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Old 10-21-2016, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by BayBum4Ever
The cool kids are in the 767 and the grumpy old men are in the whale. Also FEDEX and UPS prefer 767 time and type rating so there's that too.

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Lately there are more 747 folks here at FDX than 767 folks. Even if you have the 767 type you're still required to go through the entire course. There is no short course. Besides, you bid for your aircraft based on the last 4 of your SSN - higher is better. You could just as easily end up on the 757 or the 777. MD is still being selectively assigned, but that may change soon.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by KYTBRD
Lately there are more 747 folks here at FDX than 767 folks. Even if you have the 767 type you're still required to go through the entire course. There is no short course. Besides, you bid for your aircraft based on the last 4 of your SSN - higher is better. You could just as easily end up on the 757 or the 777. MD is still being selectively assigned, but that may change soon.
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Canuck
Haha hate to tell you, but the domestic sort is more tiring than crossing time zones. Your duty is between 22:00-06:00 meaning you have to adjust to nights. So you might as well just go to Asia

I've done both, and for me personally, consistent night turns are easier than varying schedules all the time. I did that for years and adjusted very easily. We have a lot of 24 hour overnights on the 74, which are the worst...a complete flip in the body clock is required, though rarely happens.

Of course...we also have 3+ day sits in places like SYD, HKG, NRT, PVG, LEJ, etc...so you take the good with the bad.
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Screwed
Let's see.....

come out for a week to 17 days and fly at night domestically from 2200 to 0600

OR

fly around the world through all different time zones at any hours


I think 767 domestic night ops is much easier on the body.
To each their own. I have done both in a previous life and I find the long haul crossing multiple time zones much friendlier to my well-being. My problem with night sorts/hub turns is a regular cycle of week to week switching from being awake in the day for my off time and switching to being up at night for work.

Long hauls for me
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:07 PM
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How is management, chief pilot side of it with Atlas? Side with the pilots?
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:03 PM
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UAL, in 2017, will hire TWICE as many as in 2016. In 2018, they will hire more than 2017. Atlas needs a decent new contract to staff planned flying.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:24 PM
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On another thread: UPS guy said rumour of them buying Atlas. I think that would be very hard to do with the current Amazon arrangement. But, maybe UPS specifically wants to buy Atlas to prevent Atlas from flying for Amazon???
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by atpcliff
On another thread: UPS guy said rumour of them buying Atlas. I think that would be very hard to do with the current Amazon arrangement. But, maybe UPS specifically wants to buy Atlas to prevent Atlas from flying for Amazon???
I would put less than zero stock in that particular rumor.
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Old 10-23-2016, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Active Shooter
I wouldn't be so sure as to poo poo that rumor. UPS has deep pockets and has been known to buy a problem and make it go away. If UPS were to buy Atlas, it would mainly to get the aircraft and route authority of Polar. Most of the employees would be "Challenged".
Right you are ACTIVE... who here remembers Challenge Air Cargo out of MIA... hum.. thats right...bought for South American route authority I dare say few of those guys made it onto the UPS seniority list. Granted Challenge was much smaller than Atlas.

I may be wrong but I think the Challenge certificate ended up being ... Centurion a few years later.

The other problem is.. as much as the Atlas guys want to think they are "like" UPS and FDX... they really aren't... the entire model is different.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:26 AM
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You are right we are nothing like them... We fly 767's and 747's with freight all around the world in the dead of night...

On top of this, we fly the nations Military to hostile bases

We now have a new partner with extremely deep pockets doing E-commerce with a number of 767's coming, I believe much more than the "20"

You are right, we are nothing like we them- we deserve much more than UPS or Fed
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