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Old 05-14-2011, 01:34 PM   #1  
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Anybody have a rough idea how long it should take to hold a line in ORD if you're a new fish?
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:27 PM   #2  
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I'd guess 6 months, here's my reasoning: I went from 4 from the bottom of the ORD FO list on 3/1 when I got displaced there, to long call reserve on 5/1. There aren't very many long call reserves, so if I hadn't quit I probably would be a relief line holder in June. So maybe 4 months to hold a relief line, and maybe 2-3 more months to barely hold a real line? But it's all a wild ass guess.
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I would be careful with that. 6 monyhs sounds pretty resonable, but don't forget that as IAH shrinks, a lot of the guys that commutes anyways are switching to ORD to hold better lines. But 6 months sounds ok, if IAH doesn't see a drastic reductuion in lines. Lost quite a few lines in May at IAH.
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Sorry for the spelling, fat fingers+iphone=spelling disaster.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:19 PM   #5  
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That's not too bad. I was assuming a year to 1.5 years. Although I do understand its a total crap shoot.
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Well that all depends on how many people are hired behind you. Hiring will not continue. If you get hired, just hope that they continue to hire the equivalent of 10%+ in your base and seat to get you off of reserve.
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Does anyone know how much longer hiring is expected to continue? Or how many more pilots ASA/Expressjet needs?
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I was in the Jan 3rd class, went online in March, and will have a line in June.
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I was in the Jan 3rd class, went online in March, and will have a line in June.
If by line you mean reserve line then you would be correct
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If by line you mean reserve line then you would be correct
Relief line in ORD. One of my classmates got a regular line in EWR.
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