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Old 06-03-2018, 02:17 PM   #31  
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If given the option between Spirit Yellow Buses or coming to Southern on the 777...what would you all recommend and why?

Former Army Guy still in the Reserves, and the only thing appealing about Southern is the schedule resembles a normal deployment schedule.
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If given the option between Spirit Yellow Buses or coming to Southern on the 777...what would you all recommend and why?

Former Army Guy still in the Reserves, and the only thing appealing about Southern is the schedule resembles a normal deployment schedule.
How can U even compare Sprint and their new CBA with “will fly for food” Southern Air? Wow.
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If given the option between Spirit Yellow Buses or coming to Southern on the 777...what would you all recommend and why?

Former Army Guy still in the Reserves, and the only thing appealing about Southern is the schedule resembles a normal deployment schedule.
Spirit. No question.
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Spirit...I have many friends from my former company there and a few that had a choice between Spirit and Atlas (and we all know Southern is Atlas B scale) and even under their last contract they ran the numbers and came way out ahead there and have pretty good work rules with 4 days off min between any pairing. Now it's a no brainer.
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Thanks for the insight.
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I’m at Southern. Lots of great people but the work rules kill everything. Do your homework about this place
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:35 PM   #37  
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If given the option between Spirit Yellow Buses or coming to Southern on the 777...what would you all recommend and why?



Former Army Guy still in the Reserves, and the only thing appealing about Southern is the schedule resembles a normal deployment schedule.


Heck, I know two current Atlas 747 captains considering leaving Atlas for Spirit. I can’t imagine going to Southern over Spirit. Spirit wins, hands down. Not even close.


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If you're home based, do you go to CVG or are you sent to different places to start? Also how does reserve work if you're home based?
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For the most part you will airline to CVG or LAX (sometimes another station... HKG/BAH/LEJ, etc). You could sit reserve at home before an assigned trip, on the road in the middle of a trip, or at the end of a trip before being sent home. Once home, the rest requirements generally make you untouchable for a few days or week or more. Southern rarely has enough pilots for pure reserve. Most of the time they will grab you for something. Don’t count on bidding a reserve line and sitting at home all month. It won’t happen.
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Working for Southern is like having a boat— the best days are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.


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