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Old 12-14-2022, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by followingdreams View Post
A lot depends on the fleet. I am on light jets (which includes the Encore and the CJ3) and a typical day is 3-4 legs (live, repo, live, (possible repo for the next AM). VERY rarely are you over 4 legs a day and if you are its probably a short repo flight at the end of the day. I have no complaints about rest. Typically way more than 10hrs mandatory however you occasionally get min rest days. I dont think I have had 2 or more min rest days back to back. Hotels are hotels....99% Hilton or Marriott properties, although we used to book our own (and talk about going back to it), they will take "suggestions". Id say they utilize Uber/Lyft more than rental cars but in areas where Uber and Lyfts are hard to get, they will book a rental car. Cant answer the facial hair policy but I believe short/well groomed is acceptable (but again, could be wrong)
Thanks. At AA as a mid seniority narrow body pilot, we work 11.5-13 hour duty days. My last trip, two of the three overnights were 10.5 hours or less. 121 isnít what it used to be. Iím looking forward to doing interesting flying, working with higher class customers and, most importantly, feeling like people are pulling for the same goal, not just phoning it in.

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Old 12-14-2022, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by AA717driver View Post
Thanks. At AA as a mid seniority narrow body pilot, we work 11.5-13 hour duty days. My last trip, two of the three overnights were 10.5 hours or less. 121 isnít what it used to be. Iím looking forward to doing interesting flying, working with higher class customers and, most importantly, feeling like people are pulling for the same goal, not just phoning it in.

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Are you bailing on AA?
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Old 12-15-2022, 04:51 AM
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Are you bailing on AA?
Yes. I turn 65 in September anyway. But, Iíll leave early for the right fit.
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Old 12-15-2022, 03:35 PM
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After the first year does FE require a training contract?
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Old 12-15-2022, 05:23 PM
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After the first year does FE require a training contract?
If nothings changed that Iím unaware of, no contracts after the initial one, unless you bid to change fleets, in which case they want a 24 month contract and you must remain dual qualified(at the companies expense)
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Old 12-15-2022, 11:32 PM
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Talking 12 month pro-rated contract..

Correct..

There is a 12 month pro-rated contract for your initial type here, or a reduced contract if previously typed. There is no contract for recurrent training. What we pilots here think is crazy is that an additional type rating is a 24 month pro-rated contract, which they pay you $5000 per year extra to have. Funny thing, nobody ever asked me to sign anything for that additional type…. They must really trust me, (or think that no one else will have me..)😂..
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I have a friend with 1200 hours he flew on his ownónot from a pilot mill. What is he looking at to get on at FE? Heís a FA on a large cabin aircraft so he knows the business.

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Old 12-16-2022, 06:41 PM
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Layoffs starting?
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Old 12-16-2022, 07:03 PM
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Letters went out today.
Merry Christmas
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Old 12-16-2022, 07:36 PM
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Layoffs starting?
Yes and no. A source indicated it’s administration/office/airport personnel. Pilots not affected…they gotta keep them flying using their Amex to earn points for segrave so he can buy more beach properties that will eventually be underwater.

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