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Old 10-29-2022, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by papmik View Post
Can anyone explain how VDA works? Thx
You volunteer for VDA by putting yourself on for the day (or several days) in Flica and you can see the list of guys in seat and base/city who also put themselves on. If you are needed, CS will start calling from the top seniority guy based on days available. If the senior guy doesnít answer, they keep going down the list. You are usually their last resort for whatever they want you to do, so if you answer, you are required to take what they give you, whatever it is. What they assign, pays double time.
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Old 10-29-2022, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by avi8orco View Post
You volunteer for VDA by putting yourself on for the day (or several days) in Flica and you can see the list of guys in seat and base/city who also put themselves on. If you are needed, CS will start calling from the top seniority guy based on days available. If the senior guy doesnít answer, they keep going down the list. You are usually their last resort for whatever they want you to do, so if you answer, you are required to take what they give you, whatever it is. What they assign, pays double time.
What happens if you're on the bottom of the list, they call, but you don't answer the phone?
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Old 10-29-2022, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by DrSmacFum View Post
What happens if you're on the bottom of the list, they call, but you don't answer the phone?
Then you go about your day as if nothing happened
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Old 10-29-2022, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by avi8orco View Post
You volunteer for VDA by putting yourself on for the day (or several days) in Flica and you can see the list of guys in seat and base/city who also put themselves on. If you are needed, CS will start calling from the top seniority guy based on days available. If the senior guy doesnít answer, they keep going down the list. You are usually their last resort for whatever they want you to do, so if you answer, you are required to take what they give you, whatever it is. What they assign, pays double time.
you can always get out of a vda assignment. Time to get to the airport, just popped a drink etc. donít abuse it of course but itís easy to get out of
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Old 10-29-2022, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by avi8orco View Post
You volunteer for VDA by putting yourself on for the day (or several days) in Flica and you can see the list of guys in seat and base/city who also put themselves on. If you are needed, CS will start calling from the top seniority guy based on days available. If the senior guy doesnít answer, they keep going down the list. You are usually their last resort for whatever they want you to do, so if you answer, you are required to take what they give you, whatever it is. What they assign, pays double time.
Yea thatís a broken system if all they are taking into consideration, every time, is seniority.
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Old 10-29-2022, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SaintNick View Post
you can always get out of a vda assignment. Time to get to the airport, just popped a drink etc. donít abuse it of course but itís easy to get out of
Yup
CS: "How soon can you get to the airport?"
You: "about 9hrs"
CS: "Nevermind"
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Old 10-29-2022, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by PossibleDeviation View Post
Yea thatís a broken system if all they are taking into consideration, every time, is seniority.
They also look at how many days VDA availability you have and any conflicts it might create with your schedule. They can bypass calling someone if the trip would create a conflict with a future pairing. They also bypass guys if it would take them too long to get to the airport since there is no required callout time for a VDA.
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Old 10-29-2022, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyby1206 View Post
They also look at how many days VDA availability you have and any conflicts it might create with your schedule. They can bypass calling someone if the trip would create a conflict with a future pairing. They also bypass guys if it would take them too long to get to the airport since there is no required callout time for a VDA.
But if itís the same folks every time getting the calls for premium; thatís garbage.
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Old 10-29-2022, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by PossibleDeviation View Post
But if itís the same folks every time getting the calls for premium; thatís garbage.
That is the problem with our current VDA system. Top 4-5 pilots in every base /fleet/seat get called over and over again..
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Old 10-29-2022, 05:00 PM
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But if itís the same folks every time getting the calls for premium; thatís garbage.
Yeah it is, top guys drop/give away their whole month schedule and VDA everyday.
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