't worry, Atlas will book the cheapest ticket they can find, they are spending their money. I've argued about riding Frontier through Denver to save 60 dollars. I pointed out their checked bag fee would eat the savings from a non stop airline I have status on. I was told the bag fee came out of a different account and didn't matter.

Thanks so much, Friend. It's a reasonable cost and schedule to commute from LAX to ANC if purchased properly and in-advance (provided I am awarded a 747 slot).

Great thanks again!

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Old 03-07-2016, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Braniff DC8 View Post
Reading this and the other post, in cargo, Atlas does not sound like a happy place. This 747 driver is going to pass. Thanks for the info-Yikes!
I have no idea if you are making the right decision or not, Braniff, but you are correct in saying Atlas is not a happy place. Come here knowing you will be involved in one of the biggest fights of your career. If you can't handle that, then Delta, Fedex, UAL, AA and others are all hiring and they already have good contracts. Fighting to simply maintain 30-40% less than industry average is depressing.
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:19 AM
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Hi,

I am interviewing on the 24th in NY and I am in the process of reading this entire thread.

Just a few questions so I know I have up to date information

747 vs 767 - How many hours are people crediting a month? (interested to hear from yr 1 or yr 2 pilots so I can know what to expect to pocket if I get assigned either fleet)

Regarding the 767, is it domestic only?

Is there any way to ask for the 767? (I think it might be better from a QOL perspective as I live on the east coast and commuting to ANC might prove tedious after the glamour wears off, despite my love affair with the 747)

Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:26 PM
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Don't forget that it's basically free for the company since we don't get paid 1 for 1 on DHs. Joy...
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