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Surge1 03-05-2010 08:24 AM

FEDEX--Best Seat?
 
Returning to FEDEX from extended MLA (years) this summer. What's the best fleet, seat and domicile. My seniority, hired May '05, is 50% in the narrow body FO and 95% in the wide body FO.

What should I avoid?

The Walrus 03-05-2010 08:27 AM

Avoid airbus f/o. Rumor of more excesses. At 95% you might get moved out or be st the very bottom.

DaRaiders 03-05-2010 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by Surge1 (Post 773787)
Returning to FEDEX from extended MLA (years) this summer. What's the best fleet, seat and domicile. My seniority, hired May '05, is 50% in the narrow body FO and 95% in the wide body FO.

What should I avoid?

If you don't have to have widebody pay, I say go 757. Growing fleet and starting to pick off more and more of the good 72 and baby bus trips. My .02.

Surge1 03-05-2010 08:42 AM

What are your thoughts in bidding the 777 FO for someone with my "juniority"?

purpledog 03-05-2010 08:48 AM

777 FO= simulators to get your 3/90
If you can get a non-deploying billet, stay on mil as long as you can. It ain't pretty here now.

Laughing_Jakal 03-05-2010 09:08 AM

Now Gone
 
Best seat in the house was DC-10 F/O.....:(

MaydayMark 03-05-2010 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by purpledog (Post 773809)
777 FO= simulators to get your 3/90
If you can get a non-deploying billet, stay on mil as long as you can. It ain't pretty here now.


I was thinking the same thing. I figure things will only get uglier between now and contract ratification. I'd recommend staying on MLA until the dust settles if you can ... sorry.

Jumbo Pilot 03-05-2010 11:06 AM

What was on your standing bid when you left? I think you will go back to what your seniority can hold in the order it was on your standing bid.

At least that is what they told me when I left on a long term MLA. Been about 13 months for me... and not quite sure when I'll be returning.

FWIW

Lindy 03-05-2010 11:14 AM

Your numbers are a little off re: wide-body %

A May 2005 hire would be 100% on the Bus -- probably 5 guys from the bottom of the entire F/O list. A little better on the -11, still @ 100%, but about 60 guys from the bottom of the list.

ANC would be a little better, not sure if you want the commute for 80% (or so) Seniority with diminishing lines.

If the excess rumors are true, then your seniority would not let you hold the Bus.

Albief15 03-05-2010 11:24 AM

Best seat in the world is the ACES II...


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