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Old 08-21-2017, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by WSPLT View Post
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!
since Alaska owns Horizon, can a Horizon pilot jumpseat international with Alaska on the actual jumpseat? Envoy an American are allowed.
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:54 AM
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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
Shiloh Inn.

Double occupancy.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:16 AM
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Shiloh Inn.

Double occupancy.
That is not correct; there isn't a Shilo near SEA. The primary hotel is the Coast, but due to occupancy there are others that are being used (LaQuinta, and Red Lion). Trainees are staying single occupancy during their entire training time.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:19 AM
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That is not correct; there isn't a Shilo near SEA. The primary hotel is the Coast, but due to occupancy there are others that are being used (LaQuinta, and Red Lion). Trainees are staying single occupancy during their entire training time.
It is indeed correct. Call em and ask. Shilo PDX.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Rangi View Post
It is indeed correct. Call em and ask. Shilo PDX.
Nope, wrong. He asked about SIM in Seattle. Shilo may be used during GS but once in Seattle they're going to put you up in a room in SEATTLE.
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:10 AM
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Nope, wrong. He asked about SIM in Seattle. Shilo may be used during GS but once in Seattle they're going to put you up in a room in SEATTLE.
Ahh, my bad, I thought indoc.
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:18 PM
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In PDX it's usually double occupancy, SIM in SEA is single occupancy because schedules are different.
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:26 PM
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I mean it could change. But in my packet it said single occupancy in Portland.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:25 PM
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I just finished ground in PDX, it was all single occupancy. I am in SEA for the Q400 sim and it is single occupancy. I think the ERJ sim is in St Louis or something.
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Jet will now be senior for upgrade MAYBE. This is a cheap attempt by the company to try and get more senior pdx dash captains to take the jet.
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"Greetings!

It is with great pleasure that I am announcing an E175 PDX Satellite Base beginning on October 1, 2017. Please reference CBA Section 26.O for details regarding a Satellite Base. In this email, I will highlight some of the key features of a Satellite Base, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself or to SEA BCP *** *** or PDX BCP *** *** with more questions.

Key Features

Per the CBA, SEA is designated at the E175 Parent Base. As such, a PDX Satellite Base is only permitted to have 20% of totally flying that would have been assigned to SEA.
You are eligible to bid for the PDX E175 Satellite Base if you are a qualified E175 CA or FO (due dates below).
If you bid for the PDX Satellite Base, you will be required to fly there for at least 3 bids. This may be waived by the Company.
Lines may be built of trips or reserve per the CBA.
This does not constitute the opening of a PDX E175 base. Do not bid for an E175 Captain or First Officer vacancy based on this Satellite Bid announcement. The E175 still only has a Base designation in SEA.

Bidding for the PDX E175 Satellite Base

The automated Vacancy Bid Manager program does not have a Satellite Base provision. We will be accepting bids for this position via email.
Please submit your request for the PDX E175 Satellite Base to ***@horizonair.com. She will sort requests by seniority order and will process awards prior to the PBS bid opening for October.
All bids are due by Tuesday 8/29 at 1200.
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