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Old 06-17-2016, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by tmckeon79
So, I haven't classed up yet, but wanted to know the best route to make more money. 320 or 190? Is there any way to make more money while on Reserve? Pick up extra trips? Or would 190 be best in order to get a line first? Thanks.
Don't bother with extra trips on reserve ..they go toward your guarantee and not above. When you get close to 75 or your the highest credit guy in a group they're going to back you off unless your their only choice. When you do that on your day off you become very cheap labor...$2 per hour for per diem is pretty much all they're paying for you
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by avi8orco
Don't bother with extra trips on reserve ..they go toward your guarantee and not above. When you get close to 75 or your the highest credit guy in a group they're going to back you off unless your their only choice. When you do that on your day off you become very cheap labor...$2 per hour for per diem is pretty much all they're paying for you
How do you mean? Trips that start/end on a day off don't go to your guarantee when YOU'RE on reserve. (And pay above guarantee at premium rates)
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Old 06-18-2016, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by IrishNJ
How do you mean? Trips that start/end on a day off don't go to your guarantee when YOU'RE on reserve. (And pay above guarantee at premium rates)
Pretty sure any pickup into days off doesn't go above your guarantee. It's hard to make extra money on reserve.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Xtreme87
Pretty sure any pickup into days off doesn't go above your guarantee. It's hard to make extra money on reserve.
Pickup into days off can go above guarantee, if it was awarded via the RSV open time pick up window or VDA. Lots of pitfalls to both those strategies though.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by aewanabe
Pickup into days off can go above guarantee, if it was awarded via the RSV open time pick up window or VDA. Lots of pitfalls to both those strategies though.
Never ever got a call on a VDA day yet. I'm starting to think it's a myth. Does feel good putting the request in though.
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by IrishNJ
How do you mean? Trips that start/end on a day off don't go to your guarantee when YOU'RE on reserve. (And pay above guarantee at premium rates)
Be careful here reserves. If you go into the regular open time pot on FLICA and pick up a trip on your day off you will be working for free. You need to be awarded a trip on your day off via aggressive pick up. This is the menu in flica called, "Pilot RSV open time bid east coast". From what I've been told you are rarely awarded a trip on your day off.
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by rvr1800
Be careful here reserves. If you go into the regular open time pot on FLICA and pick up a trip on your day off you will be working for free. You need to be awarded a trip on your day off via aggressive pick up. This is the menu in flica called, "Pilot RSV open time bid east coast". From what I've been told you are rarely awarded a trip on your day off.
It doesn't happen unless you are a last resort...I've tried it for my 8 months on reserve when I got hired. Why would they pay somebody when they have a reserve who has to do it on being called?....that they don't have to pay. That's what I meant before.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:19 AM
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Hello,

Can anyone post or PM me the questions that are typically asked when you receive the pre-interview phone call? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by KingAirpilot90
Hello,

Can anyone post or PM me the questions that are typically asked when you receive the pre-interview phone call? Thanks in advance!
I posted my questions if you look back to late April.
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Old 06-18-2016, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by avi8orco
Sure, just not as much around this time or any other busy season. We tend to run a thin staffing operation. During the busier times the line values are at the higher end so line holders will have higher credit and be working more and also allowing for a larger number of reserves available. Plus you have to remember you are covering the guys with summer vacation blocks which are cleaned out. I'm Boston and with the company about 2yrs but JFK will be similar. I bid commutable and not a whole lot else, this month I have 90 hours and 13 days off and thats pretty common over the summer. During the off peak the line values go down and plenty of months I have 15-16 days off.

If staffing is available remember you can PTO or UTO (unpaid) some of the shorter, inefficient day or two day trips and get some more days off. I usually UTO them, if its a 10 hr trip I'll UTO it and then cover what I lost with selling them back the PTO which is at time and a half. So covering the 10 hours of the pay I lost with the UTO will break even selling them back about 7 hours and you keep the 3 that they would have deducted if you PTO it.
I just bid min sched in July and was awarded 89 hrs with 15 days off. Fwiw
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