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Old 03-09-2018, 11:57 PM   #231  
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To the point of this post: I am a retired Colonel, Vice Wing Commander, Weapons School Instructor with 23 years of flying experience. FedEx was my top choice as I entered the airline application process. Delta showed up first with an interview, immediately followed by a CJO. Before I reported for INDOC with Delta, FedEx finally offered an interview opportunity, but it was during Delta INDOC. I asked for them to work with me on dates, but they couldn't accommodate my request. I stayed with Delta.
Good luck at Delta. Sounds like you'll fit right in.
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To the point of this post: I am a retired Colonel, Vice Wing Commander, Weapons School Instructor with 23 years of flying experience...
Colonel with a capital "C", huh? And a Vice Wing Commander? Wow. No wonder you got interviews with both airlines. Sir.

A friend of mine (only a Lt Col, what a loser), just left Delta after a year to come over to FedEx. There was also a guy in my indoc class who had just finished up IOE at Delta and left to go to Fedex indoc. Maybe Fedex was more flexible with their dates.

Snarkiness aside, are new hires leaving Fedex to go anywhere else? I know I've heard that there were certain instances of individuals getting the job and not showing up to indoc because they took jobs with other airlines. I just don't personally know of anyone who's left Fedex to go anywhere else.
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Colonel with a capital "C", huh? And a Vice Wing Commander? Wow. No wonder you got interviews with both airlines. Sir.

A friend of mine (only a Lt Col, what a loser), just left Delta after a year to come over to FedEx. There was also a guy in my indoc class who had just finished up IOE at Delta and left to go to Fedex indoc. Maybe Fedex was more flexible with their dates.

Snarkiness aside, are new hires leaving Fedex to go anywhere else? I know I've heard that there were certain instances of individuals getting the job and not showing up to indoc because they took jobs with other airlines. I just don't personally know of anyone who's left Fedex to go anywhere else.
What if he leaves the Delta Indoc for his Fedex interview and doesn't get hired? Then he's out 2 jobs... I don't see any reason to get personal with him about this either
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:09 AM   #234  
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Your wife just won. You get to deal with pax (bad), but can drive to work and have a choice of some great domestic domiciles. Your wife just got the chance to (when not stuck in an airport) go anywhere in the world Delta goes. I'd have enjoyed having you as an FO here, but momma is gonna dig the new job. Hope you both have a blast! Ditto for another Delta new hire friend of yours with a similar bio. Crab Island won't care if you work for Delta or FedEx...you win either way.
Wow Albie, how do you know that it's not her husband that just won?
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Wow Albie, how do you know that it's not her husband that just won?
Well...point noted...but as I have warned people before your aren't really that anonymous here. I know this guy. And while his post may have come off a bit arrogant, he was simply listing his quals as at least on paper he should have maxed out the scale. He had a PE. And he never got called until very late in the game. He's a guy I think most of us would enjoy flying with, and if a little Colonel did bubble out somewhere you would have no problem just busting his balls and slapping him back down.

I think once the mommas get the Delta tour at indoc its hard to pull the family out. They have a good operation right now, a history of pride in their pilot force, and for the last few years some pretty nice profit sharing checks. Before anyone accuses me of Delta envy I am VERY happy here and dig my job and my coworkers, and the checks are very much appreciated. All I am saying is starting at day 1 and groundspeed zero, the advantage in pay, benefits, and security we have enjoyed the last decade or more over our pax carriers has eroded as they have improved their post bankruptcy contracts. For some people the pax life and domiciles offered will be a better fit. Could it go south? Sure. But driving to work in a town you like and flying 90% of your flying between 0500-2330 also has some appeal to many.

As for bailing from FedEx...since 2011 I know of a few...

Purple Nugget--furloughed from DAL as 99 hire...decided to go back when MD-11 gravy train ended and he got displaced to 727 FE. Now a 737 captain out of SLC...count not be happier.

Ex Navy guy with reserve job wanted to live in DC. Tired of night flying. Took pay hit to go to AA when they first opened their window again a few years ago.

Long time ASA pilot and ATL native left after a few years. "Just because"...decided he wanted to drive to work and follow his lifelong dream...

Another of our guys had family ties to UAL. Left. Day 1 in indoc had a wave of reality as he thought about PBS, etc and apparently BM let him slide back into FedEx and didn't honor his resignation. There may be more to that story, but I don't want to compromise the pilot.

Bottom line is every pilot has a story. I pretty much chase the dollars and love the flexibility at FedEx. Its absolutely the best fit for me, and I think if a pilot doesn't want to live in a major domicile its about the best gig in the industry. If you want to live in SEA, New York Area, DC, ATL, DTW, DAL, MIA, etc, however, the quality of life issues associated with living and working in hometown give some pilots a real choice. I'm just glad we are back to talking about "which airline do you want?" and "which offer should I take" instead of the conversations we were having 2004-2011. These are really good times in this industry. Don't believe me....look up Kalitta and Omni's new first year rates....
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Gents - no arrogance here, I am happy to clean the popcorn machine or get coffee with the best of them. I only listed my previous status in support of the original author's point to his intended audience. I would come in for a FedEx interview in a heartbeat but I'm too old to go through all of that again. The transition kicked my ass enough the first time and still is btw. Haha. Fly safe fellas!
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Albie,

Great words as always. Thanks for the work you do.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:28 PM   #238  
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Gents - no arrogance here, I am happy to clean the popcorn machine or get coffee with the best of them. I only listed my previous status in support of the original author's point to his intended audience. I would come in for a FedEx interview in a heartbeat but I'm too old to go through all of that again. The transition kicked my ass enough the first time and still is btw. Haha. Fly safe fellas!


FWIW, I didnít take your first post as arrogant whatsoever - very much too the point of the discussion. Sorry we missed out on you at Purple but Iím sure youíll have a blast at Delta!


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