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Old 09-12-2019, 05:24 AM   #1  
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Default Travel Benefits. Skywest vs. PSA

I have CJO's from both Skywest and PSA and I'm weighing the pros and cons of both. I'm semi familiar with PSA's travel benies for myself and my kids under 24yrs. I can't find any information on what Skywest offers. Can someone enlighten me.
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Potential for AS,DL,UA,AA.. DL kids under 19 unless they are enrolled full time school then tell 24.. I wouldn’t pick a regional based on Travel... base it of where you live and what your career goals are.. if you can avoid commuting while your kids are young. Thats a major QOL plus.
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It depends on the base. A SkyWest pilot based in O’hare will have Delta, United, and American benefits. A New York based pilot only has Delta benefits.
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It depends on the base. A SkyWest pilot based in O’hare will have Delta, United, and American benefits. A New York based pilot only has Delta benefits.

Not correct.

All CRJ pilots gets UA and DL benefits. In addition, CRJ pilots get AA benefits if they are based in ORD, DFW, PHX, and LAX.

All ERJ pilots get UA benefits. In addition, ERJ pilots get DL, if they are LGA, ORD, SLC, LAX, SFO, SEA, and BOI. ERJ pilots based in an AS hub will get AS benefits.

No matter what, everyone gets UA benefits.


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Also, all pilots get Alaska benefits on SkyWest operated flights regardless of domicile or equipment.

While PSA employees get benefits equal to those of AA mainline, SkyWest pilots get a lower priority on the mainline partners but have more options. SkyWest employees who are dedicated to a specific operation get priority on SkyWest operated flights, for example you would go to the front of the list on a SkyWest operated Delta Connection flight. There are some more details that I won’t get into, such as the United vacation passes, and parents/dependents/etc.
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You will quickly realize the word benefits means different things when it comes to “free travel”.
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I have CJO's from both Skywest and PSA and I'm weighing the pros and cons of both. I'm semi familiar with PSA's travel benies for myself and my kids under 24yrs. I can't find any information on what Skywest offers. Can someone enlighten me.
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PSA's travel benefits are on American and based on time of check-in rather than seniority. American's standby priorities are pretty straight forward not a million different priority codes. WO's of American have the same benefits as mainline employees. And being time of check in means that if you don't make one flight you roll over to the next keeping your original check in time for the first flight putting you at the top for the next flight. It levels the playing field and I think is pretty nice. You also get "D1" vacation passes along with your dependents, you also get buddy passes.

At SkyWest I can only speak to what the benefits with Delta would look like. Delta has a million different priority codes. You would fly at S3C. So you will always fly behind mainline Delta (S3's), Endeavor (S3A's), and Retirees (S3B's)... at least on mainline flights. Within those priority groups it's based on seniority. You don't get any vacation passes or buddy passes. The non-revving on Delta would definitely be more difficult.
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Always go with wholly owned.
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:58 PM   #9  
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Always go with wholly owned.
Don’t say that around a ex Comair or ASA or Compass pilot... or Midway, Midwest express, continental express, Chicago express pilot.. or any late 90’s American Eagle pilot...
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Don’t say that around a ex Comair or ASA or Compass pilot... or Midway, Midwest express, continental express, Chicago express pilot.. or any late 90’s American Eagle pilot...
Truth is no one in this industry is completely safe. Maybe I'm a little too optimistic though in the current state of wholly owns at AA and DL.

Also Skywest is to blame for those ASA pilots.
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