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Old 01-12-2019, 10:15 AM   #631  
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Can anyone offer info regarding the LAX 320 base? It appears to be in the drop occasionally. From what I understand the flying is largely out of SNA though? Curious about the size, seniority, and pairings compare to the 737?
LAX 320 is a very small base, only about 50 F/Os. The big downside is that, in addition to LAX, you have to cover SNA, BUR and ONT. The base usually doesnít do nearly as many red-eyes as SFO (February actually has none). Lots of west coast flying but youíll get all over the country, except Hawaii of course. If you live in LA it would be a good base but as a commuter Iíd recommend SFO 320 as it seems to be growing and it has been the junior seat system wide for some time. Seniority is a hell of a drug...Iím 50% and have been on property just 1.75 yrs.
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LAX 320 is a very small base, only about 50 F/Os. The big downside is that, in addition to LAX, you have to cover SNA, BUR and ONT. The base usually doesnít do nearly as many red-eyes as SFO (February actually has none). Lots of west coast flying but youíll get all over the country, except Hawaii of course. If you live in LA it would be a good base but as a commuter Iíd recommend SFO 320 as it seems to be growing and it has been the junior seat system wide for some time. Seniority is a hell of a drug...Iím 50% and have been on property just 1.75 yrs.
How about LAX 737?
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A wide variety of flying, including Hawaii (the guppy does the lions share of Hawaii flying). Pretty fast movement with regard to seniority. A fair amount of red eyes (about 50% of the flying is red eye on the 737 in lax).

The bus in lax does almost no red eyes, does most of its flying out of SNA, ONT and BUR, does more legs than the guppy. Goes to less desirable places like DSM. Your seniority will stagnate pretty bad on the bus in lax because lots of senior FOs hang there, and the fleet seems to be shrinking in LAX.




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Can anyone offer info regarding the LAX 320 base? It appears to be in the drop occasionally. From what I understand the flying is largely out of SNA though? Curious about the size, seniority, and pairings compare to the 737?
Major Shrinkage, I wonít be surprised if the company closes it down this year.

Most of the flying on the 320 in lax is from SNA, BUR, and ONT.
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Movement for me was insanely fast. 4th month in base and already above the gline. January was an 18 day off month with but with several red eyes.
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Major Shrinkage, I wonít be surprised if the company closes it down this year.

Most of the flying on the 320 in lax is from SNA, BUR, and ONT.
We get a bunch of 319s this year. I doubt we will close any Airbus base, especially LAX.
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For a EWR new hire that will be commuting to EWR, is it better to bid the 756 vs the 737. Based on what I've read on here the EWR 320 is not very commuter friendly - typically only commutable on one end and there's an increasing number of 320 trips out of LGA.

I do like the trip mix on the 737 and I also understand seniority will increase far quicker on it vs on the 756. What's rsv like on the EWR 756 vs 737? What are the junior trips like on the 756?
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We get a bunch of 319s this year. I doubt we will close any Airbus base, especially LAX.
Only 7 in 2019, lax 320 is half the size it was 3 years ago. Nobody I fly with in la is optimistic about the base staying open.
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Can anyone offer info regarding the LAX 320 base? It appears to be in the drop occasionally. From what I understand the flying is largely out of SNA though? Curious about the size, seniority, and pairings compare to the 737?
Very comfortable acft to fly and sit in all day.

Grown up fleet...training center instructors and most LCAs are very cool and relaxed.

Mostly gentlemans flying hours w/o many all-nighters, although early wake-ups from the east coast can almost be worse for those on a CA body clock. Not many hub-to-hub legs. Good pairing have 2 legs/day, and more junior parings often have 3 (sometimes 4) legs/day...but it's not hard at all. Some of the most junior pairing have "double-duty" days where you fly a leg in the morning, get required crew rest during the day, then fly another leg at night.

Top 50ish% of LAX FOs seem comfortable staying put, so most recent movement has been from less senior folks who transfer to DEN, IAH, widebody, etc. Not sure of the exact math, but pretty sure the top 50% of FOs can now hold LAX 737 Capt seats (at least on reserve), and have so far chosen not to.

You need to be comfortable getting to LAX, BUR, SNA and ONT. The flying mix changes monthly & isn't very predictable. The good SNA pairings seem to go to the more senior FOs. The 737 also covers these bases, but has a much higher percentage of LAX flying.

Much more movement on the LAX 737, but I'm happy flying Fifi (live in-base).

I suspect the gossip of the base going away is just gossip.

It hasn't dropped below 40 degrees here all winter.

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Check out the bid packets between the LAX 737 and the LAX A320. Night and day difference in the quality and destinations with the 737 the clear winner. Airplane sucks compared to creature comforts on the A320 but destinations and variety can't compare. You'll gain way more seniority in a much shorter time on the FLUF as well.
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