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Old 04-17-2021, 07:54 AM   #901  
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How does this happen? I will be driving to MEM from Little Rock and trying to decide between a MEM widebody or the 757 initially.

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bid the 757 last and hope you get awarded it. Then, wait till someone junior to you activates in a wide body. Then, email ALPA and say you qualify for new hire junior activation compensation. Youíll get WB pay until you bid for and get awarded a WB seat on the next system bid.
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How does this happen? I will be driving to MEM from Little Rock and trying to decide between a MEM widebody or the 757 initially.

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I sent you a PM.
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Old 04-17-2021, 10:12 AM   #903  
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bid the 757 last and hope you get awarded it. Then, wait till someone junior to you activates in a wide body. Then, email ALPA and say you qualify for new hire junior activation compensation. Youíll get WB pay until you bid for and get awarded a WB seat on the next system bid.

Oh ok...My last 4 is 7xxx so I donít think that would work for me based on the last few drops.
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:52 AM   #904  
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bid the 757 last and hope you get awarded it. Then, wait till someone junior to you activates in a wide body. Then, email ALPA and say you qualify for new hire junior activation compensation. Youíll get WB pay until you bid for and get awarded a WB seat on the next system bid.

Happened automatically for me, no need to contact ALPA or anyone.
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:52 AM   #905  
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FedEx uses that one ear exposed and scream callouts method. Stone Age comms.
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This. And there's no hot mic. We were supposed to get an upgrade with hot mic, but I believe that was before COVID. Use your headset, we MD'ers only ask that you put the ship set back in place after you use your personal set.
Thanks for the info. I'll miss having a hot mic but it will be nice to fly an airplane that is actually quiet enough for off-headset communication.
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Old 04-18-2021, 12:27 AM   #906  
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Thanks for the info. I'll miss having a hot mic but it will be nice to fly an airplane that is actually quiet enough for off-headset communication.
Ive only flown the MD and 757 here but from what Iíve seen, itís rare to see someone use their own headset on the MD. Not uncommon on 757. One thing to consider since most people do one ear on/one ear off, is that any headset you may get would probably work best in our ops if you were able to have the left ear exposed easily(at least while your in the right seat). I have a Bose Ufly combo and unless the other guy is ok with using the intercom, itís awkward with the ear piece mic arrangement. Hopefully they install those intercoms they have been talking about soon.
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Ive only flown the MD and 757 here but from what Iíve seen, itís rare to see someone use their own headset on the MD. Not uncommon on 757. One thing to consider since most people do one ear on/one ear off, is that any headset you may get would probably work best in our ops if you were able to have the left ear exposed easily(at least while your in the right seat). I have a Bose Ufly combo and unless the other guy is ok with using the intercom, itís awkward with the ear piece mic arrangement. Hopefully they install those intercoms they have been talking about soon.
I have a question about this, just because I'm curious:

I'm a Herc driver/Regional puke, and we are headset fully on, 100% of the time at both. Obviously in the Herc it's required because the thing is so damn loud; the RJ is fairly quiet, but we still use the headset (I even use my noise-cancelling)... I think I could count on one to two hands the number of times I had another pilot in the RJ suggest we go off headset, and they were all CA's (before I upgraded)... never had an FO bring it up.

I hear/see conversations in all the Cargo/Major threads about headsets off or one-ear-off-one-ear-on ops, and just wonder why it's so common? The times that I "had" to do it, I had to talk MUCH louder to communicate with the other pilot (reminded me of trying to talk in a bar environment) and had the worst time with the intercom (too tinny and hard to understand). Seemed much more fatiguing to me than just wearing a headset.

Especially when taking into account hearing loss considerations, just thought I'd throw out the question(s)... Is it maybe a generational thing or maybe you just go with what you know?
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I have a question about this, just because I'm curious:

I'm a Herc driver/Regional puke, and we are headset fully on, 100% of the time at both. Obviously in the Herc it's required because the thing is so damn loud; the RJ is fairly quiet, but we still use the headset (I even use my noise-cancelling)... I think I could count on one to two hands the number of times I had another pilot in the RJ suggest we go off headset, and they were all CA's (before I upgraded)... never had an FO bring it up.

I hear/see conversations in all the Cargo/Major threads about headsets off or one-ear-off-one-ear-on ops, and just wonder why it's so common? The times that I "had" to do it, I had to talk MUCH louder to communicate with the other pilot (reminded me of trying to talk in a bar environment) and had the worst time with the intercom (too tinny and hard to understand). Seemed much more fatiguing to me than just wearing a headset.

Especially when taking into account hearing loss considerations, just thought I'd throw out the question(s)... Is it maybe a generational thing or maybe you just go with what you know?
Simple answer: Most of our planes don't have the intercom (Hot Mic) yet. They're supposedly being retrofitted soon.
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:35 PM   #909  
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Just to be clear, the planes DO have an intercom, but you have to push the button to use it. Thats hard for a CPT do to on the ground when both hands are occupied. In the air? If / when you want to talk, I probably wont hear you unless you yell or use the intercom. Headset goes over both hears as soon as I let go of the tiller.. If I don't do that, I will never hear you.. Much worse !
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Just to be clear, the planes DO have an intercom, but you have to push the button to use it. Thats hard for a CPT do to on the ground when both hands are occupied. In the air? If / when you want to talk, I probably wont hear you unless you yell or use the intercom. Headset goes over both hears as soon as I let go of the tiller.. If I don't do that, I will never hear you.. Much worse !
On the MD11 if you push the mic button forward on the yoke you will be on service intercom. Its what we talk to the tug drivers with. You can use it in flight if you have the int volume up. You don't have to select Int on the comm panel, you can stay on VHF.
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