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Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by ppragman, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. alaskadrifter

    alaskadrifter Noob

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    How tough would a commute from ANC to SEA or PDX be? Are the schedules even commutable?
     
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  2. JDean3204

    JDean3204 Well-Known Member

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    I have heard the summer months can be tough since air travel to and from Alaska is quite popular. I know about three guys that do it, they make it work but they lose a lot of time at home due to the commute.
     
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  3. alaskadrifter

    alaskadrifter Noob

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    Is ANC still senior and shrinking?
     
  4. JDean3204

    JDean3204 Well-Known Member

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    I believe it is senior on both sides these days, with guys having to fly down in the lower 48 now since the base made cutbacks. I am flying a trip with an ANC based check airman on this trip. I will ask him when we are flying tonight to get better detail for you
     
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  5. pdxcfi

    pdxcfi Flyin' Shoe

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    As bad at QX might look, at least we're growing. Just look at XJET.
     
  6. thevideographer

    thevideographer Well-Known Member

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    Horizon could have been the next Southwest with better leadership
     
  7. pdxcfi

    pdxcfi Flyin' Shoe

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    Funny thing is, our routes are begining to look a lot like SWA routes...



     
  8. JDean3204

    JDean3204 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I already have a line next month in GEG. If you want to go to a regional that will fly you right away, this place is where to go right now, on the Q anyway.

    I spent 8 months on reserve at my last shop, flew 120 hours in that time. I will credit 80 next month alone at Horizon. Upgrade is now below 2 for the Q, if you don't mind flying a prop then you can advance pretty quick here. Many are turned off of flying a prop plane, but this bird is a handful and fun to fly compared to the ERJ IMHO
     
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  9. jskibo

    jskibo Old

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    Nice!

    I'd prefer props,.then again I like 727s, MD11s and other odd stuff....
     
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  10. RamRise

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    Glad to hear you're turning lemons into lemonade.
     
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  11. CirrusMonkey

    CirrusMonkey No Real Usefulness

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    Horizon hasn't parked any Qs, have they? Cause if so, I hope they keep the powerhouse of the fleet, 401. The greatest paint job every to grace an aircraft that ever was. Aint that right @pete2800 ?
     
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  12. pete2800

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    If by "powerhouse" you mean "most likely to break down right when you really need it to work," then sure.

    As for parking Q's, nothing yet, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some go in the next 6 months.
     
  13. ASpilot2be

    ASpilot2be SF340 CA

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    Be interesting to see. I know a few people in my interview wanted the jet, but weren't gonna run based on the thought of going to the Q.
     
  14. pete2800

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    Yeah. You going to QX? If you go to the Dash, you'll probably upgrade rapidly if you want it. Things will get all out of order there when they start running into FO's that don't have 1000 121 time.

    I'd be surprised to see the Q fleet maintain size over the next year. I think some are already being "held as additional operational spares," which is QX-speak for "we parked them because we couldn't staff them but we didn't want to tell you that." However, I think there will be enough movement that it won't adversely effect someone who chooses that airplane now. And if you want a PDX base, that should get you there.
     
  15. ASpilot2be

    ASpilot2be SF340 CA

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    I am! Start next next month. The Dash is exactly what I wanted for the PDX base.
     
  16. ChristheCFII

    ChristheCFII Well-Known Member

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    We're there; several FOs have been bypassed for upgrade because they don't have the 121 time.

    Totally agree about parking airplanes. I'll be surprised if we make it to next summer without shrinking by at least a few Q400s.
     
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  17. CirrusMonkey

    CirrusMonkey No Real Usefulness

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    How dare you sir...
     
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  18. pdxcfi

    pdxcfi Flyin' Shoe

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    I'd be surprised if we made it to Christmas...


     
  19. ASpilot2be

    ASpilot2be SF340 CA

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    Just in time for the Holidays! And for me to get out of sim.
     
  20. pdxcfi

    pdxcfi Flyin' Shoe

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    Oh, well in that case, they'll not park any for a while. I doubt it, they have to figure out how to feed the VX operation. OO is easy in the short term but expensive...

     

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