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Old 06-23-2019, 07:32 PM   #101  
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LAX reserve goes senior.
Junior pilot holding r24 in July is 75%. My guess is 4-5 years minimum.
Iím holding a full month of reserve in LAX, 3 years on property, and everyone below me has reserve via VTO lines.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:34 PM   #102  
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Where are y'all coming from??
I said I didn't like one particular type of schedule, and that FedEx is known for having tons of options. That one comment leads to all of this??

I've been applying to FedEx for six years. I know the schedules. I know many pilots there. I don't like 40 minute flights to IND. Jesus.

I sure hope this isn't how you treat your FO's for asking a question or having an opinion.
Please donít apply to work here until you have that chip removed from your shoulder. Plenty of jobs elsewhere, just apply.
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:51 AM   #103  
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Where are y'all coming from??
I said I didn't like one particular type of schedule, and that FedEx is known for having tons of options. That one comment leads to all of this??

I've been applying to FedEx for six years. I know the schedules. I know many pilots there. I don't like 40 minute flights to IND. Jesus.

I sure hope this isn't how you treat your FO's for asking a question or having an opinion.
Iím sorry but if they havenít called after 6 years....
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:53 AM   #104  
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Please donít apply to work here until you have that chip removed from your shoulder. Plenty of jobs elsewhere, just apply.
For a guy with a user name of IHateAMR talking about chips on a shoulder should come natural. I'm glad we make everyone feel so welcome applying to Fedex. We have no issues with contract, schedules or personality's; so we can be arrogant about other peoples demeanor.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:54 AM   #105  
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Iím holding a full month of reserve in LAX, 3 years on property, and everyone below me has reserve via VTO lines.
I yield. How is reserve life on the 11 out west?
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:05 PM   #106  
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Iíve searched and done a lot of research, but canít seem to find any recent information on typical trips for the Bus. Anybody willing to chime in?
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:07 PM   #107  
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Iíve searched and done a lot of research, but canít seem to find any recent information on typical trips for the Bus. Anybody willing to chime in?
Generally hub turns of some kind, be it day or night. Only a couple trips have multiple legs into the hub or Out of the hub. Decent amount of out and back lines if you live in Memphis. Some lines have DHís some donít.

Itís the junior widebody. So you are probably are off reserve faster than other widebodies, but not as fast as the 757.

People rarely bid into the FO seat from other planes (my experience in the limited time Iíve been here). So if you are newhire On it, not many people come in on top of you from the other fleets. They usually go to the 767 or 777 from the 757.
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:58 AM   #108  
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Thanks, Blue Moon! I'm a mom trying to balance a military gig for a few more years until retirement and look for best QOL (at least until the kids get out of the house). I live about a 3 hour drive away and don't mind multiple commutes, but sitting on reserve and not getting called would not be a good thing for me now like it is for the local guys. I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to offer input. I am excited and grateful!
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What aircraft are based in LAX and how long does it currently take to bid reserve there?
MD11. Last bid someone got it at around 1.5 yrs on property.
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:20 PM   #110  
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Pardon my ignorance. I have been on the corporate side for 10 years.

And sorry if this isn't in the right place...

I live in the Little Rock area and have had FedEx in my sights for some time now. I have read through the posts regarding scheduling am curious what the best schedule would be for driving from Little Rock. Its only a couple of hours so I would be willing to commute multiple times per month. QOL is most important to me so the 757 I assume would be my #1 choice. I don't care about touring the world at this point in my life.

Ultimately I am just curious if this is something that can be reasonably done and still maintain a good QOL with a lot of home time.

Thanks ahead of time for the responses!
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