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Old 01-25-2008, 10:33 AM   #1  
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Mesaba,Air Wisconsin,Comair,ASA,Skywest???
Im looking to apply soon and will have around 700tt with 55 to 60 multi.
I have no problem on moving to the East coast.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:39 AM   #2  
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Mesaba,Air Wisconsin,Comair,ASA,Skywest???
Im looking to apply soon and will have around 700tt with 55 to 60 multi.
I have no problem on moving to the East coast.
Any imput???
Thanks
Need 1000/100 for Skywest so they're out (way short on hours).

Between the others I'd rank them like this:

1. Mesaba: Lots of growth, gain seniority quick due to massive hiring, upgrade will be well under 3 yrs for sometime and 3 bases

2. ASA: No growth, really good pay, one base, owned by SKW Inc., 3 year upgrade

3. AirWhiskey: I'll let others talk about them, I don't have much info.

4: Comair: Don't even think about it, long upgrade, being sold, future uncertain, pilot group unhappy and flying reduction from last I heard.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:48 AM   #3  
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Mesaba,Air Wisconsin,Comair,ASA,Skywest???
Im looking to apply soon and will have around 700tt with 55 to 60 multi.
I have no problem on moving to the East coast.
Any imput???
Thanks

The better question is what are you looking for?

There's not a "one-size" fits all regional....are you looking for a quick upgrade? Are you looking for quality of life? Pay and benefits? Are you looking to make the regionals a final stop or a stepping stone? You get the picture....Good luck
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SkyWest. Hands down. They are growing, cannabilizing ASA, and the movement is fast. Regionals pay well, but the lifestyle, benefits, and corporate culture make it a pain as a career. The idea is you want to get in, do as much flying as possible, get your apps filled out and move on to a company that will take care of you and your family right. In the absence of such company, at least one that will pay you well for the headaches. Plus SkyWest offers you the possibility of junior upgrade quickly on the EMB120 which means you actually make enough to pay your rent AND student loans.

From a guy who stayed at ASA too long thinking it would get better. Living the good life at NetJets now.
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Mesaba,Air Wisconsin,Comair,ASA,Skywest???
Im looking to apply soon and will have around 700tt with 55 to 60 multi.
I have no problem on moving to the East coast.
Any imput???
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I'd get 1000/100, and go to SkyWest or Republic. Best opportunities right now.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:37 AM   #6  
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Are you flight instructing now? Or otherwise building time? Where do you live?

I've gotten emails from folks who claim that there are folks in the current SkyWest new hire class who do not have either CRJ time, or 1000 hours. It doesn't hurt to put you application in to SkyWest.

Expect MKE or ORD for your first base in the jet, and FAT (or possibly other California base) for the EMB-120.

With the recently announced 8 new planes for Midwest, I'd almost bet on MKE. Can you withstand that for a while?

By the way, I can't comment confidently on other airlines, but be cognizant that if DAL merges with NWA, I see Compass and Mesaba getting NWA furloughees as flow backs, putting maybe you on the street (if you're there).

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Need 1000/100 for Skywest so they're out (way short on hours).

Between the others I'd rank them like this:

1. Mesaba: Lots of growth, gain seniority quick due to massive hiring, upgrade will be well under 3 yrs for sometime and 3 bases

2. ASA: No growth, really good pay, one base, owned by SKW Inc., 3 year upgrade

3. AirWhiskey: I'll let others talk about them, I don't have much info.

4: Comair: Don't even think about it, long upgrade, being sold, future uncertain, pilot group unhappy and flying reduction from last I heard.
This is true now, it all changes, it wasn't more then a year or so ago that Mesaba was furloughing.............. It will be different six months from now, no need chasing the "flavor of the week"
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This is true now, it all changes, it wasn't more then a year or so ago that Mesaba was furloughing.............. It will be different six months from now, no need chasing the "flavor of the week"
No one knows what tomorrow might bring but you have to use current information to make an educated guess on which to stake you future upon.
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Thats what I was thinking.
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