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Old 01-13-2015, 08:37 AM   #31  
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I think he means Less total JumpSeats.
Our MD-10's have 4 in back and 3 up front for a total of 7.
Most our A300's have 4-5 in Back and 2 upfront.

Our 757's only have 3 & 1.
I have never seen the Cockpit of our 767's but I understand that there are really 3 1/2 up front only and bags are a PIA.
There are 3 firm seats plus one observer's seat on all the 75/76s. As a commuter I actually prefer this to the MD where the number varies from 3 observers, 2 firm/3 observers, and 4 firm/3 observers, I find myself frequently booking a cockpit jumpseat without knowing I am doing so. As a commuter all I want is a firm reservation 2 weeks out. But to each his own.
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:11 PM   #32  
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I find myself frequently booking a cockpit jumpseat without knowing I am doing so.

As a frequent MD-10 Captain I routinely got requests for cockpit jumpseats that looked like seats in the back to me ...

The only time I ever had a problem with observers in the cockpit was when upon arrival in MEM one of them stood up and said, "I'm an LCA and I want to debrief this flight." I'm surprised I asked him politely to get the ******* off of my airplane.


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Old 01-13-2015, 01:36 PM   #33  
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I think the original poster has a bunch of good questions but he needs to consider how long he will be on Reserves.

How long will you sit on reserves out of Memphis?
How far out are the callouts for a reserve trip? (How much notice)
Is it all Long Call Reserves or do you have short call reserves?

How long to get to another domicile as a reserve or line holder?
Can anyone fill in the blanks here? Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:35 AM   #34  
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I think the original poster has a bunch of good questions but he needs to consider how long he will be on Reserves.

How long will you sit on reserves out of Memphis?
How far out are the callouts for a reserve trip? (How much notice)
Is it all Long Call Reserves or do you have short call reserves?

How long to get to another domicile as a reserve or line holder?
Can anyone fill in the blanks here? Thanks!
It is pretty tough to say how long you'll HAVE to sit reserve. We seem to hire in waves. Guys in the front of the wave have to sit reserve for a short time. Guys in the back get stuck on reserve for a while. I emphasize "have" to sit reserve, because upgrading at 100% means more time on reserve.

That being said, Memphis has 2 reserve types. Normal reserve at 1.5 hrs and R24 with 24 hrs. lead-time. From a commuting standpoint sitting normal reserve means a crashpad/car or hotel in Memphis. It doesn't necessarily mean a lot of commutes. There are reserve lines with a single block of R-days for the entire month. You can sit R24 anywhere you want so long as you can be in place within 24 hrs.

As far as getting to another domicile its never been easier Most new hires will be offered CGN or HKG. Pretty sure they both have 3 hr call out for reserve and no R24, but not positive. Someone will certainly correct me if I'm wrong.
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