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ChkHandleDn last won the day on August 16 2015

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  1. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Don't forget LAX777 FO went about two years 9 months and LAX 717 Capt went pretty jr too! But with the exception of the 777 in LAX, WB FO went fairly senior.
  2. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Yup, but many a capt I've flown with has told me: "If you stay in this biz long enough at least one of three things will happen to you: divorce, furlough, or merger." Talk to any fNWA/prior South guy at DAL about where they stood premerger vs now and it's a lot different. That being said, according to recent DAL hiring/retiring numbers, those hired 2014+ are looking at being at the top 50% of the seniority list by 2022 IIRC. I'd believe it when I see it though.
  3. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Look into the Selective Service. Cat B IMA meaning you get paid and will still receive TRS. My new unit will require two days a mo and 13 AT/year. Seems to be a little easier on the airline schedule, at least for me.
  4. Squadron Bar Daily Pic & Video Thread NSFW

    And I'm sure it's been "ops tested" numerous times!
  5. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    So none of you got your military competency certs after UPT? I know I wasn't directly thinking "airline" during UPT and pretty much two months prior to applying to the airlines, but I was damn sure I was going to keep those doors open "just in case." I'm glad I did.
  6. https://www.sss.gov/About/Agency-Structure/Reserve-Forces-Officers I've heard its a pretty flexible gig. I was just seeing if anyone has recent experience.
  7. Anyone here ever know of anyone doing the selective service officer gig? I heard it's a Cat B IMA program and is flexible. Just wondering if anyone has any current info.
  8. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    But hey, we got some nice narrow body C Series orders on the way!
  9. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Consider yourself lucky and warned then. I got the talking to after trying to move one day of MLOA. Another buddy of mine got the talking to during one of his new hire meetings. It is happening even though it hasn't happened to you yet. Also be armed with the knowledge that if you call in sick within seven days of MLOA, you're now on their radar.
  10. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Unless it's from the CPO concerning MLOA...
  11. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    In this biz seniority is everything. Yes, we are in times of unprecedented profits, and the industry is thriving; but there are no guarantees in this job. From those that have been here awhile I've been told "It's a great job, not a great career." I've also been told that if you stay in the biz long enough at least one of three things will happen to you: "divorce, furlough, or merger." That being said, it's still a great job and sport bitching is what we do. But a even few hundred seniority numbers can mean the difference between a wide body job, better domestic line with better days off, or not being furloughed. Get the number and then if you want to go somewhere else, go. It's better to be at the front of the hiring wave, not the back.
  12. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Then we both move up some seniority numbers! If the TA maintains these AIPs as written, I'm no based on the SL, VB, and new hire 24 month seat lock. Our vacation pay and DH policy is lacking, and our fatigue policy is way behind compared to SWA where they are clearly industry leading. No questions asked if calling in fatigued. BL: We've got a long way to go. Like you said, if ALPA doesn't pull a miracle, this may be the end for them.
  13. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    While I agree there is a lot of sport bitchin' on ChitChat, many of these guys bring up some valid concerns. Especially with today's NN concerning sick leave. Many are concerned (myself included) that the most recent AIPs are just paving the way for another sub-standard TA. Pay raises are great, but it's ultimately about QOL items. Once you give those away, they ain't coming back.