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Old 08-18-2017, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Taylor814ce View Post
How many pilots currently on Ejet? How many FO and how many Capt.?

Current attrition per month on average?

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Currently 85 CAs and 60 FOs with another 10 in training.

I'd say we've been steadily losing 15 per month on average for the last couple of years.

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I've heard a RW transition program is in the works. What's the latest on that?
Haven't heard anything yet.
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by snackysmores View Post
Currently 85 CAs and 60 FOs with another 10 in training.
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So roughly 145 pilots for 7 planes(at the moment)? So are many of them just sitting on reserve? I ask because I thought on average you have 10 pilots per plane, no?
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Taylor814ce View Post
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So roughly 145 pilots for 7 planes(at the moment)? So are many of them just sitting on reserve? I ask because I thought on average you have 10 pilots per plane, no?
It's about 5 CA/FO per plane. Not sure how much reserve there is right now. There's probably some training delays right now.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by snackysmores View Post
It's about 5 CA/FO per plane. Not sure how much reserve there is right now. There's probably some training delays right now.
Why are you only flying two of them? Three are parked at the hanger all day every day.
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Looks like we had 4 up in the air simultaneously today, the only logical explanation is training backlog.
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A recruiter I talked to the other day said it was a priority to get a RWTP up and running, but they didn't have a timeline.
This statement represents this company more than anything else I've heard.
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:42 AM
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Supposedly around the end of the year, but they don't know when or even where yet. And they're looking at the other RTPs and want to offer as much or more. Time will tell. Didn't get one single solid answer as of yet but more info will eventually come
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by NomNomNom View Post
What flight benefits do you get as a new FO with Horizon, and are you actually able to use them? I've read that the flights are so booked up with Horizon and Alaska that it's hard to get on a flight being on standby.
I have used my flight benefits extensively. There is a lot of strategy involved with non-rev flying, but if you're smart about it and actually use them, it's an amazing benefit.

First, you can obviously jump seat on almost any domestic flight on almost any airline if you're by yourself, and it doesn't cost a thing. If you want to bring your family, you can all non-rev travel for free on any Alaska branded flight, including ones operated by Horizon or SkyWest. This also extends to your spouse, children, and your parents (not your in-laws). You also get 20 buddy passes per year which allows others to buy standby tickets for cheap on Alaska flights, or they can fly with you for free.

You can also utilize what are called Zed fares, and purchase very cheap standby tickets on almost any airline for you or your family only. You are a lower priority than most other folks trying to get on the flight, so again, strategy is key. You can get a full refund very easily if you change your mind, even afterward, so I often will buy a couple different tickets and refund the ones I don't use. This is a great way to get overseas, or places Alaska doesn't fly. As an example, two of you can fly from SEA to Tokyo or Amsterdam for around $450 round trip, though some of the airports have pretty substantial fees for departures, which the airline passes to you. Think London & Paris. Amsterdam is a bit more reasonable.

I have traveled overseas, as well as quite a bit within the US on several different airlines, both with and without my family. It all boils down to your attitude and how much preparation you put into it. Take the early flights, don't fly during peak times (spring break, christmas, etc.) and have numerous backup plans in case you don't get on the flight. When I have traveled with my kid, we have never had any trouble sitting together. If the gate agent can't arrange it, I just get my kid to ask the other passenger to switch with me, never fails!
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Hello guys and gals, I have a erj class date starting in Sept. I am wondering if someone can shed some light on wether or not a hotel is provided during initial sim training in Seattle. Obviously Seattle will be my base as that is where the jet is based. I however, live in Sacramento. Thanks
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Citation X View Post
Hello guys and gals, I have a erj class date starting in Sept. I am wondering if someone can shed some light on wether or not a hotel is provided during initial sim training in Seattle. Obviously Seattle will be my base as that is where the jet is based. I however, live in Sacramento. Thanks
It is my understanding that all hotels are provided during training.

See you around the schoolhouse! I will be in a September class for the Dash.
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