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SWA and Reserve

TR4A

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What do you mean by reserve? Like military reserves? Being on reserve? Could you narrow the questions down.
 

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2 hour call out. No ready-reserve. 15 hour sit-period each reserve day (AMs start about 0330 and PMs about 1030) with automatic release at 10 hours in on the last day, provided you haven't been used. each day is credited at 6 trips toward a monthly line guarentee of about 90 trips in a typical month, you usually overfly that though, figure 100-110 in MDW. 15-16 days off a month on reserve depending on if it is a 29-31 day month. also they can change the reserve times you sit any day BUT the first day of the block, which you have to give them permision to do.
 
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canyonblue737 said:
2 hour call out. No ready-reserve. 15 hour sit-period each reserve day (AMs start about 0330 and PMs about 1030) with automatic release at 10 hours in on the last day, provided you haven't been used. each day is credited at 6 trips toward a monthly line guarentee of about 90 trips in a typical month, you usually overfly that though, figure 100-110 in MDW. 15-16 days off a month on reserve depending on if it is a 29-31 day month. also they can change the reserve times you sit any day BUT the first day of the block, which you have to give them permision to do.
I wish every company had a reserve policy like that..................................

PLEASE SWA PEOPLE DEPT. IF YOU ARE CALLING PEOPLE THIS WEEK FOR INTERVIEWS............., I'M RIGHT HERE NEXT TO MY TELEPHONE :)
 

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Sounds like a Cake walk. I did three + years here at Express when I upgraded....don't you get something like 15 days off on reserve as well? Plus you can pick up for a premium on your days off?

Never before have I hoped to be on reserve on Christmas Day......this year, I'd be thrilled about it!!
 

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Reserves work 15 days a month period. This yelds either 15 or 16 off for the month (depending on how many days in the month). February is adjusted to a 30 day month by taking a day from Jan and March I believe. You can work extra days if you want and that is extra above your garantee.

Not every reserve line works holidays. For example this month I have the 4th of July off. Other than not knowing what your schedule will be until you are called out...not too much diference in time or/pay between reserve and a junior line.

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at least in MDW you work basically every day on reserve, maybe 1 off a month... but it is very, very rare to get a 2 hour call out. most assignments are given the day before the block with the remainder a typical 4-5 hour leadout. you can give away reserve but it must be as a block, you can't give away individual days. you can pickup on your days off and everything pays 2nd year in that case... which is almost twice the first year pay.
 

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That sounds pretty sweet! Especially getting used on reserve days. If I am so lucky to be hired and get BWI, I'd be driving to work on reserve days regardless of a trip assignment just because of the distance. If I DID get a 2 hour call out I'd never make it from home. Reserve is not usually the best place to be at any airline but it sounds exceptional at SW. I've read quite a few threads on the subject and it sounds like if you pick up on days off you can make almost what I am making now which will make the first year much easier. Second year is way beyond what I make now. Plus picking up on days off helps the company out so its a win/win.

I recently got back into "Nuts", I've read it before but it was a while ago....I really hope I am what SW is looking for! It sounds like such a great place to be.
Cheers!
 

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Captzaahlie said:
I wish every company had a reserve policy like that..................................

PLEASE SWA PEOPLE DEPT. IF YOU ARE CALLING PEOPLE THIS WEEK FOR INTERVIEWS............., I'M RIGHT HERE NEXT TO MY TELEPHONE :)
Ditto brother, ditto.

enigma
 

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Mr Hat said:
Sounds like a Cake walk. I did three + years here at Express when I upgraded....don't you get something like 15 days off on reserve as well? Plus you can pick up for a premium on your days off?

Never before have I hoped to be on reserve on Christmas Day......this year, I'd be thrilled about it!!
Not to try to one up ya..... but I did 4 plus years on reserve after upgrade.
Still waiting for the people dept phone call this morning ......(although I'm not holding my breath, too much stuff to do on my day off) I promise to interview better this time honestly! :) Just give me another chance... I'd be happy to be on reserve for SWA for even another 4 years with 15 days off a month!
Enjoy it man!
Truly happy for you,
Steve
 

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Turbojet said:
Reserves work 15 days a month period. This yelds either 15 or 16 off for the month (depending on how many days in the month). February is adjusted to a 30 day month by taking a day from Jan and March I believe. You can work extra days if you want and that is extra above your garantee.

TJ
SWA does not adjust the months by stealing days from other months. Feb is 28 days period which makes it harder to earn your normal trip total, and some trading abnormalities that take a little longer to learn. I think the guarentee is 85 for that month. Reserve lines can be built up to 17 days with not more that 4 days in a block and built to avoid single days off. Contract spells it all out but I usually go crosseyed reading it, and tend to interpret it wrong.
 

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flyingitalian said:
SWA does not adjust the months by stealing days from other months. Feb is 28 days
10 years ago we did.
 

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How long to hold a line in MDW these days? Anyone have a feel for it?
 

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I am just starting to apply for the regionals now, but is it true that southwest wants to have 10000 pilots by the year 2010?
 

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I have heard both numbers but 7500 is the more conservative one so go with that and be happy if its more. Its still a whole lotta growth. What do they have now? 4500-5000?
 

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Without having to start a new thread, let me ask a new question:

In SWA, what is JA and how is it different than reserves?
 
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