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Old 03-17-2019, 11:12 AM   #21  
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Expressjet is the categorical opposite of a “bottom feeder.”
Is that what they’re telling you over there at XJT? Continue to ignore the dumpster fire and sip the Kool-Aid!
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We had a bunch of Houston Expressjet flying dumped on us at Republic a week or two ago.
We’ll continue to lead the industry with our performance numbers and bail out XJT/UA.
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We’ll continue to lead the industry with our performance numbers and bail out XJT/UA.
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How long have you been at Republic? There was a time (less then 5 years) that they were the “dumpster” fire of UAX. Their CBA was towards the bottom of the regional world.

The sooner you learn that everything is cyclical in the regional business and not to throw stones if you live in a glass house.
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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.”
For most people flying hard, building time, and moving on is the priority. The things that you want are very understandable, but hard to demand when a company doesn’t own any of the routes and often times the equipment itself. The legacy airlines look at the regionals as a temp agency with pilots. As long as this is the business model, don’t expect a good QOL or to make much money. If you got the contract of your dreams, the flying would just shift to another group with lower cost. Personally I’d love to see the regionals leverage huge raises. That would erode the cost benefit of subbing out the flying and bring the flying back to mainline. I’m betting that neither of us get what we’d like to have.
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For most people flying hard, building time, and moving on is the priority. The things that you want are very understandable, but hard to demand when a company doesn’t own any of the routes and often times the equipment itself. The legacy airlines look at the regionals as a temp agency with pilots. As long as this is the business model, don’t expect a good QOL or to make much money. If you got the contract of your dreams, the flying would just shift to another group with lower cost. Personally I’d love to see the regionals leverage huge raises. That would erode the cost benefit of subbing out the flying and bring the flying back to mainline. I’m betting that neither of us get what we’d like to have.
But there are regionals that currently offer good QOL where you can make six figures. I can attest to this. Don’t fall into the “every regional sucks” trap.
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But there are regionals that currently offer good QOL where you can make six figures. I can attest to this. Don’t fall into the “every regional sucks” trap.

You're right. I had a decent QoL last year and made $128,006 as a FO......at ExpressJet.
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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.”
I would rather fly my ass off for a few years, get 1000 topic and move on to making a decent salary and having a good quality of life. But to each their own nothing wrong with delaying a $ 150k pay raise for 3 years of less flying and a long training footprint to make $10k more a year now.
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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.”
Says the guy now locked in to a “safe” “high quality of life” regional, who will still be there long after his more ambitious fellows are accruing seniority at a legacy.

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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.”
I will have this same mindset when I'm at Fedex, not at any regional.

In the mean time, I believe Expressjet was the best possible option for me to go to advance my career toward working at a legacy / major airline in the shortest possible time. I'm glad they need aircrew, and I'll max out my time each month to make myself as competitive as possible for the big show.
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Says the guy now locked in to a “safe” “high quality of life” regional, who will still be there long after his more ambitious fellows are accruing seniority at a legacy.
Get in, work hard, get your time, and move on. At an airline with 8+ year FOs... 🙄 Strong, strong, strong Kool-Aid.
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