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Old 10-15-2016, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CODs4ever
Why in the world is there P3 rsv in LGA on a Saturday. I commuted in today for my reserve sit only to find out that the last flight out of LGA leaves before 7 pm, hence no reason for me to be there. I should have stayed at home....am I missing something?

Well, theoretically they COULD DH you somewhere on a non-endeavor flight to be in position to cover something in the morning. Highly unlikely, that is unless you had opted to just stay home in which case it would be 100% inevitable.
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by CODs4ever
Why in the world is there P3 rsv in LGA on a Saturday. I commuted in today for my reserve sit only to find out that the last flight out of LGA leaves before 7 pm, hence no reason for me to be there. I should have stayed at home....am I missing something?
I would've just called scheduling and asked them about it before coming in. When I had P3 and that happened to me I was surprised that they called and released me.
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BATOL
Well, theoretically they COULD DH you somewhere on a non-endeavor flight to be in position to cover something in the morning. Highly unlikely, that is unless you had opted to just stay home in which case it would be 100% inevitable.
Yeah, true dat. If it was in the middle of a 3-4 day reserve sit, I can see getting switched to P2, but how could they even DH me if it's a 2-hour call out, so the earliest flight I could take would be 2030? Last flight out of LGA was at 1900. Unless they sent me over to catch a DH from JFK...

(Edited....just read it could be a non DL carrier DH...how common is that?)
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by CODs4ever
Yeah, true dat. If it was in the middle of a 3-4 day reserve sit, I can see getting switched to P2, but how could they even DH me if it's a 2-hour call out, so the earliest flight I could take would be 2030? Last flight out of LGA was at 1900. Unless they sent me over to catch a DH from JFK...

(Edited....just read it could be a non DL carrier DH...how common is that?)
They could call you in for a repo/ferry flight. I know it's unlikely but it's bound to happen the one time you don't commute in
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Skittles9E
They could call you in for a repo/ferry flight. I know it's unlikely but it's bound to happen the one time you don't commute in
Yep....that's what always happens in my experience. Slammed when you least expect it. Halfway through October on P3 and I've only flown one flight...a two-hour hi speed. Sucks.
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Skittles9E
They could call you in for a repo/ferry flight. I know it's unlikely but it's bound to happen the one time you don't commute in
That happens. I had the joyous experience of flying an empty 900 from LGA to JFK this spring.
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:57 AM
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So I've been looking at both Endeavor and Envoy, the latter of which was the more appealing because of the CFI program they have to build you up hours while officially being considered an employee (as well as I thought that the E175 might be easier for a taller pilot since I can't actually stand up up an ERJ or CRJ cabin, but the opposite actually seems to be true,) but after reading some people's opinions, it's often better to "go it alone," and I'd be inclined to agree. The last time I took a major trip, for example (also the only time in the last 5 years I've flown and it hasn't been Delta,) I did it as a tour group for a class trip. Terrible management of the whole process, the itinerary was so micromanaged that you couldn't even have an extra 5 minutes to stop for a snack if you were hungry. So I tend to know going it alone, planning my own route can be better. I'd have no idea where AA would stick me, could be some crud academy where I get like 40 hours a month. I've been told there's a number of places I could teach for over 100 hours a month, in probably cheaper locales. And I'd actually prefer flying for Delta than American, I think I'm shifting Endeavor back to my number one choice.

One concern still remains; as far as I know, the AA WOs and their flow problem require no additional interview; you're picked when your number is called. No degree required. Endeavor does require an additional interview to flow. Would th lack of a bachelor's degree prevent me from flowing? Would it make it significantly more difficult? I'm almost finished with an associate's degree, and while I do intend to complete it, I don't intend to spend the extra time and money on a bach if it isn't required.
If it is required, does Endeavor have any sort of program that allows you to take classes online and helps you pay for them via reimbursment/scholarship or whatnot?

Also curious on cost of living in base. NYC is ridiculous but I know if you look at the right ppace and can get squeezed into basically a closet you can find a cement deal. DTW I think is kinda cheap but I don't know. How exactly. MSP I've no idea, it's been so long since I've been there for non-layover purposes (like 15+ years...) Are housing prices in DTW and MSP anything like DFW? I looked at DFW just for fun and found some really quite nice places in decent areas, all less than 45 minute drive even in rush hour traffic to DFW (and they're all 25-30 miles away... I live in Boston, it takes you at least an hour to go 15 miles during rush hour. Took me 2 hours once to get that 15 miles to aclass once. Utterly insane. I hate driving,) all in the $500-600 range. Anything comparable in DTW or MSP?
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Five93H
For FO it really doesn't much matter in JFK. Seems like a few week different in line holding at the most. Captain side 200 is usually more junior, but for NYC both jets are easily attainable.
Thanks, can you bid across planes for the upgrade? 900 FO to 200 CA?
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by iceraide
Thanks, can you bid across planes for the upgrade? 900 FO to 200 CA?
Yes you can. You can also move from 200 CA to 900 CA later, if your seniority allows it. No seat lock going from 2 to 9.
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by A321gal
So I've been looking at both Endeavor and Envoy, the latter of which was the more appealing because of the CFI program they have to build you up hours while officially being considered an employee (as well as I thought that the E175 might be easier for a taller pilot since I can't actually stand up up an ERJ or CRJ cabin, but the opposite actually seems to be true,) but after reading some people's opinions, it's often better to "go it alone," and I'd be inclined to agree. The last time I took a major trip, for example (also the only time in the last 5 years I've flown and it hasn't been Delta,) I did it as a tour group for a class trip. Terrible management of the whole process, the itinerary was so micromanaged that you couldn't even have an extra 5 minutes to stop for a snack if you were hungry. So I tend to know going it alone, planning my own route can be better. I'd have no idea where AA would stick me, could be some crud academy where I get like 40 hours a month. I've been told there's a number of places I could teach for over 100 hours a month, in probably cheaper locales. And I'd actually prefer flying for Delta than American, I think I'm shifting Endeavor back to my number one choice.

One concern still remains; as far as I know, the AA WOs and their flow problem require no additional interview; you're picked when your number is called. No degree required. Endeavor does require an additional interview to flow. Would th lack of a bachelor's degree prevent me from flowing? Would it make it significantly more difficult? I'm almost finished with an associate's degree, and while I do intend to complete it, I don't intend to spend the extra time and money on a bach if it isn't required.
If it is required, does Endeavor have any sort of program that allows you to take classes online and helps you pay for them via reimbursment/scholarship or whatnot?

Also curious on cost of living in base. NYC is ridiculous but I know if you look at the right ppace and can get squeezed into basically a closet you can find a cement deal. DTW I think is kinda cheap but I don't know. How exactly. MSP I've no idea, it's been so long since I've been there for non-layover purposes (like 15+ years...) Are housing prices in DTW and MSP anything like DFW? I looked at DFW just for fun and found some really quite nice places in decent areas, all less than 45 minute drive even in rush hour traffic to DFW (and they're all 25-30 miles away... I live in Boston, it takes you at least an hour to go 15 miles during rush hour. Took me 2 hours once to get that 15 miles to aclass once. Utterly insane. I hate driving,) all in the $500-600 range. Anything comparable in DTW or MSP?
I understand why you would want to live in base, but have you considered living nearby with a short flight to base? Example: Endeavor has the DTW base, if you lived in Grand Rapids it's a 30 minute flight direct to the airport. and cost of living is ridiculously cheap. Just food for thought. You might spend more time in traffic than that if you live in base.
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