However, I have asked the recruiting ladies and they confirmed the obvious; you are being hired according to the company's needs and it sure needs you in the Ultra.
People are trying to get to heavier A/C, just in case the contract will establish a pay-by-weight payscale. Plus, most other crews don't work as hard as the Ultra crews.
So, I believe, you are correct for the most part. Few exceptions.
remaing netjets class ending dates for 2002 - beginning dates would be two weeks prior to these dates:
10/4, 18, 25
11/1, 15, 22
my guess is aug/sep are already full. since there has been a continous bid for ultra capts that nobody is bidding, there could be significant hiring for ultra capts. last three classes have been 95% for ultra capts.