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ASA IAD base confirmed: Senior?

Abernathy

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Well SH took away any doubt that we will open up another base for maybe more than a few months. IAD with the possibility of an ORD base shortly thereafter (oh my god PLEASE).

SH foreshadowed displacements rather than the more senior people bidding over. Anyone have any educated hunches as to whether IAD will be going senior or junior?
 

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Well SH took away any doubt that we will open up another base for maybe more than a few months. IAD with the possibility of an ORD base shortly thereafter (oh my god PLEASE).

SH foreshadowed displacements rather than the more senior people bidding over. Anyone have any educated hunches as to whether IAD will be going senior or junior?

I know 1 dude who commutes from BWI, he's relatively senior on the FO side. Another dude I know of commutes from LGA, he may bid IAD and he's relatively senior on the FO side. I don't really know of any Captains commuting in from the NorthEast or MidAtlantic...

Add 1 more FO commutes in from PHL.....Relatively senior...

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A ORD base would be great. Are you Skywest guys going to get your panties in a bundle if this happens?
 

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We welcomed you when you got SLC and LAX, and I'm sure we'll welcome you to ORD.
 

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SH foreshadowed displacements rather than the more senior people bidding over. Anyone have any educated hunches as to whether IAD will be going senior or junior?

Being a new base I think they have to open it up in seniority order.
 

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Considering the relatively small size of the base, I'm guessing it will go fairly senior. Between the northeast commuters and the anywhere-but-Atlanta crowd, I doubt they'll have to displace pilots.
 

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Neither base would be attractive. No idea what the commute would be like from NE cities to either possible domicile. I bet it will be the junior folks. Half of the bottom list of the 70 and half of the bottom of the 50. Maybe with a small mix of senior pilots. Only 60 pilots; not much. Maybe UA will like us so much they will use all 20 of our planes. Reduce the herd in ATL and drive the line values back up for both bases.
 

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A ORD base would be great. Are you Skywest guys going to get your panties in a bundle if this happens?

like y'all did in the ATL?

In a word, no.
 

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SH foreshadowed displacements rather than the more senior people bidding over. Anyone have any educated hunches as to whether IAD will be going senior or junior?
He said it will be a vacancy/displacement bid. 30 F/O vacancies will open up in IAD, and 30 F/O seats will disappear from ATL (therefore "displacements"). Same for captains. It should be in seniority order, so everyone will put their bids in, and the computer will sort it all out. What this means to me, though, (and I could have this all wrong) is that there is the definite possibility that F/Os who are senior to the current most junior CR2 captain could take the captain vacancy in IAD, and leave the bottom captain being displaced to the right seat; meanwhile conceivably a more junior CR7 captain would be untouched.

It would create a bit of a mess since this is different than a new base due to expansion. I feel for any more captain downgrades that might occur, due to an FO deciding that now is the time to upgrade. Someone please correct me if I've got this wrong.
 

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I think it will be sort of like how the 700 list is now. Pretty senior on top half then extremely junior on the bottom half. I'm packing my bags already for the displacement....
 

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He said it will be a vacancy/displacement bid. 30 F/O vacancies will open up in IAD, and 30 F/O seats will disappear from ATL (therefore "displacements"). Same for captains. It should be in seniority order, so everyone will put their bids in, and the computer will sort it all out. What this means to me, though, (and I could have this all wrong) is that there is the definite possibility that F/Os who are senior to the current most junior CR2 captain could take the captain vacancy in IAD, and leave the bottom captain being displaced to the right seat; meanwhile conceivably a more junior CR7 captain would be untouched.

It would create a bit of a mess since this is different than a new base due to expansion. I feel for any more captain downgrades that might occur, due to an FO deciding that now is the time to upgrade. Someone please correct me if I've got this wrong.

You have the super seniority that protects the guys currently in the left seat as well as the guys that were displaced. They all get first crack at this. I don't believe they can push anyone back to the right seat unless they refuse the displacement to IAD. Probably will be messy though.
 

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A ORD base would be great. Are you Skywest guys going to get your panties in a bundle if this happens?

I think we can keep our panties straight if you get an ORD base. :)

Welcome to United and, compared to Delta, is a strange universe. Just make sure all of you folks understand the MST and STAR procedures! Don't doddle during a crew swap!
 

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How about -700 slots. If -700 people want to bid -200 spots in IAD, is the company allowing it?
 

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How about -700 slots. If -700 people want to bid -200 spots in IAD, is the company allowing it?

Absolutely. Anytime a new base is opened, there's no seat lock. A few guys bid LAX just to get off the 70 and back on the 50...

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like y'all did in the ATL?

In a word, no.

Well- If they were furloughing from your side and we were flying in and out of SLC all the time, you might find yourself feeling a bit different.

-Skynation-You are once again proving yourself to be a total jackass!
 

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Well- If they were furloughing from your side and we were flying in and out of SLC all the time, you might find yourself feeling a bit different.

-Skynation-You are once again proving yourself to be a total jackass!

I've talked to 4 Skywest pilots since the announcement was made....ALL 4 congratulated ASA on getting this United flying and hoped we got more...

Can we stop the attacks on our fellow Skywest pilots crj567?
 
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