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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Hey, I just finished my last trip with Mesa! (thank god thats over with) Now I'm unemployed, which is actually kind of nice. Anyways, I'm very interested in flying with Republic. I have a few questions.
What bases go junior?
How long is training?
What is starting Pay?
What are reserve schedules like (minimum garuntee off)
How is commuting? (jumpseat agreements/travel benefits..etc)
thanks for any infomatioN!!

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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8664 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

FutureFo should info since he is a F/A for CHQ.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineS5FA170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

I'm a former Shuttle America FA now flying on the Republic-side.

What bases go junior?

For Republic - DEN and IND go Junior. PIT is senior (and has a waiting list). DCA is the largest base and hit & miss for new-hires.

How long is training?

Training is three weeks and it is paid.

What is starting Pay?

Starting pay is $16.40 (give or take .05 an hour). You get a raise at 6 months, a raise at 1 year and annually after that. You also get a raise every September 1st which is the anniversary of our contract signing.

What are reserve schedules like (minimum garuntee off)

Your guarentee at Republic Airways Holdings is 75 hours a month. Reserve is usually 4 or 6 day blocks with two or three days off inbetween. You are on reserve for 12 hours a day and receive 4 hours of flight pay towards your guarentee for every reserve day. You get 11 days off a month on reserve.

How is commuting? (jumpseat agreements/travel benefits..etc)
thanks for any infomatioN!!

Please do not even get me started on our airline and union's inability to come up with agreements for jumpseating. Right now, we have no jumpseat agreements. You will be able to non-rev on your mainline codeshare partner (determined by base) as well as AirTran and jetBlue who allow all uniformed flight crew members to "jumpseat". Certain bases also have "base-agreements". For example, anyone based in CMH for Shuttle America or Chautauqua can travel on Southwest, American Eagle and Continental for 25 dollars in addition to their mainline codeshares.

Currently Shuttle America training classes have been cancelled through April-ish. Republic and Chautauqua is where the growth is. Republic is growing from 28 airplanes to 75. And Chautauqua is in the midst of its Continental flying beginning which is bringing new airplanes, as well.

Any more questions, please feel free to contact me!

Overall, it is a great airline to work for. Our contract isn't that bad at all considering we make the same or more than some mainlines (USAirways...).

Also, we do not have junior-manning here, their is no limit to how many hours you can fly in a month/year (as long as you don't violate FARs), we do not have stand-ups, and we're growing - which is good for seniority. Also, all three airlines are on one master seniority list - so your seniority will transfer between entities should you decide to do so.
-Tony

[Edited 2007-02-01 04:18:42]


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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

tony thanks so much!! I really appreciate it, it sounds like just the place for me! BTW I got a tour of the 170 yesterday..what a great airplane!

User currently offlineS5FA170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Quoting Flyboy80 (Reply 3):
tony thanks so much!! I really appreciate it, it sounds like just the place for me! BTW I got a tour of the 170 yesterday..what a great airplane!

No problem! The -170 is an incredible airplane to work on. The galley's are VERY easy to work out of, the cabin is comfortable, and it truly looks like it has more room than it really does. Passengers like the plane (the seats are wider than mainline!) and the bins fit standard rollaboard suitcases! I do love my airplane!



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User currently offlineDrewwright From United States of America, joined May 2001, 621 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

While you would definitely be moving up from Mesa to Republic, it is still a regional carrier. Many mainline carriers are hiring at this time. Your seniority won't climb nearly as quickly but you'll probably make more money and have the opportunity to go better places. Try CO, UA, DL (if you speak a foreign language). I'm sure there are others but that's just off the top of my head.

User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

Airtran and Jetblue both only allow reciprocating airlines now. However you can pay a fee on jetblue (about $25 plus taxes I belive).

User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

When you apply at RAH you are applying for all 3 companies. The 170 is operating for Shuttle and Republic. The E145/40/35 and the CRJ are operating under the CHQ banner. Benefits on different airlines is based on your company and your base.


I am based in SDF for CHQ and I get UA/US/CO/DL benefits. SDF is getting to be a very senior base. Junior bases are IAH, CVG and CRP. Pretty much the newly opened bases are going junior.


Republic just got awarded Frontier starting in the spring. And the only base will be DEN.


We are a great company to work for, although there are the grumblers as there are everywhere. I have not had any real problems with anyone.



We would like to welcome to the Republic Holdings family.



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