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Old 11-19-2010, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Jughead View Post
Yep - maddog. I hope this philosophy in training has crossed into all fleets -

I came away from this CQ feeling good about the stuff that was emphasized - a different mentality from "box checking" of years past, regardless of its relavance.

Enjoy your weekend/T'giving week!
Cool. Good to know. I'll update when I go through.

Have a great weekend and Thanksgiving to you and everyone else, too.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:22 AM
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The king needs the thighmaster. Then again, he is the king.
There was a king in in that picture?
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:18 AM
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The king needs the thighmaster. Then again, he is the king.

And it's good to be the King...

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Originally Posted by johnso29 View Post
Looks like my chances of a Swap with the Pot for December are nil....

Reserve Coverage chart doesn't have a speck of blue on it.
Don't feel bad bro, I've had stuff on the swap board for days now and no nibbles.

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Check Essential View Post
It has already happened. At least twice.
A Pinnacle RJ with no pax over Missouri and a Colgan Q-400 with 50 people in Buffalo.
Two "professional airline crews" who basically didn't understand the fundamentals of aerodynamics or the machinery they were operating.
It will eventually work its way to the majors.
We are "coasting" on 50 years of safety momentum right now.
Absolutely right! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:53 AM
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Don't feel bad bro, I've had stuff on the swap board for days now and no nibbles.

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Yeah I can live with trip I have, I was just hoping to get out of my New Years Eve MEX layover.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:58 AM
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Yeah I can live with trip I have, I was just hoping to get out of my New Years Eve MEX layover.
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Originally Posted by johnso29 View Post
Yeah I can live with trip I have, I was just hoping to get out of my New Years Eve MEX layover.
oh, you'll have fun. Just find a drug lord and a hooker. What could go wrong?
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:19 AM
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oh, you'll have fun. Just find a drug lord and a hooker. What could go wrong?
I'll probably just hide in my room.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by johnso29 View Post
Yeah I can live with trip I have, I was just hoping to get out of my New Years Eve MEX layover.

Several ways to get what you want.

1. Swap for a different trip that operates on the same days as your trip. Then te reserve coverage doesn't matter.

2. Swap with pot into a trip that operates on days with worse coverage. With te multiplier set to 1.5 for December this will be a little tougher, but not impossible. Remember as the reserves start getting used, or more open trips appear, the "avail" number decreases. Let's say you're off from the 10-17 and you want to swap your New years trip for something operating during your week off. Around the 6th or 7th the reserves available will start to drop off (especially if it's a weekend day, or bad wx). You're swap can now be approved once the coverage drops low enough to meet the req's of 23.W. Yours will be a little harder to do because new years is a holiday and has even stricter requirements. It is doable though. Then, once the swap is approved you can try to cherry pick the perfect WS later in the month, or just enjoy your holiday at home.

Don't write it off as impossible. Coverage fluctuates throughout the month, and a swap or drop could eventually get approved even if it looks abysmal now.

3. Put in a blind swap request. Instead of searching open time endlessly trying to find a trip that works, just put it the date you want to pickup and then *X instead of a specific rotation (with X being the number of day trip you are seeking), for example *3 tells PCS that you're willing to swap for ANY 3 day on the date you specify as a swap for your trip. PCS will do all the hard work for you and do the swap if it meets your criteria.
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