CCA From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2002, 836 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
Pax 744 pilots "can" fly the 744F if they want, but pilots hired directly onto the 744F cannot fly the PAX 744 until they have reached the seniority to join the 744 PAX fleet, or Airbus or 777 pax fleets.
742 drivers are all on the "Classic" until their seniority is high enough to join the PAX fleet, just like the 744F guys.
There is only one guy dual qualified to fly the 744/742, he's a test pilot and only comes to fly the "Classic" when it requires a test flight, he flies with a senior/check "Classic" Captain in the F/Os seat with a senior/check F/E.