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Ready Reserve or Hot Reserve systems

dollacrackho

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Just curious as to what other airlines have for ready reserve, or hot reserve or short call, whatever you call it. Here are Prison Sex Airlines we have 10 hour airport rsv and only get per diem . And there is basically no limit to how many times we can get it per month. What do other airlines use?
 

ArcherII

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You sit at the airport for 5 hours and get 4 hours of pay...well 4 hours towards your 75 hour minimum guarantee. I don't believe there is a maximum amount of times in a month they can assign it to you, but they are not allowed to assign to you on two consecutive days. They also cannot assign it to you before you go on days off.
 

DGdaPilot

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Eagle: 8 hour sit. Per diem is paid. Not required to sit ready reserve if you end up flying more than 75 hours on reserve.
 

atpcliff

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Hi!

If you are on the freight board, you sit reserve 24/7 on a 25" callout after your pager goes off.

If you are on the PAX board, you normally have a schedule, so there is no reserve. If you are on call, it is a 2 hour callout.

Minimum monthly guarantee, so no perdiem, rigs, etc.

cliff
GRB
 

Salukipilot4590

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At HK University it was 10 hours and paid for five while making per-diem.

All in all it actually wasn't bad...mainly because of our awesome TV and couches!
 

flyinhigh21

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"Red tail" regional that starts with "P"...9 hour sits, no per diem, no max per bid period, and not late on your last day (but you will just get called 30 min. before you are going to go home and end up flying 'till 9pm anyway).
 

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Airport reserve is criminal. It is 99% useless for the company but it's easier for them to call someone at the terminal than at home. I can only remember a few times of AR when they actually needed me right then there. For those guys out there looking at the airlines, airport reserve is kind of like doing jail time one day at a time. You have a couch, tv and a book, occasionally a rat wondering around the room depending on your crew lounge. If you try to escape, you will be fired.
 
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PeanuckleCRJ

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Hi!

If you are on the freight board, you sit reserve 24/7 on a 25" callout after your pager goes off.

If you are on the PAX board, you normally have a schedule, so there is no reserve. If you are on call, it is a 2 hour callout.

Minimum monthly guarantee, so no perdiem, rigs, etc.

cliff
GRB



that....really blows.
 

atpcliff

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Hi!

Yeah, the 24/7 reserve sucked the most.

You go to bed at, say 0200 (or 2000), and then get called 15" later, for a 14 hour duty day of 5 legs, with 4 customs stops from Canada to Mexico. Pretty tough.

I knew a guy who was on a 25" callout for about 240 hours consecutively until he got a trip.

cliff
GRB
 

king10pin02

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RAH has no airport rsv for pilots, only flight attendants, all we have is a 90 min call out.
 

Rekks Inbound

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At AWAC,

Cannot be assigned by Crew Scheduling (must bid for it), 5 days at 8hrs/day with two or three shifts per day (you bid for R1, R2 or R3), pays 4:10 per day (75hr/month guarantee) or actual/scheduled/trip/ duty rig as per our CBA, whichever is higher.

Peace.

Rekks
 

WMUSIGPI

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At AWAC,

Cannot be assigned by Crew Scheduling (must bid for it), 5 days at 8hrs/day with two or three shifts per day (you bid for R1, R2 or R3), pays 4:10 per day (75hr/month guarantee) or actual/scheduled/trip/ duty rig as per our CBA, whichever is higher.

Peace.

Rekks

Who would actually bid for that? Or is it just a line in the bid package that ends up on the most junior guys?
 

Rekks Inbound

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Who would actually bid for that? Or is it just a line in the bid package that ends up on the most junior guys?

Generally goes to the most junior BUT I actually know a few who live in domicile who bid it intentionally, as it generally gives them more time at home. Our CS is generally not supposed to use RR (Ready Reserve) for overnights, although sometimes they do. Also might give someone the days off thy might need as opposed to a normal reserve line (or crappy regular line, for that matter).

That being said, when I initially upgraded, I spent 6 months on RR, and it was possibly the worst time in my airline career. I don't personally wish RR on anyone.....

Peace.

Rekks
 
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