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Old 01-23-2008, 07:37 AM   #1  
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Default ASA CRJ 200 vs. 700

What is the difference in QOL between the 200 and the 700? I know the reserve is longer on the 700, but how is the overall QOL? How much flying can you expect per month on the 700 vs. the 200? What are the lines like? Any info would be great. Thanks.
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You'll be on reserve for over 1 yr on the 700 flying less than 40 hrs a month. On the 200 you'll be holding a line by your third month. If you commute life will suck for a while on the 700.
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200 all the way. You will be glad you did.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:51 PM   #4  
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What is the difference in QOL between the 200 and the 700? I know the reserve is longer on the 700, but how is the overall QOL? How much flying can you expect per month on the 700 vs. the 200? What are the lines like? Any info would be great. Thanks.
Which a/c? It's easy, holding a line on the CR2 after your 3rd bid will net you significantly more money your first year than sitting reserve on the CR7 (reserve pays 75 hrs vs. a line around 85-90 plus, do the math) and once you can hold a decent line on the CR7 then move over. Remember that first year pay is the same regardless of what a/c you fly so go for the line, you'll be happier in the end.

Also don’t forget that when holding a line you’ll log 40+ more hours per month which will help you obtain the mins in order to upgrade when you number’s called. Yes, upgrade may currently be around 2.5-3 years but you never know what the futures may hold.

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You'll be on reserve for over 1 yr on the 700 flying less than 40 hrs a month. On the 200 you'll be holding a line by your third month. If you commute life will suck for a while on the 700.
If this is the case then only newbie JSJers should take the CR7 so they can learn their lesson.
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Apparently ASA has been putting up to 1/2 of each new hire class onto the -700.. any ideas why that's happening if reserve is going so long?

Seems kind of silly to be putting 1/2 the new hires each month onto a plane that's got such a long reserve.
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Apparently ASA has been putting up to 1/2 of each new hire class onto the -700.. any ideas why that's happening if reserve is going so long?

Seems kind of silly to be putting 1/2 the new hires each month onto a plane that's got such a long reserve.
it's called seniority... someone's got do it if no one volunteers for it...
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the Story, as told to us in indoc, is that the - 700's are where the growth will be ( if- 900's come on property, their crews will come from the - 700 crews- and the -900's would be limited to 76 seats by Delta's Scope protection. )

Now, remember these were the "Rumors" that management whispered to us. My belief is, don't believe it until i see it with my own eyes. Driving in to the general office this morning what did i see? a Delta widebody sitting in font of our hangar. All it would take is the word "connection" painted on either side of the fuselage, wouldnt- it?...

kidding aside, I believe the big beef-up on the - 700's is Where managemt really expects to pick up the pace. For now, I'm sticking to the 50 Seat and hoping for some quality of life while things sort out.
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the Story, as told to us in indoc, is that the - 700's are where the growth will be ( if- 900's come on property, their crews will come from the - 700 crews- and the -900's would be limited to 76 seats by Delta's Scope protection. )

That's what I heard too.
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Well, wouldn't it be possible to just bid the 200, fly the heck out of the 200, and then IF and when 900s show up on property, bid the 900...it sounds like a half-promise to entice people into bidding the 700 in training..."oh, we'll have the 700 crews fly the 900s when they get here."

Example: If I started out on the 200, and some other guy 5 classes later (with lower seniority) starts out on the 700, then a 900 shows up, can't I just outbid the 700 FO for a 900 line???
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Well, wouldn't it be possible to just bid the 200, fly the heck out of the 200, and then IF and when 900s show up on property, bid the 900...it sounds like a half-promise to entice people into bidding the 700 in training..."oh, we'll have the 700 crews fly the 900s when they get here."

Example: If I started out on the 200, and some other guy 5 classes later (with lower seniority) starts out on the 700, then a 900 shows up, can't I just outbid the 700 FO for a 900 line???
You could but you would still have to go to differences training first.
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