- Oct 3, 2007
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Anyone have good intel on a possible AE after the move to single operating certificate at Delta? Trying to get to Memphis on the 9.
Very true...there's nothing worse than riding that block/reserve borderline not knowing what your going to get each month.Will be interesting to see how/if that changes with the separate block/reserve positions going away.
Well probably a couple of things, but for starters your dealing with multiple airports at both and they aren't exactly down the road from each other. If you're senior enough you get to pick and choose...otherwise you have to pick your battles.What makes the 737 in LA and NY so bad?
Every month prior to bidding Planning puts out an estimated number of lines that will be constructed for the upcoming months bid. It is usually within a couple of numbers of being correct.Very true...there's nothing worse than riding that block/reserve borderline not knowing what your going to get each month.
Hey they way I've always looked at it was I can get a line every now and then, or under your system I could be on reserve 100% of the time. Some may prefer your system, but I would at least like the possibility of getting a line sometimes.Very true...there's nothing worse than riding that block/reserve borderline not knowing what your going to get each month.
Hey...easy...I'm a southie! =)
I bailed out from under the Northwest Umbrella after my first 2 years at Mesaba...10 years later I never thought I might be flying out of MSP again.
I'm LAX based and we have to cover SNA and ONT also. I've never done a trip out of ONT but I have done several out of SNA. It's a $34 shuttle ride down there from LAX. Lately the SNA trips have been really uncomutable, they start with the first departure out in the morning (6:45) and end with the last one in at night from SLC which gets in about 10 pm. So if you commute you have to get a hotel on each end of the trip.Didn't think about the multiple airports thing...which airports do you have to cover in LA? I know it can take most of a day to get from LAX to ONT.
The first ? is will S.O.C. be done by Jan. 2010. Probably not but soon there after with an A.E. to follow. The -9 base in MEM has shrunk quite a bit. I would guess many live in base but enought don't and will bid out and open up positions. I think that MEM and CVG may be going away down the road. Praying for a DFW base.
Reductions are anyone's guess at this point. MEM is the smoothest operation in the NWA system. If managed correctly it could be a great way to relieve congestion in ATL. Hope it stays around as a hub. We currently only have 9's and 320's based there. (plus a lot of RJ's, of course)I have heard SOC will be in the spring sometime - all rumor though.
I too thought CVG and MEM would go away in the future but I had a trip through MEM the other day and Northwest has that place sowed up. MEM will be a ghost town if we pull out.
Do they plan to reduce the 9's further in MEM?
Heyas,I agree the one list thing is a better deal although I have no idea how the NW system worked. Could block holders still bid reserve when they wanted to?
This isn't completely accurate, the dc9 isn't that senior. The mist junior delta-N pilot was just in mem as of last month but bid out by choice. A junior pilot can hold any base they want on the dc9. We're short enough in mem that they temp pilots into Memphis monthly. The bus has gotten more senior though over the past couple of months.Unless there is a lot of movemtent around the combined system I wouldn't count on getting MEM in the near future. The history of the base is like this. When it first opened it was the junior base, however after a few years a lot of folks either moved there or bid it because of the commute. When the downsizing took place several years ago it kicked a lot of folks out except for the senior guys. Hence, it is now more senior than even MSP.
The other hindering factor is that there are not normally positions made available in MEM. Usually it is only 2-3 positions at a time. Not saying that it won't happen, but there are things you can look for to see if a position will come available. I personally know several guys in MEM that really want ATL. In short if they are able to bid ATL with no problem then there will be several positions in MEM available.
If you live in MEM, then the easiest way in is reserve on the bus. VERY junior. Block bus is extremely senior.