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Old 11-19-2019, 06:21 AM   #61  
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If there were to be a pilot shortage, FDX and UPS would feel it before AAL, DAL, SWA, UAL. And Iím not as optimistic as you are.
Youíre probably right, but management can change that dynamic by making FedEx more attractive to the pilot population. Sadly they still think this is 2008 and they donít have to compete for the top pilot prospects.
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As someone who would love to be in the lofty WB FO seat, when does the system bid close out? Or havenít they announced it yet?


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Not announced yet for 2020 unfortunately. It'll be on the front of PFC, you'll get links/updates for the practice bids and then the final award.
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As someone who would love to be in the lofty WB FO seat, when does the system bid close out? Or havenít they announced it yet?


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There isnít a bid open at all.

At best, there wonít be a bid until late winter/early spring. That is when they have typically occurred over the past few years. I think there is an expectation that there will be a bid during that same time period next year.

That being said, I heard during the last Union Meeting in Ops that the next big might be as late as the Fall of 2020 with some clean up bids prior to that. Typically those smaller bids are used to keep training in a particular fleet and/or to staff Cologne or Hong Kong. They donít typically create a lot of movement.

I havenít looked at the training letters lately to see if there are many people yet to train. I know Captain Upgrades on the 76 have slowed dramatically.

The company, in my opinion (shared by many as well) has a strange view with bids. They rationalize the big bids as Ďbudgetedí for the fiscal year with the accounting people. Makes sense in a way; however, the company always then turns around and makes a statement that things have changed and they are taking a new look at the staffing needs.

Seems logical then to run smaller/more frequent bids.

Iíve been at airlines that run bids quarterly and monthly. Would love to see a quarterly bid here personally. But, misery loves company. Iíve got a friend at Delta and they seem to run these massive bids as well.
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How long does it typically take to get a call back ?
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How long does it typically take to get a call back ?
Are you talking about a callback for the interview or a callback for an interview decision?
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