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Old 07-18-2018, 12:27 PM   #1  
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Hello all. Currently flying 121 for another regional thinking of making the switch to Republic. Did some searching but looking to get insight on contractual reserve rules. Currently airline schedulers seem to thrive on using grey area to mod LCR to SCR to HRV and mod flights while out on trips. Contract is much better for line holders but common theme is to embrace the suck while on reserve because itís just the way it is. Culture standpoint not encouraging but understand some of it is paying dues.
Want to get insight on QOL for reserves and line holders in general. Anyone else make a sim jump and if so was it good or do you regret? Understand this is a open ended question of sorts but donít want to make the jump and pay a bonus back if going to experience sim on this side. Thanks in advance
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Hello all. Currently flying 121 for another regional thinking of making the switch to Republic. Did some searching but looking to get insight on contractual reserve rules. Currently airline schedulers seem to thrive on using grey area to mod LCR to SCR to HRV and mod flights while out on trips. Contract is much better for line holders but common theme is to embrace the suck while on reserve because itís just the way it is. Culture standpoint not encouraging but understand some of it is paying dues.
Want to get insight on QOL for reserves and line holders in general. Anyone else make a sim jump and if so was it good or do you regret? Understand this is a open ended question of sorts but donít want to make the jump and pay a bonus back if going to experience sim on this side. Thanks in advance
Well for one we don't have junior manning and we don't presently use hot reserves (they just give line holders 3hr sits and then reassign them instead). It is in the contract... but it hasn't been used. Yet?

Reserves get 12 days off a month. Short call or Long call... long call goes to 10% of the reserves system wide, so some bases may have more than 10% LCR and some may have none. SCR is 2hr callout +45min showtime prior to departure. You can sit out of base reserve in other bases if they approve it (I did that a lot). On your last day of a SCR sequence you are auto-released 4hr prior to the end of the reserve period if you haven't heard from them. If you're commuting to reserve you can commute during the first two hours of the RAP but you are responsible for anything they put on your schedule during that time (so you may land and discover that you have to show for a trip in 45 minutes).

As far as assignments go they do pull some of the typical stunts... you just have to know the contract and what is legal and what is not. I haven't ever had them try to assign me something that would violate a FAR but I have had them try to bend the contract. I didn't have it happen much though, maybe once or twice in a 6mo period.
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I chose Republic in part for the good contract. 5 months in and I can say that they've exceeded my expectations. Since then they've raised pay, opened a new base, picked up flying from other regionals, and just announced an order for 100 new aircraft. I've requested 6 days off in a row each month and gotten that or better each time (to non-rev and visit family/friends). No junior manning means your days off are your days off. I originally didn't want to go to the airlines at all because of the stories I've heard. But after doing some research, I found that all the regionals have upped their QOL game, and found Republic to be doing the best job. I started out in CMH and just went to the new IAH base. Live and lived in base, which makes reserve a whole lot easier. Pack for the entire duration of your reserve stretch, be ready for that phone call at the start of your RAP, and know the details of the contract!
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Thanks guys. Forgot to ask about being able to self into or home from reserve/line. Current method is whim of scheduler and have had to non rev to base only to return right to my current airport to pick up a flight on more than a few occasions.
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You can sit out of base reserve in other bases if they approve it (I did that a lot).


What is the process to make that happen? Seems like it could be a great deal if you donít have the domicile you want but live closer to another one...but maybe I misunderstand what you said.
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Well for one we don't have junior manning and we don't presently use hot reserves (they just give line holders 3hr sits and then reassign them instead). It is in the contract... but it hasn't been used. Yet?

Reserves get 12 days off a month. Short call or Long call... long call goes to 10% of the reserves system wide, so some bases may have more than 10% LCR and some may have none. SCR is 2hr callout +45min showtime prior to departure. You can sit out of base reserve in other bases if they approve it (I did that a lot). On your last day of a SCR sequence you are auto-released 4hr prior to the end of the reserve period if you haven't heard from them. If you're commuting to reserve you can commute during the first two hours of the RAP but you are responsible for anything they put on your schedule during that time (so you may land and discover that you have to show for a trip in 45 minutes).

As far as assignments go they do pull some of the typical stunts... you just have to know the contract and what is legal and what is not. I haven't ever had them try to assign me something that would violate a FAR but I have had them try to bend the contract. I didn't have it happen much though, maybe once or twice in a 6mo period.
CapSlow, thanks for your postings. Saw on a few minutes ago about QOL, etc. I appreciate your apparent honesty. I'm a re-tread, been out of aviation for 8, now instructing for 2. Looking at Endeavor and Republic, pay mostly, in case things fall apart. Thanks again
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What is the process to make that happen? Seems like it could be a great deal if you donít have the domicile you want but live closer to another one...but maybe I misunderstand what you said.

You can call crew support 1 week out from your reserve sequence and ask them to change it to another base. Within 48 hours scheduling can do it but they arenít as friendly.

They donít have to but especially if they donít have to DH you or provide you a hotel they will normally do it for you.
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Can anyone provide a link to me for Republic's current contract? I'd like to read it.
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You can call crew support 1 week out from your reserve sequence and ask them to change it to another base. Within 48 hours scheduling can do it but they arenít as friendly.



They donít have to but especially if they donít have to DH you or provide you a hotel they will normally do it for you.


Nice! Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:38 PM   #10  
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Wanting to read as well if possible. All the Republic pilots Iíve talked too only have one complaint and itís no flow to mainline. Have a feeling thatís not far down the road. Only hesitation is no domicile near GSP where I live although I do like flying DCA for current airline. Interview Monday so we shall see how things go
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