Commutair????????

snine3departure

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I got the call last week asking me to interview next week. Called today and they said they already filled their class. Just woundering if anyone else had this problem. With September 11th stuff this is my 5th interview to get cancelled. Sure is getting frustrating for me. Any feed back would be appreciated.
 

jaymac

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Me too...

Yeah, Diane just called this afternoon and said the class was full for me too. Is it really full or are they just pushing interviews a month? She said she would call me the week of April 8...for an April 15 interview. Kinda sucks...I am so sick of my jobbbb............!!!
 

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Boy, you guys got shafted big time. Talk about a let down. Just remember you have all the time in the world, hehehe.

Good Luck
 

snine3departure

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Ya,
I'm sick of the flight instruction crap and it is hard to stay positive with all the let downs. Curious how the class ended up full yet they did not interview anyone or so I am told.
Well gotta keep trying, someone will call....someday....I hope
 

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Did Commutair cancel all interviews?

Did anybody get interviewed or are they just pushing everybody back a month for some reason? Did they tell you they would call you the week of April 8?
 

snine3departure

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I am not sure if they interviewed anybody. I was under the impression that next weeks interviews were to fill next class but who knows. Ya she said I would get a call in April. I guess I won't hold my breath though, already been let down to many times. Let's hope we get the call though.
 

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F.Y.I.

There WILL be a new hire class in early April. The last of the furloughed pilots will be in recurrent class on March 25th. The interviews start in a week or so. We have @100 pilots and need to get back to 225.
 

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Whoa!

Hold on there, that's not true at all. We had around 250 BEFORE we furloughed last summer. The furlough brought us down to around 125. Although we are bringing another plane online shortly, we are hiring mainly for attrition, and not growth. I just wanted to set it straight before people start believing that we're hiring 100 pilots! However, if people keep leaving at the rate that they are, you will see some substantial hiring here.

SuperD
 

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How are things at CommutAir these days? I used to to work fór them a few years ago, base ALB. I really enjoyed the different kind of flying we did there, all in one day. Albany to Boston to Saranac Lake, Plattsburg, La Guardia and some other fun airports. It was a lot of fun, I miss it and the good people i flew with. Very skillful pilots and a great learning experience:
Does anyone have any info. on how the company is doing and if the guys in ALB from -98 are still there?
 

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waiting for Commutair

Ahh.. I get it, they must have called all the furloughees back into that class and there must have been more than they were expecting. Oh well....another month at this horrible job...I think I'm gonna stick a fork in my eye
 

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my understanding...

From the rumors ive heard:
Were supposed to have a new hire class every month with an airplane added to the class basically...So ive heard ??

For those of you who are pushed back from an interview, be patient and im sure you'll get called for the next class!

Fly safe!
:D
 

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fax # and contact person

Hello superD, do you have a current fax # and a contact person for pilot recruitment? What is the interview process like, any sim ride and or test and do you like working there?

Thanks for your response and safe flying to all.
 

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Dogfighter,

I don't have a fax # handy, maybe another CommutAirsman can chime in and give it. If you want to mail a resume here, try this:

CommutAir
Attn: Henry Wurster, Chief Pilot
518 Rugar St.
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

There is no sim ride for the interview. It will be a face-to-face with probably the CP and a few other people, a regs test, and a psych test. At least this is what we did when we were hiring last year. They may have changed it though.

SuperD
 

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I am going to be in that March 25th class. Nice to be coming back after too long of a wait. I attended 1900 ground school at another carrier after the furlough and before 9/11 and I'll tell you, they left a lot to be desired compared to Commutair. Can't wait to get back!
 

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HEY NE DUDE

Hey NEDUDE

Just curious, were you JUST interviewed for the class or have you been waiting for a while?? Also, if you were just interviewed, could you update the gouge? The last one is from 2001 and a little outdated. If you do and I get hired I'll buy the first round. snine3departure would probably appreciate too!!
 

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I was a Commutair pilot who was furloughed back in August. Get to go back for the March 25th class. No recent interview experience. But if it was like it was a year ago, it was fairly straight forward. Reg test, a computer eval (like a pyschological, skills type of test) and an interview with the CP and some others. They treat you well and are genuinely nice people. No games, intimidation or any other weird stuff like at other carriers.

Basically my interview experience from start to finish was great. And I do mean the very start. The Commutair crew I rode to the interview with, when they found out I was headed for the interview, had me come up and sit in the cockpit while we were on the ground in ALB. On the way home had a long layover in ALB again and the crew (a different one) convinced the gate agent to let me hang out in the crew lounge for a few hours.

It may not be RJs and "glamour" , but I had fun when I was there and like I said, I can't wait to get back.

Jaymac, good luck when the interview comes. Hopefully I'll see you on the line soon.
 

brew3departure

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Happened to me too...

Hello all,

Well, at least it wasn't just me! I got the same call, interviewing for the May 13th class - expect a call some time in April. Argh. Ah, well. More of chance for me to study up on things!

Take care,
-brew3
 

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Hang in there, we're losing guys left and right to mainly Airtran, Execjet or other Regionals..(myself to Comair..Stoked!!)
Commutair is a great company to gain a ton of quality experience.
( we just hand flew an approach to 100' above touchdown in 1800RVR last week...good times!!)
They are gaining A/C and destinations. Its just a big clusterf^&& now because evcerything is happening so fast up in the Burgh.
 

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Commutair

Thanks for all the info guys (NEDude, CRJFlyer and others). I am studying my a$$ off for the ATP hoping to get the call in April.....




Thanks again

jaymac
 
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