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Old 09-12-2015, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Alfred E Newman
Friendly question for all you BOS folks while the topic of reserve is getting kicked around--is it practical to live [free or die!] in NH and be on the reserve schedule (i.e. to intentionally bid reserve for more home-time)??
That's what I do. I've flown with dozens of New Hampshire captains. Alpa evens holds their local gatherings up here occasionally. I've never bid a line in three years and fly maybe 200 per year.
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by FLowpayFO
Please explain how my question was silly? Simply asking if having an E190 type rating carries any weight at JetBlue with the recruiters.
Sorry buddy wasn't trying to pee in your Cheerios.

Having a 190 type might help, but honestly they're a dime a dozen these days. Not to mention you stand a higher chance of going to the bus as a newhire these days. Like the other guy said, it's more about trainability. We're going to learn you the blue way of things.

Really I don't know but I'd say a type is a type s a type, at this level it's just one more training cycle and more paperwork. Showing up to the interview with a wet737 ticket from higher power might not be your best bet though.

Good luck to YA, hope you get the job.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by CaptCoolHand
Sorry buddy wasn't trying to pee in your Cheerios.

Having a 190 type might help, but honestly they're a dime a dozen these days. Not to mention you stand a higher chance of going to the bus as a newhire these days. Like the other guy said, it's more about trainability. We're going to learn you the blue way of things.

Really I don't know but I'd say a type is a type s a type, at this level it's just one more training cycle and more paperwork. Showing up to the interview with a wet737 ticket from higher power might not be your best bet though.

Good luck to YA, hope you get the job.
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by mike12345
That's what I do. I've flown with dozens of New Hampshire captains. Alpa evens holds their local gatherings up here occasionally. I've never bid a line in three years and fly maybe 200 per year.
^^^^ Livin' the dream!
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:18 AM
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Default PRL days - when are they awarded

If there will be PRL days given, when are they typically awarded? Before or after "first come first serve"?
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Rocketman22
If there will be PRL days given, when are they typically awarded? Before or after "first come first serve"?
They will be awarded together with the Move Up lines, after FCFS.
Some times you will get REL too the day before at noon.
I just got 3 LCR and one REL this past week of 5 days RSV.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Flyby1206
Absolutely, 4on/3off is pretty typical for commuters.

Reserve schedules are 18 days/month, and 12 or 13 days off (depending if it is a 30 or 31 day bid period). You can arrange those 18 days on in any manner, but no greater than 5on in a row and a minimum of 2off (subject to change).

During slow months like fall and early spring the company will occasionally give every Reserve pilot in a base/seat an extra paid 1-2days off per month. These are called PRL days (Pre-Release Days). So during slow months you could have a reserve schedule working only 16-17 days/month instead of 18.

Short Call Reserve means you have to be at the airport within 2hrs of crew scheduling calling you. Long Call Reserve is 14hrs from call to showing at the airport. Generally, you have to have a 4-5 day block of reserve days to be eligible for LCR. In slow months you could have a 5-day block of reserve and the first 2-3 days might be LCR spent sitting at home 14hrs away from base. Pretty good deal for commuters.
Thank you for such a detailed response. This helps paint a bigger, and more positive picture. I'm accustomed to regional rsv where there's the 15 minute ready rsv on a couch in the crew room 8 hours per day, or the 2 hour long call; both with only 11 days off per month. Although there's always room for improvement in any rsv system, this is far more palatable.
 
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Default Bid question

Making sure I understand some bidding/adjusting correctly.....

I know when you bid/get initially awarded, the current max days in a row is 5, the min off is 2. The min number of days assigned in a row will be 3 right????

Also, I tried to swap to less than 3 days in a row in the first adjustment window and it denied me. But it looks like reading the FSM you can drop to less than 3 days in a row, correct????

Thanks.
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3 days on rsv min.
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Originally Posted by CaptCoolHand
3 days on rsv min.
The FSM makes it appear you can drop (from the end/s) to less than 3. Am I wrong?
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