@Derg , am I a LAX320A ? Is that how you say it? I'm just trying to get my nomenclature right for when Delta buys us.
This was a displaced upgrade as a result of a base closure. The company did swallow the extra CA spots and no one got downgraded. For me it's definitely a bittersweet moment to lose a base and then be based on the opposite coast, but it is the first chance to be a CA and get some TPIC. I'm also at a crossroads in terms of what to do. Given my age, I still think it's worth trying to leave for the big 3 so that is where my sights are still set for now. I just hope it happens sooner rather than later before the golden cuffs get tight at Alaska. For the time being the plan is to commute and let the SLI come out in September and see what further aircraft/base shifting they may do. The Bus fleet is supposed to take over 80% of the west coast up/down flying so rumors are it's gonna open up in SEA. No point in moving to LA only to find out I'm losing my seat because the Buses are shifting to SEA, and then face a displacement and move again. End of 2019 December is when all the shifting should be done so by then things should look a lot more clear. We get 2 yrs to use the moving benefits so there's time. The other advantage of holding off on a move is if I get a call at the big 3 in the next 12 months, that would avoid moving twice across the country (which btw, I have already done before).
On the other hand, the company is expressing interest in alternate lines of flying (virtual basing) for New York. I could hold these as FO, but as a CA it's probably unlikely but we shall see. I'll put in for those if/when they come. There are just so many moving parts right now and unknowns that I don't want to make any physical moves (or rash ones) until things settle down. SLI will be big and so will any potential 'Bus base shifting on the west coast. Personally I see SFO Buses moving to SEA and open a base, and 737s come down to SFO for a base. If I get a call at the big 3 in the next 12 months, I'm gone. I think that's the career plan at the moment. Today I'm 2nd youngest CA at AS and would retire #3, but with 31 yrs left in the career I would leave for the big 3's NY base. For now I'm gonna concentrate on the upgrade training and get through that first.