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Old 11-12-2017, 08:28 AM   #1791  
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Is there any other airline that uses some screwball way of determining new hire seniority? Every airline I know of (AA, UA, WN, NK, B6, VX, and the regionals) all use age. Who cares if someone is Sr to you if they’re older? They’ll be gone and you’ll still be making $$$ for years later.
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Is there any other airline that uses some screwball way of determining new hire seniority? Every airline I know of (AA, UA, WN, NK, B6, VX, and the regionals) all use age. Who cares if someone is Sr to you if they’re older? They’ll be gone and you’ll still be making $$$ for years later.
I believe Hawaiian goes by last four of ssn as well but the opposite way delta does it. Lowest number is most senior. Not sure how fedex or ups does it.
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So is the answer to change the method so 1XXXers commute for the first year? No matter what method is chosen, someone is at the bottom. A proper solution is one where new hires aren't trapped in their base through the AE cycle. Establishing a system where pilots could trade bases on the same equipment is a way of alleviating part of the misery.
I agree with all of this. I was merely pointing out that day one of one's career at Delta is the most critical time when seniority actually matters to almost everyone in the class. And more AEs don't solve equipment incompatibility.

The only fix I can imagine is a system whereby new hires could buy another's pick. I literally would have paid $5,000 to avoid the 88 since it forced me to commute. And no, I don't see that happening.
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Im gona take a wag and say most nh seat selections are made with geographic considerations as 2nd or3rd tier priority.
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I believe Hawaiian goes by last four of ssn as well but the opposite way delta does it. Lowest number is most senior. Not sure how fedex or ups does it.
Piedmont and SkyWest also use high to low SSN
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United has been using age since the 90’s.
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Fedex uses last four of SSN. Exactly the same as Delta.
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Skywest is Low to High SSN
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Piedmont and SkyWest also use high to low SSN
Piedmont uses age
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Piedmont uses age
My bad. It's been 13 years. Maybe it changed, maybe I'm senile.
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