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Old 08-23-2021, 09:22 AM
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Good morning,

I received an invite to JB today and would like some formal insight as to the culture and working conditions at JB.

I'm curious to the flexibility of scheduling, dropping, trading, mandated min line values, and current upgrade times. I hear there has been a lot of discussion about a JB/AA merger? How would that benefit/hurt a new hire?

From my 18 years in the industry, JB has seemed Great "niche" Company but from what I've understood, very slow movement for career progression. Any advice on leaving a stable and profitable regional for JB? Also any insight on growth or other considerations would be helpful. I Appreciate the time.
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Old 08-23-2021, 10:15 AM
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Like any other major airline job, life is very good once you have a some seniority. Unlike other major airline jobs, that seniority will not happen quickly. It’s a young pilot group and attrition won’t be much more than a trickle for several more years.

That said, in my opinion it far and away beats any regional airline gig. Because, it’s a major airline. With all the commensurate pay, benefits and lifestyle perks.
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Old 08-23-2021, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by stinkbug View Post
Like any other major airline job, life is very good once you have a some seniority. Unlike other major airline jobs, that seniority will not happen quickly. It’s a young pilot group and attrition won’t be much more than a trickle for several more years.

That said, in my opinion it far and away beats any regional airline gig. Because, it’s a major airline. With all the commensurate pay, benefits and lifestyle perks.

APC Profile for JB indicates a 2014-2015 junior upgrade however I read in a previous thread, upgrade was 14-16 years?
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Old 08-23-2021, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Skycap876 View Post
APC Profile for JB indicates a 2014-2015 junior upgrade however I read in a previous thread, upgrade was 14-16 years?
Depends on aircraft. The 190 is about to go super junior imo.
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Old 08-23-2021, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Skycap876 View Post
APC Profile for JB indicates a 2014-2015 junior upgrade however I read in a previous thread, upgrade was 14-16 years?
I believe that references upgrade time in LAX/MCO. JFK is a fraction of that…
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Old 08-23-2021, 02:44 PM
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Upgrade time is a crap shoot at any airline, but with the current 2022 bid I imagine we’ll see 2016 or even 2017 hires in the 190.
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Upgrade time is a crap shoot at any airline, but with the current 2022 bid I imagine we’ll see 2016 or even 2017 hires in the 190.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see 2019 hires getting 190CA
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I wouldn’t be surprised to see 2019 hires getting 190CA

maybe 2020 hires………
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Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
Upgrade time is a crap shoot at any airline, but with the current 2022 bid I imagine we’ll see 2016 or even 2017 hires in the 190.
190 is already at 2016 hires.
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Old 08-23-2021, 04:19 PM
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maybe 2020 hires………

I think that is pretty unlikely.
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