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Old 03-25-2023, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Climbto450 View Post
yes very. We keep hiring pilots for airplanes we canít seem to take delivery of. In just about 13 years here Iíve never seen us so over staffed. Plus if you saw my two month grown beard youíd realize how serious I am😅😭🤑
You meant the first time they have been properly staffed. Not suppose to run an airline on reserves. Reserves are exactly as the name indicates. Now the effiency on how they use reserves is abysmal.
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Old 03-26-2023, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by likeitis View Post
You meant the first time they have been properly staffed. Not suppose to run an airline on reserves. Reserves are exactly as the name indicates. Now the effiency on how they use reserves is abysmal.
a large part of that is CBA and 117 duty limits. 2.5hr callout, plus 1hr before departure, plus a 5-7hr to operate a flight, along with a 1hr buffer on the back end (donít forget to include the 15min debrief for CBA limits). After all that there isnít much room for delay before you go illegal.

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Old 03-26-2023, 06:35 AM
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You meant the first time they have been properly staffed. Not suppose to run an airline on reserves. Reserves are exactly as the name indicates. Now the effiency on how they use reserves is abysmal.
I completely agree with you that an airline shouldnít be run on the backs of reserves. However that hasnít been the JetBlue formula for my tenure. Could the change be recent management changes (which bring a different approach towards reserves/staffing) or are we ramping up staffing for deliveries that donít seem to be coming at the pace that the order books say? Either way my beard is getting long and my 2 day visit to JBU is rapidly approaching 😂😅🥲
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Old 03-26-2023, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Climbto450 View Post
I completely agree with you that an airline shouldnít be run on the backs of reserves. However that hasnít been the JetBlue formula for my tenure. Could the change be recent management changes (which bring a different approach towards reserves/staffing) or are we ramping up staffing for deliveries that donít seem to be coming at the pace that the order books say? Either way my beard is getting long and my 2 day visit to JBU is rapidly approaching 😂😅🥲
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Old 03-26-2023, 06:49 AM
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that is the dream of an airline pilot
No doubt. Imagine the outside world trying to wrap their minds around the fact you can stay home and make 280-300 grand a year 😂 come in every so often to operate the jet
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Old 03-26-2023, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Climbto450 View Post
I completely agree with you that an airline shouldnít be run on the backs of reserves. However that hasnít been the JetBlue formula for my tenure. Could the change be recent management changes (which bring a different approach towards reserves/staffing) or are we ramping up staffing for deliveries that donít seem to be coming at the pace that the order books say? Either way my beard is getting long and my 2 day visit to JBU is rapidly approaching 😂😅🥲
Enjoy it while it lasts. Iím sure it will swing back the other direction and weíll be in the opposite position.
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Old 03-26-2023, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Roy Biggins View Post
No doubt. Imagine the outside world trying to wrap their minds around the fact you can stay home and make 280-300 grand a year 😂 come in every so often to operate the jet
My guess is he drops his schedule via the tradeboard and then VDAs the whole month. Works great if you get a called a couple times, but if they don't call, you stay home with no pay.

Either that or trolling.
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Old 03-26-2023, 08:04 AM
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My guess is he drops his schedule via the tradeboard and then VDAs the whole month. Works great if you get a called a couple times, but if they don't call, you stay home with no pay.

Either that or trolling.
Or heís simply sitting LCR from the left seat
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Old 03-26-2023, 08:11 AM
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Or heís simply sitting LCR from the left seat
Yes, but probably sits RSV during the week and tries to RSA/VDA all weekend. Which hasn't been happening anymore. I believe that's what he does.
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Old 03-26-2023, 08:22 AM
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Yes, but probably sits RSV during the week and tries to RSA/VDA all weekend. Which hasn't been happening anymore. I believe that's what he does.
Either way, he has a full beard, not getting called either on his LCR days nor any VDA days he might have put in (like you said isnít happening for now) for and making 280+. That wonít last long though. But still to contradict todd1200 currently is completely plausible.
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