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Skywest ORD?

meyers9163

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I was reading through some different threads about skywest and was hearing that being placed at ORD is something that is likely for a new F/O? I was wondering if there were any truth to this currently. It makes sense that a lot of people want to be out west therefore ORD is left for those who do not get their first choice out west but I was just wondering. I realize that it all depends as well but I did not know if there was anything as to why some do not want ORD and rather stay out west. Just wondering what the logic is to this. Thank you!
 

viper548

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Many pilots come to skywest wanting to be based out west and don't want ORD because it's a long commute.
 

meyers9163

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So a midwest guy wanting ORD if they are hiring at the time and the need is there would be a viable option? J/w
 

Andy Neill

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Of the 20 most junior SkyWest CRJ FO's, 12 are at ORD, 1 in FAT, and the rest are SLC.
 

Ride Orange

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When last I spoke with Cassidy (recently) they had just had a few "numbers" meetings and she came back with the answer that there will be "nothing through March", which jived with the Christmas time email sent to all poolies saying nothing for Q1 06. She did not comment beyond that.
 

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I have been in the jet for 6 months. The bases I can hold are ORD, FAT, and SLC. I am close to being able to be based in COS or DEN. In SLC I am 60 out of holding a line. In ORD I would be 15 into holding a line. It seems to me that everyone at Skywest is from the west and no one likes flying out of ORD. When classes start again, you can bet most will be placed in ORD if you're assigned the jet. I don't know where the brazilia fos are going though
 

Jet_Driver

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Love ORD

I started at Eagle and got ORD because it was junior. It turns out that ORD is a really FUN place to fly in/out of. The controllers are the best, and you'll love learning how they run an airport with 12 runways in 12 different directions. It's a blast.

Come and enjoy.
 

amcnd

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The thing about SkyWest is when they are hiring they realy hire. What I meen is they tend to go strong with large classes so you can count on movement and get almost any base you want. The only one that you can count on not getting is SBA or SMF FO CRJ
 

Gr82Aviate

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Jet_Driver said:
I started at Eagle and got ORD because it was junior. It turns out that ORD is a really FUN place to fly in/out of. The controllers are the best, and you'll love learning how they run an airport with 12 runways in 12 different directions. It's a blast.

Come and enjoy.


At SkyWest you don't need to be based in ORD to fly in and out of it... They give all the senior West Coast based RJ's trips that take us out of the West where we pay extra to live, and flow our trips there all the time so the crews in junior domiciles can do overnights in our West coast cities.
 
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indianboy7

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blackbox said:
How can you afford to live in SBA on F/O pay?

very carefully......but read his reply again....you won't get it out of training........you'd have to put a hit out on someone based there in order to create an opening....:pimp:
 

propjockey

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Gr82Aviate said:
At SkyWest you don't need to be based in ORD to fly in and out of it... They give all the senior West Coast based RJ's trips that take us out of the West where we pay extra to live, and flow our trips there all the time so the crews in junior domiciles can do overnights in our West coast cities.

That makes no sense at all, and yet it is absolutely true!
 
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