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Old 11-09-2021, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by hoover View Post
where did he get offered 787 fo? I was up front with a United guy at 5 yrs and couldn't hold 787 anywhere
We have a vacancy running right now and there are still unfilled 787 vacancies, though it's only a few days into the bid so that will change. So far captain is going right about 2 years system seniority and there are 136 unfilled 777 FO vacancies as well. The landscape has shifted a ton just in the last 6 months or so. I'm a little over two years at United and in June I barely got back to the 756. Now I have an opportunity to upgrade or hold the 787/777 in multiple bases if I choose. It's pretty unbelievable.
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Old 11-10-2021, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by BurritoBeach View Post
We have a vacancy running right now and there are still unfilled 787 vacancies, though it's only a few days into the bid so that will change. So far captain is going right about 2 years system seniority and there are 136 unfilled 777 FO vacancies as well. The landscape has shifted a ton just in the last 6 months or so. I'm a little over two years at United and in June I barely got back to the 756. Now I have an opportunity to upgrade or hold the 787/777 in multiple bases if I choose. It's pretty unbelievable.

wonder how the unpaid leaves will change things
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Old 11-10-2021, 05:49 AM
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wonder how the unpaid leaves will change things
There weren’t that many exemptions granted. People with a legit medical inability to get the shot are in a bad spot, but I’m guessing that many of those who went out on religious exemptions have a revelation after a month or two without pay and get vaccinated. Those on leave will definitely be personally affected, but the airline will motor on without skipping a beat.
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Old 11-10-2021, 09:04 AM
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There weren’t that many exemptions granted. People with a legit medical inability to get the shot are in a bad spot, but I’m guessing that many of those who went out on religious exemptions have a revelation after a month or two without pay and get vaccinated. Those on leave will definitely be personally affected, but the airline will motor on without skipping a beat.

is that why they’re asking people to cancel vacations? time will tell I guess.
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Old 11-10-2021, 11:24 AM
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is that why they’re asking people to cancel vacations? time will tell I guess.
They’d be asking to cancel in certain categories with or without these people. They’re pretty short staffed and passing out premium trips like candy. A few people on leave won’t change much. Advertise a trip at 75% or 100% premium and it’s gone quickly. The senior pilots that live in base and can take advantage of these trips are making some bank. Still not a fan of mandates, but there just isn’t enough unvaccinated pilots to make any significant impact on the operation.
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Old 11-10-2021, 12:47 PM
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They’d be asking to cancel in certain categories with or without these people. They’re pretty short staffed and passing out premium trips like candy. A few people on leave won’t change much. Advertise a trip at 75% or 100% premium and it’s gone quickly. The senior pilots that live in base and can take advantage of these trips are making some bank. Still not a fan of mandates, but there just isn’t enough unvaccinated pilots to make any significant impact on the operation.
you may be right. United got ahead of it by paying/coercing peoples decisions. Like I said, time will tell.
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Old 11-10-2021, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BurritoBeach View Post
We have a vacancy running right now and there are still unfilled 787 vacancies, though it's only a few days into the bid so that will change. So far captain is going right about 2 years system seniority and there are 136 unfilled 777 FO vacancies as well. The landscape has shifted a ton just in the last 6 months or so. I'm a little over two years at United and in June I barely got back to the 756. Now I have an opportunity to upgrade or hold the 787/777 in multiple bases if I choose. It's pretty unbelievable.
that is crazy. Thanks for the explanation
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