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Old 05-04-2016, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by HobGoblin View Post
I did reserve in base for 3.5 years. It was nice to get paid not to work, but I hated not really knowing my schedule, being at the mercy of CS.

I'm on 5th year FO pay, been bidding lines all all this year now. I've made 20k through April. Add in the 10k bonus this year, That's not a bad pace. Picking up OT is easier with a line also. I don't feel like I've been busting my but too much. But yeah, getting paid not to work at all is nice too, if you don't mind the invisible handcuffs.
It just depends. If you think you may get used for something undesirable one day, just proffer for something else you do want. Nothing is ever guaranteed on RSV of course, and a bad weather day can go to hell real quick, but I have gone months with zero flying. Or just choosing whatever trips or easy late turns I may want and flying 10-20 hours for the month of stuff I choose. That is being senior on reserve of course.

Junior reserve pretty much sucks because you have very little say in what you get, but some of our junior non commutable 12 day off lines with 0400-0500 Eastern time show times every day suck much worse IMO when your choice is senior Reserve vs junior line holder. Just depends on what you want.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by adspilot View Post
Well, there should be VERY few FOs in ORD CRJ that want to get DFW, but those that are screwed up their bids
They had no other option. When they hired, there weren't enough slots for everyone who wanted DFW. Happens (ed) all the time.

When I was a new hire, there were five slots for DFW, and the other 13 were SJU.

Sometimes you have to play the cards you're dealt.
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Old 05-05-2016, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Iowa Farm Boy View Post
They had no other option. When they hired, there weren't enough slots for everyone who wanted DFW. Happens (ed) all the time.

When I was a new hire, there were five slots for DFW, and the other 13 were SJU.

Sometimes you have to play the cards you're dealt.
There have been three displacements in the past 18 months. Anyone hired before Miami closed could of proffered to displace out of the CRJ. I know newer guys have no choice and the latest displacement might of kicked a few emb guys to CRJ guys but not that many.
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Old 05-05-2016, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by adspilot View Post
There have been three displacements in the past 18 months. Anyone hired before Miami closed could of proffered to displace out of the CRJ. I know newer guys have no choice and the latest displacement might of kicked a few emb guys to CRJ guys but not that many.
Actually in the last displacement CRJ guys got bumped to the EMJ. About a month after that they started hiring into the CRJ because now they stopped the transfer to PSA.

Making RSV CRJ shorter.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:06 AM
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How are the Flight Benifits at Envoy? Are they the same as AA?

How is the use ability?
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Rob12345 View Post
How are the Flight Benifits at Envoy? Are they the same as AA?

How is the use ability?
It's been discussed many many times before, but short answer is the envoy travel benefits are the best in the industry (PSA an PDT have the same). Yes, they are the same as AA. For the actual jumpseat, AA gets priority on their own metal and visa-versa for us and all the other WO's. Priority is based on check-in time as opposed to seniority, so as a junior RJ FO you don't have to worry about a mainline guy bumping you just because you're the low man on the totem pole.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:10 PM
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So much for seniority, thanks us air.
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Old 05-05-2016, 06:48 PM
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So much for seniority, thanks us air.
Ummm it's been like that since way way way before US Air entered the picture. Not that I like airways, they ruined this place.
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Old 05-05-2016, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by sublime259 View Post
Ummm it's been like that since way way way before US Air entered the picture. Not that I like airways, they ruined this place.
I believe he is talking about jumpseat priority where its time of sign in now. But us airways was seniority for everything so it's not really a US Airways policy, just a new policy brought on by the US Airway management.
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:05 PM
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I believe he is talking about jumpseat priority where its time of sign in now. But us airways was seniority for everything so it's not really a US Airways policy, just a new policy brought on by the US Airway management.
Ah gotcha, my bad.

Anyway, latest is that there will be a whopping 2 new-hires in May. Thank our illustrious management team for "making envoy great again!" Reserve rules are despicable, pay is awful, crew scheduling does what they want with full immunity, and our "leaders" are vindictive and intent on making this place a bottom-tier airline. I wonder why we can't attract new-hires?!
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