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Old 01-17-2022, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by JTH900SC View Post
I am interviewing tomorrow for a DEC position. I have read this entire thread. Plus some. I understand what Im getting into. I am coming from Mesa. 20+ years at Mesa to be exact. Bash away or whatever you want. I have my reasons for considering this. I understand the friction that can be generated with pilots who may not be happy about me being there. Like I said. I have my reasons for getting out of Mesa after all this time. If anyone else in here comes from there. Especially recently. Theyd likely understand. Which. Any former Mesa people Id like to ask about your experience.


if anyone has time Id really like to get some info about the second interview. Seems the info they sent was very straightforward.
Have you not considered airlines outside the regionals? Im not sure I understand what value there would be to a lateral move like that, particularly with 20 years at your current shop?
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Old 01-17-2022, 12:06 PM
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Give the dude a break. He was at mesa before 9/11 presumably he has considered other options

as for other options Id specifically avoid psa at the moment given their union issues with dec
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Have you not considered airlines outside the regionals? Im not sure I understand what value there would be to a lateral move like that, particularly with 20 years at your current shop?
I agree, toss in a app to the ULCCs or ACMIs
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Old 01-17-2022, 03:06 PM
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Give the dude a break. He was at mesa before 9/11 presumably he has considered other options
Well Id certainly hope so. I just honestly dont see the point of an almost backwards move for them.
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Old 01-18-2022, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by JTH900SC View Post
I am interviewing tomorrow for a DEC position. I have read this entire thread. Plus some. I understand what Im getting into. I am coming from Mesa. 20+ years at Mesa to be exact. Bash away or whatever you want. I have my reasons for considering this. I understand the friction that can be generated with pilots who may not be happy about me being there. Like I said. I have my reasons for getting out of Mesa after all this time. If anyone else in here comes from there. Especially recently. Theyd likely understand. Which. Any former Mesa people Id like to ask about your experience.


if anyone has time Id really like to get some info about the second interview. Seems the info they sent was very straightforward.
You do understand that you're signing up for at least four years of constant super junior reserve right? All I can say is I hope you live in DC or Philly because you'll be sitting hot reserve there for a good long while.

Leaving 20+ years at one regional to start over at another regional is a really weird move. Have you already gotten a thanks but no thanks from Frontier, Spirit, Allegiant, Sun Country, and Jet Blue?
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Old 01-20-2022, 07:35 PM
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If you like having no life outside of hot reserve go be a DEC. Plenty of folks getting hired at much better places to work with ZERO turbine PIC. Dont sell yourself short.
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Old 01-21-2022, 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by JTH900SC View Post
I am interviewing tomorrow for a DEC position. I have read this entire thread. Plus some. I understand what Im getting into. I am coming from Mesa. 20+ years at Mesa to be exact. Bash away or whatever you want. I have my reasons for considering this. I understand the friction that can be generated with pilots who may not be happy about me being there. Like I said. I have my reasons for getting out of Mesa after all this time. If anyone else in here comes from there. Especially recently. Theyd likely understand. Which. Any former Mesa people Id like to ask about your experience.


if anyone has time Id really like to get some info about the second interview. Seems the info they sent was very straightforward.
So whats going down at MESA, sounds like you have inside scoop? Look at SIM instructor positions if you live in CLT nearly 100 hours pay for 13 days off vs reserve with 11 off and 75 hours.
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Old 02-03-2022, 08:46 AM
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Any recent DEC here that can address QOL and schedule or training/checksrides? Hot, short, long ?
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Old 02-03-2022, 10:02 AM
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Any recent DEC here that can address QOL and schedule or training/checksrides? Hot, short, long ?
I cant talk too much about training, but as a forever-junior CA, expect incredibly minimal QOL. Youre guaranteed 11 days off, so expect that. Our grids are so red, if I were a DEC, I wouldnt expect to go a single day without being used for something. You can do airport standby (hot) 8 times a month, no more than three days in a row. Expect that too, itll be (up to) 8 hours enjoying the sights of an airport.

Youll get PIC time, but Id be absolutely sure that its all you need to get an interview and get out, because for most, its an unsustainable pain.
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I cant talk too much about training, but as a forever-junior CA, expect incredibly minimal QOL. Youre guaranteed 11 days off, so expect that. Our grids are so red, if I were a DEC, I wouldnt expect to go a single day without being used for something. You can do airport standby (hot) 8 times a month, no more than three days in a row. Expect that too, itll be (up to) 8 hours enjoying the sights of an airport.

Youll get PIC time, but Id be absolutely sure that its all you need to get an interview and get out, because for most, its an unsustainable pain.
As a CA on reserve in DCA, I was used every single day. I sat hot 3 times and got an assignment 2 of those times. Every other day of reserve I had a flight assignment. I ended up at just about 80 hours credit (before holiday pay was added) only working my awarded days. Great as a commuter since I only ended up getting 1 hotel room for the month.
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