ACA questions

AF01

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Hello everyone !

I have a few questions about ACA :

1- what is their junior base ? how hard is it to get Chicago ?
2- do they pay during training or provide an hotel room ?
3- what is the upgrade time ?
4- how hard is it to commute ? how many days off a month ?
5- what is a "typical" schedule ?
6- what are my chances without anybody walking in my resume ?

Thanks a lot !
 

sideshow

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1- what is their junior base ? how hard is it to get Chicago ?

RJ - Chicago but the needs change frequently
FRJ - Not sure but I think it's Boston

2- do they pay during training or provide an hotel room ?
$200/week until completion of IOE, no housing, training and IOE could vary between 75-120 days depending on bidding, training etc.

3- what is the upgrade time ?
Prior to the 9/11 about 2 years with variances for airplane/domicile give or take a few months. Now, who knows.

4- how hard is it to commute ? how many days off a month ?
It depends on where you are commuting from but one of the good things about ACA is the commuter policy. Get listed on two flights that arrive before your showtime and it you don't make it, no jeopardy. If scheduling needs you bad enough they will positive space you. 11 days is the minimum days off.

5- what is a "typical" schedule ?
Schedules change month/month and especially since the 11th. United is in a battle with American in Chicago. ACA has recently purchased some software to assist them in creating better schedules. So "typical" is difficult to ascertain. Depends alot on airplane and the RJ is probably better.

6- what are my chances without anybody walking in my resume ?
Better than anywhere else. They have alot of resumes on file and having someone walk it in is always better in terms of getting called for the interview. But, for getting hired I don't think it matters at all.
 

zkmayo

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A word of advice:

Definitely try to have someone who is a pilot at ACA walk in your resume and place it in the hands of the recruiters. If you do this and your times are competitive (they like 1500tt/250me at least but have taken less with more ME time/education/121/135/turbine/jet time) you will get a call for an interview much more quickly.

Good luck
 
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