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Old 12-08-2005, 10:58 AM
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1. What is a 15 day flex schedule?

2. With regards to the domiciles... I live in Minneapolis... the 2 closest are Chicago and Kansas City. Is there anyway I can stay in MN and commute to the domicile?

3. Is flight options on any jump seat list?

4. Why does the other end of this website say they are home based, but their webpage require a domicile?

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Old 12-08-2005, 01:17 PM
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Some people might want to know the details of the job offer. New hires going to flex schedule- no choice of doing the 8 on 7 off -at least for me (21 days on call - minimum trip lenght 4 days, max 8 days (with 2-4 days off)- then 9 hard days off) Upgrade time - 2 to 3 years Looking to fill class for Hawker 400XP till the end of the year.



Looking to fill domiciles in ATL, MIA and MCO.
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Bengalsfan
1. What is a 15 day flex schedule?

2. With regards to the domiciles... I live in Minneapolis... the 2 closest are Chicago and Kansas City. Is there anyway I can stay in MN and commute to the domicile?

3. Is flight options on any jump seat list?

4. Why does the other end of this website say they are home based, but their webpage require a domicile?

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1. 15-day flex schedule refers to the max 15 days that you will work during a given 30-day period. Following IOE, you will be assigned a rolling 21/9 schedule. Of the 21 "flex" days, you can be assigned duty for a maximum of 15 days. On duty in domicile (ie. home) counts toward the 15 day limit. If called out, the min trip is 4 days and the max is 8 days. Currently, if working 4-7 days, you get min 3 days off. If out for full 8 days, you get min 6 days off. I understand that the average duty is running around 14 days. The advantage of the flex sked is that you can forecast your 21/9 schedule well into the future and know exactly when your 9 hard days will fall.

2. Standby for possiblity of more changes, but currently new hires must be assigned to one of the Tier 1 domiciles. There is a list of 12-15 (not sure of the exact number), but you should be able to designate any one as your base during the hiring process. Nothing stops you from commuting, but during your flex days, you must be within 1hr of your domicile. For instance, if you are assigned to pick up an a/c at a local airport, you must report within 1 hr of notification. However, if you are going to catch an airline to another location, you must report to the hub within 1 hr and then you have an additional 1 1/2 hrs to arrive at the gate.

3. Still haven't seen a jumpseat policy, but I've been told by several that AirTran is the only reciprocating airline. I have checked personally with NWA and know that we are not on their list.

4. See #2 above. There is not currently the freedom to live anywhere in the country that existed prior to Sep 1st. A great number of pilots are upset about the change in policy, although they are all grandfathered. Plan on having to be in one of the Tier 1 domiciles and then you'll be pleasantly surprised if the policy changes.

Hope this helps. I've been with Flight Options for two months and have enjoyed it so far.
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Old 12-14-2005, 04:34 AM
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Thanks for all the good info... so basically you are saying that AirTran lets you guys jumpseat?

Also how much of your 21/9 schedule is the "duty in domicile"...

I wouldn't mind commuting from Minneapolis for a couple of years, so I'm trying to figure out if I'm going to need to get a crash pad in Chicago or Kansas City, or if I can plan my commute so that I wouldn't have to stay overnight.

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Is Options Hiring? This site says they are, but I don't see a "pilot" job listed on their site.... or their mins.

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Originally Posted by KingofClubs
Is Options Hiring? This site says they are, but I don't see a "pilot" job listed on their site.... or their mins.

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James....
James,

I just met a Flight Options Captain tonight and he told me their minimums were 1,500 total time (nothing more specific, sorry). He also says that they are not hiring right now because of new contract negotiations.

From all I can see this looks like a good company, I hope their back to hiring in a couple months when I'm seriously looking!

Paul
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