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Old 04-18-2014, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by tsquare View Post
Probably showed you his big watch too....

Anybody that feels the need to brag about toys and his paycheck probably has a little schwanz and no one to share it with either unless he pays for her.
Probably forgot to tell you how much money goes for his current wife and ex-wives along with child support.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MrMustache View Post
Endeavor FO with the fresh uniform shirt out of the dryer look ( very wrinkled), top button undone and open, back of collar popped up, etc. Then the lanyard with a stack of who knows what attached, probably 2 inches worth of "cards" and to top it off.... Mcdonalds wrappers coming out of the pocket of his rollerboard.
Wow... too much precise in up close and personal in detail.
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
Everybody pays. Some things are cheaper to rent.

But generally speaking, I agree with you.
You can either pay by the hour as you go or prepay the flat rate of half your stuff every 10 years. Depends on how much you use it I guess. Residuals and depreciation and all that numbers stuff.
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolf View Post
Did a SWA pilot pick on you in High School or what? That wedgie was a long time ago, man. Let it go!
So you're saying that a SWA pilot can only handle beating up on HS kids? Please don't tell us they then cruise the Friday night football game, hitting on HS girls.

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Old 04-20-2014, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by H8Flying View Post
Southwest pilot...described how he gets 150% pay for all of his trips
SWA guys,

Is this doable, and if so, how? Would he have dropped all of his normal trips and picked up others at 150% pay?

I ask because, at Delta, a lineholder must fly almost a full month at normal pay before he can get 200% for a premium pay trip.

Thanks...
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Alan Shore View Post
SWA guys,

Is this doable, and if so, how? Would he have dropped all of his normal trips and picked up others at 150% pay?

I ask because, at Delta, a lineholder must fly almost a full month at normal pay before he can get 200% for a premium pay trip.

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GREAT question! I would think that if it is, they would ALL be doing it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by tsquare View Post
GREAT question! I would think that if it is, they would ALL be doing it.
Right. At $38K per month, I'm thinking he's at about 170 hours (converted from TFPs) per month. A regular lineholder at Delta could possibly do that, but the cards would all have to fall into place. A reserve lineholder could also do it, but only if there are enough GSs to go around and around all month long.

I do understand that SWA does not have the 1 GS rule as Delta does. IOW, a senior pilot can fly all the premium pay trips he wants without regard to more junior pilots. One would have think that this too keeps the average SWA pilot from doing what this jumpseater does.

SWA guys, please add to this discussion to clear up any misconceptions. Thanks...
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Alan Shore View Post
SWA guys,

Is this doable, and if so, how? Would he have dropped all of his normal trips and picked up others at 150% pay?

I ask because, at Delta, a lineholder must fly almost a full month at normal pay before he can get 200% for a premium pay trip.

Thanks...
He or she can drop all their trips and pick up at premium if they want. Two things have to happen though. You're senior enough where people want to pick up your trips ie turns, commutable trips, low block high pay, playboy mansion ovrrnights, etc, and lots of open time in the system ie summer flying.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Herkdrv View Post
He or she can drop all their trips and pick up at premium if they want. Two things have to happen though. You're senior enough where people want to pick up your trips ie turns, commutable trips, low block high pay, playboy mansion ovrrnights, etc, and lots of open time in the system ie summer flying.
Thanks, Herk. Was I wrong in thinking that he can only drop so far before his schedule is frozen until he picks up some more flying?
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolf View Post
Lolwut,

Did a SWA pilot pick on you in High School or what? That wedgie was a long time ago, man. Let it go!
Jokes on you, I'm still in high school.
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