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Old 01-10-2018, 03:12 PM   #1  
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I have an interview coming up with Southern Air for a 737 position. I have a few questions and I was wondering if someone would be able to answer them.

1. How many hours block does one fly a month? Can you break guarantee?

2. How long is a new hire expecting to sit reserve?
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:29 PM   #2  
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I recently took a 737 FO on our JS from IAH to CVG.

After the exchange of pleasantries- the pilot said he was going on 17 days of night flying and had to JS back into CVG for more fun. No catering, no gateway, no hotels, no nothing.

I would say the 737 for southern has to be the worst flying job in aviation.

If a job is what you need. Go to eagle, or PSA get a flow through, and hey- you may even find the occasional FA to keep you warm.
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I have an interview coming up with Southern Air for a 737 position. I have a few questions and I was wondering if someone would be able to answer them.

1. How many hours block does one fly a month? Can you break guarantee?
Never ever!

2. How long is a new hire expecting to sit reserve?
You will be on reserve and a line call it composite line
I was there for 2 years before Atlas bought it, Upgrade was 4 months, because S9 was going to bring 3 more airplanes.. now not sure.

good luck !but I quit that place and came back to fly my Regional and being based home.. you can beat that.

Good Luck!
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:51 PM   #4  
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About 35hrs in 18 days. No, you will never make over guarantee.

Recently, some 777 FOs have bid 737 Cpt. My opinion, they did so to the-hack their PIC recency block to more easily move on.

Do yourself a favor, chose ANY other airline.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:29 PM   #5  
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Default Donít do it.

The contract they work under is horrible. Way worse than the Atlas contract and itís very bad. Just because Atlas & Polar are negotiating a contract doesnít mean Southern will get one too. Apply elsewhere. You will not be happy. Did you even read their profile? It says in black & white you will not break guarantee. You have to have a crash pad.
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Thank you so much guys. Iím trying to get my total time up as fast as possible. 35 hrs a month wonít cut it, even if it is in a 737.
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Yeah definitely go to a regional. Even at Atlas some guys are considering going back to a regional! With bonuses and quick upgrades you can almost make the same money...
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Yeah definitely go to a regional. Even at Atlas some guys are considering going back to a regional! With bonuses and quick upgrades you can almost make the same money...
Yea Iím at a regional right now flying turboprops, I can get about 100 hrs a month here. I was hoping for some Boeing time. But if the QOL is that poor then it isnít worth it.
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If you want some 73 time consider one of the 121 supps: Miami Air, Swift, Xtra.
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pretty sure the $$ is better than Southern for flying a 737. You will be gone just about as much, but at least it's not dead of the night flying
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