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Which Regional? (ORD)

Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by zVo, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. slough

    slough Well-Known Member

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    If you are a junior captain in a CRJ base you can't avoid CN's. With the majority of the month as coverage dates your bid goes out the window and PBS assigns trips over your coverage dates as well as CNs.
     
  2. Rodger Wilco

    Rodger Wilco Well-Known Member

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    You can get "CN'ed" or "Company Need" schedule if PBS cannot build you a complete line (76 credit hours) with the options you gave it.

    It gives you 7 layers to mix and match your own schedule, plus a bunch of room for "standing bids" (example MAX WEEKENDS OFF)

    Most people getting "CN'ed" are people with very little seniority and they bid for only really good trips. Well of course they are going to be COMPANY NEEDED to work something! This is a misunderstanding of seniority and PBS.

    PBS won't throw your schedule out, it will give you what you ask for until you are done asking, then it will fill in the gaps (to 76 credit hours) with whatever is leftover, and generally the leftovers are not too good.
     
  3. slough

    slough Well-Known Member

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    When 20 days of the month are coverage dates, PBS will for all practical purposes throw out your bid and cover those dates.
     
  4. word302

    word302 Well-Known Member

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    Again, if you are repeatedly getting CNed then you don't understand how to bid at your seniority.
     
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  5. word302

    word302 Well-Known Member

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    You should have TC look at your bid. What is your seniority?
     
  6. slough

    slough Well-Known Member

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    Lol...love these responses.
     
  7. Ayork62493

    Ayork62493 GBR

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    Are you thinking of getting a PN? Because I don't care who you are, if PBS needs it covered it will CN you.
     
  8. SeanD

    SeanD Well-Known Member

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    Is XJT not an option at ORD anymore or is still a crap show?
     
  9. BigZ

    BigZ Well-Known Member

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    Friends don't let friends go to XJT these days
     
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  10. SeanD

    SeanD Well-Known Member

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    Its like the buddy pass of the regionals
     
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  11. BigZ

    BigZ Well-Known Member

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    My private pilot CFI has been keeping the right seat warm for the past seven years there with no upgrade in sight.
     
  12. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    Poor guy. Hopefully he will find a home at the majors soon.
     
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  13. Yakob

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    Right now XJT appears to be a sinking ship. Of course Endeavor looked like a sinking ship 3 years ago and now they're arguably the best regional, which is an example of how volatile the regional airline industry is.

    Still, it looks like SkyWest, who owns XJT plans to slowly shut then down and only add new airframes to OO itself, and much of XJT's feet is being retired or redistributed to other regionals (the ERJs my employer is adding are coming from XJT).

    In my class at C5 there was a "refugee" from XJT and he didn't have much good to say about their future prospects.
     
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  14. tcco94

    tcco94 Professional GTA V Pilot

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    Had quite a few Envoy pilots tell me Skywest has shrunken their ORD flying. FWIW, I'd definitely talk to someone over there. Lots of guys on reserve for a long time (on the 145 that I know of).

    Anyways with the way Skywest is at ORD I couldn't imagine picking any other regional....that is if domicile is your biggest attribute. Not as much money as an FO than some of the others but good QOL, easy to get out of training, and about a 2 yr upgrade on the CRJ for ORD as well.

    My 2 cents.
     
  15. Ayork62493

    Ayork62493 GBR

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    Just look at the awards today, upgrade is two years in Chicago, and Minneapolis. Less for Detroit
     
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  16. tcco94

    tcco94 Professional GTA V Pilot

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    What a day for bids!
     
  17. podrick

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    It's picking up back now this month as skywest crj flying for AA in ord is being cut back. Current reserve time to hold a line in ORD on the 145 is ~1 month.

    Things are pretty fluid right now, upgrade dropping down to less than one year on the last bid and increased flying in ORD has created a lot of movement. Last upgrade to be awarded for ORD had less than one year seniority on this last bid.
     
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  19. Zondaracer

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    It doesn't help that Envoy is transferring their CRJs to PSA. I see more and more "bluestreak" at Terminal 3 now. But 12 CRJ200s for AA are coming off contract and going to the UAX side very soon. It all ebs and flows.
     
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  20. tcco94

    tcco94 Professional GTA V Pilot

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    The 200s are already offline I'm pretty sure. 2 staying in ORD and 10 in DEN last I saw. DEN not so senior on the FO side anymore.
     
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