- Oct 28, 2003
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So 30 vacancies in the left seat on the 70 with 40 reductions in the left seat on the 50. Looks like 10 downgrades with the furloughs...if I am reading that right...
How would "Super Seniority" work in this case for the displaced crj-200 Captains?
Seemes like they used that in the past for those Captains that got displaced of the 50 to the 70 seat.
In my book guys should not be able to upgrade and force someone out of their seat after they have passed up a few chances in the past.
Shelton, I agree a mess could develop. People bid into the seats they are in now a long time ago. It seems a little unfair open up CA slots to guys who previously passed up that opportunity.
I agree 100%. If someone decided to wait for a line to upgrade then that person must live with that and not force a cpt back to the right seat.
What is was saying is that I believe there will be enough current CR2 cpts that will bid to the CR7.
IMHO the seats should be filled in the following order.
1. Current CR2 cpts that bid over to the CR7
2. Those that were displaced out of the right seat still flying as F/O
**These two should fill the avail seats
3. Current CR2 cpt displace to cpt CR7
4. F/O upgrade
It's pretty easy to see the 30 pilots that will get the CR7 upgrades on ourASA. Of course, people can change their bids between now and when the award closes. The PWA handles how these bids are awarded; we don't change the PWA based upon a good/bad economy, so why would we change this award? If a senior FO wants to bid for the 700, then that's his/her right according to the PWA; that's what seniority does for you. If you are an FO that takes the first chance to upgrade, then there's always the chance of being bumped back to the right seat. I know several Brasilia Capts that had to go to the right seat of the jet when those airplanes left.
Good luck to us all.