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Old 05-02-2007, 10:50 AM   #1  
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Any pilots on here that work for ASA or Republic that can give me some insight on the quality of life? Thanks
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:08 AM   #2  
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I don't fly for either but with what's going on with ASA I'd choose Republic. ASA's not growing and if they do it's down the road a ways with a few obstacles in their way. Looks like RAH is at the beginning stages of gearing up for their growth so going there would net you seniority relatively quickly. QOL is key but seniority greatly improves any QOL you might expect. Seniority can determine days off, weekends off, holidays off, efficiency of trip, commutable or not and many others.

My advice is to take the seniority (RAH) but remember every changes and nothing's a sure fire bet.
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Unless it's a domicile reason this shouldn't be a debate. Republic.
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:14 AM   #4  
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Unless it's a domicile reason this shouldn't be a debate. Republic.
Ditto...nuff said
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:24 PM   #5  
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:32 PM   #6  
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I don't fly for either but with what's going on with ASA I'd choose Republic. ASA's not growing and if they do it's down the road a ways with a few obstacles in their way. Looks like RAH is at the beginning stages of gearing up for their growth so going there would net you seniority relatively quickly. QOL is key but seniority greatly improves any QOL you might expect. Seniority can determine days off, weekends off, holidays off, efficiency of trip, commutable or not and many others.

My advice is to take the seniority (RAH) but remember every changes and nothing's a sure fire bet.
Agree with JetJock, especially after SKYW's earnings statement today . . . I think SKYW is going to hit a very big bump down the road on the operations side of the equation. One in which they are going to have to spend A LOT of money to fix. And it sounds by todays statements that this bump (The MESA Bump) is getting closer.
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:39 PM   #7  
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The real question is where are you from? Stay close to home or live at home if you can. Living with family saved my but on probation.

Go to Tran States and get your CRJ checkout & then go to RAH and cash in on the $2,500 signing bonus for having a CRJ type.

I enjoy working at ASA. The ATR flying is good anyway. ASA's suffering from heavy attrition and we're growing by two or four 700s. However the last transfer of 700s from comair is being delayed a few months until we can hire enough pilots.

Rumor has it that the upgrade time is around 2 years now. *Shrugs*

Good luck
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:50 PM   #8  
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The real question is where are you from? Stay close to home or live at home if you can. Living with family saved my but on probation.

Go to Tran States and get your CRJ checkout & then go to RAH and cash in on the $2,500 signing bonus for having a CRJ type.

I enjoy working at ASA. The ATR flying is good anyway. ASA's suffering from heavy attrition and we're growing by two or four 700s. However the last transfer of 700s from comair is being delayed a few months until we can hire enough pilots.

Rumor has it that the upgrade time is around 2 years now. *Shrugs*

Good luck
Trans States doesn't fly the CRJ. they fly the ERJ.
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Well there you go kremit14, they fly ERJs... lol
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:57 PM   #10  
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Trans States doesn't fly the CRJ. they fly the ERJ.

they dont really fly the ERJ, Hulas stands there on the jet bridge with a mace and a machete and forces you to get in the plane and "operate" it!
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