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Old 10-06-2019, 05:56 AM
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I mean, just a quick browse of the recent threads in the respective sub forums would answer my question.

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Dumpster fire vs Firing on all cylinders is how I see it.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
Sort of.

Depends on if it includes traffic. Not sure what DAL's reserve rules are, but that might be too far to sit reserve at a home... that's a big deal, especially at upgrade time. Many folks bypass upgrade until they can hold a line to avoid reserve, to the tune of hundreds of thousands $.
Delta reserve is long call, with a 12 hr callout, which can be escalated to short call 6 times per month. For most reserves it is closer to 3-4 on the high end. Short call rule is "promptly available" which is generally understood to be around 2 hrs in most domiciles in normal traffic, there is no hard specified time.

A 3 hr drive would be pushing it for short call to the tune of probably wanting to find a quiet place to sit partway to Atlanta, but for the most part reserve would be at home unless actually flying.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:16 PM
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Clearly the answer is in your back yard, AA. Why do you have doubt???
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:49 PM
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I would say AA; drive to work, seniority. Delta is the better company and probably will be for awhile... but driving to work is the best.
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:34 PM
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Not the safest thing to fly a red eye and then jump in the car and drive 3hrs home.
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by snowdawg View Post
Clearly the answer is in your back yard, AA. Why do you have doubt???
I have a buddy at AA who lives in base. Every time I talk to him he tells me he'd be gone yesterday if he could take his seniority with him.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Qotsaautopilot View Post
Not the safest thing to fly a red eye and then jump in the car and drive 3hrs home.
Valid point. But probably not too safe to drive three hours for a late sign in and fly a red-eye, but lots of people do that too
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by snowdawg View Post
Clearly the answer is in your back yard, AA. Why do you have doubt???
Because AA is not as solid as Delta???
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by freezingflyboy View Post
I have a buddy at AA who lives in base. Every time I talk to him he tells me he'd be gone yesterday if he could take his seniority with him.
That's saying a lot when you can drive to work...
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by flyingmau5 View Post
That's saying a lot when you can drive to work...


I’m sure there’s plenty of people who would leave their company if they could take their seniority with them.

AA has its issues for sure, but the fundamentals are solid and a turn around is pretty much inevitable.

The grass is always greener.
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