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Old 03-14-2022, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ThumbsUp View Post
From a UA perspective.

1. Too difficult to say what the future holds, but dropping trips is difficult. Seniority makes you get what you want. As a junior lineholder you get the leftovers, but that doesn’t last long at junior domiciles.

2. Personal leaves of absence are uncommon, but approved for good reasons. Not sure if yours meets that mark.

3. Kind of a non-answer, but depends on the fleet and seniority.
Follow up for number three then, what fleet type at UAL is most junior in LAX? That's probably what I meant in the first place, but it's a long way from my fingers to the ole noodle.
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Old 03-14-2022, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by John Carr View Post
Sure you can, just on your OWN DIME.
To ABQ for the weekend, sure.

But you'd miss too many medical follow up appointments if you want over seas for months.
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Old 03-14-2022, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
To ABQ for the weekend, sure.

But you'd miss too many medical follow up appointments if you want over seas for months.
Says who? I've known multiple pilots out on medical leave, still traveled on their own dime.
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Old 03-14-2022, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
Other than waiting for a downturn and taking voluntary furlough, you'd probably need to go out on disability to get that kind of time off (but then you can't travel).
I know a pilot at Delta on LTD, he travels for free as a non-rev, but at the retiree level of priority.

He has lot's of time off (and sizable LTD monthly benefits in excess of $200K) but he'd give it all up to get his medical back.
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Old 03-14-2022, 06:27 PM
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WN has junior bases in OAK and LAX too. (I know you said you were only looking at AA, UA, and DL but everybody else was throwing out additional options so figured I would too)
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Old 03-14-2022, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by asmallstep4man View Post
hello, friends.
is that you chip???
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Old 03-14-2022, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by John Carr View Post
Says who? I've known multiple pilots out on medical leave, still traveled on their own dime.

LTD often requires regular follow up exams with a Co. approved doc.

That might not be the case for some conditions, such as ones which requires an FAA-mandated waiting period and you're running out the clock (ex TBI, LOC).

In general I wouldn't join an airline with the intent of taking LTD and traveling the world, unless you research the requirements. "Subjective" conditions will usually require regular follow-ups, for obvious reasons.
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Old 03-14-2022, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
LTD often requires regular follow up exams with a Co. approved doc.
Wow, ya don’t say…….

That might not be the case for some conditions, such as ones which requires an FAA-mandated waiting period and you're running out the clock (ex TBI, LOC).

In general I wouldn't join an airline with the intent of taking LTD and traveling the world, unless you research the requirements. "Subjective" conditions will usually require regular follow-ups, for obvious reasons.
Yet doesn’t change the FACT that people on leave are still free to travel.

Don’t make absolute statements (as you often do) only to be wrong and try to prove how right you think you are, while STILL being wrong….


…….just a thought.
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Old 03-14-2022, 08:35 PM
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UA and AA are in some serious debt but you’ll get the seniority.

Delta is in a better financial spot but you are on the tail end of the major portion of their hiring wave.

Picking a career is like betting on a horse race. Good luck and let us know how it turns out in 30 years.
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Old 03-15-2022, 05:15 AM
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