You must be a FNG, 'cause we were hiring street captains as recently as this time last year... about 50 or so of them, and about 50 more back just before 9/11.arthompson said:Since I've been here they hired all new hires as FO's and then opened up the bids for capatains, some got it as new hires, some didn't.
Au contraire mon frer. Half the people here on Flightinfo don't post anything on their profile or post just the aircraft they fly on their spare time. You can't rely on what may or may not be on someone's profile to determine their "level of experiEnce, that would be... how you say... IDIOTIC.arthompson said:First of all I never claimed to be a pilot here. Only an idiot would think I was considering that says on each post that my aircraft experiance is a C172 and I currently hold no ratings.
NO ONE down on Nonconnah knows what's going on with this company, otherwise we wouldn't have the SNAFU's on the line that we have every single month. How many unconvered trips over interface? Yeah, that's what I thought. You know your piece of the pie, I know mine, and although the people in your crashpad had the "F/O to Capt in class" experience, just prior to you coming here they were hiring Captains off the street.With that said, not being a pilot doesn't mean that I don't know what goes on in this company and how things are being done. I posted what I posted from first hand knowledge, I have had several people in my crashpad that were Street CA's, they were all hired as FO's and got the upgrade in New Hire.
Most certainly it means you know less than I do about the makeup of PAST PRACTICE; it's not an affront to you or an attack, but purely a function of how long I've been here, just as I know less than the top 10% of the seniority list that's been here a decade or more. You not CLARIFYING your first statement of "Since I've been here..." followed by a definite statement, belies the truth that you've been here less than a year. People read a LOT into these message boards that's not actually there, especially when they're new to Flightinfo and your "tone" implies some level of authority, and not a "I've only been here 8 months, but since then..." Make sense?Yes I am a scheduler. Again that doesn't mean that I know less or more than you do. One should never makes assumptions about what someone knows based off there position and seniority.
arthompson said:I apologize for not having been clear in my post. I didn't mean to inply any level of authority, I simply stated the facts as I know them. Also when you talk about the uncovered trips at interface you should consider the shear number of sick calls that we get. Plus the number of guys that just don't want to fly even though they came here knowing they were working for an airline.
-I have a buddy at PNCL...he had 8 days off in June (after junior manning). Not good.arthompson said:I also *HATE* junior manning people. I would rather extend (at least you're allready working) or better yet try to get someone to pick up the trip.
Actually, at my LCC (AirTran) we have 12 pilots on the list for each aircraft (6 crews). Of course, that includes Management pilots, LOA, MIL leave, in training, etc, but still at least 11 pilots per plane, and that's a LCC!Everyone else staffs at 5 crews per aircraft, we staff at 4. In plain English, we staff a full 20% LOWER than ANY OTHER AIRLINE !!!
He was on reserve, but the flight he was being ACARS'd for was to leave in 5 minutesarthompson said:If I had to guess though I would say that he was probably reserve and refused to return a call from the company about a schedule change.
When you have over 1,200 pilots, there is a good chance that many people know a few at PNCL. The aviation world is very small.arthompson said:...I find it amazing that everyone on this board "has a buddy at PCL" and knows so much about what happens at this company because there buddy works here.