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Old 01-09-2007, 02:25 PM
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they are hiring Captians......any info on this place?
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:35 PM
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they are hiring Captians......any info on this place?
Think the last I heard was approximately 7 street captains will be hired for Jan 29th class date. Most likely will be based in Boston area for newly acquired EAS routes.
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cool thanks, know anything about SPI-MDW operation, APC says they have a SPI base. That would work best for me......however the BOS thing is not completly out either.....
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cool thanks, know anything about SPI-MDW operation, APC says they have a SPI base. That would work best for me......however the BOS thing is not completly out either.....
Yeah, they currently have 8 Capts and 3 FO's in SPI. Rumor is some may want to go to BOS but who knows. I'd say your chances are pretty slim at this point to get into SPI. Guess it just depends on who upgrades and where they want to go and where your seniority # falls if you get hired.
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I am applying to a CA position......where are the direct CAs going?

I re-read the above....I didnt mean to sound arrogant....I am just not leaving my job unless I can get a left seat one elsewhere....

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I am applying to a CA position......where are the direct CAs going?

I re-read the above....I didnt mean to sound arrogant....I am just not leaving my job unless I can get a left seat one elsewhere....
Probably Boston. Understood... If you are at a place like Skywest you'd be a fool to run but I have no clue where you are flying the RJ at? There are a lot of changes going on around here especially with this Mair, Mesaba, NWA thing going on with Big Sky attached to the whole thing somehow. We are all guessing at what will happen in the near future All I know is that BIL and BOI at this point are going pretty senoir, SPI is next and not many at all want to go to Boston. Dont know if other larger airlines have a housing allowance built into their contracts if you live somewhere a lot more expensive than Montana... we don't and living in Boston on even Big Sky captain wages would suck.

I do have some food stamps you can borrow if you promise to pay me back sometime in the next 15 yrs.

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Sent in an app to bigsky over the holidays, for an FO position. Sent it in as soon as they won that Boston flying, i'm from the northeast yeah it would be painful to live off of but it can be done. Never heard back from them, any tricks to gettin an interview? If i were to call the office who should i ask for?
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mmm it seems kinda strange.....there were no FO positions online to apply for as of today, 9 Jan...unless I missed them.....i threw one in for CA....I am at AE and no ug in site....If Big Sky doesnt get sold it may be a good PIC oppotunity for me.....but things seem shakey ( at least rumors) with this MAIR thing....
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yeah i was able to apply for the FO right around xmas, haven't really heard anything about the hiring outlook for FO's, obviously you are in a much better position for the DECA thing though, good luck!
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Thanks......but its a risk.....but hey....what isnt .....I guess if it doesnt work out( ie sold by their holding company) ill just to to some other regional. I havent done much research so I dont know much about the situation with MAIR....

Nick....you guys can jumseat uh? Id have to commute ( to the NE) ...I know this would be hell but id have to do it....how much does one on make as a CA? how many hours you running a month? thanks! I guess I am asking....whats the hoursly rate and how many you average a month?

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