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Old 07-04-2005, 01:07 PM   #1  
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Does anybody on this board work for the old Airborne Express? If so, I'm curious what your schedules are like. Are they week on - week off, or do you work every week a few days. Commutability? Any other details on ABX would be great to hear about. I think it would be a kick butt place to work, especially once you can hold the baby 767.
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I worked at ABX several years ago. Schedules were pretty good.... week on/week off for the most part. Almost all trips start in ILN -- very few cml tickets. The work "week" usually started on Tue, Wed, or Thur and had a weekend layover. It was real easy to trip trade to try to get the layover city of your choice. You could also trade away your reserve days with a line holder if you could find someone who was willing to sit your reserve. Reserves got used almost every night. I don't remember the number of days off you were guaranteed.

Commuting was relatively easy since no other airline uses ILN. Downside was you could get stuck on a weekend unless you got a ride to CVG or DAY.

Training used to be a nightmare -- "build the airplane" type ground school. I believe it has gotten much better in recent years.

From what my friends say, not much has changed so the above should be current info.
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thanks a lot Rocket Man!
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