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Old 07-15-2017, 12:19 AM   #1951  
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We're hoping for the best too. The termination of our VP of FlightOps is definitely a step in the right direction...unless they promote the Chief Pilot, then I fear it will be more of the same.
My understanding is that Air Group paid for our Chief Pilot to get her MBA, and she's pretty clearly aiming (or being groomed) for an executive position, so I can absolutely see them giving her the job.

If Air Group wanted to actually solve the problems at QX, they'd give the job to someone from outside the company who has experience dealing with stuff like the dumpster fire that's going on here, but I fully expect them to just get another "yes-man" to fill the position.
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Old 07-15-2017, 12:55 AM   #1952  
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Go to the August bid, it defaults to your position and base but you can select 'ALL' from the drop down menu to see the entire seniority list. Look at the awards and then just look at the seniority list for DOH.
Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought you were predicting the September awards.

The most frustrating thing about using FLICA, indeed the only thing, is that you don't actually see how people have bid, only their awards. It makes it hard to know if those 10 people above you don't want to upgrade, or if they're bidding on something that's a long shot, like a PDX base.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:50 AM   #1953  
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Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought you were predicting the September awards.

The most frustrating thing about using FLICA, indeed the only thing, is that you don't actually see how people have bid, only their awards. It makes it hard to know if those 10 people above you don't want to upgrade, or if they're bidding on something that's a long shot, like a PDX base.
Yeah, it would be really nice to see what other people are bidding or holding out for.
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:38 AM   #1954  
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Hi,

Please school me with what you know/think of in terms of fleet plan for Horizon?

Airlinepilotcentral.com shows 621 active Pilots, 52 Q400, 33 Ejet with 30 Ejet option.

Are the Q400 going to be phased out? Otherwise the company will grow to 85 acft with option to be 115?

With only 6xx pilots, and fleet growth to min 85, wouldn't it be great time to join?

I assume it also depends on weather they can staff the planes. I think Ejet classes are filled to Fall. How about Q, are classes growing?

Anymore rumors about next Ejet base?

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Hi Taylor - I can't answer all of your questions, but I'll pass on what I've heard this week:

(1) There are currently 676 pilots listed on our seniority list. I'm pretty sure some of them haven't even started training.

(2) The number of Q400s (52) is correct. I heard that the company wants to park five of them next year.

(3) We currently have a handful of E175s flying. Based on our flight schedule, there are three out doing revenue flights today. I think we have five or six on the property at this time. Some may still be in the process of "acceptance testing". We're supposed to have 13 by the end of the year.

(4) The company is still having trouble filling Q400 classes.

In my opinion, the Q400 is a fun plane to fly. I'd probably enjoy the jet as well, but am not willing to commute to Seattle. I have not heard about any new bases.
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Truly hope QX makes some Home Run moves and you guys go back to being the best RJ airline in the country w solid career advancement and leading pay w QoL.
QX operation stats so far today:
29 cancelations
Passengers affected: 1,197
This amongst another VMC perfect flying day occurring at their PDX and SEA hubs.

Need to get a whole lot better on staffing so they can just complete flights in order to survive let alone getting back to being best RJ airline in the country.
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QX operation stats so far today:
29 cancelations
Passengers affected: 1,197
This amongst another VMC perfect flying day occurring at their PDX and SEA hubs.

Need to get a whole lot better on staffing so they can just complete flights in order to survive let alone getting back to being best RJ airline in the country.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:05 AM   #1958  
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We're hoping for the best too. The termination of our VP of FlightOps is definitely a step in the right direction...unless they promote the Chief Pilot, then I fear it will be more of the same.
I would be fearful, because no doubt that`s the way it will go from what my former colleagues who are their say, one of them is CKA who is connected fairly deep
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My understanding is that Air Group paid for our Chief Pilot to get her MBA, and she's pretty clearly aiming (or being groomed) for an executive position
That is correct
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That is correct
we're fked
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