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Old 08-31-2012, 01:57 PM
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Travel benefits...

I haven't paid for an airline ticket in at least 10 years...majority of my time at Atlas I have been based in JFK (live on the West Coast). So, most of my flying starts with a trans-continental Atlas-paid ticket. Days of jumpseating are gone, gone, and more gone.

Those trans-con flights allow for a nice frequent flier status on the Big Three...plus don't forget about international deadheads we do from time to time. All Business Class, and all (well, most) are on the big three alliance airlines, and their partners.

So, don't sweat the ID90s and such...non revving sucks anyway. Just collect the miles and use them for the family.

Ok, without sounding snoooooty about this...are you willing to turn down a job offer (or an interview even) because an airline doesn't have too many discount travel opportunities...ask that question to a FDX or a UPS guy. I'd say his answer would be similar to mine above.

Might be time to look at the big picture...

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Old 08-31-2012, 02:45 PM
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I LOVE the "no more jumpseating"!!! Its the best part!!! C'mon Atlas! Make my phone ring!!!
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:49 PM
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Hey 744, how does that first flight work out of your gateway? Is it considered imputed imcome or is it "completely" covered by Atlas?
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:54 PM
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Thank you 744driver, you are spot on and I agree that basing a career decision off of nonrev benefits is not a good idea. I don't plan on putting much, if any, weight on the subject in regards to the big picture. The information is relative though and could be useful, for which I'm thankful. Much rather use FF miles and/or purchase tickets anyday! I've been in both positions, nonrev benefits and none, as well as home base (Atlas being waaaay better!) and commuting by JS.

Atlas is a very good career choice and with 25+ years ahead I would be honored to be part of the team for the long term over the majors (for reals).
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by captainv View Post
the distinction is jet time vs. turboprop time, not fan vs. jet. and it's no big deal either way. supposedly if you didn't have experience in two types, it triggered additional OE, but you'll most likely get that waived.

gvinflight: Lear 25s!

we keep hearing internally that the pool is empty. we'll know for sure when they start filling classes.
Been following this thread for almost a year and this is the first time I've been confused:

Are there no former C-130 guys at Atlas?
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:16 PM
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I just wanted to add my thanks to all who have contributed to this thread. I have learned a lot, and with my application submitted, am really hoping for an opportunity at Atlas. Everything I read, hear and see tells me its a great place to be.

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Old 08-31-2012, 06:02 PM
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Been following this thread for almost a year and this is the first time I've been confused:

Are there no former C-130 guys at Atlas?
Plenty of us prop only guys...military and civilian.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:20 PM
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Well I just passed the systems test today. One more step complete!! One of the guys in my new hire class is a C130 only guy.

Originally Posted by Champ Kind View Post
Been following this thread for almost a year and this is the first time I've been confused:

Are there no former C-130 guys at Atlas?
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:29 PM
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By the way.. I saw two days of interview groups this week. They are starting a class Tuesday from guys in the pool. They told the interviewees they were running a class on Sept 24th. That makes 4 classes back to back. (3 weeks apart) When upper management talked to us a few weeks ago, they told us 40 more new hires this year and planning 100 next year.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by gvinflight View Post
Hey 744, how does that first flight work out of your gateway? Is it considered imputed imcome or is it "completely" covered by Atlas?

Let's say you're based in JFK. If they send you to JFK to start the trip, or home from JFK at the end of the trip, it's imputed income and the tax for the ticket will be deducted from your pay. Same thing with the hotel at your crew base, you take the tax hit until you start your trip. If your trip is scheduled to depart at 6 am on the first day of your pattern, obviously you're going to have to come in on your last day off and get enough rest.

If your trip starts anywhere else, even another crew base, no tax! With the JFK 767 base, it's not an issue. the airplane never goes through there, so I have yet to pay a penny in imputed income. the 767 freighter in CVG, however, ALWAYS goes through CVG, so you'd get it there, unless you bid a trip that begins at the outstation.

Can a Whale driver chime in on the 747 experience?
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