Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-15-2019, 05:35 PM   #5001  
New Hire
 
Joined APC: Jul 2018
Posts: 9
Default ZED ticket prices

I know pilots with most larger airlines get to fly either free with their own airline, or at a significant discount with others. Do Ameriflight pilots get huge discounts on airfare also? Thanks
FuturePilot79 is offline  
Old 07-16-2019, 05:48 AM   #5002  
Gets Weekends Off
 
frmrbuffdrvr's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Aug 2011
Position: Any
Posts: 604
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FuturePilot79 View Post
I know pilots with most larger airlines get to fly either free with their own airline, or at a significant discount with others. Do Ameriflight pilots get huge discounts on airfare also? Thanks
We can jump seat on our own flights if there is a seat available. Since we are an all cargo airline, that is usually in the right seat in the cockpit, if there is no FO on the flight. You can also

We also have jump seat agreements with numerous passenger airlines but that applies only to the pilot on a space available basis. We don't have any kind of deal for family to ride with.
frmrbuffdrvr is offline  
Old 07-16-2019, 05:51 AM   #5003  
Ameriflight
 
FreightDogs's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Sep 2014
Posts: 299
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FuturePilot79 View Post
I know pilots with most larger airlines get to fly either free with their own airline, or at a significant discount with others. Do Ameriflight pilots get huge discounts on airfare also? Thanks
Ameriflight pilots have jumpseat privileges with CASS partners, including UPS, FedEx, Allegiant, American Airlines, PSA, Envoy, Piedmont, Southwest, Spirit, Compass, Horizon, Republic, SkyWest, Atlas Air, Southern Air, United Airlines, and more.

Last edited by FreightDogs; 07-16-2019 at 05:52 AM. Reason: Edited to add UA.
FreightDogs is offline  
Old 07-17-2019, 02:47 PM   #5004  
Line Holder
 
LowerLoon185's Avatar
 
Joined APC: May 2019
Posts: 75
Default Ameriflight

FreightDogs....sent you a PM.

Thanks in advance.
LowerLoon185 is offline  
Old 07-18-2019, 10:46 AM   #5005  
Gets Weekends Off
 
David Puddy's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2015
Position: Left
Posts: 1,471
Default Flying the C99 King Air

Friend will be starting soon on the C99 King Air (single Pilot I assume). Anyone have experience on that airplane? Easy/fun to fly?

How long typically before people transition to another type - a few years?
David Puddy is offline  
Old 07-18-2019, 12:13 PM   #5006  
Ameriflight
 
FreightDogs's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Sep 2014
Posts: 299
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Puddy View Post
Friend will be starting soon on the C99 King Air (single Pilot I assume). Anyone have experience on that airplane? Easy/fun to fly?

How long typically before people transition to another type - a few years?
Can answer that last question for you.
It depends on what you come in with. If you come in at 1,200 TT, you can expect to upgrade in as early as 7-10 months. Internal upgrade from BE99 to BE1900 is at around 1,600 TT.
If you'd rather wait and upgrade to the SA227 instead of the 1900, it'll be just a bit longer as the internal upgrade is about 2,200 TT.

Hope that helps!
FreightDogs is offline  
Old 07-24-2019, 10:07 AM   #5007  
Line Holder
 
LowerLoon185's Avatar
 
Joined APC: May 2019
Posts: 75
Default DEC in the 99

I'm wrapping up my ratings this fall and will be at about 1050 hours. I own my own plane, so i'll be working up quickly after that to 1200 and 135 mins. Thanks for all the informative posts here (and FreightDogs for the PM's and advice). Hoping to learn more about the potential DEC opportunity on the 99.

Question for the group; since this would potentially be my first commercial flying job...how do guys generally fare in training going directly to the left seat in the 99? Is this a big leap or is the training built to accommodate someone in their first commercial role? Training success rate?

About me; i'm no Bob Hoover, but i'm pretty confident in my stick and rudder ability. Most of my time is in TW and have done quite a bit of mountain flying. Also ex-military (Turbine Tech) with a B.S. in Engineering (G.I.Bill) and comfortable drinking from a fire hose academically. That said, i know commercial flying is a whole different ball of wax; i'm prepared and expecting to be humbled.

Thanks in advance everyone.
LowerLoon185 is offline  
Old 07-25-2019, 02:08 PM   #5008  
On Reserve
 
Del Aviation's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Aug 2014
Posts: 10
Default Jumpseat

If you come to Empire your family gets to jumpseat also. Fellow pilot took his family to Hawaii last week, total bill out and back $7.00
Del Aviation is offline  
Old 07-25-2019, 03:29 PM   #5009  
Gets Weekends Off
 
BravoPapa's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Mar 2017
Posts: 433
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Del Aviation View Post
If you come to Empire your family gets to jumpseat also. Fellow pilot took his family to Hawaii last week, total bill out and back $7.00
Forgive my ignorance, but what is Empire?
BravoPapa is offline  
Old 07-25-2019, 07:08 PM   #5010  
In a land of unicorns
 
dera's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Apr 2014
Position: 175 FO
Posts: 3,415
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Del Aviation View Post
If you come to Empire your family gets to jumpseat also. Fellow pilot took his family to Hawaii last week, total bill out and back $7.00
And normally 3-4 days in hotels waiting for that empty seat out of HI.
dera is online now  
 
 
 

 
Post Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ameriflight Travel Benefits question. Mrsmith42e Cargo 17 05-30-2010 07:12 PM
Ameriflight - Upgrade to t-prop? waflyboy Cargo 1 01-02-2008 02:05 AM
Ameriflight OAK runs? chazbird Part 135 10 07-01-2007 03:47 PM
Ameriflight Questions beech_nut Cargo 0 01-28-2006 11:55 AM
Ameriflight added to APC Freight Dog Cargo 0 11-17-2005 09:27 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:28 PM.