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Old 02-20-2018, 09:30 AM   #1  
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Hey all -- I was curious as to what the latest upgrade times are for those joining as a new FO with no previous 121 experience. Looked at a couple of older threads but we know that this always in flux.

Any comparisons to Envoy or Endeavor upgrade times? I know historically it's been longer than some other regionals, but is the time decreasing at all?

Any info would be appreciated!
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Just went to a recruiting event in Phoenix for the Cadet program and the upgrade times are still 2.5 - 3 years. Might drop a little in the future as hiring starts ramping up but RAH seems to have more captains that stay for an extended time than other airlines
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Industry changes so fast that chasing upgrade times should be one of the bottom things on your list when choosing a Regional. Upgrade times today won't look anything like upgrade times 2 or 3 years from now.
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Junior award in the latest vacancies went to a Feb 15 hire
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54 CA vacancies system wide. Expect upgrade times to drop to 2.5 years and additional flying/aircraft to come online.
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54 CA vacancies system wide. Expect upgrade times to drop to 2.5 years and additional flying/aircraft to come online.
Don't confused vacancies with ugprades. Those are vacancies that current captains can bid on. We've been having ~50 vacancies but usually half of those are upgrades.
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Don't confused vacancies with ugprades. Those are vacancies that current captains can bid on. We've been having ~50 vacancies but usually half of those are upgrades.


We havenít had a ~50 captain vacancy in a long time, probably not since the Republic/Shuttle merger. I think the largest most recent vacancy had 36. While agree that this will not equal out to 54 true upgrades, I think it will significantly effect the upgrade time here.


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Don't confused vacancies with ugprades. Those are vacancies that current captains can bid on. We've been having ~50 vacancies but usually half of those are upgrades.
Unless we shrink there are usually backfill awards filled by FOs.
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RAH is where careers go to finish, not start. Many lifers, not bad, just the reality.
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RAH is where careers go to finish, not start. Many lifers, not bad, just the reality.


Really no more than anywhere else.


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