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Old 10-20-2019, 06:13 PM
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Thank you averageathlete! I can sleep better now. Best of luck to you in your career!
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by averageathlete View Post
Fear not, Westen! I have not started training yet, but barring any unforeseen circumstances, the final rose is going to American. I appreciate all of the great advice I have received on this thread, and I never expected so many responses. I especially appreciated the advice to consult my wife before making a decision! Who would have thought??!!

In the end, the opportunity to live near family, in domicile, less than 30 minutes from the airport, combined with the mandatory retirements at American, is too good of an opportunity to overlook.

But keep the back-and-forth coming so the next guy has even more to consider!
Welcome aboard,
You have a projected retirement in the top 200 and hopefully you"ll be driving to work sooner rather than later.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Westen View Post
Thank you averageathlete! I can sleep better now. Best of luck to you in your career!
Now you can get back to more important things...
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:14 AM
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congrats on the new job and the big decision . Several thousands would kill to be in your shoes .!!
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Old 11-16-2019, 03:04 PM
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Do you all think age plays a role in this kind of decision? I'm in a similar situation but mid 40's. I had someone suggest to me that given my age AA would be better than DAL due to much more rapid seniority = more options. I would live in domicile quick if I went to DAL.

Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old 11-16-2019, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bri895 View Post
Do you all think age plays a role in this kind of decision? I'm in a similar situation but mid 40's. I had someone suggest to me that given my age AA would be better than DAL due to much more rapid seniority = more options. I would live in domicile quick if I went to DAL.

Thanks for your thoughts!
If you can live in domicile quick, that is a game changer, QOL improvement that can't be underestimated, especially if you ONLY have 20 years.
Many of the quick seniority progression comparisons assume you will cash in on such progression by chasing captain upgrades on the biggest equipment, as soon as possible. Many times that may happen a few years earlier at one company but will come at huge QOL expense in having to commute to a nearly intolerable location.
Either way, if you live in domicile, you have way more opportunity to cash in on overtime and/or reserve at home if you upgrade asap. That will usually out weigh any commutable seniority progression.
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Old 11-17-2019, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bri895 View Post
I would live in domicile quick if I went to DAL.
Unless you’re planning to move to a American base.. you’ve answered your question right here.
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