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Old 02-28-2016, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Aviatrx
I think many, like my self, have applied to many windows with no success. We have the process down. It is certainly discouraging seeing less qualified people than myself getting the interview. I'm not sure if I will continue to apply. At this point, I may hold out for one of the legacies. The longer it takes, the less likely I am willing to go for JB and the job would require a commute

No doubt it is frustrating.
Seems like the way it works is when you don't care if you get a call the phone rings. I hope it works out for you.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by uptpilot
Touche! Well, she is my age... so do I need to get JB to consider her a domestic partner somehow?
Check out which carriers accept opposite sex domestic partners before you jump through all the hoops. Many specify DP's must be same sex.

EDIT: just checked the big 3 and they all allow opposite sex domestic partners
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by aewanabe
...Of the FOs I've been flying with, guys with local ties to NE/BOS seem to be staying put, while guys 35 and younger seem who commute seem to have their apps out to all the big three. Most all enjoy it here (except when I tell them not to clean, TIC), but the career metrics are pretty hard to ignore if you're young, junior, and commuting to one of our bases. Even BOS 320 FO is becoming somewhat stagnant progression-wise; lots of 2-year 190 guys jumping over and the top 60 or so mostly live in base and aren't upgrading until they can hold a decent line as 320 CAs. The 320 RSV grid for BOS CAs is much thinner than it was most of January and December though, so maybe there's some hope for upgrades on the March bid.
I am sure this has been answered elsewhere, but out of curiosity, is BOS pretty junior and a typical base for new-hires? Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by TimmyR
I am sure this has been answered elsewhere, but out of curiosity, is BOS pretty junior and a typical base for new-hires? Thanks!
Yes and yes. BOS E190, JFK 190 and JFK 320 are the most common newhire options.
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:20 AM
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[QUOTE=TimmyR;2077791]I am sure this has been answered elsewhere, but out of curiosity, is BOS pretty junior and a typical base for new-hires? Thanks

BOS A320 movement has come to a screeching halt for Jr FOs. It appears that between 0 and 2 320 new hires have come into Boston since November. And in the last system bid, more jr FOs left than moved in. Most movement into base in my seat seems to be a bunch of 190 guys coming over to the bus.

It's odd because it seems we are constantly short of reserves ... Lots of RAs. Several times recently, the reserve availability dropped to one man left standing, and not even during IROP. I understand it's a small sample size, but in our pad, the 190 FO reserves sit for days and weeks without getting called but the 320 guys get used regularly.

Here's hoping we see some change with this upcoming system bid along with increased spring nh class sizes. A year on property and not even close to holding a line in Boston. Meanwhile the JFK guys from our class are comfortably holding lines, and have been for a while.

Still happy overall tho ... Mostly decent trips to decent locations flying with great people (haven't met anyone who has a loud opinion on cleaning, one way or the other).

Trying not to whine (too much), just ready to get off reserve. Envious of my buddies in NY
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:29 PM
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There will be no upgrades on this bid. I hope in wrong.
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Aviatrx
I think many, like my self, have applied to many windows with no success. We have the process down. It is certainly discouraging seeing less qualified people than myself getting the interview. I'm not sure if I will continue to apply. At this point, I may hold out for one of the legacies. The longer it takes, the less likely I am willing to go for JB and the job would require a commute

I wonder how many of us there are feeling the same. I have done all the recommendations, had some excellent luck meeting some important people and it seems that the competitive mins are a moving target (I've been on the low side for years now) and I'm really wondering about throwing in the towel with JB. Upgrade at my company has been a moving target and I don't think jumping to the latest flavor of the month is the right to do either.

I've been told by so many that JB is one company that understands and will look at us in similar positions. Now it seems like PIC is the new norm.


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Old 02-28-2016, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by rvr1800
Check out which carriers accept opposite sex domestic partners before you jump through all the hoops. Many specify DP's must be same sex.

EDIT: just checked the big 3 and they all allow opposite sex domestic partners
Thanks for checking. Note: I was able to find a Domestic Partner form on the internal website requiring 3 of 7 forms of proof.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by uptpilot
Thanks for checking. Note: I was able to find a Domestic Partner form on the internal website requiring 3 of 7 forms of proof.
The weirdest part is "if your city/county/state recognize it you must have official paperwork from them recognizing you as DP".

Why does JB have to make domestic partner opposite sex so difficult? Delta Air Lines travel benefits blow ours out of the water and don't require near as many hoops. Oh and they also allow up to four parents! "Caring" value not showing at all.
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Aviatrx
I think many, like my self, have applied to many windows with no success. We have the process down. It is certainly discouraging seeing less qualified people than myself getting the interview. I'm not sure if I will continue to apply. At this point, I may hold out for one of the legacies. The longer it takes, the less likely I am willing to go for JB and the job would require a commute
Same feeling here man!!!
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