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Old 04-01-2007, 09:04 AM   #1  
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I heard that Mesa is will guarantee you a crew domacile, is there any truth to this. Another friend told not to belive it becasue Mesa will say anything in order to get qualified aplicants to acceept the job.
Jsut wondering if anyone you had heard anything. For me not having to commute is QOL even though the pay isn't the greatest.
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I heard that Mesa is will guarantee you a crew domacile, is there any truth to this. Another friend told not to belive it becasue Mesa will say anything in order to get qualified aplicants to acceept the job.
Jsut wondering if anyone you had heard anything. For me not having to commute is QOL even though the pay isn't the greatest.
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Relax. Settledown. And do some research. You will find that MESA is NOT an airline you want to work for. There are too many reasons to discuss on any of these boards why not to work there. The last reason anyone should go there is for a "quick" upgrade. Work on getting QUALITY experience, that is WAY more important than a quick upgrade.
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Relax. Settledown. And do some research. You will find that MESA is NOT an airline you want to work for. There are too many reasons to discuss on any of these boards why not to work there. The last reason anyone should go there is for a "quick" upgrade. Work on getting QUALITY experience, that is WAY more important than a quick upgrade.
I know Mesa is not the best Airline ot woirk for but Not having to commute is a huge quality if life. I have spoken to so many pilots that have almost all told me commuting is horrible, so if Mesa can guarantee me Denver, right now that would be awesome. I am not really even looking at uprgrade time.
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I know Mesa is not the best Airline ot woirk for but Not having to commute is a huge quality if life. I have spoken to so many pilots that have almost all told me commuting is horrible, so if Mesa can guarantee me Denver, right now that would be awesome. I am not really even looking at uprgrade time.
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You can also choose: SKYW, Lynx Aviation (Frontier's Q400), Republic and Great Lakes. They all have bases in Denver. (or soon will . . . RJET)
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Even if they aren't lying to you about getting DEN out of training, you could still end up being displaced. I wouldn't trust them, but, good luck to you no matter what you decide.
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They MAY ask you which certificate you would prefer, but don't bet on it. I was asked which I would prefer (for the Dash-8) and I told them the Mesa cert, as opposed to the freedom certificate. I was given the Mesa dash, however some people in my class were not asked or given a choice.

Beyond that, however, you fill spots where ever they need you. I bid DEN 1st, but as the 2nd most junior guy in my dash class, I was awarded my 3rd choice.

Be advised that DEN is a dash base only. The jet guys in my class went to Dulles. I think the 2 most senior guys in the class got ORD. PHX is extremely senior.
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I know Mesa is not the best Airline ot woirk for but Not having to commute is a huge quality if life. I have spoken to so many pilots that have almost all told me commuting is horrible, so if Mesa can guarantee me Denver, right now that would be awesome. I am not really even looking at uprgrade time.
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I'm sure mesa will say ANYTHING to get you in the door right now, but do a little research on how union seniority works...

If an opening at a domicile becomes available, ANY pilot may bid for that opening, and the most senior pilot wins (assuming no seatlock for that pilot). New-hires are essentially never awarded desireable domiciles. Now if you want to be based in IAD, mesa might be able to follow through with that one
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Thanks guys -That is what I thought but wanted some other opinions.
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"Know Mesa - No Mesa"
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I know Mesa is not the best Airline ot woirk for but Not having to commute is a huge quality if life. I have spoken to so many pilots that have almost all told me commuting is horrible, so if Mesa can guarantee me Denver, right now that would be awesome. I am not really even looking at uprgrade time.
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Id rather commute than work for mesa, any sensible person would...............................BLOCK OR BETTER hahahah
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