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320AV8R

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Any UPS ONT based pilots that have a minute to answer a question please PM me.

Thanks,

320AV8R
 

320AV8R

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de727ups said:
I really hate PM's. Feel free to post away, though.

Just what I expected.

320AV8R
 
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heavyjetpilot

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Yo DE,
I hope all is well for you. We were new hires together. See you around the ASC whenever you pass through.
Cheers,
CW



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410dude

heavyjetpilot said:
Yo DE,
I hope all is well for you. We were new hires together. See you around the ASC whenever you pass through.
Cheers,
CW



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Hi there Craig!!!;)
 

de727ups

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Huh?
"Just what I expected."

Just so there is no misunderstanding. I feel that everything I post at a message board, such as flightinfo, should be fair game and educational for all. Thus....I don't like PM's. What else did you expect?

FL410? How on earth did you figure that out? Please PM me.

Sup CW. I'm thinking about left seat on da Bus but wouldn't intrude on ya'lls territory since I'm a left coaster. How was the training?
 
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410dude

de727ups said:
FL410? How on earth did you figure that out? Please PM me.

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Hi Don!!!! haven't seen you in awhile. We'll have to get together again soon, and maybe I can stay a little longer next time! Take care:)
 

psysicx

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If you were to bid ONT as a newbie would you be flying the killer night schedules?
 

de727ups

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Huh?
"If you were to bid ONT as a newbie would you be flying the killer night schedules?"

I'd say as a newbie in ONT, you'll have a 50/50 chance of reserve. It could be a good thing in those times when reserves don't fly much (not these days). B reserve is extra senior. Newbie lineholders will get the last of the VTO's, that's best described as a secondary bid after the main bid. Also, newbie lineholders will get the worst of the published lines. I'll define that as the YVR-BFI-RFD-IAH, as it can't get much worse than that, though it's week on, week off. A really crappy hard line in ONT is anything with four reports in a 28 day period. Of course, you never know who will bid what, as I, as the number 5 guy, just bid a line with four reports in a pay period.

ONT is a good domicle if you like living near SoCal, otherwise, I'd suggest you bid something else.
 

psysicx

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What kind of start and finish time would be bad? And would it be better for a newbie to bid reserve over a line?
 

de727ups

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Huh?
"What kind of start and finish time would be bad?"

Of course, that varies with personal opinion. Here's a couple of gems.

FR 0891 757 LAS (18)01:26 PHX (19)02:33[ 0:45] 1:07
FR 0891 757 PHX (20)03:18 DFW (00)05:27[ 3:09] 2:09
FR 0892 757 DFW (03)08:36 PHX (03)10:41[ 0:45] 2:05
FR 0892 757 PHX (04)11:26 LAS (05)12:23 0:57

TU 6009 757 YVR (17)00:53 BFI (18)01:41[ 0:55] 0:48
TU 6009 757 BFI (19)02:36 RFD (00)05:51[ 2:19] 3:15 C
TU 0490 757 RFD (03)08:10 LAN (04)08:58 0:48

FR 0897 757 RNO (19)02:52 MHR (20)03:34[ 0:46] 0:42
FR 0897 757 MHR (21)04:20 ONT (22)05:34[ 3:26] 1:14
FR 0834 757 ONT (02)09:00 SLC (04)10:27[ 0:45] 1:27
FR 0834 757 SLC (05)11:12 BOI (06)12:07 0:55 4:18

To be honest, they changed up the YVR pairings to end in LAN instead of IAH, which makes it better. The LAS deal is a ball buster, if you ask me. These are considered the worst pairings in the domicle. As such, they will tend to go junior. A lot also depends on how "clean" the line is. If there are no two day filler (stuffers to bring up line credit) trips in the middle of your week off, bad pairings become more senior. Some easy flying might have four shows in 28 days, and thus be more junior. You have to look at line quality based on how a commuter would see it. That's pretty much how things work as many local guys will often bid reserve and the most commutable lines are senior.

"would it be better for a newbie to bid reserve"

It would during times when the reserves don't work as hard, which (I'm guessing here) is most of the time. Also, bidding reserve only makes sense if you live in SoCal.

As a parting comment, ONT hot standby has historically been really junior. You show around 5pm and are done at 1am. You sit around ops and wait for an airplane to break somewhere. Internet access, lounge chairs, and a TV. They don't use you much and you get the same number of days off as a lineholder. Bad part is you have to show up instead of just being on call, like a reserve. Good part is more hard days off than a reserve and they don't actually make you fly much.
 
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I heard from some UPS guys the other day that you are supposed to have a vacancy bid out for 747-400s soon, have you heard anything about it?
 

Boogie

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IHaveAPension said:
I heard from some UPS guys the other day that you are supposed to have a vacancy bid out for 747-400s soon, have you heard anything about it?

I heard that the announcement of the jumbo bird is out of the bag come Tuesday. Any UPS guys that can confirm this?
 

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How long would it take to get a decent line? And is a week considered 5 days on or 7?
 
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