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Old 07-03-2021, 09:21 AM
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Yes, a degree is all but required.

UAL does not require it because they have, in the past, been under an EEOC hiring dictate. The official minimums are absurdly low to meet that old law suit. It allows them flexibility to perhaps hire a more diverse group.
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Old 07-03-2021, 02:52 PM
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How long from finding out I have the job
till day 1 of class?
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Old 07-03-2021, 03:32 PM
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How long from finding out I have the job
till day 1 of class?
6 weeks give or take.
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Old 07-03-2021, 04:50 PM
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Is it difficult to drop trips from a line or reserve to regularly get 14d off in a row? If impossible, would 10 be plausible?

How much does seniority influence the ability to drop trips?

Is there a minimum required to fly on a monthly basis to maintain insurance coverage?

Basically Iím trying to ascertain whether itís possible to be part time and improve QOL.



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Old 07-03-2021, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Yellowjersey View Post
Is it difficult to drop trips from a line or reserve to regularly get 14d off in a row? If impossible, would 10 be plausible?

How much does seniority influence the ability to drop trips?

Is there a minimum required to fly on a monthly basis to maintain insurance coverage?

Basically Iím trying to ascertain whether itís possible to be part time and improve QOL.



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seniority based. Tough to drop reserve days unless your seat is way over staffed. Dropping trips is more likely, but still seniority based and dependent on staffing.

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No

it is possible, but probably not as a new hire. You have a better chance of being on reserve and not getting called
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Old 07-03-2021, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Yellowjersey View Post
Is it difficult to drop trips from a line or reserve to regularly get 14d off in a row? If impossible, would 10 be plausible?

How much does seniority influence the ability to drop trips?

Is there a minimum required to fly on a monthly basis to maintain insurance coverage?

Basically Iím trying to ascertain whether itís possible to be part time and improve QOL.



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Probably depends on what your fleet/base specifically, but as a junior NB lineholder it is difficult to drop trips. It also changes with the time of year. In the summer when schedules are filled with minimum days off, it is near impossible. There are ways to get more days off by trading into trips with fewer days that have lower reserve coverage, although Iím oversimplifying it slightly.
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Old 07-04-2021, 04:19 AM
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Graduated with a 1.78 GPA from HS worked as a blue collar worker for 5 years decided I needed to improve my situation. Applied and got excepted at ERAU (I was alive and breathing) knocked it out in 29 months. BS in AirSci minor in Met plus an internship my last semester graduated with a 3.64...if I can hold my nose and do it, anyone can! Get the dam degree!
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Old 07-04-2021, 04:37 AM
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I just put in my app this week. Iíve only got 1800 hours TT, but I have about 1400 turbine time. All my turbine time has come part 135. How important is the 121 box and is 2500-3000 hours most realistic for a call back?
thanks
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Originally Posted by pilotpoke View Post
I just put in my app this week. Iíve only got 1800 hours TT, but I have about 1400 turbine time. All my turbine time has come part 135. How important is the 121 box and is 2500-3000 hours most realistic for a call back?
thanks
How much of that is PIC?
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Old 07-04-2021, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by pilotpoke View Post
I just put in my app this week. Iíve only got 1800 hours TT, but I have about 1400 turbine time. All my turbine time has come part 135. How important is the 121 box and is 2500-3000 hours most realistic for a call back?
thanks
Every box counts but some are bigger than others. Will you have better career progression at your current job or jumping over to get 121 time? Career progression meaning - upgrades/LCA/Chief Pilot/Director of Ops etc. Those likely would count more than simply getting 121 time.
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