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Old 05-14-2006, 05:18 PM   #1  
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I was wondering which of the three bases at Express Jet were senior? How hard would Houston be to hold out of ground school? Also, are most new hires on reserve in New Jersey? Any help or anything else( I know about the 69 airplanes) about Express Jet would be great. Thanks
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I was wondering which of the three bases at Express Jet were senior? How hard would Houston be to hold out of ground school? Also, are most new hires on reserve in New Jersey? Any help or anything else( I know about the 69 airplanes) about Express Jet would be great. Thanks
CLE is by far the most senior base. CLE has about 100 lines, IAH about 520, and EWR around 275 to give you an idea of size. EWR is junior for CA and FO's. Some new hires get IAH out of training, but majority will go to EWR to sit reserve. You will attain a line fastest in EWR. Best of luck!
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Thanks for the reply. Any rough guess on how long reserve would be? I would try for IAH, any guess on how long that would take to hold somthing? Thanks agian.
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Any rough guess on how long reserve would be? I would try for IAH, any guess on how long that would take to hold somthing? Thanks agian.
FWIW, I'm based in IAH and this is my first month with a relief line after 6 months on reserve.
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I have a buddy at EWR that was on reserve for ONLY 3 months...that's pretty darn good if you ask me...
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Yeah, What they said. Probably around 6 months for IAH and 3 for EWR. What a lot of people do is get a line in EWR and keep that until they can hold a relief line in IAH then make the switch.
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Thanks to all of you. What kind of trips are out of IAH? 2 day 3 day 4 day? I'm sure it has all of them. I don't know anyone at Express Jet to fill me in.
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Otter,

Who are you flying the DHC6 for? How long have you been at it? That is an awesome plane!!!
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Thanks to all of you. What kind of trips are out of IAH? 2 day 3 day 4 day? I'm sure it has all of them. I don't know anyone at Express Jet to fill me in.
Expressjet is a very flexible company to work for. Trips are 1,2,3,4 days long. What you get Depends on your preference and your seniority. Reserve is usually 4 days on 3 days off with a 2 hour show time. There is also a long call reserve with 12 hour show time.


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I fly the Otter for Scenic. The otter is kind of awesome. It will teach you how to make good crosswind landings and takeoffs. It will also bite you if your not carefull. Scenic is almost always hirring, drop a line and see. It's a fun place to work. On the Express Jet note it sounds like a good place to work.
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