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Old 04-02-2019, 11:38 AM   #1  
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How long have Spirit new hires been sitting reserve before getting a line in recent months? How many flight hours logged can a new hire reasonably anticipate while sitting reserve? I'm specifically interested in MCO. Thanks, all!
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How long have Spirit new hires been sitting reserve before getting a line in recent months? How many flight hours logged can a new hire reasonably anticipate while sitting reserve? I'm specifically interested in MCO. Thanks, all!
Flight hours logged? I’m curious by the meaning of this. Are you looking to build time? Most guys are concerned with how many hours you can credit. 72 is most likely while on reserve unless you can score some MUP(move up pay) or and X/Y trip (200%) on your days off. Lately it seems guys are flying anywhere from 10 hours to over 72 while on reserve per month.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:54 PM   #3  
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Flight hours logged? I’m curious by the meaning of this. Are you looking to build time? Most guys are concerned with how many hours you can credit. 72 is most likely while on reserve unless you can score some MUP(move up pay) or and X/Y trip (200%) on your days off. Lately it seems guys are flying anywhere from 10 hours to over 72 while on reserve per month.
Yep, that was confusing. I'd be commuting to reserve for at least a few months and know I'd rather be flying than sitting in a crash pad. I was curious how much flying would be likely--hours, days or number of trips. I certainly get that reserve min credit is 72.

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Old 04-02-2019, 07:17 PM   #4  
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6-7 months from date of hire to get MCO for those in my class.

Expect min guarantee on reserve. $3200-3600 after taxes.

Those hired a year or two ago spent a month or two on reserve. Now, it's a year at least. Ymmv.
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6-7 months from date of hire to get MCO for those in my class.

Expect min guarantee on reserve. $3200-3600 after taxes.

Those hired a year or two ago spent a month or two on reserve. Now, it's a year at least. Ymmv.
That's really helpful. Thank you.
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Yep, that was confusing. I'd be commuting to reserve for at least a few months and know I'd rather be flying than sitting in a crash pad. I was curious how much flying would be likely--hours, days or number of trips. I certainly get that reserve min credit is 72.
You'll be one of the very few if not the only pilot commuting to MCO. Just curious why MCO? There are a ton of pilots from all carriers commuting from MCO so it can be difficult jumpseating in and out of there. Not sure where you live and the availability of flights, but I would look into DFW or ORD. Usually a ton of flights in and out and hotels are dirt cheap so you don't necessarily need a crash pad.
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You'll be one of the very few if not the only pilot commuting to MCO. Just curious why MCO? There are a ton of pilots from all carriers commuting from MCO so it can be difficult jumpseating in and out of there. Not sure where you live and the availability of flights, but I would look into DFW or ORD. Usually a ton of flights in and out and hotels are dirt cheap so you don't necessarily need a crash pad.
I live in Alabama and I'd likely commute to MCO by car until my life circumstances allowed me to physically move there. The drive would be a bit longer than by flying, but would offer significant flexibility.
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I live in Alabama and I'd likely commute to MCO by car until my life circumstances allowed me to physically move there. The drive would be a bit longer than by flying, but would offer significant flexibility.
Thatís going to get old fast
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If you get McO you will be sitting reserve for quite a while 1+ years depending on growth, movement, etc. If by flight logged hours you mean block hrs it varies widely but rarely ever you will get over 72 credit hours


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