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Old 02-13-2019, 08:15 AM   #1  
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Default Stay and upgrade or jump to DEC at C5?

I'm nearing upgrade seniority at OO but looking at the C5 oppertunity to grab that bonus and enter the UAL CPP. They are hiring basically direct entry captains and I'd rather be based at dulles or ewr than go back to the midwest or ATL. UAL has always been my number one and I feel c5 is my best shot to get there. However OO has been good to me and upgrade is within reach. Am i foolish to consider it and give up the seniority ive accrued? Would rather fly the embraer 145 than the crj but that's the lowest priority.

Pay and work rules are better at OO but I'll be on reserve at either carrier anyway.

I'm think C5 will be able to grow now that the large east coast regionals are mostly backlogged in training.
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Would you commute at C5? That is the number one question for me. CPP is a nice back pocket deal. PIC time is always good.
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I'm mobile. I'll be moving to base either way for the reserve period. Eventualy commute from ORF or AVL or drive to IAD. Commutair has a better policy than OO (nonexistent). OO has better payrates and I'm more furlough protected here. 31 years old no kids/house/girlfriend. 2500TT, 4yr degree.
If I fail the CPP and can't get a call from DL or AA, FDX or HAL after 1000 PIC or I plan to leave for ACMI , the moxy startup, or go overseas.
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If youíre going to come to C5, specifically for the immediate upgrade, Iíll just say do it sooner than later. That carrot seems to be working and for a small company there are a decent amount of them coming. The last thing you want is to be the bottom guy when it stops. Iíd also say, at 1000PIC based on your numbers you would be at 3.5k TT. Thatís pretty low to get a call from a major without some CPP or DGI or flow to get your foot in the door, so thereís another incentive. If you do come, welcome- itís a good batch of guys over here!
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You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real.
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You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real.
In other words? Just stay put and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
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You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real.
Might as well jump.
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Can a Commutair pilot PM please. Iíve been trying to get a hold of any HR/recruiter and nothing but crickets...email, Application= crickets. Iím captain qualified ... wanted to see about the ďDirect entryĒ program. Thanks in advance!
How long is it taking to hear anything?
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