- Dec 18, 2001
I'm currently at a regional as an FO on an RJ. I am at the bottom of the seniority list. They were buying jets like crazy prior to 9-11, but now are actually shrinking due to the fact they are getting rid of their Saabs and going "all jet". Because of this, it might be awhile before I can get off reserve, upgrade, etc,...it's hard to tell. Before, upgrade was out of seniority order if you had the total time, etc, and if no one senior could do it. At that time, I was looking at a three month upgrade. Now...I don't know. Should I wait and hold out as an FO, possible be furloughed (again!) or go to another regional and start afresh. I've been there for six months and only flown 20 hours due to the furlough, training, etc. Yes, it is EXA for those interested. Thanks.