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Old 04-29-2017, 09:26 AM   #1  
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Piedmont Airlines is WO (Wholly Owned) by American Airlines.


Transitioning to an all Jet fleet - Embraer 145 LR's
Currently receiving 2-3 Jet's per month
Will get as many jets as we can staff
$21,200 bonus with prior 121 time, 16,200 without
Latest upgrade time: 6 months
2,500TT and 1,000 121 time required to bid upgrade
Ipad Air 2's with data package issued for EFB
Philadelphia crew base for all Jet pilots
Will go to 5 flows per month in a May
Mainline Travel, Healthcare, and profit sharing. Also get monthly bonuses for meeting performance goals.
New-hire bonus received first week of training and passing LOE checkride.
AQP Training
New-hire training in CLT at the American Airlines Training Center
Jet Sim in CLT will go active this month. Another CAE SIM has been bid on. Other Sims are in STL,DFW, HOU. Mostly STL,DFW.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:28 AM   #2  
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Hey Jet Jockey. You clearly are pro PDT. I'm trying to figure out which regional I will end up at. The 3 I have offers from that I'm considering are Skywest, PDT, and PSA. I've pretty much got it narrowed down to PDT and Skywest. I know this is a personal question as there are multiple variables, all of which I've considered. For me the flow is enticing. Strictly on QOL and bases I would prefer Skywest. However it appears career progression will occur faster with PDT which is also important to me. Do you happen to know if another background check is done when transitioning to American? The reason I ask is I have a Misdeameanor on my record. It was not an issue with the regionals but not sure if it becomes a problem at the majors where standards are typically higher. Anyone have any insight on this? If anyone has selling points they want to throw at me for PDT or Skywest, go for it. I fully anticipate the smart ass remarks and belittling these forums are rampant with. 13 years in the military, I can take it. Seriously though, this is a big decision obviously and I'm pretty much at the point of flipping a coin so any input helps. Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2017, 11:07 AM   #3  
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Hey Jet Jockey. You clearly are pro PDT. I'm trying to figure out which regional I will end up at. The 3 I have offers from that I'm considering are Skywest, PDT, and PSA. I've pretty much got it narrowed down to PDT and Skywest. I know this is a personal question as there are multiple variables, all of which I've considered. For me the flow is enticing. Strictly on QOL and bases I would prefer Skywest. However it appears career progression will occur faster with PDT which is also important to me. Do you happen to know if another background check is done when transitioning to American? The reason I ask is I have a Misdeameanor on my record. It was not an issue with the regionals but not sure if it becomes a problem at the majors where standards are typically higher. Anyone have any insight on this? If anyone has selling points they want to throw at me for PDT or Skywest, go for it. I fully anticipate the smart ass remarks and belittling these forums are rampant with. 13 years in the military, I can take it. Seriously though, this is a big decision obviously and I'm pretty much at the point of flipping a coin so any input helps. Thanks.
Im not entirely sure, but my understanding is whatever baggage you bring to PDT, AA will have to accept.
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The flow is a guaranteed spot in class at AA. Whatever Piedmont takes you with, is what AA gets, and it's on you to pass training at both airlines. The only caveat is if you are under discipline at Piedmont then you get withheld. So far, there haven't been any cases of that happening.
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Old 04-29-2017, 05:14 PM   #5  
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The flow is a guaranteed spot in class at AA. Whatever Piedmont takes you with, is what AA gets, and it's on you to pass training at both airlines. The only caveat is if you are under discipline at Piedmont then you get withheld. So far, there haven't been any cases of that happening.
Truth. I've got a lil baggage per se but tough **** it doesn't count against me at AA. That is the beauty of the flow.
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Hey Jet Jockey. You clearly are pro PDT. I'm trying to figure out which regional I will end up at. The 3 I have offers from that I'm considering are Skywest, PDT, and PSA.
Congrats on the offers. Ill send ya a PM.
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I have a Misdeameanor on my record.
There are guys with much bigger baggage than that working at the majors. I wouldn't sweat it.
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Does anybody know if they'll be having a Dash class in August? Or is it too early to tell?

Last edited by ExpWayVisual; 04-30-2017 at 02:52 AM. Reason: wrong month
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Does anybody know if they'll be having a Dash class in August? Or is it too early to tell?
I am almost sure we are done Dash classes. I have not heard of any rumor of that. We are actually starting to see them being flown out to the graveyard.
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I'm a new hire and haven't hit the line yet. I can say PDT health insurance has been great, I have three kids and used to buy coverage from Obamacare ($1300 a month), no comparison.
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