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Old 09-30-2019, 04:39 PM   #11  
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Assuming you did the math right (too lazy to check, hence at NK):
1) Yes
2) Yes
3) Yes
4) Yes

As far as premium goes, if you have a weekday trip you have a better chance of dropping it, you will then be more available to be called the weekend prior for premium, if not, you might be in time to pick something up. Still only likely to work in the summer, xmas, 4th of July....
Thank you, it makes complete sense now.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:58 PM   #12  
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I admit my errors, the 48 hour was memory of my previous company.

The premise is still the same, and the exact wording:

Daily open time pot shall until 1200 EST/EDT contain all known open flying and R days beyond the next calendar day.

Example: Daily Open time available for Wednesday and beyond will remain in open time until Monday at 12:00 EST/EDT.

So I suppose if you want to be accurate, it’s not 2 full calendar days, but a 36 hour blackout from noon eastern to 00:01 the third day.
Sooo, for those still awake:
Not really, the window is from:
- you have a trip that starts 23:59PST in LAS on Wednesday (and yes, it happens), cutoff to drop is 10:00PST (=12:00EST) on Monday, so 61:59 hours.
- you have a trip that starts 00:01EST in FLL on wednesday, cutoff to drop is Monday 12:00EST, so 36:01 hours.
36<cutoff<62
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:23 PM   #13  
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Sooo, for those still awake:
Not really, the window is from:
- you have a trip that starts 23:59PST in LAS on Wednesday (and yes, it happens), cutoff to drop is 10:00PST (=12:00EST) on Monday, so 61:59 hours.
- you have a trip that starts 00:01EST in FLL on wednesday, cutoff to drop is Monday 12:00EST, so 36:01 hours.
36<cutoff<62
0900 PST = 1200 EST, but point made for drops.
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:03 PM   #14  
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0900 PST = 1200 EST, but point made for drops.
Ouch. Thought I had it nailed. Live in MST, but fly PST, and bid EST. Always confused.
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:29 PM   #15  
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Thanks for the info
Confusing system. FedEx we can drop until 0900 day prior, which kinda sucks for day flights.
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:06 PM   #16  
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And with a few exceptional days like hurricanes pretty much zero 200% from September til spring break.
Living in base helps. Picked up 34 credit hours X List in September for 2 days. 20 hours of show no go then go home and a 1 day for 14. Holidays are usually good X List days.

I X List on my days off or just plan the summer months to X List.
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On that topic, what can a reserve or line holder expect to credit a month? At my last gig we’d bid ‘max days off’ and get 11 off and 85 hour lines averaging 4 hours of credit a day.

I read you have a 3.5:1 trip rig. So if my math is correct... if you spend 144 hours away from base on a 6 day trip, the absolute minimum you could be paid is about 41 hours? Seems too good to be true is why I ask.

And is it possible to be awarded a line that is only 72ish hours? Again at my last place, our “floor” was 75 hours but no one was ever awarded less than 83-93ish with no dropping allowed.

Also, for those that attempt to get max days off without reducing below around 72 hours, how many days off per month do you get?
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On that topic, what can a reserve or line holder expect to credit a month? At my last gig we’d bid ‘max days off’ and get 11 off and 85 hour lines averaging 4 hours of credit a day.

I read you have a 3.5:1 trip rig. So if my math is correct... if you spend 144 hours away from base on a 6 day trip, the absolute minimum you could be paid is about 41 hours? Seems too good to be true is why I ask.

And is it possible to be awarded a line that is only 72ish hours? Again at my last place, our “floor” was 75 hours but no one was ever awarded less than 83-93ish with no dropping allowed.

Also, for those that attempt to get max days off without reducing below around 72 hours, how many days off per month do you get?
The 41 hours is mathematically correct but doesn't happen in the real world since the trips are no more than 4 days long.

Getting a line that is 75 hours or less is definitely possible. Especially so during the slow travel seasons.

Dropping and swapping is not hard at all. The reserve grid looking forward for ORD FOs is green the entire rest of the month except three days. Those days all touch weekends. It's a question of how closely you watch Flica for the days to turn green that you need.
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I've dropped many months to zero and generally speaking I drop enough to only work 10-12 days a month. It's easily doable on the FO side
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