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Old 06-29-2013, 07:52 PM
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Any predictions on the system staffing bid?
Predictions? What is there to predict?
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:36 AM
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Predictions? What is there to predict?
Perfect time to add an additional crew base on the SF340 system.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:53 AM
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Perfect time to add an additional crew base on the SF340 system.
I imagine you could get the old Mesaba Saab-340 maintenance hanger at CWA for cheap. It would be a centrally located base for when the Delta 50-seat jet routes are nixed too.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:54 PM
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:00 PM
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I applied today. 1500TT, 600 multi, 350 turbine, part 121. I have a few questions

1. Is commuting possible and/or doable?
2. What is the most likely new hire base?
3. How long before you can hold a line and have some kind of QOL?
4. What types of lines are available?
5. How is reserve worked?
6. Upgrade time?

I know things change a lot, but I will take a best guess. Just want some intel should I get a call.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:07 PM
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Majority of guys hired in the last 18 months are commuters. IAD and ATL can be held as a reserve with excellent commutability depending on where you're coming from. (My base/commute have worked for me for 3+ years [previous airline])


As an FO? Anywhere but Florida.

Once again depends on where you wanna be....GLH definitely could hold a line...but at what cost?

HARD and reserve

12 hour sifts, 90 minute call out. 3 hours min per day. Pretty standard TBH

Eh ill defer that question to others on the board. I don't think we'll have a good idea about that one until the next staffing bid is done.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:10 PM
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:29 AM
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All airlines will have their drawbacks and unhappy people so beware of that. Truthfully I still feel now would be a good time to come to silver. Nobody really knows the upgrade time but I feel 2 years is probably accurate even though others may disagree. Bases and commutability will change here in the near future when they have a staffing bid which is pretty much the opportunity to re-shuffle based on your seniority. We need more pilots for sure and I think if you can survive a couple years on Fo pay you will be in a descent place.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Chrisw View Post
All airlines will have their drawbacks and unhappy people so beware of that. Truthfully I still feel now would be a good time to come to silver. Nobody really knows the upgrade time but I feel 2 years is probably accurate even though others may disagree. Bases and commutability will change here in the near future when they have a staffing bid which is pretty much the opportunity to re-shuffle based on your seniority. We need more pilots for sure and I think if you can survive a couple years on Fo pay you will be in a descent place.
I don't think the staffing bid will really cause to much shuffle. This is because the bid will be a vacancy only bid, the only displacements will be from the BIL guys. There may be a little movement from them shuffling but I don't see a whole lot. The GNV base will be expanded as well as the CLE system so this will also help keep movement to a minimum. You also aren't gonna see many upgrades (vacancy only), maybe one class, probably mostly BIL senior guys who can hold it.

I don't think Silver is a bad place depending on what you are looking for and a 2 year upgrade wouldn't be unrealistic but that would be the soonest in my opinion. As far as commuting, depends on the base. Out stations in the ATL, IAD, and CLE system tough to say the least, but ATL and IAD themselves not bad, however these are reserve only basses. Silver has potential but this potential depends on what your career goals and QOL expectations are.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:20 AM
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Would be commuting from El Paso. How many days do you sit reserve? Is a crashpad needed? My goals are to get the Turbine PIC time and move to a major. I wouldn't mind being a lifer at a regional, but not Silver. This would be a stepping stone for me.
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