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Old 03-17-2019, 08:31 AM   #11  
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Wonder when United will realize that contracting with bottom feeder regionals isn’t the greatest idea for their product/passengers. I guess you get what you pay for. 🤣🤣🤣
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Seriously everyone is hiring go somewhere else. Exjet is a dumpster fire
Every regional is a dumpster fire at one point. The legacy carriers will continue to play one against the other looking for the lowest cost option. None of them are great jobs where people want to spend decades of their lives. If I were starting out right now I’d prefer to go to a regional with a base somewhere that I could tolerate living, embrace the suck, and try to aggressively build a quality resume. Once you have 1,000+ PIC start looking at places where you could make a career if the employer of your dreams never calls. The LCC’s or ACMI carriers aren’t Delta or FedEx, but they beat the heck out of 5 legs a day competing to be the lowest bidder.
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Wonder when United will realize that contracting with bottom feeder regionals isn’t the greatest idea for their product/passengers. I guess you get what you pay for. 🤣🤣🤣
When bringing the flying in house and controlling the service proves to be the cheaper option.
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Where you want to be right now, if you desire a career in the 121 world, is somewhere that they are short of pilots and are going to work your butt off. Someplace that will get you through training promptly and get you out on the line, that will get you a line, and then fly your butt 83.33 hours a month until you have the 1000 you need to upgrade and then will STILL work your butt off until you've got the 1000 TPIC that'll let you move up to an airline that's actually a career destination. And get there on the leading edge of the wave rather than forever be stuck behind the seniority of those who did.
I liked your medical resident comparison. Anyway the airline you are describing is Mesa actually. Not bashing XJT but I don’t think it’s thete yet. Seniority is EVERYTHING. Get hired. Stick around. Get your time. Get out. The airlines that have Flow are NOT the airline that is described above. If you go to a WO with flow you may not fly much and you’ll be on reserve forever and upgrades will take time because the captains are staying waiting for flow.
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OP, why are you even surprised? GW sent a MyMessage last week about how there was too much flying assigned and it was straining the system. Besides, nothing we can do about it...this is management’s problem. Fly safely out there every one.
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Wonder when United will realize that contracting with bottom feeder regionals isn’t the greatest idea for their product/passengers. I guess you get what you pay for. 🤣🤣🤣
Expressjet is the categorical opposite of a “bottom feeder.”
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Expressjet is the categorical opposite of a “bottom feeder.”
In a business model where the difference between the top and bottom is like trying to pick the cleanest turd in the bucket, does it really matter? None of them are great jobs. Get the 4 year degree, fly as hard as you can, community service, network, do whatever you think will make you stand out in a sea of qualified applicants, and hope for the best. Don’t let up until you’re where you want to be.
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We had a bunch of Houston Expressjet flying dumped on us at Republic a week or two ago.
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Cancelling for crew is a signal for new hires that this is a place that needs pilots and will offer plenty of flying.

In the regional world, that is most people's top priority: flying a lot.

I would much rather be here and see them cancelling for crew than be at a regional with too many pilots who sit reserve for 12 months, flying 20-30 hours per month.
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Cancelling for crew is a signal for new hires that this is a place that needs pilots and will offer plenty of flying.

In the regional world, that is most people's top priority: flying a lot.

I would much rather be here and see them cancelling for crew than be at a regional with too many pilots who sit reserve for 12 months, flying 20-30 hours per month.
LOL, flying a lot is a priority? Wtf is this, flight school? Sorry, but I’d rather have QOL, a solid contract and make good money than “fly a lot.”
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